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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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5G in 2020: What to expect | TECH(talk)

2020 is supposed to be the year of 5G. We can expect to see more infrastructure roll out, faster speeds and 5G-enabled phones will flood the market. PCWorld's Michael Simon joins Juliet to discuss who will get 5G when and how the...

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Your Apple iOS questions answered | TECH(talk)

Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about Apple iOS.

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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Technology that scares us | TECH(talk)

Drones, self-driving vehicles and intrusive tech devices have our otherwise fearless hosts on edge. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp, plus Macworld’s Michael Simon discuss why that tech scares them and...

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Will 5G increase mobile security?

We love our smartphones, but there's a dark side. Their prevalence and users’ tendencies to connect over public Wi-Fi make mobile devices a common target of bad guys. Analyst Jack Gold looks at how to mitigate the risk.

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Smartphone innovation: How iOS and Android 'borrow' from each other | TECH(talk)

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis, Android expert JR Raphael, and Apple expert Michael Simon are talking about Smartphone innovation – How iOS and Android “borrow” from each other.

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Android 10's gestures: How they work, what Google changed | TECH(talk)

Android 10 delivers new gestures for quick navigating around your phone. But not all gestures are created equally, and some can be downright confusing at first.

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What's next for 5G in the U.S.? | TECH(talk)

5G has been getting more and more buzz over the past few months, but very few people have actually experienced its promised high speeds. Customers in the U.S. are still months--if not years--away from widespread 5G coverage. PCWorld's...

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5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

Universal adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA) is hindered by technical limitations and user resistance, but its use is growing. Here's why.

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U.S. government voices concerns about China's involvement in 5G

As the global push toward 5G continues to pick up speed, government officials in the U.S. continue to have concerns about China's growing dominance in the 5G market. One U.S. senator, Sen. Mark Warner, has concerns about Chinese...

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Does the future of Apple Pay include cryptocurrency? | TECH(feed)

As cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream and generates more buzz, it’s no surprise that the world’s most powerful tech companies are expressing interest in digital currency. Smartphones companies are set to offer cryptocurrency...

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Huawei Mate 30 will launch without Google support | TECH(feed)

Huawei’s soon-to-be released Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will not have access to Google’s Android operating system as we all know it. Google is prohibited from doing business with Huawei under the current ban, which means it can't offer...

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Hottest iPhone 11 rumors | TECH(talk)

With the new iPhone unveiling just weeks away, the rumor mill is in overdrive. What can you expect? We get the latest news and leaks from Macworld's Michael Simon, Computerworld's Ken Mingis and TECH(feed) host Juliet Beauchamp.

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iPhone 11: Why you might have to upgrade | TECH(feed)

Rumors have begun swirling about what may be unveiled at Apple’s September event. We’ll probably see some updates on those services Apple rolled out earlier this year, as well as an update to the Apple Watch. And of course, Apple will...

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Can you be mobile AND secure?

Despite the security challenges mobile devices create, there is no going back. Users demand corporate access from their smartphones and companies benefit from this access with increased efficiency, better use of time and improved user...

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Huawei ban delayed… again | TECH(feed)

In May, the Commerce Department issued a reprieve on the Huawei ban that was set to expire this week. Just as President Trump expressed interest in cutting all ties with the Chinese company, the Commerce Department issued yet another...

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AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

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