Google Joins Copyright Police Force
Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police.
Stupid Car Tricks
BYTE columnist Bob Guccione Jr. discusses the implications of driving smart cars. No one wants to say this, but a technology that has to alert you that the car in front of you is moving is made for people who are texting. Or making a sandwich.
Wi-Fi Plus Cellular: Is iOS 6 Feature Consumer Friendly?
When Wi-Fi loses steam, iOS 6 can switch iPhone and iPad connections over to the cellular data network. Designed as a backup to Wi-Fi, is this new iOS feature all it's cracked up to be? Some users could end up with bigger cellular bills than they anticipated.
Top 5 Windows Release Truisms That Aren't News
Every time Microsoft releases a major version of Windows, the same old stories about learning curve and enterprise adoption get dragged out and written--again. Why do we treat them as news?
How Consumerization is Lowering Security Standards
Security and convenience are a direct tradeoff. The market need to make products convenient makes them insecure. Just ask Wired journalist Mat Honan, whose identity was stolen through his Amazon and Apple accounts.
iPad Mini Is Pointless, Survey Says
Apple is widely expected to debut a smaller version of the iPad alongside the iPhone 5 next month. A new survey points to consumer disinterest--but the logic doesn't work for me.
Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Samsung says it has not considered purchasing Research In Motion, nor licensing its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
How To Keep Your Best Talent
Pam Slim, author of the bestselling Escape From Cubicle Nation, discusses what might keep our best and brightest from fleeing our cubicles. Maybe the answer is to encourage a "side hustle."
Android A Fragmented Mess, But Apple Lawsuit Could Help
Android's version fragmentation problem is nothing new. Adding to the mess are all the stupid skins handset makers put on Android to differentiate themselves: Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense, and Motorola's MotoBLUR. What's the point? They all stink. So it might be a good thing for TouchWiz to be found infringing.
HTC Doomed? Strategies It Should Try
Once the darling of the converged device world, HTC has been having a rough go of things lately. It has two choices to stay afloat: License RIM's BlackBerry 10 OS, or work with Google to fill in the holes in Android. Either is just crazy enough to work.
Are You Part Of The 1%?
That's how many U.S. Internet users are IPv6-capable. However, World IPv6 Launch showed new signs of movement. Are things finally poised to change for the 99%?
Overworked EHR Vendors Not Big On Tech Support
Don't expect much help after signing on the dotted line for a new electronic help record system. EHR vendors' resources are stretched thin as they struggle to meet demand, and you'll have to find ways to fill the inevitable gaps in support and employee training.
Samsung On Mission To Feel Out Phablet Market
The next Samsung Galaxy Note smart phone will have a slightly bigger screen than the first. The industry is testing consumer waters with devices of different sizes and capabilities to see what sticks.
Oracle Loses HP Itanium Court Battle
Judge rules Oracle's dumping of support for partner's products was not "business as usual," orders software vendor to support HP's Itanium-based servers. Oracle says it will appeal.
Apple Security Talk Suggests iOS Limits
Apple rightly earned plaudits for delivering a presentation on iOS security at Black Hat. But what was left unsaid may have revealed new details about its hush-hush app-review process.