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.

iOS, Android devices corralled by new device manager

Android and iOS mobile devices now can be corralled by a Smith Micro device management application unveiled this week at the Interop show in Las Vegas.

Researcher: Apple iPhone location tracking has been no secret

A computer forensics expert says iOS data locations logs are neither new nor nefarious.

Will iPad get Mac's Spaces virtual desktop?

The iPad might gain the Mac's system for managing different virtual desktops, borrowing parts of Mac OS X and adapting them for a touch interface, according to an Apple patent filing.

Brainshark tweaks video-presentation apps for iOS, Android

Brainshark has unveiled features for its video presentation service to create a more interactive experience for smartphone users.

AT&T's T-Mobile buyout raises regulatory, customer service questions

AT&T&'s surprise buyout of T-Mobile USA for $39 billion has industry watchers scrambling to figure out what the deal means for subscribers, the U.S. cellular industry.

iPad 2 both excites and frustrates business customers

The new iPad 2 is likely to be even more popular with enterprise users than the original. But Apple's focus is on consumers. And that leaves IT groups still struggling with how to manage and secure a wildly popular mobile device.

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Speculation rife that Nokia will adopt Windows Phone 7

An analyst's open letter to Nokia's CEO, a former Microsoft executive, has triggered intense speculation that the Finnish phone maker will adopt Windows Phone 7 as the firmware for at least some of its struggling smartphone line.

Google promises big changes to spur Android app sales

Unhappy with Android Market sales, Google is introducing a range of new features to spur app purchases.

Google previews tablet-optimized Android 3.0

Google has released a preview of the software development kit for Android 3.0, which has been designed specifically for mobile devices with larger screens.