App Usage Continues to Rise

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In the last few years, the potential for mobile productivity has increased dramatically. Sending emails, checking calendars, receiving important notifications, and surfing the web are no longer impressive mobile feats – they are commonplace. For most, the inability to conduct such tasks is more surprising than the ability to do so. Consumer and enterprise technology […]

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership

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In a move that blurs the line between consumer gadgets and enterprise technology, Apple and IBM announced on July 15th a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The collaboration intends to develop new business applications that bring IBM’s big data capabilities, security services, and device management to Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. The four primary goals […]

Amazon Releases Smartphone Fire

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Although the number of smartphone users has exploded in recent years, not too many companies have successfully established themselves as major players in the smartphone market. In April, Amazon revealed its intention of wading into the smartphone market this Summer, and last week Amazon debuted its Fire smartphone, which boasts some impressive features and specs. […]

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

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Why does security have to be so onerous? Is this password secure enough: Mxyzptlk? Wait, that might be vulnerable to a comic book dictionary attack (bonus points for Superman fans), so let’s add some numbers and special characters: M4xyZ!ptL#K. Not bad, but suppose policy requires 12 or more characters; we have to pad the password: […]

Developments and Device Convergence at Apple’s WWDC

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On June 2nd, Mac nerds swarmed the keynote “special event” at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco – the annual trade show for Apple developers. Anticipation marked the event, which had the potential to deliver the latest iPhone, a brand new iWatch, or some other currently unknown device. While the event did not disappoint […]

In the Battle of the Brands, Google Beats Apple

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Google, Twitter, Amazon, IBM, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft. Just because they’re all tech companies does not mean they look the same, act the same, or attract the same users. Google sells ads, while Apple sells iProducts, while Amazon sells everything else. But one universal feature of these companies is the value of their brands – and […]