tkaneshige

tkaneshige

Senior Writer

Tom Kaneshige has been covering business and technology in Silicon Valley for two decades. As senior online writer at CIO.com, Tom covers Silicon Valley culture, BYOD and consumer tech in the enterprise.

Articles by tkaneshige

Apple Enterprise Now

Apple’s Crazy Weekend

Apple was all over the place this weekend, from SNL to ad tracking to the wacky Wozniak.
October 15, 2012
Apple Enterprise Now

An Apple Without Jobs Is Cooked

Steve Jobs' passion for perfection defined Apple. But a year after his death, a cautious Apple is putting the bottom line ahead of beautiful products.
October 4, 2012
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Which iPhone Retailers Tell the Truth?

Buyer beware is a good idea when making any major purchase. Yet a recent survey found iPhone retailers, including Apple itself, intentionally withhold information from customers about the potential availability of new phones. Is any retailer honest more often than others? Yes, and you'll be surprised who it is.
September 11, 2012
News

iPhone 5: Expert Predictions and the Challenges Ahead

Kyle Wiens of iFixit has a proven track record with Apple product predictions. Here are his expectations of the upcoming iPhone 5 regarding battery life, 4G LTE, backwards compatibility, and more.
September 6, 2012
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BYOD: What Can We Learn from China?

U.S. employees may never be as accepting as the Chinese about BYOD's potential privacy violations, but American companies can still learn a lot about effective BYOD from China, namely, better educating workers about security.
August 22, 2012
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Is the iPhone a Better Platform for Mobile Ads?

Are iPhone owners more impressionable to mobile ads than their Android counterparts? A survey from the Online Publishers Association says yes. But don't expect advertisers to go running to the iPhone, says one analyst.
August 20, 2012
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iPad Sightings on the Rise Everywhere

The ubiquitous iPad is reaching cultural icon status. In addition to dominating as a multimedia device for consumers, the iPad is showing up in restaurants (as menus) and airports (as kiosks).
August 17, 2012
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Steve Jobs’ Humble Home

The late Steve Jobs' home was robbed this week, but one glance at his modest, and apparently easy to break into, house reminds us how little Jobs was caught up in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
August 15, 2012
Tech Bullies Behaving Badly
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Tech Bullies Behaving Badly

Tech giants have thrown their weight around to get what they want for years. Here's a look at some of the big tech companies that have been caught indulging in boorish behavior.
August 15, 2012
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The New Yorker on the iPhone Will Keep You Reading

Reading long magazine stories on a mini-screen in 15-minute intervals may not seem ideal, but our busy lifestyles leave us no choice. The best iOS magazine apps, like The New Yorker, make it fun to do long-term reading in short bursts.
August 8, 2012
Feature

Is iPad Over-Hyped in the Enterprise?

The city of Minneapolis was left underwhelmed by an iPad and BYOD program for city workers. Yet despite the slow start, the city's CIO still feels that an iPad enterprise storm is brewing and he'll be ready when it hits.
August 7, 2012
News

Are Enterprise App Stores the Future?

Enterprise app stores like the SAP Store can change the way enterprise software is bought and sold. Like any revolution, though, it won't be an easy process.
August 3, 2012
News

Greatest Tech Battles Ever Told

In honor of the patent war heating up between Apple and Samsung, we're looking back at epic tech battles. The one thing they all have in common: the future of the universe hung in the balance. (Okay, not the universe but a really big market.)
July 31, 2012
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Apple Wants Your Fingerprint

Unlocking your iPhone with a fingerprint would be awesomely convenient. But is this going too far?
July 27, 2012
News

Lessons from a Big iPad Enterprise Adopter

Genentech is one of the biggest iPad adopters in the world, and its mobility team manager, Paul Lanzi, is sharing what he's learned. So what does he have to say about enterprise app stores, iOS apps, user feedback and HTML 5?
July 25, 2012
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The iPad Mini: A Late Game Changer?

An iPad mini may come out in the fall. But how will big iPad apps play on the small screen? And do people really need a "tweener"? Apple expert and iFixit founder Kyle Wiens shares some answers.
July 16, 2012
Opinion

iPhone Water Hazard: Tips to Stay Dry

Apple just got a damage-detection patent to let customers know if their iPhone has fallen victim to the water monster. As new liquid threats emerge, here are lessons for staying dry.
July 13, 2012
News

10 Popular iPad Magazines

The iPad has been hailed as a great multimedia consumption device. It has also promised to breathe new life into print magazines and newspapers. Apple's Newsstand app came out late last year. Let's see how 10 popular iPad magazines stack up.
July 12, 2012
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Apple Pays for iPad Trademark in China – Again

Apple just let a Chinese court wrestle $60 million for the iPad trademark in China, even though Apple had already bought the rights two years ago. Did Apple do the right thing?
July 2, 2012
News

Siri’s Steep (and Long) Learning Curve

Siri, the iPhone's voice-enabled personal assistant, has a big problem: It doesn't really work the way Apple says it does.
June 15, 2012
News

