Monday, July 20, 2015

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware "smartphone elbow"

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD | 6 ways the Chromebook changed my life (and one way it didn't)

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iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware "smartphone elbow"
iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S rumors include the possibility of thicker new smartphones from Apple, more flexible wireless carrier connectivity, plus a warning about the physical dangers of using heavier iPhones. Read More


Mobility in 2015: The Essential Mobility Guidebook
Bring business and IT leaders together with these 10 New Rules for Mobile Strategy and Success. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: PC Connection

Acer: Proven Solutions for Professional Demands
Whether your workforce requires high-tech mobility, powerful desktops to streamline efficiency, reliable technology available 24 x 7, or competent tools for viewing and projecting, you'll find your solution in Acer notebooks, desktops, servers, monitors, and projectors. Acer provides solutions for you. Learn more.

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD
(First in an occasional series about technology and the law.)For a long time, it seemed that, like death and taxes, BYOD was inescapable. The issue wasn’t that employees wanted to use their personal smartphones on your network, it’s that they were definitely going to do so whether you like it or not.But there are consequences to the convenience and lack of up-front costs associated with BYOD, due largely to the fact that security gets substantially more complicated – both for private employee data and for sensitive corporate information.+ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Microsoft explains timing of Windows 10 updates + Digital Trust in the IoT Era: 54% of people don't trust security protecting their info +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

6 ways the Chromebook changed my life (and one way it didn't)
In December 2010, I got a surprise, an early Christmas gift from Google: The company sent me a Cr-48, the first-model Chromebook, which I reviewed at the time. From that point on, I used it nearly every day, mostly for web browsing and writing assignments.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

How phone companies drive people crazy
Every journalist has experienced this type of phone call, as have librarians, police dispatchers and I presume those in a number of other public-facing professions. This one involves a longtime friend who works for a CBS news affiliate and prefers to remain anonymous. CALLER: “Hi, could you give me the phone number for FOX 5 in (a major city)?”JOURNALIST: “I'm sorry?”CALLER: “FOX 5. The TV station. Do you have the number?”JOURNALIST: “Why do you want the number?”CALLER: “Why do you want to know?”JOURNALIST: “Are you calling them about a story?”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Alcatel-Lucent

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

New products of the week 07.20.2015
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as HP and CA. Read More

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages
A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergeny dialing service Read More

Mobirise: A free, simple, drag and drop mobile responsive Web site builder
I just discovered a free tool called Mobirise for building mobile and responsive Web sites that is, I think, quite excellent and definitely worth checking out. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat Systems

Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks
I'd heard that I might be cut off from cellphone service when visiting Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park for the first time earlier this month, but didn't quite believe it until I got there. Sure enough, my Verizon-powered iPhone showed No Service most of the time I was there, pretty much to my relief. Read More

Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones
InfoWorld compares Chrome, CM Browser, Dolphin, Firefox, InBrowser, and UC Browser on speed, features, and HTML5 support Read More

Windows 10 vs. Windows 8: Performance benchmarks show a close battle for fastest
Windows 10 performance is one of the hardest things to nail down right now. Testing of the new OS, due to ship on July 29, isn’t exactly easy, because the public doesn’t yet have a way to install the RTM version. Microsoft has been pretty mum about any under-the-hood changes. Even worse, Microsoft's hardware partners have been handcuffed from talking about the OS at all.One thing we do know: Among the many big changes over Windows 8, Windows 10 may literally change the game in graphics performance as the only Microsoft OS with DirectX 12. Early testing of the OS shows performance gains elsewhere will be far smaller, though.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Wells Fargo's mobile banking redesign includes biometrics, tracks customer insights
Input from Wells Fargo's commercial banking customers has been vital in steering a massive mobile banking redesign project, according to a bank executive. Read More


Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Here, we review four hardware-based products that you can throw in a laptop bag and carry around with you.


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