ITworld Opinion en What Google is getting out of Ingress Official answer 1: Nothing! Official answer 2: Geo-map games! People&#039;s answers: more than you can imagine.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion augmented reality field trip Google Google Glass Google Maps Ingress ingress game mapping Mobile niantic labs portals walking directions wireless Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:22:41 +0000 kevinpurdy 415292 at Twitter app downloads could put users at risk Twitter announced that it is putting its MoPub acquisition to use by enabling Twitter marketers to promote and distribute mobile apps. There is a potential opportunity there, though, for attackers to exploit the system if users become conditioned to download apps from their Twitter feed without thinking.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Networking Security Opinion Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:23:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 415268 at How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing Microsoft recently rolled out a new feature for Bing designed to make the search engine more personal by delivering useful updates to the Bing homepage based on your interests. You can get updates for news, weather, and traffic so you&#039;ll know what to expect on your commute as well as what Mother Nature has in store for the day.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Software Opinion Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:28:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 415263 at Why a smartphone 'kill switch' won't stop phone theft Yesterday, wireless industry group CTIA announced a partnership between many of the major smartphone makers and all of the leading U.S. wireless carriers that&#039;s designed to enable smartphone &quot;kill-switch&quot; functionality on handsets sold in the United States after July 2015.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Security Opinion kill switch Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:56 +0000 IDGNS staff 415101 at Apps that fight our distracted driving habits Here are some of the apps and tools I would recommend trying out if you want to try making your phone conscious of your driving.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion agent Android auto reply car mode distracted driving drivemode driving apps driving detection driving text apps driving while distracted iPhone Mobile safe drive Siri wireless Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:48 +0000 kevinpurdy 414975 at A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career IT Management Security Opinion IT jobs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:10:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 414953 at 10 ways Apple could make iOS's Notification Center great When Notification Center arrived in iOS 5, we greeted it with a sigh of relief. No more alerts lost to the ravages of time, easy access to all of our notifications in a single place, and even a handy way to get a look at the weather or stock info.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Opinion Apple IOS iOS 7 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:36:13 +0000 IDGNS staff 414889 at Windows 8.1 Update tip: Clean up that disk space now Now that you&#039;re used to the new Windows 8.1 Update, it&#039;s time to clear up some space on that hard drive. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Storage Windows Opinion windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:42:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 414766 at With Heartbleed, IT leaders are missing the point If our checks and balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Opinion Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:56:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 414683 at By the numbers: Detroit offers a bright future for technology professionals A recent report reveals a promising tech bubble in Detroit and surrounding areas. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career IT Management Opinion app engine automotive cloud jobs Detroit future cars Tech bubble Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:32 +0000 Christina Tynan-Wood 414564 at If you're thinking of buying Google Glass, think twice On tax day, April 15th 2014, Google is making its Glass project available for purchase to everyone. While it sounds exciting and tempting event at $1,500, I’d caution you to reconsider before taking the leap.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Development Hardware Internet Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Science Unified Communications Opinion glass wearables Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:46:01 +0000 mombrea 414520 at Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion Prediction: The tech industry&#039;s aggressive push to give every feature its own app will drive a pandemic of app fatigue. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Networking Software Opinion mobile apps Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:48:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 414342 at We need phones that help us stop killing each other while distracted If modern smartphones are all about making our lives easier, why don&#039;t they try harder at keeping us from using them while driving?<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion apple carplay carplay distracted driving distractions Mobile text while driving texting while driving wireless Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:06:27 +0000 kevinpurdy 414278 at In public cloud computing fight, the gloves come off Price cuts from Amazon, Google and Microsoft support predictions that the public cloud computing market is a race to the bottom -- for pricing, that is. Customers will no doubt benefit, but cloud providers who aren&#039;t one of those three companies should be prepared for a long, hard war of attrition.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Internet Networking Opinion amazon cloud Amazon Web Services Google Microsoft public cloud windows azure Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:28:52 +0000 IDGNS staff 414008 at How to print Office for iPad documents Microsoft&#039;s recently released Office for iPad apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) have some great features. Unfortunately, printing isn&#039;t yet one of them. Microsoft says that printing will be included in a future update, but it wasn&#039;t available at the suite&#039;s initial launch.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Software Opinion office for ipad Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:52:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 413984 at