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  • An update will enable personalized dashboards and deliver insights from popular third-party SaaS applications.

  • A large body of evidence, some technical and some circumstantial, connects the North Korean government to the embarrassing cyber-attack on Sony, the FBI states.

  • The FCC penalty against T-Mobile is second in size only to a $105 million fine imposed against AT&T in October for the same infraction.

  • The networking vendor is seeking an injunction from the ITC to keep Arista from selling networking products that are named in patent lawsuits.

  • With the release of the iPhone 6, Apple has taken its smartphone camera technology to the next level, allowing almost anyone to take awe-inspiring pictures with the simple press of a button. Now, in addition to its large 1.5-micron pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture, the 8-megapixel iSight camera is packed with new technologies, and the company added new video features like the option to capture 1080p HD at 60 fps, 240-fps slo-mo and time-lapse video. A lot of the fun that comes with taking photos these days, however, is the ability to customize and share your experiences with friends and family. As good as the camera is, there are a host of apps available through the iTunes store that let you take your photography skills to an even higher level. In addition to popular social media apps like Instagram, we've chosen a selection of tools that will help your pictures really stand out—or add a creative flair that's unique to you or the people and places you photograph. As a bonus, all of these apps, if not free, are less than $5, ensuring you can improve your shots without breaking the bank.

  • Aside from all the stress, travel, cooking, gift-buying and general insanity the holiday season brings, there's another, more important aspect that can often be washed away in the run-up to the end of the year—spending time with friends and family and recording those memories together. Of course, digital cameras make it easier than ever to take stunning, high-quality prints no matter where you are, while awesome new gadgets like GoPros and "selfie sticks" only add to the fun. Whether you're a hardcore photographer or just a casual shutterbug, today's selection of digital cameras offers a wide variety of features at several price points. Although high megapixel counts are often the most obvious indicator of a digital camera's capabilities, many models now on the market offer exciting extras such as WiFi connectivity and location-based services, not to mention the ability to share your photos instantly on social networking sites. Just as important as choosing the right camera is choosing the right accessories, so we've also included a selection of gadgets that can help your photos stand out even more. Happy holidays—and happy shooting!

  • Small web sites have to contend with a greater proportion of traffic from nonhuman bots. But large sites pose a bigger target for automated attacks, finds web security firm Incapsula’s latest bot study.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: New-gen IT is a tradeoff: speed and ease of use rates over clunkier, slower, more tedious -- but safer -- methods of sending data from Point A to B.

  • Businesses will need to grapple with the deluge of data generated by the Internet of things and pay closer attention to cyber-security in the year ahead, according to the software giant.

  • A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

  • BlackBerry—the mobile company once known as Research In Motion in an effort to appeal to business mobile phone users who were the core of its customer base—decided that it wouldn't try to chase the crowd with a big-screen smartphone with all the bells and whistles. Instead, its latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Classic, shows echoes of old-time design that combine a physical keyboard with a touch-screen. The handset is clearly designed for corporate users, especially those accustomed to working with BlackBerry's earlier models with physical keyboards. But it also includes a touch-screen for those who prefer to work with a virtual keyboard. BlackBerry's decision to stick close to its heritage with the BlackBerry Classic's design has risks to be sure. But it may be the best strategy for a company that is trying to take careful steps back to profitability and growth. So this eWEEK slide show will cover the Classic's features to help prospective buyers decide whether this smartphone has what it takes to bring them back to the BlackBerry fold.

  • Debates over trusting an expert as opposed to someone who claims to be an expert happen every day across all industries—from car repair to IT—and this certainly includes anything involving the cloud. While cloud computing enables significant benefits for users to access applications from any computer, it has also created a new group of "cloud posers." These posers are defined as inexperienced software developers who make bold (and often untrue) claims about the performance of the cloud-based applications they manage. Most of these posers work as independent consultants. On the surface, a poser may talk a good game and seem like a good choice to support an enterprise, but asking a few smart questions might just reveal his or her lack of expertise—and save you lots of grief. To help you evaluate potential service providers, eWEEK, with input from Adam Stewart, vice president of engineering at IT management provider Autotask, provides important questions to ask before you start on the project.

  • The FCC fine against Sprint would equal the $105 million fine imposed against AT&T in October for the same infraction, which added unauthorized charges to phone bills.

  • Overall cloud-related revenue was up 47 percent year over year, a metric that is very important to the long-term health of the company.

  • Yammer is finally available on all Office 365 business plans. Microsoft adds Yammer to Office 365 plans used by organizations with fleets of shared PCs.

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