What are managed services?

What are managed services?

Managed services let you offload specific IT operations to a service provider, known in tech parlance as a Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf. Managed services providers can offer services such as alerts,...

CyanogenMod 9 makes root access an option, not the default

By Alex Dobie   16 Mar 2012 2:11 pm Since the earliest days of unofficial Android ROMs, root access and custom firmwares like CyanogenMod have gone hand in hand. However, future versions of CyanogenMod  will take a step back from always-on root, disabling root access by default but allowing users to easily enable it through a menu. In a statement on their...

Finding and cleaning out your smartphone’s Carrier IQ poison

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | December 1, 2011, 10:53am PST Summary: Millions of iPhones, Android and other smartphones have the Carrier IQ spyware rootkit in them. Here’s how to find it and try to zap it. Carrier IQ: The spyware Poison in your Phone Isn’t it wonderful? It turns out that a spyware rootkit from a company called Carrier IQ is on hundreds of...

Piper Jaffray’s Estimate of Android Vs. iOS Ecosystem Revenue is Flawed

Todd Ogasawara•Nov 21st, 2011 Android, App Stores, Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Paid Apps Piper Jaffray produced one of the first cracks from a research firm at overall revenue for developers from the iOS and Android platforms today, saying that Google’s platform has generated 7 percent of the gross revenue that Apple’s has for developers. Specifically, Gene...