In his first public (virtual) appearance since fleeing the U.S. with thousands of secret NSA documents, whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke about privacy during the South by Southwest festival. The Net will become invisible, like electricity. That's one of a variety of predictions in a new report from the Pew Research Center, which canvassed 2,558 experts on what the Internet will be like in 2025. The data breach at Target that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. A sweeping system of electronic monitoring will tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances. Call it a first. Audi of America and AT&T just announced pricing for in-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity: $99 for a 5 GB, six-month plan and $499 for a 30 GB, 30-month plan, or a little less than $17 a month.
Snowden Appears Virtually at SXSW, Talks Privacy In his first public (virtual) appearance since fleeing the U.S. with thousands of secret NSA documents, whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke about privacy during the South by Southwest festival.
Data Breach Disclosures: 'Nightmare Patchwork' The data breach at Target that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
Samsung Goes Big with Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 The rise of the tablet computer has come at the expense of PC sales. But is a tablet a viable stand-in or full-time replacement for a business laptop when you're about to take off on the road?
Will PCs Be Dead and Gone by 2018? Has the gloom finally turned into doom for the PC market? The forecast is getting worse. Now, IDC is predicting shipments will decline another six percent in 2014 and continue sliding through 2018.
Apple Finally Fixes OS X 'Gotofail' Flaw Microsoft vulnerabilities. Monthly. Adobe zero-day patches. Fairly common. Oracle patches. Lots of them. But this week the industry is seeing something a little more rare: Apple security fixes.
Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Releases Its First Major iOS 7 Update Apple's version 7.1 of iOS is out, the first major update since iOS was released last year. New features include CarPlay integration, an enhanced Siri, and a boost for some older iPhone models.
Microsoft Surface Power Cover To Ship Next Week Even before it ships, Microsoft’s Surface Power Cover is getting an upgrade. Set to find its way onto store shelves next week, the tablet cover will boast better battery life than originally marketed.
Are Holographic iPhones in Apple's Future? Videos of a holographic iPhone 6 have been floating around Facebook, but are they for real or wishful YouTube editing? Will Apple really push out a holographic iPhone or is it just the concept-maker's dream?
Enterprise Technology Spotlight
Google Expands Apps, Cloud Partners Search giant Google has announced additions to its programs for Google Apps and cloud partners to broaden the company's ecosystem of products and services for businesses.
Target Exec's Departure Puts Spotlight on CIOs The departure of Target's CIO in the wake of the company's massive data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executives who are charged with protecting corporate computer systems.
Future Watch: Top 10 Mobile Skills IT Pros Must Master In a recent post, Gartner lists 10 mobile technologies and skills IT pros should master by 2016. Proper training will be especially critical since mobile tech is evolving so fast, along with added benefits and risks.