• T-Mobile Wins Big in FCC Spectrum Auction

    T-Mobile Wins Big in FCC Spectrum Auction

    The FCC on Thursday concluded its auction to repurpose spectrum that previously carried broadcast TV signals, and T-Mobile is the biggest winner.99 billion to acquire 45 percent of the newly-available spectrum in what the company says is its largest-ever investment.
  • Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    When in Shenzhen, he couldn't fail to notice the abundance of cell phone parts available to buy at the markets of Huaqiangbei.What's clear from his experiment is, not only is making an iPhone possible, it can be done using recycled parts.
  • Unified Security Management (USM) vs. SIEM: a Technical Comparison

    Download Get a full overview of the changing security landscape, and more importantly insight into the rapidly changing SIEM category, and the reasons that have led to those changes.To offer a complete picture of the changes to SIEM technology, it is valuable for some to understand the context of SIEM market and how (and why) AlienVault differentiates itself from the traditional approach.
  • Beginner's Guide to Hybrid Cloud Security

    Beginner's Guide to Hybrid Cloud Security

    Download In this AlienVault Beginner's Guide, you'll learn about challenges that affect both cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure environments, and the best methods for detecting and overcoming those challenges.The report covers the following areas:- The Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model- Familiar Network Security Challenges that Persist in the Cloud- New Security Challenges that Emerge in the Cloud- Hybrid Cloud Security: A Smarter Approach to Threat DetectionDownload this guide now to better understand how to approach threat detection in cloud and hybrid cloud environments
  • 451 Research Report: AlienVault USM Anywhere

    451 Research Report: AlienVault USM Anywhere

    Download In this report, you'll read 451 Research's review of AlienVault USM Anywhere.USM Anywhere is AlienVault's offering of centralized security information and event management for resource-constrained organizations embracing Amazon and Microsoft cloud architectures.
  • How to Build a Security Operations Center (on a Budget)

    Download This eBook provides an in-depth look at how organizations with limited resources can set up a successful operations center for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across applications, devices, systems, networks, and locations.The chapters you'll read focus on:- The roles and responsibilities involved in a security operations team- The key processes you'll need to build a security operations center- The essential security monitoring tools needed for a fully functional security operations center- How threat intelligence is used in a security operations center- Real world examples of how organizations have used AlienVault USM to power their security operations centerFor many organizations with limited resources (time, staff and budget), building a SOC supported by multiple monitoring technologies and real-time threat updates seems like a daunting task.
  • If an unsinkable speaker is what floats your boat, you want the Wonderboom

    If an unsinkable speaker is what floats your boat, you want the Wonderboom

    Unlike most other UE products, the Wonderboom floats — no floatie accessory needed, as with the Boom 2 and Roll 2.While not much heavier than a Roll 2, the Wonderboom is harder to recommend as a backpacking or hiking speaker, simply because its cylindrical shape is bulkier than the disc-shaped Roll 2.
  • Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    The decision is the latest setback for Qualcomm, which has been the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.But BlackBerry's smartphone sales fell to just 7 million devices in 2015, down from 53 million in 2012.
  • Galaxy S8 Owners Will Have to Wait to Speak With Bixby

    Galaxy S8 Owners Will Have to Wait to Speak With Bixby

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive in the US without one of its key features: the voice of Bixby, Samsung's new personal digital assistant.While those and other features will be available when the Galaxy S8 launches on April 21, the voice function will not.
  • Speedify VPN (for Android)

    Speedify VPN (for Android)

    " Speedify is a unique service for desktop PCs, Android devices, and iPhones (I tested the Android VPN service) that tackles that issue head-on by combining cellular and Wi-Fi data into a single stream.Just select a VPN server in the appropriate country and suddenly those streams can be unlocked.
  • Low Code: What IT Needs to Know

    Low Code: What IT Needs to Know

    As low code becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.A low code approach minimizes the amount of traditional coding needed to create a software application.
  • Split the Check Using Facebook Messenger

    Split the Check Using Facebook Messenger

    Among millennials, especially those obsessed with credit card rewards, paying for a group dinner often involves deciding who gets to charge the bill to their card while everyone else pays their share using the Venmo mobile payments service.That could change now that Facebook has rolled out group payments in its Messenger app.
  • Instagram Direct Messages Now Disappear

    Instagram Direct Messages Now Disappear

    The updates to Instagram Direct are rolling out for Android and iOS users—now 375 million strong, Instagram says—with version 10.Once you update, you'll be able to swipe left to access Direct, where you'll see a new blue camera icon to add a disappearing photo or video to an existing message thread.
  • Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Furthermore, Qualcomm fired back with allegations that Apple beached and mischaracterized agreements and negotiations between the two companies, and more.Perhaps most damning, Qualcomm is claiming that Apple "chose not to utilize the full performance of Qualcomm's modem chips in its iPhone 7" and "misrepresented the performance disparity between iPhones using Qualcomm modems and those using competitor-supplied modems.
  • 11 Reasons to Stop Looking at Your Phone

    11 Reasons to Stop Looking at Your Phone

    But it's true—mobile phones (and the data networks that have grown with them) have drastically reshaped the way we live in thousands of different ways.All of those things are gone thanks to the incredibly powerful networked computers we carry in our pockets.
  • FCC Chairman: No Cell Phone Calls on Planes, Please

    FCC Chairman: No Cell Phone Calls on Planes, Please

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today moved to kill a 2013 proposal that would have allowed cell phone calls on planes.The agency will still needs to vote on Pai's proposal.
  • This Is How We Need to Measure Phone Screens Now

    This Is How We Need to Measure Phone Screens Now

    For years now, we've been assuming that all mobile phone screens come in a 16:9 aspect ratio.So I propose a new phone screen measurement: square inches of display, or SQUID.
  • ZTE’s Quartz is one of the most affordable Android 2.0 smartwatches yet

    ZTE’s Quartz is one of the most affordable Android 2.0 smartwatches yet

    It runs Android Wear 2.More: The only guide you need to get started with Android Wear The Quartz boasts a unibody design with a 1.
  • Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job

    Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job

    There's a never-ending shift in the balance between the hard tech skills and the "softer" business and communication capabilities that IT leaders need.Many years ago, the newly christened role of CIO called for that executive to sit in the C-suite coordinating all information resources and strategizing new business initiatives based on data.
  • Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job

    Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job

    There's a never-ending shift in the balance between the hard tech skills and the "softer" business and communication capabilities that IT leaders need.Many years ago, the newly christened role of CIO called for that executive to sit in the C-suite coordinating all information resources and strategizing new business initiatives based on data.