Daily Tech Briefing: April 7, 2014

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-04-07 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

T-Mobile Says It Will Keep Supporting BlackBerry Users Despite Rift; Windows XP Deadline's Potential Aftermath Concerns IT Experts; Windows XP Deadline's Potential Aftermath Concerns IT Experts; and more.

 
Apple Ends Production of Its 27-Inch Thunderbolt Displays

DAILY VIDEO: Apple to drop Thunderbolt monitor: is 4K or 5K replacement coming; Obama talks...

Persistent Rumors Say iPhone 7 to Ship Without Headphone Jack

DAILY VIDEO: iPhone 7: persistent rumor says headphone jack will be gone; users of Citrix's GoToMyPC...

Intel Fighting EU's $1.4B Fine Levied 7 Years Ago

DAILY VIDEO: Intel is back in court to fight the EU's 2009 $1.4 billion fine; the FAA sets the first...

Intel Makes HPC Push With Xeon Phi 'Knights Landing' Chips

DAILY VIDEO: Intel is shipping Xeon Phi 'Knights Landing' processors;  Apple won't offer...

Dell Selling Software Unit Ahead of Its $67B EMC Deal

DAILY VIDEO: Dell is selling its software unit to Francisco Partners and Elliott; China muscles out...

Apple Ordered to Stop Selling iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing

The officials say that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are too similar to patented Chinese...

'Guccifer' Claims to Have Hacked DNC Network
Data Breaches Get Costlier, but There Are Ways to Reduce Those Costs

DAILY VIDEO: Data breach costs continue to rise, but there are solutions; IBM enhances support for...

Apple WatchOS 3 Delivers Improved Performance, New Health App

DAILY VIDEO: Apple's WatchOS 3 getting performance boost, new health features; Apple opens Siri,...

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26B in Cash

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft agrees to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion; Symantec is set to acquire Blue...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

Days after BlackBerry announced it would terminate its relationship with T-Mobile, the carrier is reaching out to current BlackBerry users. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that the company would continue to provide full support and regular updates to BlackBerry customers on the network. He also announced a $100 credit toward any new device—including BlackBerry's new Q10 or Z10—through the end of the year.

Tomorrow is D-Day for Windows XP users—when Microsoft will officially end support for the 12-year-old operating system, meaning it will stop issuing updates to protect against online attacks and other issues. While Microsoft has warned users for more than a year, some analysts have said that a quarter of enterprise systems may still be running the OS.

Google is updating its calendar API to give more event management capabilities to its business customers. The tech giant says the improvements to its calendar API incorporate new event IDs, which make it easier to differentiate various activities and manage schedules.

Finally, Apple patched its Safari browser this past week after an initial release on April 1. The update repaired 27 vulnerabilities in the WebKit rendering engine. The Google Chrome Security Team, which has a long history of identifying WebKit security flaws, reported 16 of those vulnerabilities.

 
 
 

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