John CoxNetworkWorld

John CoxSenior editorNetwork World, Inc.Responsibilities: 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’s Windows Phone and tablet/mobile Windows 8, and RIM.How to contact: email is preferred; for PR people, please avoid jargon, marketing terms, acronyms and generalities – the more specific, simple, and clear, the better.jcox@nww.comOffice at home (Massachusetts): 978-834-0554NW headquarters: 492 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA 01701Follow on Google+TwitterQuora

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.

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.

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Petition to 'Fix' Apple's Bonjour Technology Now Online

The petition asking for changes to Apple's Bonjour and Airplay technologies is now online and accepting digital signatures until Aug. 10.

RIM Ships LTE PlayBook Tablet Next Week

A 32GB model of the 7-inch tablet with LTE cellular connectivity will be rolled out in most markets over the next few months.

Mobile Applications Reliability Subject of MIT Research

A new networking protocol is specifically designed for mobile clients and the intermittent, low-bandwidth connections that typify today's wireless networks.

A Look at Why the iPhone Matters

A mobile industry analyst says the iPhone has had such a rapid effect on the market that theories that usually take decades of research to validate are shown in near real time.

Cisco's Wireless Unit Shifts Emphasis to 'Mobility'

The change, not only for Cisco but its rivals, reflects the fact that mobile workers are no longer focused simply on replacing an Ethernet cable with a Wi-Fi signal and being able to carry their corporate laptop to the conference room.

Claims of Larger iPhone 5 Persist

The unsupported conviction or hope that Apple will refresh the iPhone with a 4-inch screen has burned brightly for more than a year.

RIM's Future Hangs on Developer Support for "New BlackBerry"

Research in Motion will focus on simplifying development for its soon-to-be-unveiled BlackBerry 10 OS at next week's developer conference.

New Software Exposes iOS, Android App Performance Problems

Inputs and outputs from iOS and Android apps are monitored and analyzed in real time by Aternity tools.

Is RIM Blocking Side-loading of Apps on the PlayBook or Not?

A casual tweet sparks controversy and confusion over whether BlackBerry PlayBook users will be able to side-load apps apart from RIM's online store.

Speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi Set for Fast, Wide Rollout

Mobile carriers embracing Wi-Fi is one of the sub-themes of Mobile World Congress. And the particular flavor of Wi-Fi that's generating buzz here is 802.11ac.

Network Operators Get Serious About Wi-Fi

New technologies and standards tame 802.11 links.

Air Force Abruptly Scraps iPad Plan for Special Ops

The U.S. Air Force has abruptly cancelled a plan to buy nearly 3,000 iPad 2 tablets, just days after a news site raised questions about including a Russian-developed app for encrypting and reading documents.

IT Takes Wait-and-hope Approach to Apple Mac Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion for Macs promises both benefits and costs for IT groups. Mac experts are looking forward to delving in.