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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Phone makers and the wireless service providers will support long-awaited antitheft software for smartphones as smartphone thefts reach record levels.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Privacy, bandwidth and money have all been lost due to the Heartbleed bug. The full implications are, as yet, unknown.

  • Google Cloud Platform now has Google BigQuery and Datastore connectors for use with Hadoop. Also added is a new version of Google App Engine.

  • Sales of the company's newest Xbox outpace its successful predecessor, but the console still trails behind Sony's PlayStation 4.

  • The alliance gives both companies more leverage against Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's largest chip foundry.

  • VIDEO: Mike Fey, CTO of Intel Security, discusses how McAfee is now stronger, thanks to Intel.

  • BYOD, the familiar acronym for bring your own device, means that not only do your devices come with you to work, but your applications come along for the ride. Some people, including eWEEK itself, are now seeing this as BYOC (bring your own cloud), and it's a trend that makes enterprise security and IT managers awfully nervous. There's no question that use of consumer apps in the workplace is impacting live business data every day. On the other side, the full potential for collaboration and productivity has not yet been fully realized across the enterprise because most legacy apps still operate in IT or departmental silos. Progressive thinkers are working toward a time when all personal and business-driven tools will seamlessly integrate into everyone's daily communications workflow. We may not be as far away from that as some people think. The following eWEEK slide show makes use of industry best practices for integrating consumer apps into the workplace from David Berman, president of San Mateo, Calif.-based RingCentral, a cloud telephony platform for enterprises.

  • The appliances are based on A10's ACOS software, an application networking software architecture optimized for 64-bit multicore processor systems.

  • With the desktop PC market struggling to keep pace with the rising tide of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, computer makers are looking to attract consumers with multi-touch capabilities, impressive multimedia entertainment applications and ultrathin designs. The notebook market has also taken a hit due to the popularity of slim, portable tablet devices, but Lenovo's unveiling of a wide range of convertible notebooks, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop model, and notebooks aimed at consumers and small businesses suggest there is still money to be made. The most noteworthy release was the addition to its Flex family of dual-mode notebooks; the Flex 2 notebooks are available in 14- and 15.6-inch models. Not only do the notebooks give users 300-degree flexibility with two modes, Laptop and Stand, they improve upon the original models with an enhanced visual experience offering full HD screen and discrete graphics models. Other releases from Lenovo include the A Series A540 AIO desktop, the B50 notebook for small businesses, the G50 notebooks for general computing and the Z40 and Z50 entertainment-focused notebooks. Take a look at Lenovo's new desktops and notebooks.

  • Almost 20 percent of respondents raised the issue of poor communication among key stakeholders across development, security and operations groups.

  • Heartbleed Detector, a Chrome browser plug-in and an Android mobile app, are accessible in the Chrome Web Store and Google Play app store.

  • The connected car market is still in its early days, but there are hints of what's ahead at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, running April 18-27. On display are the expected free-standing engine blocks, swatches of leather, paint jobs buffed to blinding and a fleet of tall, thin women in little black dresses. But there are also large touch screens, dedicated buttons for accessing the Internet and talk of wireless connectivity. Signage for the new Dodge Durango lists "technologically advanced" ahead of "fuel-efficient" and "powerful," while the new Chrysler 200 advertises "downloadable apps" directly after news that no other vehicle in its class offers more safety features. AT&T was at the show's media day April 16, talking about its new deal to wirelessly enable Volvo's model year 2015 vehicles, which will arrive this summer. "We're a company that talks about mobilizing people's lives and making them simpler," Glenn Lurie, AT&T president of emerging devices, told eWEEK. "The automobile is going to change so much over the next three or five years, and what's changing it is that we've brought broadband to the car." Expect to see more automakers opening their software development kits (SDKs) to developers, a new breed of voice-activated and car- and safety-centric apps, and connections being made both between cars and from cars to infrastructure. "These things will change people's lives," said Lurie.

  • Eyeing the Internet of things, the software giant touts the high-performance innovations that the newest version of SQL Server has to offer enterprises.

  • A new Long Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named "Trusty Tahr," arrives just as Microsoft ends support on Windows XP. A Canonical vice president believes it's a great alternative to replace XP.

  • Security firm Pindrop finds a phone fraud ring that may have targeted more than 450,000 people, mostly immigrants and foreign nationals, in attempts to extort phony tax payments.

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