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BlackBerry goes for qwerty keyboard, again, with Passport smartphone

BlackBerry announced its Passport smartphone today and bet large that there are users who will want a qwerty physical keyboard with a wider, square, 4.5-in. display.

Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal

Samsung announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.

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iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

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Dell's 'virtual smartphone' furthers its drive into worker device management

Dell announced a 'virtual smartphone' to help companies keep better track of security and expenses related to employee-owned smartphones and tablets.

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iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again

Tim's kimono rent asunder: The iPhone 6 (and iWatch) "will" be unveiled tomorrow at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Apple will finally confirm the features and release date -- expected to be later this month. While the company is...

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative

Weird science brings forth curvy phone-tablet hybrid: Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at IFA 2014. It has this weird curved screen edge, which may take some getting used to. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it's a gimmick or...


iWatch release date: Apple smartwatch as good as vaporware

OMG Apple smartwatch is MIA: The iWatch release date is said to be at least five months away, even though Apple is expected to unveil its iOS smartwatch on 9/9. Can you wait until 2015 for your Cupertino wearable? I guess that's the...

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Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch like Dick's (but not Android)

Samsung unveils Gear S smartwatch. It doesn't need to pair with a phone, and it eschews Android Wear. With a release date sometime in October, it's one of several devices to be shown off in Germany, at next week's IFA. In IT...

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How Virtualized Apps, Devices Power Franciscan Missionaries' Wellness Program

Bringing a wellness program run largely by home-based clinicians to employers in rural Louisiana required Franciscan Missionaries to answer some questions about accessing applications and sharing data. Having a centralized and...

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California cell-phone ruling poses big BYOD challenge

A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement BYOD policies nationwide.

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Calif. court calls for company reimbursements for BYOD phones

In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in...

iPhone 6 release date post Sept 9 reveal, confirmed by secret sources

Tim keeps mum. He's not so dumb. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to be preparing a 9/9 launch for its next smartphone -- and the new phablet. The rumor and its confirmation came from three credible organs. But it's earlier than...

Business leaders know: Let in the smartphones, tablets, laptops

Forward-thinking firms like Kraft didn't wait for employees to bring in consumer tech, but led the effort themselves

BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times. One key takeaway: Don't expect to save bundles of money. Insider (registration required)

Candy crushed: EU demands Google & Apple clean-up their apps

In-app purchases: Like stealing candy from a baby. Silent sentinel, tireless champion, (and BFF!) of consumers everywhere -- the European Commission -- has put its foot down once again. Its notion that an...

iWatch this: Apple smartwatch release date ''DELAYED''

Hey, IT! Are you ready for the Bring Your Own Watch trend? Forget BYOD—here comes BYOW. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to soon launch its iWatch—or whatever it'll be called. But it now looks like the release date will be later...

There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.

Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.

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