John CoxSenior Editor, Network World

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.