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Can Samsung’s Big Note Bring the Stylus Back in Style?

Samsung on Monday announced that its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which primarily uses a stylus for input, will hit the market this month. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 10.1-inch screen, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, and a multiscreen feature that lets users run two applications simultaneously. "I think i...

Samsung Makes Android SAFE for IT

Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S III smartphone will be the company's first device to be officially branded and sold under its new SAFE program. SAFE stands for "Samsung Approved for Enterprise." The Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S. from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S.

TECHNOLOGY LAW CORNER

The BYOD Maelstrom: Legal, Technical Issues Abound

When companies started issuing BlackBerry phones, the world changed. With the advent of the iPhone and Android, the world changed again. Employees started using the newer, hotter technologies, and many carried the company BlackBerry and the iPhone or an Android handset but did not like carrying one ...

Alcatel-Lucent Makes a Grab for Core Systems With New Backbone Router

Alcatel-Lucent on Tuesday unveiled its 7950 Extensible Routing System core routing platform in a bid to take on rivals Cisco and Juniper Networks, the current leaders in the $4 billion market. The company's seeking to leverage the increasing demand placed on carrier networks by the growing move towa...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Norton Anti-Theft Plugin: Major Letdown

Believe it or not, antivirus software makers are now pitching solutions for our smartphones. Do you believe the hype? Statistics floating around the sea of press releases from antivirus merchants proclaim the end of innocence for our lovable little Android. He's grown up. The amount of malware aimed...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Bad Security Moon Rising

All things considered, this past week has been hell on security professionals. On Monday, AT&T Wireless announced that hackers used automatic scripts to target some subscribers in a bid to steal information stored in their online accounts. They apparently didn't succeed. Hackers have breached se...

ANALYSIS

2011: The Year to Date, Part 3

Google is facing growing and well-deserved criticism from the Humane Society, the ASPCA and animal rights activists who are outraged over an Android app called "Dog Wars." The video game, built by Kage Games, glorifies dog fighting and depicts a bloodied pit bull next to the game's logo on Kage's we...

Scammers Try to Hack Hackers With Crooked Cash Machine

Fooling with hackers is generally a very bad idea, but the scammers responsible for an apparent ATM grift in Las Vegas may not have been aware of that particular rule of thumb. The ATM scam happened during the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences last week, during which time the Las Vegas Strip...

Yang Gives Up Heavy Yahoo Crown

Yahoo CEO and cofounder Jerry Yang is stepping down as leader of the beleaguered Internet portal after a tumultuous 18-month tenure. Yang will resume his previous role as "chief Yahoo" and maintain his seat on the company's board. He will also participate in the process of finding a new CEO. Yahoo ...

Cisco’s New Router Lives on the Edge

Cisco Systems' new ASR-9000 edge router promises faster delivery of all that rich Internet media destined for personal computers and mobile devices. The $80,000 question for potential customers: Will it prove to be too rich during challenging economic times? The company's new piece of telecommunicat...

CRM BLOG SAFARI

Customer Conversations: Approach With Care

One best practice forward-looking companies have adopted is being proactive with online conversations that criticize, question -- or hopefully compliment -- a company's products or services. Not enough companies do this, of course, and of those that do, most do it more out of curiosity than anything...

The Art of Cyber Warfare, Part 2: Digital Defense

In Late April last year, about 1 million computers under botnet control started attacking the Estonian government's computers in a denial of service assault. The onslaught continued for three weeks. In the aftermath of this cyber warfare incident, NATO provided the Estonian government with some help...

BEST OF ECT NEWS

The Consumer Message Board’s Silver Lining

The familiar adage that the consumer is always right has taken on a new meaning in the Internet age. Rather than talk with a store manager, consumers are now making their feelings about different products known on message boards and blogs. "Many companies tried to ignore the online forums, but most ...

Tech Heavies Form IT Security Phalanx With SAFECode Forum

IT industry titans including Microsoft and Symantec announced Tuesday at the RSA Conference Europe the formation of the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code, or SAFECode, a non-profit organization solely dedicated to fostering greater trust in information technology products and services ...

The Consumer Message Board: Embrace the Beast

The familiar adage that the consumer is always right has taken on a new meaning in the Internet age. Rather than talk with a store manager, consumers are now making their feelings about different products known on message boards and blogs. "Many companies tried to ignore the online forums, but most ...

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