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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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Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Michigan police are working with university researchers to re-create a dead man's fingers. The goal is to use the digits to unlock his smartphone and uncover information which may help catch his killer.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/23/2016
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/25/2016
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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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Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/21/2016
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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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Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/21/2016
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Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Businesses see AI as a future investment, even though most organizations are actually already using it, a study finds.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/21/2016
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SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/21/2016
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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
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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Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 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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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 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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VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/19/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 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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