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

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Does the iPhone 4S Suddenly Support 4G?

An Apple bug showing 4G connectivity on an iPhone does little to earn the trust of consumers in the post-Steve Jobs era.
March 8, 2012

BYOD: Making Sense of the Work-Personal Device Blur

The bring-your-own-device trend intersects the lines of personal and work lives, stirring up a mess of problems for enterprise IT leaders, from dealing with lost devices to keeping corporate data out of consumer cloud services.
March 6, 2012

Why You Should Not Buy Your Child an iPad

With the iPad 3 debut coming, you can bet a lot of children and young adults are begging their parents to buy them an Apple tablet. But you'd be wise to resist the urge, according to's Tom Kaneshige.
February 29, 2012
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Top 10 Reasons Why The U.S. Air Force Canceled iPads

The Air Force Special Operations Command suddenly – and without explanation – reversed course on plans to purchase 3,000 iPad 2s that would have replaced bulky paper manuals and navigational charts.
February 23, 2012

Who Wants Microsoft Office on the iPad?

OnLive jumps into the Office-for-iPad fray with a subscription-based hosted desktop Office suite for the iPad that should be more reliable than its criticized free version. Bonus: Will Microsoft deliver iPad Office?
February 23, 2012
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China’s Labor Conditions: Why Is Apple Being Singled Out?

Apple should not be singled out for outsourcing manufacturing to Communist China, but the company also shouldn't be surprised that the freedom-loving customer base it cultivated is disappointed.
February 13, 2012
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Would Steve Jobs Have Been a Good Politician?

Steve Jobs served on President George H.W. Bush’s Export Council despite sources telling the FBI that Jobs “will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.” Is this the intersection of business and politics?
February 10, 2012

Apple Innovation: 10 Future Tech Ideas

How will Apple fare in the post-Steve Jobs era? Everyone is wondering whether or not Apple can deliver amazing technology in the future. From the wacky to the reasonable, here's a list of innovation ideas.
February 9, 2012
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When Apple iOS Apps Go Bad

Apple cherry-picks features and integrates them into native iPhone apps, but many are mediocre and pale in comparison to third-party apps. Is Apple sending the wrong message?
February 7, 2012
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Apple to Facebook: Lessons from an IPO on Staying Inspired

Facebook, listen up. Apple’s IPO more than 30 years ago had a profound effect on employees and their relationships. Keeping them inspired will be critical to Facebook’s post-IPO success.
February 3, 2012

Apple in China: Should We Applaud Instead of Condemn?

Apple is wrongfully taking heat for poor working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones, says's Tom Kaneshige. American consumers fixating on prices are really to blame. Here's why.
January 30, 2012

Apple Aims iPads at High Schools

Would you fork out a few hundred dollars for an iPad so your kid can keep up with classmates? An IT director of public schools in Ohio discusses the pros and cons of making iPads available to high schoolers.
January 23, 2012

The Mobile Enterprise: Killing IT’s Sacred Cows

CIOs need to break with tradition or risk having IT get outsourced, say modern IT managers. But how do they gain an edge? Don't be a slave to ROI, work with startups, and bring iPads and mobile apps into the enterprise.
January 19, 2012

iPhone App Spotlight: Abukai Expense Reporting

No one looks forward to monthly expense reporting. With new mobile apps hitting the market, though, this unavailing task could be a thing of the past.
January 17, 2012

Android Arrives: Consumerization of IT Gets Muddy

Many tech pros secretly abhor the consumerization of IT, says an Apple expert. Now, it will get tougher as holiday Android devices are surging toward the corporate network. But IT's reaction to Android might surprise you.
January 9, 2012
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Steve Jobs in A Doll’s House

Apple lawyers say no to creepy Steve Jobs doll. Check out other Jobs-like products.
January 5, 2012

10 Best iPhone Apps for Healthy Living

Make good on your New Year's resolution to live a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise -- and let iPhone apps help you. Here are 10 iPhone apps that s will keep you from slacking off in 2012.
January 4, 2012

Enterprise iPad App: A Deal Closer?

