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5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network

A mobile toolkit for the road | What is Second Wave Wi-Fi?

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5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network
Are you getting the most out of your wireless Internet connection? Is it truly as fast as your service provider claims? Are the neighbors screwing up your signal? Do you know how to connect all your various devices together to share files at home?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

A mobile toolkit for the road
The road warrior's essential mobile toolkit: Summer editionImage by ThinkstockSummer is full swing, which means millions of Americans will be cashing in their vacation days and enjoying time away from the office. But for those road warriors who can't disconnect entirely, we've augmented our road warrior's essential mobile toolkit with some of this summer’s best options to stay connected, protected, and productive no matter how far you roam. So hit the beach, pool, or trail this summer without missing a beat from your digital life.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

What is Second Wave Wi-Fi?
The second wave of 802.11ac is coming ashore and the new MU-MIMO technology (Multi-User, Multiple Input Multiple Output) is going to make a splash. It’s one of the biggest improvements to Wi-Fi we’ve seen to date with the potential to greatly increase wireless network throughput and make a huge difference in dense, high capacity networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Best office apps for Android, round 3
Getting serious about mobile productivity We live in an increasingly mobile world -- and while many of us spend our days working on traditional desktops or laptops, we also frequently find ourselves on the road and relying on tablets or smartphones to stay connected and get work done.So where do you turn when it's time for serious productivity on an Android device? The Google Play Store boasts several popular office suite options; at a glance, they all look fairly comparable. But don't be fooled: All Android office apps are not created equal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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How to Integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SAP
Anil Nair of West Pharmaceuticals shares his experiences & success integrating these systems to drive value across the business. Pierre will answer questions regarding best practices in CRM to SAP integration. Take-aways from this webinar include: - An overview of how to integrate CRM & SAP. - Case study in integration: West Pharmaceutical Learn More

How to use threat intel to boost mobile security
Security pros are recommending that companies integrate threat intelligence -- the real-time sharing of intelligence information about cyber security threats and malicious applications – with mobile device management platforms in order to improve mobile security.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Can Windows 10 save Windows Phone?
The future of Windows Phone is hanging in the balance: If the launch of Windows 10 doesn't improve the struggling mobile operating system's fortunes significantly then Microsoft may have no choice but to abandon it.That's the view of Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research.  He says that at best the launch of Windows 10 may increase the market share of Microsoft's mobile operating system slightly, but doubts it will ever get close to double figures. IDC estimates that Windows Phone's market share is just 2.7 percent.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 10 (FREE!) Microsoft tools to make admins happier "Windows 10 does hold out some promise for Windows Phone, but it's not going to make an enormous difference," says Dawson. "Microsoft could abandon Windows on mobile if it continues to languish with a tiny market share."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry
Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.The All-In plan, announced Tuesday, ironically was intended to "end consumer confusion & frustration," according to a press release.But the 600 Kbps video stream cap, originally contained in a footnote about the plan, incited widespread frustration and anger on social media sites and elsewhere.MORE: 10 mobile startups to watch The 600 Kbps limitation was interpreted by Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics, as a violation of Title II net neutrality rules, which Sprint had supported before the Federal Communications Commission. "To throttle video is such a clearcut violation of Title II," he said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How to Adapt to the Next-Generation Data Center
With the end of support for Windows Server 2003 Release 2, how should organizations plan for the next-generation data center? Hear from one expert on how to get started toward an adaptive infrastructure. Learn More

Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps
Facebook and Google apps claim more of U.S. users' time than any other downloads, and they account for more than three times the total number of minutes spent with all enterprise apps, according to a new report. Read More

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns
With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.Called Wi-Fi Sense, the feature is designed to make it easier for people to get Internet access for their devices while they’re on the go by automatically logging them into wireless hotspots. It does so with a two-pronged approach: by logging users into select open networks and also by allowing them to share secured connections with their friends (and vice versa). Perhaps unsurprisingly, that has drawn the ire of people who care about wireless security.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Mainframes and mobile: What powers your mobile banking?
As someone who lives and breathes mainframes, I often forget that people who aren't part of this world don't always believe some of the truths that I believe to be self-evident. One  common way that I raise eyebrows is when I tell my fellow technologists that mainframes are perfect for supporting mobile applications. In fact, it is almost guaranteed to invoke skepticism. So let me just say it again: mainframes and mobile are a perfect combination.At first glance, it's easy to see why this might be somewhat incongruous. Mainframes have been around for more than half a century, and for most of their history the idea of small, portable devices was the stuff of science fiction. When laptops, smartphones and tablets (and, more recently, intelligent wearables) came on the scene they were truly revolutionary because they fulfilled the long-standing promise of truly portable computing. So what role could "Big Iron" possibly play in a world of increasingly smaller devices?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones
Amazon is inching closer to having a complete cloud storage solution with new Cloud Drive apps for iOS and Android.The new apps allow users to view files and folders, preview documents and photos, play videos and music, and share files to other apps. It’s intended as an all-purpose complement to the photo- and music-specific apps that Amazon already offers, with an emphasis on productivity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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MOOCs from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze tackle superheroes, science of cooking, alien worlds and more.


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