Zero Day Weekly: Plex ransomed, FBI on California cable-cutting, MasterCard’s selfie passwords, BitStamp breach

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending July 3, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.








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How to photograph Fourth of July fireworks with your iPhone

The Fourth of July weekend is here, and if this one is like previous years I'm going to get a flood of people asking me how to go about photographing firework displays with an iPhone. Well, here's what you need to know to do just that.








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Gartner: Enterprise selling requires trust and great storytelling

A top analyst explains how enterprise vendors can develop trust, the foundation for successful sales. It's a lesson for small and large technology vendors!








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The Verizon Crisis Response Team answers the call in response to Alaskan wildfires

We don't often think about wireless carriers providing more than reliable service, but Verizon is working hard to actively provide emergency communications and opportunities for innovation.








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Developers’ new role: hold the enterprise’s hand with cloud computing

New study predicts cloud-based development will be a team effort involving both business and IT. 'Developer visionaries' will lead the way, though.








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Top Windows Phone news of the week: AOL, phones here to stay, Edge gets real

This week in Windows Phone news we saw the Edge browser getting branded, rebuttal to claims that Microsoft will kill the phone business, and AOL took over Microsoft's ad business.








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BlackBerry Venice may be the company’s first Android slider

The touchscreen slider phone BlackBerry teased earlier this year may not have BlackBerry OS; reports indicate the Venice could be an Android handset.








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Motorola boosts R&D investment in Brazil

The company has doubled its research headcount and creates new partnerships with academic institutions








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Top iOS news of the week: Apple Music, Apple owners more loyal than Samsung’s, better battery warranty

News this week in iOS saw the release of iOS 8.4, word that Apple is giving better battery warranties, and that iPhone owners are more loyal than Samsung phone owners.








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iPhone 6S/7 rumor roundup

Apple is, as we've come to expect, tight-lipped as to how the new iPhone will differ from the existing offering. But where there's an information vacuum, there are no end of rumors and speculation ready to fill it.








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