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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Security in 2013: The rise of mobile malware and fall of hacktivism

McAfee makes some predictions about what to expect and trends to watch for security in 2013.

Is there a greater risk of cyber attack over the holidays?

There is more attention on cyber fraud and phishing scams during the holidays, but the perceived risk varies depending on who you ask.

Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception

The tepid launch of Windows 8 and the reluctance of many to embrace the new OS could lead SMBs to switch to Mac OS X.

Prevent these issues when choosing a 7-inch tablet

A survey from FixYa details the most common complaints with the leading 7-inch slates.

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You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox

A look at Cain & Abel--a free password cracking and security tool that can come in handy for IT admins.

RIM launches invitation-only BlackBerry 10 evaluation program

RIM is launching a BlackBerry 10 beta program—putting it one step closer to finally rolling out the highly anticipated mobile platform.

Office wars: Microsoft, Google, and Apple jockey for position

Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to balance conflicting interests when it comes to office productivity suites on mobile platforms.

Is Internet Explorer leaking sensitive information?

Security researchers at Spider.io have uncovered some potentially concerning behavior in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.

Prevent malware attacks on social networks: 3 tips

The FBI has shut down the Butterfly botnet, but others will follow. Heed this advice so you don't become a victim.

Final Patch Tuesday of 2012 includes five 'critical' updates

Microsoft is finishing the year with seven new security bulletins--and five are rated 'critical'.

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What paperless office? Fax machines refuse to die

A new survey finds that we're making progress, but still have a long way to go to achieve a paperless office.

With Younity, access your PC's data from your iPhone or iPad

Watch out iCloud. Younity lets you use an iOS device to grab data stored on your Mac or Windows PC.

Windows RT vs. Windows 8 Pro: Choose the right tablet for work

There are some significant differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro tablets to consider before making a purchase.

Five ways the iPad beats the Surface RT

The Surface RT is a well-engineered tablet with a solid OS, but there are still a number of reasons to choose the Apple iPad.

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RingCentral's new SMS feature keeps your number private

RingCentral's cloud business phone service will enable SMS texting to and from a business number--even on personal mobile devices.