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Apple's mid-size 9.7-inch tablet takes a big step forward in the new iPad Pro. This powerful slate offers plenty for mobile professionals to like. Here's an up-close look.

You use your iPad for more complex and processor intensive operations than...

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has been dealt a major blow after court records revealed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a copy of the company's global decryption key.

Someone's got to win. Obviously not RIM as the only way they get near the news...

A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.

Eric ZemanReadPost a Comment

Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Despite its high-profile challenge to the FBI's iPhone data request in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple complied with 82% of data requests from US government authorities.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

@vnewman2   Good point.   I was having a real issue with the vagueness...

The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"It is easy to call on Congress to take on an issue -- but you better be prepared...

With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

@Charlie Babcock   That is a good point about the revenue is probably...

It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Interop is coming and it's time to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas. Here are 9 cloud services that can help make your travel to the expo or any other event less stressful and more productive.

Curtis Franklin Jr.

By Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Thanks Pablo for passing on the information regarding Hangouts.  I didn't...

Plus, Android users who install apps outside of Google Play are 10 times more likely to have installed a potentially harmful application, according to new Google Android Security Year in Review report.

Sara Peters

By Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

So it sounds to me that at the heart of the matter is the actual interruption....

Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.

Kelly Sheridan

By Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

This is a great rundown of email apps. Outlook is a great customer management...

In an effort to ramp up its vision for an electric and/or self-driving car, Apple's Project Titan is operating a secret lab in the heart of Germany's auto mecca, according to reports.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Samsung displays on Apple handsets? The two rivals may be partnering to install OLED screens on the next generation of iPhones. At the same time, an analyst writes that by 2017 the iPhone will have an all-glass design.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

I'm wondering if this report actually tested all of these devices, because...

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