Jonathan Drake

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The Next Billion Internet Users: What Will They Look Like?

Since 2006, the number of internet users has nearly doubled. It makes us wonder what that means for the demographics or users and their experience on …

Apple says iOS 7 will patch exploit that lets rogue chargers install malware

Recently, Georgia Tech researchers discovered an unusual way to attack iOS: a third-party charger with a hidden computer can install malware when an iOS device is plugged in and unlocked. That won't be an issue for much longer, however, as Apple has confirmed that iOS 7 beta 4 and future releases …

The Two Questions to Ask Before You Innovate

The project team had certainly prepared for the workshop. Its members had a carefully constructed PowerPoint document, replete with facts and figures that showed the attractiveness of what we’ll call the booming management-training market in China (details have been disguised to protect the …

Check if your Android phone is patched against the 'Master Key' exploit with this app

After discovering a longstanding exploit in Android firmware dating back to version 1.6 that allowed malicious developers to circumvent software security measures, Bluebox Security released an Android app this week for users to check whether their phone is still vulnerable to the exploit. Since …

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Smartwatches

Here’s How to Actually Empower Customer Service Employees

There is perhaps nothing as fundamental for organizations as customer service. Any company in a truly competitive market suffers an inevitable decline if it ignores this basic discipline for too long. Take McDonald’s for example—the organization’s recent confession to franchisees that 20 percent of …

Google plugs Android APK security hole, says partners have patched code

Bluebox Security unearthed a potentially devastating Android security issue last week that would allow hackers to turn legit APKs into malware. Less than a week later, Google's Android Communications Manager, Gina Scigliano, told <i>ZD|Net</i> that the bug has officially been squashed and that partners …

The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents

Artwork: Jessica Snow, Louis II, 2010, acrylic on paper, 13.5″ x 11.5″<p>Change is hard, especially in a large organization. Numerous studies have shown that employees tend instinctively to oppose change initiatives because they disrupt established power structures and ways of getting things done. …

When Growth is Deceiving

Although the economy is finally improving, growth is still hard to come by. As the founder and co-chief executive of Panera Bread, I can safely report that the growth challenge looms even larger in the brutally combative restaurant industry, where four out of five new concepts fail. After all, it’s …

Expect to see the iWatch in 2013

It's not a rumor, it's a fact: Apple filed for the "iWatch" trademark in multiple countries. Plus, more iOS 7 developments and our Apple Byte Buying Guide.

Cheap iPhone shown off in colorful mock-ups

New pictures show what the rumored cheaper, plastic-encased iPhone could look like in all its colorful glory.<p>Wondering what a cheap iPhone would look like? As rumors heat up that Apple will unveil a cheaper iPhone alongside the 5S, new renders show the rumored phone in glorious technicolor.<p>These …

Samsung's Response To Android May Have Hit A Snag

The mighty Samsung looked in trouble today after releasing disappointing second-quarter forecasts, record numbers that nevertheless fell below most analysts’ expectations. The trouble comes from selling expensive, high-margin smartphones in developed countries; at least half the population in the …

HTC One Mini coming “really soon” says leaker. In Germany on August 3?

Take this with a pinch of your favorite condiment, but these two reports today seem to corroborate.<p>First, <i>@LlabTooFeR</i>, a Twitter user who has a good record when it comes to outing HTC’s plans, replied to a question about the release of the HTC One Mini with this:<p>Then, a German site claimed that the …

Mobile Technology

Former Wallabies captain John Eales backs James Horwill to end Brisbane losing streak against Lions

Wallabies great John Eales is certain the leadership boiling from captain James Horwill will drive the "smart, harnessed aggression" that ends 114 …

Emopulse Smile SmartWatch goes up for pre-order

Basically a twin-display smartphone you can wrap around your wrist and wear like a bracelet, the working prototypes are reported to have made use of …

Consumer Tech

Apple's low-cost iPhone won't be cheap, says Pegatron CEO

The head of one of Apple's suppliers says the phone will be more of a midrange product with a relatively high price tag.<p>Has one of Apple's major suppliers just outted the much-rumored low-cost iPhone?<p>At a shareholders meeting on Thursday, Pegatron CEO T.H. Tung served up one intriguing comment …