Can a new-fangled iPad app really change the way a 100-year-old energy company sells hydraulics equipment? Eaton Corp. says its new app has already led to more sales.
December 20, 2011

Apple in 2012: 5 Reasons It Will Be a Tough Year

Even though Apple's competition will not catch up next year, expect an exodus of talent in Cupertino in 2012 and perhaps some internal drama at the top of the Apple organizational chart, say tech analysts.
December 15, 2011
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Bear Grylls on How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Survival Tool

Ever seen an iPhone turn red-hot and emit plumes of smoke? Well, it happened recently on an Australian airline. Just puncture the battery and you may find yourself with your own smoking iPhone, according to survival expert Bear Grylls.
December 2, 2011
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Smartphone Theft Starts Early

Kids snatch a smartphone like veteran thieves, and they’re only going to get better and more dangerous.
December 1, 2011

Is 2012 the Year Android Invades the Enterprise?

Courtesy of the consumer, large-scale deployments of Android phones and, yes, tablets are coming next year. But the Android platform still has a ways to go before it's enterprise-ready, putting CIOs in a tough spot.
November 22, 2011

iPhone App Spotlight: SecureSafe

Where do you keep your list of passwords on your iPhone? If you're not using an app like SecureSafe, you should.
November 16, 2011

Apple Readies for Holiday Bonanza

What gadget tops your holiday wish list? A Siri-speaking iPhone 4S? A shiny, new iPad 2? Or maybe you're hoping for an ultra-thin MacBook Air.
November 15, 2011

Can Windows Play Well on the iPad?

A new Citrix SDK helps Windows software developers solve a big problem: How to extend desktop apps to the iPad and iPhone in a way that doesn't turn off mobile users.
November 8, 2011

iPad in Healthcare: Not So Fast

One hospital hasn't jumped on the iPad-in-healthcare craze yet. Critical desktop apps just don't render well on the iPad, while iCloud's security concerns cause "trepidation," the CTO says.
November 7, 2011
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iPhone Tip: Siri, I Command Thee

Take a cue from Star Trek’s Captain Picard on how to speak to Siri clearly and logically for the best results.
October 31, 2011

Forrester to CIOs: End the Mac Prohibition

Many companies continue to outlaw Macs, yet Macs are increasingly making their way through the back door. Will IT concede defeat and end the Mac prohibition?
October 27, 2011

U.S. CIO: Changing the Culture of Federal IT

U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel hopes cloud computing, Web services and a new IT culture of sharing can reap huge savings and prop up Uncle Sam.
October 27, 2011
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Is This the Future of the iPhone?

Concept video shows the possibilities of the iPhone. But getting there won’t be easy.
October 26, 2011
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iPhone 4S: What Does the “S” Stand For?

Is it speed, Siri or something else? An unusual iPhone 4S customer explains her reason for buying the latest iPhone.
October 14, 2011

iOS 5 Meets the Enterprise

CIOs will enjoy the new controls in iOS 5 for enterprise management of iPhones and iPads.
October 12, 2011
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I Want My Steve Jobs Black Turtleneck Shirt!

Will people in blue jeans and black mock turtleneck shirts be spotted in coffee shops, cubicles and tech trade shows throughout Silicon Valley? Let’s hope not.
October 11, 2011

3 Reasons to Get an iPhone 4S

By many accounts, the iPhone 4S is just an incremental upgrade. Yet Apple hit a record million units in pre-sales in the first 24 hours. Why are people buying up the iPhone 4S?
October 11, 2011

5 Things CEOs Will Love About the iPhone 4S

While Apple's newest iPhone, iPhone 4S, is an incremental upgrade, business users will like the new features - and will be glad Apple left one feature out.
October 5, 2011

iPad Data Loss Prevention: Security Savior or Strong-Arm Tactic?

Symantec unveiled its Data Loss Prevention for Tablets today, which forces Internet traffic on an iPad through a virtual private network and inspects outgoing traffic. It's good security, but does it defeat the purpose of owning an iPad to begin with?
October 4, 2011

iPhone and iPad Security: The Human Element

Tackling mobile security on a personal-business device isn't new, but it is still a very serious and present problem. Perhaps a lesson from the past holds an answer.
October 3, 2011
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iPad At Work: A Life Saver?

Lee Medical hopes its iPad app can lessen the risk of the leading preventable cause of death in hospitals.
September 30, 2011
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iPhone 5: 4G, or Not 4G?

Apple sends out invites to an Oct. 4 event with the tagline, "Let's talk iPhone."
September 27, 2011