IDG Contributor Network: ARM, OpenPower, X886 were just joined by TX2:  Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

IDG Contributor Network: ARM, OpenPower, X886 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Right now, there are three primary processing platforms in the smartphone, tablet, PC, and server space.  ARM is mostly smartphones, tablets and moving to Always Connected PCs (ACPC). X86 is tablets, PCs, and servers. OpenPower is servers.  But I was at an NVIDIA launch event recently, and one vendor, Gameface, … Read more

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Yesterday, Microsoft’s “B Week” Patch Tuesday, we saw a fairly small set of patches — “small” being a relative designation. There are 194 December updates in the Microsoft Catalog, with 39 separately identified security holes (CVEs), and with every supported version of Windows, Office and .Net getting a dose. We … Read more

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero … Read more