Open Public Wi-Fi: How To Stay Safe
Open public Wi-Fi networks are still very common in coffee shops like Starbucks, public libraries and other common areas, yet using them can compromise the confidentiality of your communications. We do have many ways for you to protect yourself, some stronger than others.
MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
The Best Way to Spend Your Security Budget
It's easy to come up with scenarios in which mobile devices can compromise an organization. On the spectrum of real-world threats, these are almost all outliers. Probably the most important thing for you to do is to make sure all your SQL queries are parameterized. This will eliminate the most important mass-attack technique used against large companies.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
Flexible Classroom Cameras Work With iPad
Expanding from "document cameras" that project printed materials or desktop experiments, AVer introduces cameras that stream to an iPad as a presentation or recording device.
LG To Write Next Chapter For HP WebOS
LG says it will use its newly acquired mobile operating system in smart TVs, not mobile devices. But what else does LG have in its smartphone arsenal?
2 More Java Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Emerge
While Oracle investigates reports that two bugs in Java 7 could allow attackers to remotely bypass the sandbox and compromise a system, security experts reiterate: If you don't need Java, turn it off.
FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform
Mozilla says that 'Content Is King' and 'The Web Is The Platform'. This strategy is an old and failed one. Apple briefly, and insincerely, tried it. The whole history of personal computing, let along the history of mobile devices, shows that he who takes maximum advantage of the capabilities of the platform wins the market.
Android For Google Nexus UI Re-Imagined
For Android enthusiasts Paranoid Android is a cool re-interpretation / customization of the Android 4.2.X OS. But, the complexity of the install, as well as the requirement to root the device will likely deter many people from using Paranoid Android 3, which is a shame. It's a well thought-out, extremely stable, clever modification to the stock UI. With the addition of the PIE feature in version 3 it gives Android 4.2.X some serious competition.
Google Drive Third-Party Apps: An Introduction
The ability to install third party Google Drive apps only requires a supported browser and access to the Internet. This has the potential to be a truly disruptive technology for desktop platform ecosystems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, problems with the basic function of actually saving data to Google Drive by third party apps need to be addressed before widespread adoption is possible.
Mobile World Congress 2013: What We Want
Mobile World Congress 2013 will feature glitzy new hardware and exciting apps. But what I really want to see is technology to keep the wireless data network humming.
You Will Subscribe To, Not Buy Software
Especially in a BYOD environment, software subscriptions have a lot going for them, but many just don't like the idea of paying for software and not owning it. The recent revelation that Office 2013, at least in some cases, will come locked to a specific computer, much as OEM Windows does, shows how the subscription model is coming whether we like it or not. Here's what we think.
HP CEO Dismisses Break-Up Talk
While sharing dismal Q1 results, HP CEO Meg Whitman says HP will not sell its enterprise services or PC unit; projects return to growth in 2014.