John CoxSenior editor, NetworkWorld

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.

How Amazon (and you) might use its private Wi-Fi network

Amazon has reportedly been testing a Wi-Fi network that's based on new spectrum, from satellite network vendor Globalstar. The result: a much improved Wi-Fi experience.

on techhive.com

Yawns may greet Microsoft Office move to iOS and Android

Microsoft Office will finally reach iOS and Android early next year. But how much of a difference will it make?

on pcworld.com

Beyond BlackBerry: Pentagon opens door to iPhones, Android devices

In another blow to RIM's fortunes, the U.S. Department of Defense may be willing to consider smartphones other than BlackBerries if they can meet the government's tough security rules.

Custom CPU core design in iPhone 5 marks an Apple first

More details of the iPhone 5 CPU emerged this week, confirming Apple's claimed performance gains. But more importantly, they are the first indications of the impact of Apple's custom chip design, rather than relying on standardized cores licensed from ARM.

Thieves crash car into Apple Store

Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to police in Temecula, Calif.

What you need to know about the iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-Fi

The iPhone 5 is Apple's first mobile device to support Wi-Fi connections on the 5GHz band. Here's what it means for you.

Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise Wi-Fi networks

Cisco plans to add code to its wireless LAN controllers to make Apple's Bonjour-based technologies like AirPlay and AirPrint better behaved on enterprise networks.

New software bares iOS, Android app performance problems

The cumbersomely named Aternity Mobile Frontline Performance Intelligence software lets IT groups deconstruct mobile apps running live on iOS and Android devices and uncover bottlenecks, glitches, and a whole lot of other pain points for enterprise mobile users.

New iPad complicates life for HTML 5 developers

Apple's new iPad, already a hit with consumers with its high-resolution display, is nonetheless underwhelming some HTML 5 developers.

Apple Configurator makes quick work of iOS deployments

Almost unnoticed in announcing the new iPad, Apple also released on March 7 a new Mac app designed to streamline setting up and configuring iOS devices: Apple Configurator.

Speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi set for fast, wide rollout

Mobile carriers embracing Wi-Fi is one of the sub-themes of Mobile World Congress. And the particular flavor of Wi-Fi that's generating buzz here is 802.11ac.

Intel lays out strategic mobile roadmap

Intel wants to own the mobile processor space, and on Tuesday laid out its vision for how it will get there.

IT takes wait-and-hope approach to Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion for Macs promises both benefits and costs for IT groups. Mac experts are looking forward to delving into the preview release.

Analysis: Apple forcing IT shops to adapt or die

Many IT departments are struggling with Apple's take-it-or-leave-it attitude, based on discussions last week at MacIT, which is Macworld|iWorld's companion conference for IT professionals.

MacIT conference puts enterprise shine on Apple platforms

In 2012, Macworld|iWorld will be joined by a separate, spin-off conference focused on Apple's unlikely success in the enterprise.