The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The iOSphere overflowed with gratitude for the monumental failure, the colossal collapse, the flop, the fiasco, the disaster of the iPhone 5C because it has finally convinced Apple to give the iPhone 6 a screen larger than four inches.
By John Cox | 07 March, 2014 21:11
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said Friday.
By Grant Gross | 07 March, 2014 21:07
The Coalition will deepen its probe of the NBN, with the government announcing the appointment of a former Telstra official to investigate the public policy process behind Labor’s NBN.
By Adam Bender | 07 March, 2014 14:46
Strategically leaking information about upcoming smartphones and tablets to the press is a favorite way for manufacturers to create buzz around their products without having to spoil everything in an official reveal. This has been your tech marketing tip of the day, thank you, you've been a lovely audience.
By Jon Gold | 06 March, 2014 23:01
Microsoft is issuing five security bulletins this month, two of them critical and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer as well as all versions of Windows from XP to 8/8.1.
By Tim Greene | 06 March, 2014 23:01
An updated Apple whitepaper on iOS security delves into an unprecedented amount of detail about the security architecture and features of the company's mobile OS for devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Security professionals and IT consultants are praising both the company's transparency and its approach to protecting iOS devices, Internet security and users' data.
By John Cox | 06 March, 2014 21:13
Goldman Sachs has been doing SDNs for a long time. It just wasn't called SDNs when the investment giant invested in network programmability. It was just a bunch of APIs, software development kits and other code used to cobble together a large number of various specialized networks – trading, investment banking and the like -- across the globe.
By Jim Duffy | 06 March, 2014 14:23
Cisco Systems released new firmware versions for some of its small business routers and wireless LAN controllers in order to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to compromise the vulnerable devices or affect their availability.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 March, 2014 12:18
Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.
By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2014 11:14
Having lots of Wi-Fi networks packed into a condominium or apartment building can hurt everyone's wireless performance, but Stanford University researchers say they've found a way to turn crowding into an advantage.
By Stephen Lawson | 06 March, 2014 01:26
Cisco executives in a roundtable session with reporters this week addressed the industry's memory component degradation issue in products developed between 2005 and 2010. Cisco's taking a $655 million charge to address remediation actions customers are taking to replace products that include the defective memory components.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 23:19
SAN JOSE -- In an effort simplify enterprise customer procurements, Cisco is implementing a licensing model for data center, WAN and access product purchases.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 23:18
SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 19:41
Macworld's Dan Moren offers a reason to be optimistic about the future of Apple's new CarPlay in-car, iPhone user interface after its less-than-enthusiastic reception: Apple's expertise in developing and updating software.
By Mike Bucken | 05 March, 2014 19:30
Roku's new iteration of its streaming media stick chops the price from $99 to $49 and it now works with any TV. And it's not just looks that make it different from Chromecast.
By Lucas Mearian | 05 March, 2014 19:19
We were last in Cisco's new data center in Allen, Texas, in the fall of 2010 when the company was just putting the finishing touches on the 160,000 square foot building with 35,000 square feet of "raised floor" (they still use that lingo even though this facility doesn't use raised floors).
By John Dix | 05 March, 2014 19:14
SDNs have gone from concept to reality.
By Jim Duffy | 05 March, 2014 17:09
In his first public appearance since he stepped down as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer again acknowledged that the company missed the boat on mobile.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 12:08
Optus has launched an over-the-top VoIP application for wholesale customers.
By Adam Bender | 05 March, 2014 12:00
When it comes to mobile devices, it's well known that malware writers like to target Android. But a threat report published by security firm F-Secure puts in perspective why Android malware attacks often flop and why Android itself is no pushover.
By Ellen Messmer | 05 March, 2014 06:44