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Tim Cook talks iOS and enterprise at Cisco event, Cisco Security Connector announced

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made an unannounced appearance at this year’s Cisco Live US event happening now in Las Vegas. Cook’s appearance marks two years since Apple and Cisco unveiled a new partnership to create an iOS “fast lane” for enterprise customers.<p>According to attendees, Tim Cook appeared on …

Chatbox UX: Crafting a Valuable Conversation

All chatbots are not created equal. What separates a good chatbot from a bad one? A good chatbot helps users accomplish something more efficiently. A …

Chatbots

Material design guidelines updated with guidance on cross-platform design, app shortcut icons, help, & more

Since Google introduced material design in 2014, the questions of whether and how to use the design language on other platforms like iOS has …

Material Design

Microsoft Releases Office Diagramming App 'Visio Viewer' for iPad

Microsoft yesterday released an iPad version of popular Office diagramming and graphic app Visio. The iOS incarnation is limited to viewing Visio documents, leaving the editing of files to the desktop application, and instead focuses on bringing a touch-based browsing experience with intuitive pan …

The iPhone 7’s new home button lost a key feature, but there’s already a fix

The home button on the iPhone has so many different essential functions that Apple can’t just remove it. But starting with the iPhone 7, the home …

Mobile Technology

Dangerous, targeted iPhone attack nullified by Apple with iOS 9.3.5 patch

By<p>More details have emerged about the need for the iOS 9.3.5 patch, which looks to have terminated a trio of exploits capable of a remote jailbreak …

Android Nougat almost certainly arrives on August 22

Android should-have-been-Nutella will almost definitely arrive on August 22. We already knew it would arrive in August, and there are two big clues pointing to that specific release date.<p>Android Central points to Canadian operator flat-out listing an ‘Android N Update’ for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X …

Apple’s ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ from Black Hat USA 2016 released

Black Hat, famously known for its information security conferences, has just released the ‘Behind the Scenes of iOS Security’ video from this year’s USA event. The talk, led by Ivan Krstic, dives into some of the security methods that currently exist in iOS and what Apple does to keep users secure. …

Android's latest patches once again remind us: It's Nexus or bust if you want decent security

Or buy something that doesn't use a Qualcomm SnapdragonAnother month means another double bundle of security vulnerability patches for Android.

Google's Android has gotten so out of control that $55 billion Salesforce had to take drastic measures

Unlike with the Apple iPhone, it's up to smartphone manufacturers, not Google, to push out updates to customers. So there's no guarantee that any given phone will get the operating system upgrades.<p>There's also a ton of different hardware, some of which does a better job supporting certain features. …

iOS 10 Beta 3 Tidbits: iOS 9-Style Touch ID Option, New Keyboard Sound, and More

With any major beta update, there are several small changes and tweaks as Apple aims to refine the operating system ahead of its public release, and iOS 10 beta three, seeded to developers this morning, is no exception.<p>Today's update, available as an over-the-air download for those who installed …

U.S. Army switching from Android to the iPhone 6s due to poor performance

According to Military.com, the United States Army’s Special Operations Command will switch from Android to the iPhone. In the past, the Army has given soldiers an Android Tactical Assault Kit, equipped with what was believed to be a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new iPhone Tactical …

Hybrid vs native mobile development – how to choose a tech stack

Choosing the wrong mobile tech stack sets you up for a world of pain. But how do you select the right one from a plethora of current options?<p>As an iOS developer I am convinced that a carefully designed native app provides the best user experience. So why would we choose Ionic2/Angular2 on Cordova …

New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

BRUSSELS (AP) — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe's top court ruled against the …

Enterprise mobility: BYOD, EMM, and new security approaches

Today's enterprise employees increasingly expect to be productive wherever they may be, on whatever device they choose, which raises multiple …

Design thinking ensures a better mobile user experience

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Modern Mobility: Will 2-in-1 devices finally disrupt the enterprise?<p>Lopez …

UX Design

Will Google Address Android's Fundamental Problem?

Once more the start of the month comes round, and Google updates the Android Developer dashboard with the latest percentage shares of each major version of Android on active devices. May’s numbers show Android Marshmallow (the sixth major version of Android) has seen a rise of 2.9 percent from last …

Sympli is a plugin designers and developers can agree on

Designers and developers don’t always have a smooth handoff when building apps, but Sympli thinks it can help via its plugin for major IDEs and design environments.<p>What Sympli offers is a plugin for Sketch (and soon Adobe XD), along with complimentary plugins for Android Studio or Xcode.<p>When a …

Google will soon bring the Android Play Store to Chromebooks

Some Chromebook users are already being shown the new option.<p>Android apps in Chrome OS may already be a thing, but there really aren't that many available on the Chrome Web Store. That could soon change, however, as the search giant appears to be on the verge of launching the Play Store on Chrome …

Android News

Google may be considering Swift for use on Android

About the time Swift was going open source, representatives for three major brands — Google, Facebook and Uber — were at a meeting in London discussing the new language. Sources tell The Next Web that Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android, while Facebook and Uber …

Microsoft’s new tools let businesses integrate Skype into their own web and mobile apps

Following yesterday’s news about bringing bots to the Skype platform, Microsoft today unveiled two more SDKs for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications. On stage at its annual Build conference, the …

Attackers Can Install Malware on iOS via MDM Solutions

<b>Researchers have discovered a method that can be used to install malware on iOS devices by abusing the mobile device management (MDM) solutions used</b> …

MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management

When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of …

Android rooting bug opens Nexus phones to “permanent device compromise”

Millions of other phones affected because Android never received 2014 Linux patch.<p>Millions of Android phones, including the entire line of Nexus …

Researchers break Apple's iMessage encryption, will be fixed in iOS 9.3

The way the FBI tells it, the encryption on Apple’s iOS is so secure, nothing can break it. Well, not so fast. As reported by the <i>Washington Post</i>, …

App Security: It’s Even Worse Than You Thought

<i>Infographic – Perception of Security (Source: Arxan)</i><p>There’s been plenty written about the significant security dangers posed by mobile apps, but most …

Open Source Parse Dashboard Now Available

An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service …

Amazon Quietly Removes Encryption Support from its Gadgets

As Apple fights for encryption, Amazon disables it.<p>While Apple is fighting the FBI in court over encryption, Amazon quietly disabled the option to use encryption to protect data on its Android-powered devices.<p>The tech giant has recently deprecated support for device encryption on the latest version …

iPhones with iOS 9.3 to warn users if bosses are watching them

Apple is adding new features to its iPhone to help people know if they’re being spied on.<p>Phones running the as yet unreleased version of iOS, 9.3, …

Adobe Aims To Simplify Enterprise App Development

Adobe wants to simplify the process of developing enterprise apps while making them as visually appealing and as easy to use as consumer apps.