Monday, August 31, 2015

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Official invite, Fear the Walking Dead angle, 6C or not 6C

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over | Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

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iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Official invite, Fear the Walking Dead angle, 6C or not 6C
It probably really is time to switch the name of this round-up to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus rumor rollup since those will almost surely be the names of what's coming next from Apple on the smartphone front, but before long, it'll be back to slinging iPhone 7 scuttlebutt anyway. Read More

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Software-Defined WAN For Dummies: A Crash Course in SD-WAN
This easy-to-read book gives you jargon-free best practices for Software-Defined Wide Area Networking. View now


Develop a Social Business Strategy the Works
Social streams are quickly infiltrating today's business culture. Successfully tapping into their power can return big rewards. Learn how to design and adopt a social business strategy that will empower your workforce to strategize, engage and execute at new levels. View Now

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over
Following the FCC's warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors' WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users and vendors of wireless LAN products early in the year, and I figured it wasn't over yet. With the FCC's Smart City order earlier this month, it turns out my intuition was right. Read More

Managing data in a mobile and cloud world
A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required) Read More

Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung's latest curved-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, looks great -- but does that necessarily make it a better device? Read More

Taming your cables
Where's there's computer, there's going to be cables which means you're going to be annoyed ... here are three gadgets to make USB, Thunderbolt, and cables in general much less annoying Read More

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RPC Bursting to Public Cloud Demo Video
Rackspace Private Cloud offers its customers the ability to burst to the public cloud for extra capacity when they need it. This short video demonstrates this bursting capability. Learn More

Steve Ballmer might be dipping his toes back into tech
Former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is reportedly weighing an over-the-top streaming video service for NBA games. Read More

Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness
The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass. allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month. Read More

Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs
Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices. Read More

Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs will vie for IFA spotlight
At the IFA trade show, Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility aim to show that their smartwatches can compete with Apple, Sony needs to demonstrate that it's still a relevant smartphone manufacturer, and LG want to convince customers that it's time to buy a new TV. Read More

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How to Dramatically Reduce International Cellular Fees
Clients' bills were showing thousands of dollars per month for international services, and not a single person had traveled outside the U.S. in several months. Learn More

iPhone 6s camera sounds amazing; Full specs detailed
Apple's iPhone 6s camera will be the best one we've seen yet. Read More

Amazon said to scale down Fire smartphone team
Amazon has reportedly laid off dozens of engineers who worked on its Fire smartphone. Read More

7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop
Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one. Read More

Ask Cortana anything: Snarky answers to 59 burning questions
If nothing else, Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant proves she's more fun than Siri and Google Now put together. Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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