USB Type-C: Not All Cables Are Created Equal
The USB Type-C connector is designed to replace data transfer, charging, and video connectors. However, not all cables support the same functionality. Using a low quality cable can result in serious damage to some devices, especially laptops.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
Cyberwar Part 2: Government Hacks Threaten Private Sector
When you hear the term cyberwar, you think about threats to government, but private sector companies are also at risk. In the second of our three-part series on cyberwarfare, we identify three vulnerabilities and offer IT leaders suggestions on what to do about them.
Cyberwar Part 1: What IT Can Do To Survive
Are we at risk of being victims or casualties in a government cyberwar? In the first of this three-part series, we explore what the experts say about the current state of cyberwar -- and what it means to IT departments everywhere.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
Mobile Apps Shape Future Of IT Education
How will the next generation learn about technology? MIT professor Hal Abelson explains his approach and a new course for modern teachers and educational consultants.
Government's Digital Efforts Trail Private Sector's
Globally, government leaders surveyed by Deloitte reported that they are behind the private sector when it comes to "going digital." Here's what CIOs and other government IT officials can take away from the report to aid in their own push for digital transformation.
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
Apple Watch Shipments Reach 7 Million
The Apple Watch continues to redefine the wearables market. Apple has shipped more smartwatches in the last two quarters than all other vendors have combined.
Is Your Company Underpaying You?
Most of us think we're underpaid, but are we really? If our own employers armed us with the right information, we'd all be better off.