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Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/29/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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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
News
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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IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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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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9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/18/2016
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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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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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Android DroidJack Malware Spreading Via 'Over-The Top' Services
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
News
RAT finding new ways to spread that work around carrier and phone defenses.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2016
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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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Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/13/2016
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Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/12/2016
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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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IoT Market Could Top $3 Trillion By 2025, Report Finds
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
IT departments take note: The internet of things market is picking up speed, with new technologies like LPWA paving the way for broader adoption. Even though a new study shows that spending on IoT could reach $3 trillion by 2025, security remains a concern.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/10/2016
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