BlackBerry technology recently has been a topic of interest in the news, for a number of reasons. In addition to dealing with a number of foreign countries who have banned the technology for "security reasons," BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is preparing for the release of its new BlackBerry Torch smart phone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration waded into the growing international dispute over the banning of BlackBerry services on Thursday, saying it is seeking to broker compromises between the company that makes the popular devices and foreign governments that say they pose a security risk.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is planning to release a fix for a security hole in the software that runs on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Hackers could gain access to data stored on Apple Inc.'s gadgets by putting a PDF file with hidden code onto a website and luring people to visit the site.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a surprise twist in a corporate espionage case involving two of the world's biggest business software makers, SAP AG on Thursday said it won't fight claims that a subsidiary stole valuable data from rival Oracle Corp. and that SAP tried to use it to steal customers.
BEIJING (AP) — Apple's Chinese partner says it will sell iPhones with Wi-Fi starting Monday, adding to mounting competition in China's smart phone market. China Unicom Ltd. started selling the iPhone in October but early models lacked wireless connections due to Chinese regulations. Industry analysts say that hurt the iPhone's appeal in China, where black market versions are widely available.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are abandoning efforts to negotiate a compromise on so-called "network neutrality" rules intended to ensure that phone and cable TV companies cannot discriminate against Internet traffic traveling over their broadband lines. The announcement Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission ends weeks of FCC-brokered talks to reach an agreement on the thorny issue among a handful of big phone, cable TV and Internet companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faster job growth is needed to accelerate the recovery, but economists worry the government's July employment report won't show strong gains. Without more jobs, Americans are likely to remain cautious with their spending, restraining the economic rebound. But without more spending, companies will likely be slow to hire.
While the Big-Idea Man has become easy to strike through on budgets during a down economy, even the big idea itself has come under scrutiny because the industry’s competitive landscape no longer lends itself to the plodding and planning associated with big idea execution.
Leading IT service management (ITSM) provider SysAid Technologies asked IT managers to share their true, most bizarre IT Service Requests. Dozens of user stories came in from across the globe, and the following were selected as some of the most memorable IT moments. 1. The Magic of Christmas A lady opened a Service Request but provided minimal information as to what the problem was.
Intel recently settled a federal antitrust lawsuit, which alledges a decade's worth of wrongdoing on the part of the world's largest semiconductor maker. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the deal is a victory for consumers who overpaid for Intel computer chips for the better part of the last 10 years.
Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) recently introduced the PCle-144, 4-channel, 12-bit, ultra-high speed analog data acquisition card with PCI express interface. The PCle3-1744 is designed to handle analog-to-digital sampling simultaneously and independently on all four channels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are close to finalizing a proposal for so-called "network neutrality" rules, which would dictate how broadband providers treat Internet traffic flowing over their lines, according to a person briefed on the negotiations. A deal could be announced within days, said the person, who did not want to be identified because negotiations are still ongoing.
BERLIN (AP) — Several versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have potentially serious security problems, a German government agency said in an official warning Wednesday. Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch exists," the Federal Office for Information Security said.
BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis discusses the new BlackBerry Torch, the ever-competitive smart phone wars, the UAE's decision to ban BlackBerry technology, among other things in a candid interview with CNN. The BlackBerry Torch, which aims to compete with Apple's iPhone and other smart phone offerings, will be available in stores on Aug.
Governments around the world have begun to censor Internet activity. Just how much those governments do it, and their reasons for doing so, varies from country to country. Here is a breakdown of the growing trend of government internet censhorship and what it means for the freedom of information. China is one of the world's most notorious internet sensors.