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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management

Do you know your MDM from MAM and EMM? It's all about BYOD, and how companies can keep data safe while making it easier for workers to be productive with their own devices.

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Back to the future: BlackBerry KEYone launches with physical keyboard

Under a licensing deal with BlackBerry, TCL Communication of China announced another physical keyboard smartphone model called the BlackBerry KEYone.

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Forget the network perimeter, say security vendors

Security vendors start embracing Google's BeyondCorp network security model that treats all apps and devices as being on the Internet instead of assigning higher trust to local networks.

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Hey Siri? Call 911 for Gi-Gi. She'll be right, mate. Bonzer

Apple Siri “helped save” a toddler in Australia, who’d stopped breathing. Her mom yelled at her iPhone to call an ambulance. Stacey Gleeson’s daughter Giana Gleeson is well again. Apple PR is celebrating a good-news story for a...

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Forget the Samsung Galaxy S7 -- you'll want a Galaxy X, in 2017 [updated]

The Samsung Galaxy X range will have foldable screens, with release date early next year. Deep-throat rumor-mongers say there'll be two models, different from the upcoming Galaxy S8 range. So forget today's ho-hum, derivative, Samsung...

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Facebook doesn't listen through your phone's mic -- except when it does

Is Facebook listening to every word you say? Zuck’s crew says it won’t use your speech to target advertising or reorder your feed, but it’s still unclear what it does use the microphone for. Aside from the obvious, that is. In IT...

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Xiaomi feeds Microsoft patent troll -- pays patent toll

Xiaomi and Microsoft get cozier. They’re announcing an unusual patent deal, which also sees Xiaomi pre-installing Microsoft Office and Skype onto its Android devices...

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Asus Zenbook 3 is MacBook killer, say wishful thinkers [and dirty jet]

Asus Zenbook 3 launches at Computex -- on paper, the hardware's better than a MacBook. It'll have a faster processor, bigger display, lighter case, more storage, and a lower starting price...

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Google wants all Android phones to be like Nexus

Soon, Google Nexus won't just be a nice idea, it'll be Android law. La GOOG is planning to punish partners that don't push updates quickly. Or so the rumor-mongers say, whispering of a secret list of naughty ODMs, which just might...

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Now Huawei sues Samsung on patents -- break out the popcorn

Huawei alleges Samsung has used its patented technology without licensing it. Huawei asks Courts in the USA and China to decide the rights and wrongs. But Samsung denies it, threatening retaliation...

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New iPhone 7 rumors say Apple to go 'quadraphonic'

iPhone 7 rumors of 4-speaker design from Apple emerge. But will improved speakers make up for removing the headphone jack?

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Microsoft quits Nokia phone line -- the next step is here (and Linux)

Microsoft is giving up on Nokia feature phones, selling the business to FIH Mobile, a Foxconn company. Here we see the next step on the road to Microsoft exiting the phone business completely...

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Obama agencies fight phone firms in vuln fix fails

Federales probing slow security by mobile phone carriers and ODMs. The FCC and FTC are tag-teaming to investigate non-existent or long-delayed OTA updates -- even when it's critical security vulnerabilities they patch...

Apple iPhone 7 rumors

iPhone 7 rumors -- Smart Connector shocks Apple fans

iPhone 7 rumors say Apple has dropped plans to include a Smart Connector on the new iPhone 7. Sources say those three little dots are missing in the latest designs...

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FBI uses 5th-Amendment loophole to unlock iPhone of Bkhchadzhyan

iPhone owner ordered by judge to give FBI the finger -- to unlock her iPhone with her fingerprint, that is. The feds think Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan's shiny hides evidence of criminality. But hold on there, buddy -- surely the 5th...

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Next Google Nexus phones are by HTC -- for release in 2016

HTC will make two Google Nexus devices for 2016. Thought to both be smartphones, we're hoping to catch sight of them at Google I/O next month, with a release date in the second half of the year...

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Apple investors panic as iPhone sales tank

Updated: Apple's iPhone shipments fell off a cliff last quarter -- results were worse than the Street expected. And it doesn't look like the mid-priced iPhone SE will help this quarter, either...

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