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. […]

Try The Upgraded CTOvision Mobile Application for iPhone, iPad and Android

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An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. Please download your app today by visiting your favorite iOS or Android app store.  This upgrade addresses stability issues in the old app plus brings in new data sources. Here is a bit more on the app and pointers to download sites: The application focuses […]

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: […]

Voicecalls with New Samsung Wearable Will Not Require Smartphone

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The technology of wearables continues to progress at a rapid clip. Samsung has released a slew of these devices in the last few years; the watches enable users to surf the web and make phone calls – with the aid of a smartphone. But recent reports indicate that Samsung has a smartwatch in the works […]

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 […]