Image: Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab this week extended its Google Android phone security software onto wristwatches. The upgraded software notifies users about their phone security, and lets them respond from Android smartwatches. It also opens the door to discussion about the security of smartwatches. SEE:The dark side of wearables: How they're secretly jeopardizing your security and privacy Usefulness of the current extension remains to be seen. "It's a question of getting alerts, perhaps, and finding out what's going on in your system. It's a way maybe of increasing the information you are getting from it," said Kaspersky's David Emm, an Oxford, U.K.
Image: iStockphoto/TPopova By the year 2030, cash will be dead. And mobile payments are what will kill it. That's one of the key findings of the latest cybersecurity report by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The report, simply titled The Future of Cybersecurity, was released on Wednesday and speaks to security issues with mobile payments, as well as the cloud, email, and personal security. SEE: Internet and Email usage policy template (Tech Pro Research) To form the basis of this report, IEEE surveyed nearly 2000 technology enthusiasts to get their thoughts on the state of cybersecurity and where it is headed.
Created with GIMP Image: Jack Wallen When you think of social media, the usual suspects come to mind. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest...you know the list. But the landscape is changing. And if your company depends upon social media to bolster your bottom line with a bit of free advertisement, you fully understand how important this landscape is. You might assume I'm talking about how Facebook made a massive change to their post reach. I'm not. It might also dawn on you that I'm speaking of the overpopulation of the average Twitter feed. Not the case. Certainly this is all about the saddening silence of Google+.
Image: Jack Wallen Have you ever had to make a networking cable on the fly? Have you ever had to troubleshoot a networking issue only to have it come down to an improperly crafted cable? It happens. Not every network cable is created equally, and it is those sometimes subtle differences that can make or break an installation. More about NetworkingIPv6: The smart person's guide16 Terminal commands every user should knowPower checklist: Managing and troubleshooting serversThe good news is, you have everything you need to understand networking cables right in your pocket.
Imagine, if you will, that your mobile device contained the same amount of storage as your SSD-toting desktop or laptop. Gone would be the constant struggle to make room for apps and data. No longer would you see those dreaded Device full errors. More about MobilityThe modular smartphone and why we need itWhy an app-focused strategy could lead to mobile failureMobile device computing policySubscribe to our newsletter, The Mobile Revolution If Samsung has its way (and it most assuredly will), the company will be shipping flagship devices that include a remarkable 256 GB memory chip, based on the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 standard.
Image: iStockphoto/piyaset Mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay have been making waves in the commerce world for their purported simplification of the buying process. Now, Google is testing a new system where users won't even need to pull their phone out of their pocket to make a purchase. On Wednesday, Google announced in a Google Commerce Blog Post that it was rolling out a pilot program of an app called Hands Free, which allows users to make purchases from their smartphone without performing any physical actions with the phone itself. SEE: Mobile device computing policy template (Tech Pro Research)
Image: iStockphoto/Nongkran_ch Apple's App Store may have created 1.9 million jobs, but it's unclear how many of those jobs pay a living wage. After all, VisionMobile's survey data has long revealed that most developers live below the app poverty line, making less than $500 per app per month. There are signs, however, that life is getting better for mobile app developers. SEE: Mobile device computing policy (Tech Pro Research) App Annie, for example, is forecasting that the App Store will generate $101 billion by 2020. More importantly, however, the cost for acquiring a loyal app user, and not simply someone who installs an app, is in decline.
Image: iStockphoto/Ridofranz On Wednesday, VMware released the latest version of its AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, AirWatch 8.3, with a heavy focus on security and improved workflow. This newest release of AirWatch contains support for the recently-announced Workspace ONE platform, which provides a singular app catalog across web and mobile, as well as identity management and SSO features. AirWatch 8.3 also broadens the AirWatch Privacy First program, brings a redesigned content locker, and a few new features. SEE: Virtualization policy template (Tech Pro Research) The AirWatch Privacy First Program is an initiative the company started to bring privacy education to their enterprise customers.