Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

Managing BYOD starts with asset management

Adrian Bridgwater, The Register, 11/13/14 The prevalence of BYOD (bring your own device) activity across the enterprise landscape has seen every IT vendor worth its salt try to offer a solution to the problem of keeping employees’ mobile devices under control. There are several worthy options, such as CYOD (choose your own device) and managed […]

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Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:58 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HP’s BYOD service protects mobile devices and PCs

Agam Shah, ComputerWorld, 11/13/14 Hewlett-Packard wants to make BYOD (Bring your own device) easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs. The company’s Web-based Touchpoint Manager service, launched Monday, can remotely check the health of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. It can also issue alerts and […]

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Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How mobile device management is taking on the BYOD challenge

Adrian Bridgwater, The Register, 11/13/14 Every IT manager worth his or her salt would really like to get hold of users’ physical devices to lock down security and manage privileges, protocols and permissions in the perpetual quest for control. This is not always possible. The situation has given rise to industry terminology such as mobile […]

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Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware

Lucian Constantin, ComputerWorld, 11/7/14 Data packets used by wireless access points to advertise their capabilities can be used to control malware running on nearby computers A security researcher has developed a tool to demonstrate how the unauthenticated data packets in the 802.11 wireless LAN protocol can be used as a covert channel to control malware […]

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Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:50 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Opera introduces faster-loading video in Mini browser for iOS

David Meyer, GigaOM, 11/7/14 Opera has released a new version of its Mini browser for Apple’s iOS platform, this time adding a feature called “video boost”. One of the key features of Opera Mini has long been “Turbo”, its ability to render webpages on the server-side so that the user gets to use less data […]

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Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:46 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: iPhone, Mobile Technology

Why iOS 8 Represents a New Kind of Challenge for Developers

Christina Bonnington, Wired, 11/3/2014 As Apple’s mobile operating system matures, each year’s version brings new capabilities and challenges for developers. Last year’s iOS 7 launch meant app makers had to redesign their apps to fit Apple’s new aesthetic, a hefty undertaking for some. But with iOS 8, the challenge is centered more around functionality. Apple […]

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Posted on November 3, 2014 at 7:59 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gmail for Android is ready to handle all your email accounts

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 11/3/2014 he new version of Gmail for Android is slated to make its way to Google Play in the near future, but if you cannot wait to use it, you can download the APK right now and load it up. You’ll notice some major changes the moment you launch it, since it’ll […]

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Posted on November 3, 2014 at 7:51 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology

W3C: HTML5 reaches ‘recommendation’ status

David Rubinstein, SD Times, 10/29/14 It’s official: HTML5 is a standard. The World Wide Web Consortium today has elevated the HTML5 specification to ‘recommendation’ status, giving it the group’s highest level of endorsement, which is akin to becoming a standard. But Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the W3C, was quick to point out that work on […]

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Posted on October 29, 2014 at 8:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Here Are All The Phones Confirmed To Get Google’s Massive Android Update

Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider, 10/27/14 Back in June, Google unveiled what’s being called the biggest Android update yet. With Android 5.0, or “Lollipop,” Google is adding a bunch of changes that are both physical and internal. One of the biggest alterations will be the introduction of Material Design — a new design language that puts […]

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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 8:19 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Mike Elgan, ComputerWorld, 10/26/14 Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms. I’m predicting that Google will end Gmail within the next five years. The company hasn’t announced such a move — nor would it.  But whether we like it or not, […]

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Posted on October 26, 2014 at 8:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Mobile Technology