Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Apple was right, people love expensive iPhones

Apple’s Q4 18 results are out, and the iPhone, services, and “other products” categories all show double-digit percentage growth compared to the year-ago quarter. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhone or iPad Let’s start with the iPhone. Unit sales of 46.8 million fall pretty in line with analyst expectations, but… Read more →

Is Red Hat IBM’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass?

Countdown to Doom The 17 worst tech mergers and acquisitions A corporate merger, like a marriage, can yield a whole stronger than its parts — or it can end in utter disaster. Read More I tell a lot of people that, although I have been out of the company almost seven years, had a five-year stint at Microsoft, and have… Read more →

Apple beats Q4 expectations, posts record Services revenue

Apple published its fourth quarter financial results on Thursday, beating market expectations and posting its best September quarter ever. Services revenue reached an all-time high of $10 billion, while the iPhone and Wearables set September revenue records. However, iPhone sales were flat year-over-year, and Apple’s Q1 outlook is cautious. The Cupertino, Calif. company posted Q4 earnings per diluted share of… Read more →

Arista Networks crushes Q3 earnings targets

Arista Networks handily topped third quarter financial targets on Thursday. The networking player reported earnings of $168.5 million, or $2.08 a share, on revenue of $563.3 million, up 8 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were $2.11 a share. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of $1.84 a share on revenue of $548.71 million. In terms of guidance,… Read more →

US online holiday sales to hit $124 billion: Adobe

Just as fast as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal previews start dropping, so to do the predictions for online shopping rates. New research from Adobe suggests online sales will hit a record-breaking $124.1 billion during the 2018 holiday season, an increase of nearly 15 percent above last year’s totals. Stores with both an online and physical footprint will… Read more →

Amazon adds new productivity features to Alexa

Amazon is introducing new productivity tools for Alexa, including a new way for third party developers to manage reminders for customers. The new Reminders API is open to developers in all locales supported by Alexa, expanding the kinds of notifications Alexa users can get from the voice-activated assistant. With the API, customers can set reminders for information they’ll want later,… Read more →

Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives

Removal storage and USB thumb drives are a serious security incident waiting to happen, new research suggests. When we consider threats to our industrial systems, specifically crafted malware, such as the Industroyer strain which cut off the power to the city of Kiev in Ukraine for an hour, often comes to mind. Industrial players have a problem. Many of the… Read more →

Microsoft to add new PowerPoint, Word features to Office 365 in November

Microsoft is adding several new features to Office 365 in November. PowerPoint and Word, in particular, will be getting some new content creation capabilities. Credit: Microsoft Mainstream Office 365 users will get the ability to embed 3D animations in Word and PowerPoint starting next month. Also starting next month, PowerPoint users will get the ability to convert their digital pen… Read more →

CIA Vault7 leaker to be charged for leaking more classified data while in prison

CIA / US government US prosecutors are preparing new charges against a former CIA coder who was indicted earlier this year in June for leaking classified CIA material to WikiLeaks, in what later become known as the Vault7 leaks. According to new court documents filed late Wednesday, October 31, US prosecutors plan to file three new charges against Joshua Schulte… Read more →

Bleedingbit zero-day chip flaws may expose majority of enterprises to remote code execution attacks

Bleedingbit is a set of two new zero-day vulnerabilities which have the potential to expose enterprise firms to remote code execution attacks worldwide. On Thursday, researchers from enterprise security firm Armis revealed the bugs, which together impact Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) chips used in millions of Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba wireless access points (APs). Developed by Texas Instruments (TI), the vulnerable… Read more →

HPE brings high performance computing to astronauts in space

Image: NASA HPE is bringing high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The Spaceborne Computer, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) supercomputer that HPE and NASA launched into space last year, will help astronauts analyze data directly in space, rather than having to send it back to Earth. For the last year, HPE and NASA have… Read more →