Samsung Electronics? Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.
The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program only lists devices that have met the agency?s security standards, and may not necessarily translate into large government orders for the South Korean company.
The products selected under the program of the NSA and Central Security Service include the Galaxy S4 and S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition under the classification of mobile platforms. Also included under the mobile platforms classification is Boeing Black, a smartphone designed for defense and security applications by Boeing.
Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.
Spotlight, which underwent a rework for Yosemite, indexes desktop files and makes them searchable via keywords. By default, the latest iteration of Spotlight sends those search terms to Apple, in conjunction with Microsoft?s Bing search engine, which Apple says is used to improve Spotlight?s accuracy.
If ?Location Services? are turned on in Yosemite, a computer?s approximate location is also sent to Apple whenever Spotlight is used. Apple advises users of the data it is collecting and says that the sharing can be disabled by turning off ?Spotlight Suggestions.?
The first products from Apple?s mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership ?could change the way people work.?
In July, Apple announced an ?exclusive? deal with IBM in which iPhones and iPads would be sold to enterprises backed by IBM?s cloud and analytics services. The first products will be for the banking, government, insurance, retail, telecommunications and travel and transport sectors, Cook said on a Monday earnings call.
Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.
The new Account Map tool does an enterprise-wide analysis of data collected in a company?s Smartsheet domain and generates a visual representation of the people working on the different projects, including employees, partners, contractors, vendors and customers.
?It gives you a quick, visual way of seeing the landscape of who is doing what across the enterprise,? said Brent Frei [cq], chairman and co-founder of Smartsheet.
The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that?s already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.
Clunky implementations, lack of widespread acceptance and poor user knowledge have hampered NFC technology, but some in the payments industry are hoping Apple Pay has an impact far beyond iPhone 6 users.
?I think without a doubt, Apple has a unique place in the mobile ecosystem, with hardware, software and services,? said James Anderson, senior vice president of emerging payments at MasterCard. He said Apple?s adoption is an endorsement of NFC and gives consumers the feeling that the technology is safe and ready to be used.
Microsoft now loves Linux.
This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read ?Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux,? during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution.
In addition, the company launched a marketplace portal, now in preview mode, designed to make it easier for customers to procure and manage their cloud operations.
Microsoft is also planning to release an Azure appliance, in conjunction with Dell, that will allow organizations to run hybrid clouds where they can easily move operations between Microsoft?s Azure cloud and their own in-house version.
The Doctor Who is facing a new challenge: teaching your nine-year-old how to code. No, it may not be as daunting as a Cybermen invasion. But for you kid, it could be as fun as it is educational. On Wednesday, the BBC will launch a game called “The Doctor and the Dalek.” Designed by Dr. […]
More people are watching TV online than ever—a lot more. Viewers may not be cutting the cable cord altogether, but growth in the number who want to watch TV over a different set of pipes is surging, according to a new report from Adobe. If anyone was still wondering why HBO and CBS plan to […]
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IBM’s stock price is on the decline, after the company agreed to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take on its ailing chipmaking business and abandoned its controversial “2015 Roadmap” to deliver $20 earnings per share by next year. News of the GlobalFoundries deal arrived on Sunday, via Bloomberg, and IBM CEO Ginni Rommety confirmed the […]
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Microsoft will soon offer a hardware appliance that will let businesses run something akin to its Azure cloud computing service inside their own data centers. At a press event in San Francisco on Monday, Scott Guthrie, who oversees Microsoft’s cloud business, said the appliance is based on hardware from Texas-based computer-server-seller Dell, and that it […]
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Apple's latest operating system OS X Yosemite pushes the limits of data collection tolerance: its desktop search tool Spotlight uploads your search terms in real time to Apple's remote servers, by default. Fortunately for Apple's angry users, however, this is one privacy invasion that's easy to cut short.
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Amazon, ever the customer-centric company, recently released its first smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone. With it, the world’s largest online retailer and creator of the highly successful Kindle e-readers and tablets, took on the challenge to redefine the way people interact with their smartphone. Instead of tapping and touching, users are able to experience gesture […]
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