Mobile http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9291/more en Apple Touts Privacy Benefits of its Platforms http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-touts-privacy-benefits-its-platforms <div class="field-deck"> Suddenly, "just trust us" doesn't seem so ridiculous </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On the eve of the iPhone 6 launch—the company's latest smart phones go on sale Friday morning—Apple has published a new web site that extolls its relationship with customers and their privacy. And the message is simple: There is no relationship. Apple, the site says, respects your privacy and never works behind the scenes, as Google does, to mine your data and sell it to advertisers. It's a compelling message.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-touts-privacy-benefits-its-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-touts-privacy-benefits-its-platforms#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Security Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:25:00 +0000 116671 at http://windowsitpro.com Satya Nadella Explains the "Mobile" in "Mobile First, Cloud First" http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/satya-nadella-explains-mobile-mobile-first-cloud-first <div class="field-deck"> Hint: It's not about Windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took over for Steve Ballmer and started putting his own stamp on the software giant, Microsoft watchers and customers alike have scrutinized his every utterance looking for clues to the future. And he's been quite accommodating, issuing lengthy public statements about how the company will move forward. But this week, at a curiously minor event, he offered up what I think is his most cogent explanation of the mobile part in his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/satya-nadella-explains-mobile-mobile-first-cloud-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/satya-nadella-explains-mobile-mobile-first-cloud-first#comments Cloud Mobile cloud Microsoft Mobile mobile first cloud first Satya Nadella Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:00 +0000 116441 at http://windowsitpro.com U2 Flub Shows Even Apple's Customers Have Privacy Limits http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/u2-flub-shows-even-apples-customers-have-privacy-limits <div class="field-deck"> Apple escapes Nudegate, but customers don't like U2 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple's press events are tightly controlled and are almost universally successful at whipping the audience—comprised of both employees and tech press and bloggers—into a frenzy over the mention of even the most minor of product updates. But last week's event—at which the firm introduced the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay—included one of the most awkward and weird moments in any Apple event. And its aftermath has proven an embarrassment to Apple.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/u2-flub-shows-even-apples-customers-have-privacy-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/u2-flub-shows-even-apples-customers-have-privacy-limits#comments Cloud Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Apple Access Access Apple Apple Breach Breach customer accounts customer accounts ITunes iTunes Microsoft Microsoft new releases new releases privacy Privacy security flub security flub Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 116431 at http://windowsitpro.com Google Launches Android One, Targets Next Billion Smart Phone Users http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launches-android-one-targets-next-billion-smart-phone-users <div class="field-deck"> Going for the new volume part of the market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Taking a page from the Nokia playbook, Google this morning officially launched its Android One initiative, with its partners offering the first $100 Android smart phone offerings in one of the biggest emerging markets of all, India. The initiative is aimed at expanding the world's most dominant smart phone platform to the bigger but more cost-conscious markets of people who can't yet afford such devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launches-android-one-targets-next-billion-smart-phone-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launches-android-one-targets-next-billion-smart-phone-users#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Android Google Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:00 +0000 116401 at http://windowsitpro.com T-Mobile to Offer Free Wi-Fi Calling on New Phones http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-offer-free-wi-fi-calling-new-phones <div class="field-deck"> The most innovative carrier in the US gets even better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">T-Mobile, the US wireless carrier that bills itself as the "uncarrier," has introduced another innovative feature that undercuts rivals and makes its service more valuable to customers. As part of an initiative dubbed "Wi-Fi Unleashed," T-Mobile customers who purchase a new phone will be able to make phone calls and send text messages over Wi-Fi as well as the firm's cellular network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-offer-free-wi-fi-calling-new-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-offer-free-wi-fi-calling-new-phones#comments Cloud Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:48:00 +0000 116081 at http://windowsitpro.com Apple Pay, Apple Watch Upstage iPhone 6 http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-pay-apple-watch-upstage-iphone-6 <div class="field-deck"> Tim Cook makes his mark on the company </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Exactly as rumored, Apple announced two bigger new iPhones on Tuesday, including the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. But the bigger news, if you'll pardon the pun, is two new Apple products that dispense with the iBranding: A new mobile payment scheme called Apple Pay and the firm's long-expected smart watch, called Apple Watch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-pay-apple-watch-upstage-iphone-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-pay-apple-watch-upstage-iphone-6#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Apple Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:19:00 +0000 115971 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes: September 5, 2014 http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-september-5-2014 <div class="field-deck"> An often irreverent look at this week's other news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including Steve Ballmer's best writing, Microsoft pushes EU to drop Google settlement and fight harder, Microsoft lofts an Xbox fragrance (not really), Google and Twitter infiltrate our government, Apple's two-step side-step, Samsung's new phones, a Facebook privacy check-up, and Google refunds in-app purchases made to children.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-september-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-september-5-2014#comments Windows Cloud Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Apple Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 115551 at http://windowsitpro.com With New Lumias, Microsoft Tries to Nudge Windows Phone Market Upstream http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/new-lumias-microsoft-tries-nudge-windows-phone-market-upstream <div class="field-deck"> Nice, but not coming to the US </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft this morning announced three new Windows Phone handsets. And while the devices are not the high-end phones some had hoped for, these new Nokia Lumias do represent an attempt by Microsoft to push flagship features into more affordable phones. And hopefully give users some incentive to support its struggling smart phone platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/new-lumias-microsoft-tries-nudge-windows-phone-market-upstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/new-lumias-microsoft-tries-nudge-windows-phone-market-upstream#comments Mobile Hardware Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Windows Phone Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:42:00 +0000 115351 at http://windowsitpro.com Talk is Cheap, So Microsoft Starts to Implement Its Dual-Use Vision http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/talk-cheap-so-microsoft-starts-implement-its-dual-use-vision <div class="field-deck"> So it's not just a marketing buzz phrase then </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Throughout 2014, Microsoft and its new CEO Satya Nadella have offered an ever-evolving strategy for the company going forward. "Devices and services" changed into "mobile first, cloud first," and a focus on productivity was sort of tossed in the mix almost as an afterthought. But at its Worldwide Partner Conference in July, Mr. Nadella spoke of something called "dual use." And it is here, I think, that Microsoft can find its sweet spot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/talk-cheap-so-microsoft-starts-implement-its-dual-use-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/talk-cheap-so-microsoft-starts-implement-its-dual-use-vision#comments Cloud Mobile BYOD BYOD devices devices dual-use dual-use Microsoft Microsoft Office Office personal devices personal devices Satya Nadella Satya Nadella Windows Windows work devices work devices WPC WPC Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:59:00 +0000 115131 at http://windowsitpro.com Apple Says iCloud Was Not Hacked http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-says-icloud-was-not-hacked <div class="field-deck"> But both Apple and its users could do more to secure private data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the wake of explosive news reports about celebrity iCloud accounts being hacked, with hundreds of personal photos—many salacious—being stolen, Apple says that its systems have not been breached. Instead, the accounts were usurped the old-fashioned way, with hackers employing simple social engineering tricks on users who haven't done enough to protect themselves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-says-icloud-was-not-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/apple-says-icloud-was-not-hacked#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Apple Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:36:00 +0000 115191 at http://windowsitpro.com Shutterstock