Bob Brown

Executive Editor, News

I work with Network World's writers and editors to identify and publish the best informational and news stories for enterprise IT and networking professionals. Also, I blog about network research from university and vendor research labs, plus work closely with our wireless reporting team on assignments and projects. Best to reach me by email. If you don't hear back from me, it's probably because I forwarded your pitch to a more appropriate contact here.

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iPhone Weirdness Quiz

See if you can answer these five questions about recent iPhone-related strangeness correctly

Apple yanks buggy iOS 8 update

Apple released an update to iOS 8 on Wednesday to fix a bunch of bugs -- but the update itself is now causing all sorts of trouble.

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FIRST LOOK: Ray Ozzie's Talko cloud calling/messaging iPhone app

I never did use Ray Ozzie's Lotus Notes or Groove (acquired by Microsoft) collaboration tools, mainly because the companies I worked for didn't use them, though I have interviewed the famed software designer and watched his colorful...

Apple iOS 8 fixes outlined in report

With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long.

Crashing Apple's iOS 8 party

Mobile apps performance management company Crittercism finds iOS 8 is outcrashing iOS 7 on iPhones and iPads in a big way so far.

IBM cryptographer Gentry wins Genius Grant

IBM cryptographer Gentry wins Genius Grant

Work by IBM computer scientist and new MacArthur Fellow Craig Gentry could lead to more secure cloud computing.

Opening Day for Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus around the world

Opening Day for Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus around the world

The scene at Apple Stores from Manhattan to Berlin to China as buyers snap up new smartphones

Watch video of the first iPhone 6...being dropped

Watch video of the first iPhone 6...being dropped

A young man in Australia celebrates being the first iPhone 6 owner -- by accidentally dropping it.

PGP creator, other top cryptographers head 2014 National Cyber Security Hall of Fame class

Accomplished cryptographers, including Pretty Good Privacy creator Philip Zimmermann, are among the five inductees into this year's National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. They'll officially be enshrined on Oct. 30 in Baltimore.

Ig Nobels 2014: Science's craziest night set for Thursday at Harvard

The annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, honoring inventions in science, medicine and technology that first make people laugh and then make them think, will be held this Thursday, Sept. 18 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Researchers' new app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and...

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