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HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
HP and Google introduced the Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin, lightweight laptop that looks to make enterprise computing easier to integrate with cloud-based infrastructure and apps.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 4/29/2016
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FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/27/2016
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Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/26/2016
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FBI Paid iPhone Hackers $1.3 Million, Report Claims
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
James Comey suggested the FBI paid the iPhone hackers upward of $1.3 million -- more than Comey will earn for the remaining seven years of his term as FBI director.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/22/2016
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10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/22/2016
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Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016
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EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/21/2016
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Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016
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As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016
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Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/18/2016
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Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/14/2016
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FBI Paid Hackers To Crack iPhone Encryption, Report Claims
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Gray hat hackers, not Israel-based Cellebrite, ultimately provided a way into Syed Farook's encrypted iPhone, according to the Washington Post.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/13/2016
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Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/13/2016
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BlackBerry Plans 2 More Android Smartphones
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
With Priv sales struggling, BlackBerry aims to release two mid-range Android-based handsets to boost its hardware portfolio. Overall, the company's smartphone sales continue to struggle.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/11/2016
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Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/11/2016
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Apple Vs. FBI: 5 Key Quotes From James Comey's Speech
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
Commentary
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech April 6 discussing the case against Apple and calling for not litigation but conversation that's fair, measured, and thoughtful -- and where participants are open to being wrong.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/9/2016
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Senators Push For Tech Firms To Decrypt Smartphones
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
A new bill, sponsored by US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr, would allow law enforcement to demand smartphone makers and other companies decrypt or otherwise unlock mobile devices.
By Eric Zeman , 4/8/2016
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FCC Creates Broadband 'Nutrition Labels' For Consumers
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
The FCC has released Broadband Facts, which mimic the design of nutrition labels and serve much the same function: To help consumers know what they're buying and if it's good for them. The FCC receives 2,000 complaints a year from people unpleasantly surprised by their broadband bills.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016
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Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/5/2016
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BlackBerry Seems Closer To Ending Smartphone Sales
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The road to salvation may lead BlackBerry away from hardware altogether to focus on software, according to the company's latest financial results. However, multiple challenges lie ahead for the former smartphone titan, even if it switches strategies.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/1/2016
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