Stories by John Cox

In Pictures: Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, the first major update to its mobile OS since autumn 2012. There’s a Siri-like personal assistant, centralized notifications, an array of new customization options, and a redesigned keyboard for fast text entry.

7 free iPad business apps to get you started

If you're new to the Apple iPad, there are a wealth of iOS apps designed for the tablet. Here are seven free business apps to experiment with, and to get you productive out of the gate:

Apple reveals unprecedented details in iOS security

An updated Apple whitepaper on iOS security delves into an unprecedented amount of detail about the security architecture and features of the company's mobile OS for devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Security professionals and IT consultants are praising both the company's transparency and its approach to protecting iOS devices, Internet security and users' data.

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