Microsoft has come out with the harshest criticism by any tech company of National Security Agency (NSA) snooping, and likened it to the kinds of hacking carried out by top teams of hackers backed by the Chinese government. Is the criticism real, or an attempt to divert attention from Microsoft's past cooperation with intelligence agencies?
If you like your iPhone, you can keep your iPhone. Period.
President Obama has revealed that he's not permitted to carry an iPhone. It's too insecure for the job, he says. Instead, he's stuck with a BlackBerry. Well, someone's got to have one still. However, it turns out that the Pentagon has also outlawed non-BlackBerry smartphones. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers joke that 2006 called and they want their smartphones back.
Apple seems set to close 2013 with a flourish, with two big moments set to take place this side of Christmas: the introduction of the Mac Pro and official announcement that the iPhone has come to China Mobile.
IT manager pilot fish, who's responsible for this distribution company's 30 warehouses spread across the US, gets a call from a remote site: IP phones and terminals in the office haven't been working for days.
Here's one more reason Microsoft Office is killing Google Docs (now called Google Drive) in the battle of office suites: Google simply isn't serious about joining the fight, at least according to the New York Times. Microsoft is dead serious, and so Google Drive simply won't be able to compete.
The Pentagon suspension of Apple and Android smartphone and tablet use raises questions about the devices' security.
Wondering if your phone or tablet will get the Android 4.4 upgrade? Here's an exhaustive and evolving list of everything we know about KitKat, broken down by device.
This won't be a popular opinion, but the inconvenient truth is that Apple is winning the OS wars, setting the agenda for the future of computing. And here's why:
Sony VP Andrew House: Proud.
Sony (TYO:6758) (NYSE:SNE) wants us all to know that it's winning the console war. It can't make the PlayStation 4 fast enough: Every time they're back in stock, they're sold out again. It says it's sold over 2.1 million -- on average, more than 100,000 per day -- despite its BLOD sabotage issues. Microsoft, meanwhile, mumbles something about dead zombies. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers seem ready, already, to crown the holiday winner.
The “M & M” model of data security (hard shell, soft inside) has been the standard for most enterprises for decades, but just a quick glance at the recent headlines and analyst reports illustrates how drastically the world has changed. What do you need to know to ensure you security measures are keeping pace with the 'next generation perimeter?'