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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/24/2016
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Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
Eric Zeman,
News
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
By Eric Zeman , 8/23/2016
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Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
By Eric Zeman , 8/20/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/16/2016
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Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/15/2016
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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
By Eric Zeman , 8/15/2016
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Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/2016
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Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google: QuadRooter Threat Blocked On Most Android Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/10/2016
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Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Researchers have discovered a set of security flaws that could leave more than 900 million Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/8/2016
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Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi For $200 Million
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/8/2016
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US Internet Speeds Improve, Still Lag Behind Other Countries
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/4/2016
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Security Stepped Up
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The iris scanner and fingerprint reader bring a new level of security to Samsung's latest device, making it more attractive to business customers.
By Eric Zeman , 8/3/2016
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Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises' Choice
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report.
By Eric Zeman , 8/3/2016
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Salesforce Buying Productivity Startup Quip
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/2/2016
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Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/2/2016
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/30/2016
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Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/29/2016
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