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Apple Music to offer 50 percent discount to students

If you're headed to university in the fall, you may be able to get Apple Music for $5 a month.

Why ransomware works so well

At Interop 2016, Network World chats with John Pironti, president of IP Architects, about why ransomware is on the rise, and why many consumers and businesses are paying the ransom.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Flip It Nite helps you take selfies, but without the dreaded stick

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases features the Flip It Nite, which packs a retractable arm that acts as a selfie stick.

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Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

The mobile enterprise got another boost on Thursday with the announcement of a brand-new partnership between Apple and SAP.

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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics (beyond the fingerprint) will ever catch on as an authentication method.

Methods hackers use to attack DNS

At 2016 Interop, Cloudmark Engineering Director Angela Knox talks with Network World about several different ways that hackers go after DNS as part of other malicious attacks. Knox explains the methods for DNS ID hacking, spoofing, cache poisoning, exfiltration/tunneling, and DNS amplification.

Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but slower for some particular applications and use cases.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

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App Store search is failing more than usual with wonky search results

Users on Twitter and Reddit were the first to spot that App Store search was broken Thursday morning. Apple is working on a fix for the issue, which is affecting all users.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

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Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version that put developers at risk

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

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The Week in Mac Apps: 3 new Mac-based text editors

This week's roundup of new apps brings you three new text editors—SwiftText, Small, and CryptoEdit.

Twitter for Mac update introduces Moments, GIF search, and polls

Twitter's curated feed of trending topics comes to the Mac app.

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple Music may get retuned in June

Apple realizes its streaming music service would be much more successful if it were easier to use.

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BlackBerry's BBM for Android and iOS adds video chat

BBM on Android and iOS now has video chat.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: The everywhere doorbell

Our latest roundup includes a new home doorbell that you can answer from your iPhone.

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India has shot down Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones

India reportedly has rejected Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, a blow to the company’s hopes for growth there.

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Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.