Jon Gold

Staff Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.

Here’s what the floor at Google I/O 2015 looks like

Google hypes Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos at I/O 2015

Google hypes Android M, Android Pay, Google Photos at I/O 2015

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference today in San Francisco, showing off a new version of Android, a VR camera rig, numerous developer resources, and a lot more besides in an opening keynote that took up the better...

Here’s how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Researchers in Denmark say that it’s child’s play to track your Android phone via Wi-Fi even if the Wi-Fi is nominally turned off – and even if you didn’t allow an app to track your location.

Watch Google I/O livestream here

Watch Google I/O livestream here

Annual Google development event expected to feature new mobile Android version and more.

The 8 things we’re looking for at Google I/O 2015

The 8 things we’re looking for at Google I/O 2015

A look ahead to next week’s Big Google Thing in San Francisco.

Verizon (probably) dominates U.S. wireless service providers

Verizon (probably) dominates U.S. wireless service providers

Verizon’s up, Sprint’s down, and why it’s getting increasingly difficult to compare them.

What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

Cool ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

Cool ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

From the geeky to the very geeky, here are some suggestions for feeling the Force this Star Wars Day.

Potential rival to Google’s Project Ara booted from IndieGoGo

A crowdfunding campaign for a sleek modular smartphone concept has been unceremoniously dumped by IndieGoGo, which shuttered the project’s page on Friday morning.

Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Almost all current or perspective users of smartwatches and other wearable technologies want to use them for work, according to a Harris Poll survey commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

If the password isn’t dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there aren’t many alternatives available.

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