It’s easy to overhype 5G, but it’s not an exaggeration to suggest the arrival of the next generation network represents the most significant development in the history of mobile communications.The transitions from 2G to 3G, and 3G to 4G, both delivered significant performance enhancements and new capabilities that have allowed mobile technology to become an integral part of everyday life.5G is no exception, offering gigabit speeds and greater capacity that will allow for a faster and more reliable connection. But it is the ultra-low latency that will be truly transformational. As part of the shift to 5G, mobile operators are rebuilding their networks so the time it takes for data to be sent across the network is significantly reduced.What this all means is that 5G will enable entirely new applications in the areas like virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence (AI), while also allowing users to stream higher quality video and engage in real-time multiplayer … [Read more...] about 5G security: does more data mean increased risk?
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AT&T, for whatever reason, often feels like it’s now the forgotten carrier. We rarely talk about the moves that AT&T is making, while Verizon and T-Mobile are constantly getting coverage for this change or that network move. Well, that’s not totally fair – we do talk about AT&T, just not exactly in the most flattering ways. But look, they may have the best coverage where you live or maybe you really like the media options they now offer, thanks to a couple of big acquisitions. So let’s talk about what AT&T’s best unlimited data plan is today. RELATED: What is Verizon’s best data plan? AT&T Unlimited for the media Yes, I said “unlimited” there, because like our Verizon and T-Mobile write-ups similar to this, we’re going to focus on unlimited. AT&T does offer Mobile Share Plus plans with shared data buckets, I’m just not sure there is much value there unless you and your family don’t use … [Read more...] about What is AT&T’s Best Data Plan?
The Internet of Things is becoming more difficult to define and utilize for an effective business strategy. While an increasing number devices send data to the cloud or some local server, so much data is being generated and moved around that new strategies are being developed to rethink what needs to be processed where. Back in 2013, when the IoT concept really began taking off, connectivity to the Internet was considered the ultimate goal because the biggest compute resources were still in the data center. Today, compute resources are becoming more distributed and processing is becoming more nuanced. In fact, almost all of the early major proponents of the IoT, such as Cisco, Arm, Samsung and Philips, have shifted their IoT focus to data management, processing, and security. The big issues now are how to connect different devices to each other, and what to do with all the data generated by tens of billions of sensors and devices. That includes what data should be processed where, how … [Read more...] about IoT Merging Into Data-Driven Design
If you’re using your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement then it is reasonable to imagine you travel with the device. If you do, then you simply must ensure you put every form of protection you can in place to protect the valuable data on your Apple tablet.Protection at the edgeI can’t stress enough how important it is to secure your devices – try searching Twitter for iPad security and see how many people accidentally leave their devices on trains and planes, not to mention the risk of theft.You absolutely do not want to make it easy for others to access your personal information of confidential data simply because your iPad is left insecure.[Also read: The iOS Security Guide](If you are using a work-issued device then you may want to discuss additional security protections you want to make with your support staff first, in order to stay within enterprise security policies.)Read the complete series Part One: iPad Equipment Part Two: Keyboard, Typing, … [Read more...] about How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (Part 7)
Sprint has joined the rest of the wireless carriers, in offering a OBD-II dongle that has WiFi Hotspot built-in, as well as roadside assistance and vehicle tracking. It's a great way to make your car "smarter", without spending a fortune. This dongle is aptly named Sprint Drive, and it will cost you $120. Or you can pick it up for just $5 per month on a two year contract. Now this only comes with a 1GB of data option, so that the WiFi Hotspot is really only going to be used in emergencies - though, if you are a Sprint customer, there's not much reason to use the WiFi Hotspot, since Sprint offers unlimited data to all customers already. The list of features for the Sprint Drive is pretty long. It can of course track your vehicle in real-time. This is going to allow you to see where you parked (seeing as we've all come out from somewhere and forgotten where we parked). It will also give you trip history, so you can see where you've driven too, and how much gas you used (it will also … [Read more...] about Sprint Drive Launches For $120, Offers WiFi Hotspot, Roadside Assistance & More