Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry Secure for enterprise IoT mobile security

Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

Interactive GIS map helps victims of Gatlinburg wildfires

Interactive GIS map helps victims of Gatlinburg wildfires

The recent wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn. led to the creation of an interactive online map that allowed evacuated residents to remotely pinpoint which structures were spared or destroyed.

Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers. One vendor, Darktrace, is using machine learning to detect network threats.

Visa and Mastercard extend deadline by three years for chip cards at fuel pumps

Visa and Mastercard extend deadline by three years for chip cards at fuel pumps

Implementing chip cards at the nation’s outdoor fuel pumps is more complex when compared to indoor terminals. Weather plays a role, as do the network configurations required to connect the pumps to banks that certify the payments.

HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

Holiday shopping by mobile phone? Beware fake apps and bad Wi-Fi hotspots

Holiday shopping by mobile phone? Beware fake apps and bad Wi-Fi hotspots

The smartphone risk is higher this year than in 2015. There are more active cyber criminals and many more shoppers using smartphones to find products and make purchases, either via Wi-Fi in stores or online in other locations.

Verizon IoT, Swiftmile pilot smart bike-sharing in Santa Clara

Verizon IoT, Swiftmile pilot smart bike-sharing in Santa Clara

Verizon will provide 4G LTE connections to the bikes and the solar charging stations where they are parked, among other tech.

Chinese smartphone vendors show sales gains as Apple, Samsung decline

Chinese smartphone vendors show sales gains as Apple, Samsung decline

Third-quarter smartphone sales showed strength by Chinese vendors but declines of 6% for Apple iPhones and 14% for Samsung smartphones over the same quarter last year.

Cisco names 10 cities using its cloud-based smart service

Cisco names 10 cities using its cloud-based smart service

Cisco, which has promoted its smart city technologies for more than two years, announced that 10 cities, including Paris and Copenhagen, are using its cloud-based service to connect to traffic, parking and environmental sensors in...

Los Angeles: Warm weather, movie stars -- and 100 million monthly cyber attacks

Los Angeles: Warm weather, movie stars -- and 100 million monthly cyber attacks

A $1.8 million Integrated Security Operations Center, opened in late 2015, consolidates threat intelligence from what previously was carried out in four different locations.

What about the personal data on those millions of recalled Note7s?

What about the personal data on those millions of recalled Note7s?

The users of millions of faulty Samsung Galaxy Note7s face a another potential dilemma: The fate of their personal data on the devices.

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