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Apple defies law of large numbers by booking bang-up iPhone sales

Apple yesterday said it sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter, a record that bested the old by a whopping 24 million - close to the entire quarter's sales in April-June 2012.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 January, 2015 08:51

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone 6 Plus, smartphones, Apple iOS

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

U.S. lawmakers should put strict privacy controls into planned legislation to encourage companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies and each other, some advocates said.

By Grant Gross | 29 January, 2015 08:50

Tags: Ron Johnson, legislation, Marc Gordon, Barack Obama, Exploits / vulnerabilities, privacy, american express, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Scott Charney, security, Gregory Nojeim, Microsoft, data breach, Center for Democracy and Technology, government

Dell XPS 13 2015 is a MacBook Air killer

Dell's new XPS13 is a MacBook Air killer that shoehorns a 13-inch screen into a bezel that would normally hold an 11-inch panel. The new laptop also features Intel's new Broadwell U CPU and a high-resolution touch screen.

Motorola returns to China, touts phone customization

Motorola is back in China after a two-year hiatus and it's hoping that smartphone customization is the way to win over customers in a crowded marketplace.

In Pictures: 10 tips to secure your iPhone

No more is it enough to think that securing your iPhone with a simple 4 digit PIN is adequate.

By George V. Hulme | 29 January, 2015 08:25

Tags: Apple, mobility, slideshow, iPhone, smartphones

Event fosters software and STEM entrepreneurs for education

Weekend hackathons for developers have been around for years. Now they are popping up everywhere.

By Matt Hamblen | 29 January, 2015 08:08

Tags: Google, Bull, IT careers, careers, IT management

How to get the best performance out of Salesforce and other SaaS apps

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become a standard consideration for even the largest companies, but the tools IT teams have traditionally used for application performance monitoring aren't designed for these online tools. IT needs another way to make sure SaaS applications such as Salesforce.com are working properly.

By By Sean Armstrong, AppNeta Director of Product Management | 29 January, 2015 08:02

Tags: SaaS, Salesforce.com, Application Performnce Managment, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise

Amazon Web Services has launched a new product to its expansive service catalog in the Cloud: WorkMail is a hosted email platform for enterprises.

By Brandon Butler | 29 January, 2015 08:02

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Apple, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid Cloud transition

The head of IBM's SoftLayer Cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new Cloud division.

By Katherine Noyes | 29 January, 2015 08:02

Tags: business issues, personnel, IBM, cloud computing, internet

OneDrive adds 'Albums,' will soon add automatic photo import from PC

Microsoft has launched an Albums feature for organizing photos stored on its OneDrive cloud service, bringing it one step closer to parity with competitors Dropbox and Google.

By Scott M. Fulton III | 29 January, 2015 07:49

Tags: Douglas Pearce, Microsoft, cloud computing, internet

Silk Road paid thousands in shake-downs from malicious hackers

When operating outside of the law, you can't exactly rely on the police to protect your illegal enterprise from other criminals.

By Joab Jackson | 29 January, 2015 07:30

Tags: Criminal, security, data breach, legal, U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Watch the snow pile up in Boston in this awesome 2 minute video

This week's northeast blizzard may have shut down roads and businesses, but it was also beautiful. And serene. And the source of some awesome video.

By Zach Miners | 29 January, 2015 06:58

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, social networking, GoPro, social media, internet, video, digital cameras

Amazon said to launch enterprise email service

Amazon will launch an enterprise email and calendar service that competes against products from Microsoft and Google, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By Fred O'Connor | 29 January, 2015 06:39

Tags: amazon, Internet-based applications and services, Mail, internet

Slack acquires Screenhero to add screensharing, voice, and video chat

Slack, the IRC-for-enterprise company that's become one of those storied few to achieve a $1 billion valuation in its first year, has bought screen-sharing collaboration startup Screenhero with an eye toward adding valuable new communications capabilities to its software.

By Matt Weinberger | 29 January, 2015 05:30

Tags: business issues, unified communications (UC), slack

EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The European Commission is reportedly revving up the engines on a controversial plan to retain passenger flight data across the EU, although a prior attempt got its wings clipped due to privacy concerns.

By Loek Essers | 29 January, 2015 05:17

Tags: regulation, security, european commission, legislation, government, European Parliament, privacy

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