Articles By Mel Beckman

App Store’s success means big changes ahead for developers

Apple's App Store for its iPhone and other iOS devices is an unqualified success, blowing through the 10 billion downloads mark in January. Seeing the store grow from 500 apps to more than

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Mel Beckman

Internet address shortage could create a new black market

Organizations slow to adopt IPv6 take heed: Surging requests for IPv4 addresses are quickly drying up the available store, raising the specter of an IPv4 black market that could dramatically increase the cost

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Mel Beckman

Jailbreaking too tempting for many iPhone users to pass up

Although most iPhone users seem satisfied with the smorgasbord of applications delivered by Apple's iPhone App Store, power users yearn for more. Copy and paste, video recording and streaming, Internet tethering, and content

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Mel Beckman

Expert tips for savvy Mac management

Macs as desktops and servers are increasing their penetration in business, even in enterprises. Power users like Mac OS X's interface, bundled apps, and desktop and notebook hardware build quality. Application developers, marketers,

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Mel Beckman

How to keep your laptop data private and safe

The largest single type of security breach is the stolen or lost laptop, according to the Open Security Foundation, yet these computers are among the least protected of all IT assets. The costs

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Mel Beckman