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.

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.

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.

Trellia to manage mobile access for iOS, BlackBerry, Android smartphones

Trellia will extend its policy-based mobile access management software to the top mobile platforms, starting with BlackBerry OS, and adding Android and Apple iOS operating systems.

Android software piracy rampant despite Google's efforts to curb

Pirating Android apps is a long-standing problem. But it seems to be getting worse, even as Google begins to respond much more aggressively.

HTC unveils two Desire smartphone models

Smartphone maker HTC today unveiled two new Android-based phones, along with an updated version of its own user interface, HTC Sense, and a new online service, called, to let users manage their phones from a computer.

Apple's iOS devices meet many enterprise security needs

Apple's iOS has reached the point where iPhones and iPads can be safely deployed for most enterprises, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

Antenna guru: 'Get a bumper and learn the Vulcan iPhone Pinch'

Network World talks to Spencer Webb, president of an antenna design and consulting firm, about the iPhone 4 and its reception issues.

FAQ: The iPhone 4 antenna flap

Some iPhone 4 users are reporting reception problems, and a range of technical opinions are surfacing to explain what's happening, and what it all means. Network World presents its findings.

AT&T iPad 3G breach teaches smartphone security lessons

AT&T's failure to protect some iPad 3G user e-mail addresses highlights a range of security issues that enterprise IT groups should take note of, according to Dan Cornell, CTO and co-founder of security firm Denim Group.