John Cox

Senior editor

I cover wireless networking and mobile computing, especially for the enterprise; topics include (and these are specific to wireless/mobile): security, network management, mobile device management, smartphones and tablets, mobile operating systems (iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10), BYOD (bring your own device), Wi-Fi and wireless LANs (WLANs), mobile carrier services for enterprise/business customers, mobile applications including software development and HTML 5, mobile browsers, etc; primary beat companies are Apple, Microsoft for Windows Phone and tablet/mobile Windows 8, and RIM. Preferred contact mode: email.


iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 8

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 8

September 9 is fine, plausible guessing games, Liquidmetal.

What will Apple unveil on Sept. 9?

Post at re/code asserts, but cites no sources.

Sapphire displays for iPhone 6 may be hard to come by: report

Whether Apple’s 2014 iPhone 6 models will sport super-tough sapphire display covers is still in doubt, according to a new report from market researcher specializing in the materials industry.Apple could limit sapphire, postpone it, or

iPhone 6 will not be delayed by Chinese wheel hub factory explosion

Despite alarmist speculation, an explosion at a Chines factory that builds wheel hubs will not delay the iPhone 6. Why is that a surprise?

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 1

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 1

The hunt for iOctober, Glowing Logo, real virtual health, sapphire woe.

BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

The secure mobile vendor wants to be more secure.BlackBerry plans to buy a German vendor specializing in voice encryption, apparently to extend the technology to its government and high-security enterprise customers.

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 25

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 25

iWallet, separate dates, sapphire hopes, September uncertainty.

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

Privately-owned mobile devices, backed by a corporate BYOD policy, are still fairly rare in business, according to a LinkedIn survey. And some companies may not be as prepared as they think for mobile security challenges.

Top 5 take-aways from Tim Cook on Apple’s Q3 earnings call

Apple’s Tim Cook says iPhone thriving, iPad innovation on tap, Apple is an enterprise company

Apple “inadvertently admitted” to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 18

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 18

Apple iPhone 6 scuttlebutt includes: Delay by bottleneck(s), or not, happy haptics, battery woes.

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