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Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert the user if they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/23/2016
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Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.
By Eric Zeman , 7/22/2016
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Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/22/2016
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Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
How do you restore confidence in a product that doesn't live up to its primary marketing message? Blame it on a manufacturing defect.
By Eric Zeman , 7/21/2016
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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Staff,
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Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2016
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iPhone 7 Design Deciding Factor For Buyers: Poll
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Only about 10% of potential buyers polled by Quartz reported that they will buy the iPhone 7 if it keeps the same design as previous models.
By Eric Zeman , 7/20/2016
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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
By Eric Zeman , 7/19/2016
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Softbank Buying ARM For $32 Billion
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
In a move to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) push, Softbank announced plans to buy mobile chip designer ARM holdings for $32 billion.
By Eric Zeman , 7/18/2016
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EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/18/2016
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White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/16/2016
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Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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AirbnBreach: How Networks At Short-Term Rentals Are Wide Open To Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New age of community lodging opens the door for old-school network hacks, putting hosts and guests at risk of cyberattacks and stolen personal information.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/13/2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Set To Launch Aug. 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Samsung has invited media to an event in early August to show off its next-generation phablet, which will skip a generation in naming.
By Eric Zeman , 7/13/2016
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Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/13/2016
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Google's Project Fi Offers Faster International Data Speeds
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google improved Project Fi's coverage and speed for international travelers just in time for summer vacations.
By Eric Zeman , 7/12/2016
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Covert Voice Commands Can Hack A Smartphone
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
News
Researchers from Georgetown University and the University of California, Berkeley say cybercriminals could use hidden voice commands via popular YouTube videos to infect Androids and iPhones with malware.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 7/12/2016
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