Bob Brown

Secure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor-as-a-service

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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Expect iPhone 7, not iPhone 7 Pro this time around

Expect iPhone 7, not iPhone 7 Pro this time around

Apple watchers at Japan's Mac Otokara website affirm based on "reliable sources," that Apple indeed will call its upcoming smartphones the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, passing on a possible iPhone 7 Pro.

iPhone 8: The concept design video Apple doesn't want you to watch

iPhone 8: The concept design video Apple doesn't want you to watch

With Apple expected to announce the iPhone 7 as soon as Sept. 7, the last thing the company needs is people pining for more than the company is going to deliver. But when an iPhone 8 design concept goes online, what's a fanboy or...

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Holes in this story; leaky week; 3 or 2 models?

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Holes in this story; leaky week; 3 or 2 models?

With Apple expected to announce the iPhone 7 on Sept. 7, time is running short to squeeze in fresh rumors about the next magical smartphone, which is expected to boast a more powerful processor, more storage, better camera technology...

Taking stock of Apple's 2016 acquisitions

Taking stock of Apple's 2016 acquisitions

Apple’s acquisition this past week of Turi, a Seattle machine learning company that has its roots in the open source GraphLab project, brings to six the number of deals Apple has made this year that have gone public.

Bugs & Bugs: DARPA, bug bounties & thousands of bees

Bugs & Bugs: DARPA, bug bounties & thousands of bees

Facebook Live stream captures latest news on computer bugs & real insects

iPhone 7 to be announced Sept. 7? How fitting

iPhone 7 to be announced Sept. 7? How fitting

A passing reference by Bloomberg that Apple might introduce its new iPhones on Sept. 7 has spurred a flurry of follow-up coverage all but confirming the presumed iPhone 7 event.

When dolphins attack... iPads

When dolphins attack... iPads

A dolphin snags a woman's iPad at SeaWorld Orlando in the latest episode of an animal showing its fascination with Apple products

NSF investing $12M in quantum systems to secure networks

NSF investing $12M in quantum systems to secure networks

While some are focused on coming quantum computers that threaten IT security, the National Science Foundation is putting $12 million into developing quantum technologies designed to protect data traversing fiber-optic networks.

Google education guru: Classroom laptop bans make no sense

Google education guru: Classroom laptop bans make no sense

Google Chief Education Evangelist calls on higher ed to rethink how it helps students learn in a fast-changing technological and economic world

A different kind of technology recycling

A different kind of technology recycling

Wellesley College's CIO touts the school's creative re-use of technologies from drones to integration tools.

Cowboys running back aaalmost adds to our iPhone injury list

Cowboys running back aaalmost adds to our iPhone injury list

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden nearly worked his way into our next big list of real life ways people have been hurt using their phones.

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