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How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)

By Ed Bott
zdnet.com — To paraphrase Mark Twain: There are lies, damned lies, and smartphone prices. Every review I've read of the new iPhone 6 this week says the price starts at $199. That's not true. The total prices that buyers pay for smartphones on two-year contracts from American carriers will shock you.
Sep 18, 2014

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Sep 18, 2014

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Sep 18, 2014

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Sep 18, 2014

How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199.) zdnet.com/how-much-does-…

IT outsourcing: As Romania vies to be the new India, can the country keep up?

zdnet.com — Summary: Cost effectiveness is replacing the low cost as the chief concern for those looking to outsource IT services - and Romania is hoping to take advantage. In recent decades, the IT sector has been Romania's wonder-child, maintaining steady growth supported largely by outsourcing companies.

Convo wants employees to be more chatty on desktop, mobile

zdnet.com — Summary: All Convo Chat sessions are also archivable, searchable and sharable for future reference and retrieving important information. Fans of quiet workplaces who still need to talk to their colleagues once in a while might be intrigued by the latest feature on Convo.
Sep 18, 2014

ZDNet: Convo wants employees to be more chatty on desktop, mobile ow.ly/2NIKFK

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to boost mobile app development

zdnet.com — Summary: Red Hat said FeedHenry is an important addition to its JBoss xPaaS for OpenShift strategy, which provides a platform and services for mobile developers and applications. Red Hat announced that it has agreed to acquire FeedHenry, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, for approximately $82 million (€63.5 million) in cash.
Sep 18, 2014

ZDNet: Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to boost mobile app development ow.ly/2NItWR

Toshiba cuts 900 jobs amid PC business restructuring

zdnet.com — Summary: The Japanese PC maker will leave the business-to-consumer business in order to refocus its efforts in the enterprise market. Toshiba will cut 900 jobs globally as it restructures its PC business, the company announced. The move is in order to "secure consistent profit," the Japanese technology giant said in a statement on Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014

ZDNet: Toshiba cuts 900 jobs amid PC business restructuring ow.ly/2NIfPZ

Legislation: To stop the next Snowden, social media security clearance screenings

zdnet.com — Summary: The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ 'social media screening' to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance. The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to use "social media screening" to prevent the next Edward Snowden -- or Navy Yard shooter -- from obtaining a U.S.
Sep 18, 2014

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Samsung trisects Knox, launches entry-level free version

zdnet.com — Summary: Samsung will launch its Knox security platform for free globally via Google Play for Galaxy S5 users on Thursday, ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun exclusively reports. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Korean electronics giant has modified its business-to-business (B2B) Knox platform to three different versions - My Knox, Knox Express, and Knox Premium - with the new My Knox entry-level, personal version to be available for free on Google's app store.

Smartphones in the street: Use ear buds for business calls

zdnet.com — Summary: I'm getting calls more often from business associates in noisy environments and I can't hear much of what they have to say. Okay, call me a curmudgeon as I have a complaint. Lately I've received numerous calls from business associates and I can't hear what they want to tell me.

Amazon releases Fire OS 4: Adds Firefly to tablets, integrates cloud

zdnet.com — Summary: Amazon's latest mobile operating system lands with a few new features, notably Dynamic Light Control, deep cloud integration, and Firefly product matching for tablets. NEW YORK - Raise a glass to "Sangria," Amazon's codename for the next version of its Fire OS platform, which is finally out in the wild.
Sep 18, 2014

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Sep 17, 2014

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Sep 17, 2014

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Sep 17, 2014

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Sep 17, 2014

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Gogo speeds up Wi-Fi in the air

zdnet.com — Summary: Flying and working will be getting more pleasant with Gogo reaching speeds of up to 70 Megabits per second. With more and more of my work bound to the internet, I got less and less done on flights. Then, I got a Google Chromebook Pixel with its 12 free Gogo in-flight US domestic Wi-Fi passes.