John Cox

Senior Editor

I cover wireless networking and mobile computing, especially for the enterprise; topics include (and these are specific to wireless/mobile): security, network management, mobile device management, smartphones and tablets, mobile operating systems (iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10), BYOD (bring your own device), Wi-Fi and wireless LANs (WLANs), mobile carrier services for enterprise/business customers, mobile applications including software development and HTML 5, mobile browsers, etc; primary beat companies are Apple, Microsoft for Windows Phone and tablet/mobile Windows 8, and RIM. Preferred contact mode: email.


What Apple Can Do to Improve the iPhone 6 Display

What Apple Can Do to Improve the iPhone 6 Display

Two years ago, the iPhone 5 was the ultimate in display tech. But it’s been matched and surpassed by rivals exploiting a range of display technologies. Here’s what Apple might do to boost its display performance, beyond just bigger...

The iPhone 6 Unknowns

The iPhone 6 Unknowns

What we don't know far outnumbers, and outweighs, what we think we know.

Some iPhone 5 Owners Eligible for Free Battery Swap

Some iPhone 5 Owners Eligible for Free Battery Swap

“Very small percentage” of about 50 million phones.

What Will Apple Unveil on Sept. 9?

Post at re/code asserts, but cites no sources.

Sapphire Displays for iPhone 6 May Be Hard to Come By

Sapphire Displays for iPhone 6 May Be Hard to Come By

Whether Apple’s 2014 iPhone 6 models will sport super-tough sapphire display covers is still in doubt, according to a new report from market researcher specializing in the materials industry.Apple could limit sapphire, postpone it, or...

BlackBerry Buying German Firm for Voice Encryption

The secure mobile vendor wants to be more secure.BlackBerry plans to buy a German vendor specializing in voice encryption, apparently to extend the technology to its government and high-security enterprise customers.

Are IT Groups Really Ready for BYOD Security Challenges?

Are IT Groups Really Ready for BYOD Security Challenges?

Privately-owned mobile devices, backed by a corporate BYOD policy, are still fairly rare in business, according to a LinkedIn survey. And some companies may not be as prepared as they think for mobile security challenges.

Top 5 Take-Aways From Tim Cook on Apple’s Q3 Earnings Call

Top 5 Take-Aways From Tim Cook on Apple’s Q3 Earnings Call

Apple’s Tim Cook says iPhone thriving, iPad innovation on tap, Apple is an enterprise company

Apple 'Inadvertently Admitted' to iOS Backdoor: Forensics Expert

Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

Say Goodbye to Desktop Phones

Say Goodbye to Desktop Phones

VoIP apps and a high-density 11ac Wi-Fi network let an Oklahoma insurer scrap its desktop phones.

13 Things to Do with the Sun Besides Getting a Tan

13 Things to Do with the Sun Besides Getting a Tan

How Technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in Solar Innovation.

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