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Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.

Launch event drives IPv6 traffic to all-time high

The much-hyped World IPv6 Launch Day event on Wednesday resulted in a rise in IPv6 traffic -- including Web and email -- to a new peak.

IPv6 to go live on June 6

IPv6 will go fully live on June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2500 websites -- including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo -- will turn on a permanent upgrade to the Internet's main communication protocol.

Apple's IPv6 misstep is a sign of the times

Apple's controversial decision not to support IPv6 on Version 6.0 of AirPort Utility is the latest example of a broader problem plaguing the next-gen Internet protocol.

Apple under fire for backing off IPv6 support

Apple came under fire for back-pedaling on its support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, at a gathering of experts held in Denver this week.

Leading ISPs, websites commit to June 6 start for IPv6

Several of the world's largest ISPs and websites have committed to permanently enabling IPv6 on their products.

New era for Web site names begins Thursday

A new era of Web site naming begins Thursday, when Internet policymakers start accepting applications for hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of new domain name extensions.

iOS development is a DIY skill that's in big demand

iPhone developers are in demand across the United States and Canada, causing salaries to skyrocket for those with experience creating complex, mobile apps for iOS.

ICANN finally approves expansion plan for top-level domains

After four years of debate, Internet policymakers on Monday approved a controversial plan to introduce hundreds of new domain name extensions to the Internet infrastructure.

No news is good news on World IPv6 Day

World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour trial of next-generation Internet services, is going as smoothly as participating Websites had hoped.

Can't reach your favorite site? IPv6 may be to blame

A small number of Internet users will experience delays or time-outs as they attempt to visit Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other popular Websites due to a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6.

iPhone apps that could save your life

Move over games and make room for medicine. A growing number of developers are tapping into a treasure trove of U.S. government healthcare data and coming up with innovative iPhone apps that help consumers make better medical decisions.

Comcast launches first public U.S. trial of advanced DNS security

Comcast unveiled on Tuesday an aggressive plan to deploy new DNS security mechanisms that are designed to protect Web site operators and consumers from a specific type of hacking attack that involves hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites.

YouTube support of IPv6 seen in dramatic traffic spike

Google has quietly turned on IPv6 support for its YouTube video streaming Web site, sending a spike of IPv6 traffic across the Internet over the weekend.