John CoxSenior editor, NetworkWorld

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.

How Amazon (and you) might use its private Wi-Fi network

Amazon has reportedly been testing a Wi-Fi network that's based on new spectrum, from satellite network vendor Globalstar. The result: a much improved Wi-Fi experience.

Security researchers describe SMS malware markets

An investigation by mobile security vendor Lookout warns that malware is being transformed into a large-scale, sophisticated software business, complete with customer support.

Clever wireless products that could make a business owner's life easier

Even at CTIA, a trade show focused on core mobile networking hardware and software, you can find products that further the unwiring of work.

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Google tells Microsoft to shut down its YouTube app for Windows Phone

Google on Wednesday demanded that Microsoft yank its YouTube app for Windows Phone from the market and disable any downloaded copies of the app, according to Wired.com, which received a copy of Google's cease and desist letter.

Tablets will take over in three years, Gartner estimates

Three years from now, tablet computers will outsell traditional Windows PCs, and do so by a whopping 72 percent, according to the latest projections from Gartner. In between, PC shipments drop at ever faster rates.

FCC chairman pushes for more spectrum, research, innovation

The FCC remains focused on rapidly expanding spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and encouraging both research and products that will let it be used more efficiently, according to the commission's boss.

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Smartphones used by nurses to meet data demands

The widespread use of personal smartphones is due partly to the fact they don't require extensive integration with IT infrastructures.

Dell software aims to automate mobile device management

To handle the explosion of mobile devices in the enterprise, Dell this week unveiled plans for a server designed to automate a wide range of mobile management jobs for mid-range business customers.

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Beyond BlackBerry: Pentagon opens door to iPhones, Android devices

In another blow to RIM's fortunes, the U.S. Department of Defense may be willing to consider smartphones other than BlackBerries if they can meet the government's tough security rules.

Custom CPU core design in iPhone 5 marks an Apple first

More details of the iPhone 5 CPU emerged this week, confirming Apple's claimed performance gains. But more importantly, they are the first indications of the impact of Apple's custom chip design, rather than relying on standardized cores licensed from ARM.

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Smartphones explosion sheds light on enterprise mobility evolution

Most of the new phones support 4G/LTE cellular connectivity, providing a much bigger, always available, wireless data pipe at least for those subscribers who want it.

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iPhone 5: The final rumor rollup

Apple is expected to end the speculation next week, but until then the expectant chatter about the next iPhone continues. Here's the latest.

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Windows 8 Tablet Growth Hinges on Pricing: Report

Windows 8 tablets, which are expected to start shipping by the end of October, will grab less than 2% of the global tablet shipments by year-end.

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Mobile Shoppers Must Wait for NFC Payments

NFC-based mobile payments are still years from adoption, but shoppers can expect a plethora of contactless 'commerce services' first.

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Defcon Wi-Fi Hack Called No Threat to Enterprise WLANs

For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.