Tech Logos: The Stories Behind the Designs

When Twitter tweaked its blue bird, the design world was atwitter (pun intended). We spoke with Silicon Valley graphic designer Steve Yamaguma of Design2Market to get his insights into a few familiar tech logos. More goes into design than most people realize. Think: subliminal messages.
June 13, 2012
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What Not to Like About Apple’s New MacBook Pro, iOS Maps App

Is the non-upgradeable new MacBook Pro too expensive? If Apple stumbles with its new Maps App, will customers jump to Android? Mac Pro users ask: Apple, why hast thou forsaken me? CIO.com has a busy WWDC covered.
June 13, 2012
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Dangerous Dubai? There’s No App for That

Mobile travel apps are all the rage, especially for destinations like Dubai. While they appeal to tourists, they don’t tell the whole story.
May 25, 2012
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The Crushing Weight of Apple

Tim Cook and post-Jobs Apple must shake off their conservative coils with the upcoming iPhone, according to CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige
May 24, 2012
Feature

Mobile App Standoff: Web App Vs. Native App

For resources-strapped companies that want to get in the mobile app game, a Web app tuned for smartphones and tablets is a wise choice. Just ask Texas insurance provider ANICO.
May 21, 2012
News

CIO Challenge with BYOD: Don’t Fall Down the Rabbit Hole

A recent slew of surveys about the bring your own device trend portray a topsy-turvy computing world shaping up in the enterprise. The CIO's ultimate challenge is to prevent the very real world of BYOD from becoming surreal.
May 17, 2012
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Who Wants To Be CEO, Anyway?

As former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson steps down, we are reminded of that fatal flaw shared by tragic Greek heroes, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and modern-day CEOs: hubris.
May 15, 2012
Feature

BYOD Stirs Up Legal Problems

Does BYOD put your company in murky legal water? You bet. Employees need protections, too.
May 10, 2012
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Hollywood’s Top 12 Tech Heroes

From the gothic Lisbeth Salander in "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" to the brainy Mark Zuckerberg in "Social Network," blockbuster movies have recently elevated the tech geek from quirky sidekick to cool hero (or anti-hero). While these lists are fun, it's important to note the changing ways popular culture views tech people.
May 8, 2012
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Texas Supermarket Stocks Up on iPhones, Mobile Apps

Texas grocery store chain United Supermarkets starts down the iPhone trail with a mobile workforce management app that simplifies communication and keeps shift schedules under control. But this Lone Star chain has only begun circling the mobile wagons.
April 27, 2012
Feature

Texas Supermarket Stocks Up on IPhones, Mobile Apps

Texas grocery store chain United Supermarkets starts down the iPhone trail with a mobile workforce management app that simplifies communication and keeps shift schedules under control. But this Lone Star chain has only begun circling the mobile wagons.
April 27, 2012
Apple Enterprise Now

Is Apple Changing Its Enterprise Tune?

Even while touting its success in the enterprise, Apple hasn’t publicly courted CIOs or really pushed iPads into companies. But CEO Tim Cook is well-suited to do just that.
April 25, 2012
Opinion

Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

A brouhaha is shaping up: Apple and book publishers square off against Amazon and the DOJ over the price of an e-book. Who's right? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige looks back to a Whiz Kid from the '90s for answers.
April 17, 2012
Apple Enterprise Now

Are Free Smartphone Apps a Bargain?

You may not have to pay money directly to download most mobile apps, but they can cost you a lot in battery drainage and power inefficiency.
April 12, 2012
News

BYOD Myths: Cost Savings, Productivity Gains, Less Headaches

Mobi Wireless Management's Brandon Hampton advises Fortune 100 companies transitioning from corporate-owned devices to bring-your-own devices, or BYOD — and in this Q&A with CIO.com you'll be surprised at what he tells them.
April 11, 2012
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Who Could Play Steve Jobs?

If you're casting someone to play the late-Steve Jobs, what qualities would you look for? Enigmatic? Ruthless? Sneaky? Clever? Charismatic? All of the above? Among today's leading men, here are 10 who could portray the iconic Apple CEO, for better or worse.
April 4, 2012
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Will Apple Invest in RIM to Honor Steve Jobs’ Dying Wish?

It's time for Apple CEO Tim Cook to surprise us. Here's a suggestion: Throw money at struggling RIM for its patent portfolio and CIO relationships. Make headway in the enterprise. Cripple Android. Make Steve proud.
March 30, 2012
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New iPad: Three Strikes, But Not Out

Apple reviewers have taken dead aim at the new iPad, leveling three major criticisms - but only one really matters, according to analysts and technicians.
March 23, 2012
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iPad Security Case Study: Are We There Yet?

After navigating uncharted security waters, Bank of the Ozarks now feels ready to set sail on an iPad adventure. "This is just the tip of the iceberg," says the bank's CIO.
March 22, 2012
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If Politicians Were Tech Companies…

Politicians and tech companies have a lot in common. Both seek different ways to power, popularity, prestige and sometimes profit. Both make promises, even as they're rising or falling. Both have over-the-top characteristics. We've matched 10 politicians with their tech company counterparts.
March 19, 2012
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iPads, iPhones Hit Help Desks Hard

Consumer gadgets are on the rise at companies, leading to an increase in help desk support needs. But help desks lack the resources to support the consumerization of IT.
March 14, 2012