Hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis talk with guests about the latest tech trends and news.
What’s next for the App Store?
This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic Games over in-app purchasing ended. While the judge ruled in favor of Apple most of the time, the judge decided that the company engaged in anti-steering practices. Apple continues to face pressure abroad to allow outside payment methods for the App Store. So, where does the Apple go from here, and what changes might it be forced to make? Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss what’s next for the App Store.
Apple silicon transition could wrap up by summer 2022, plus Apple hits $3 trillion market value
When the transition to Apple silicon was announced, Apple said the shift would last two years. Now, Mark Gurman, author of the Power On newsletter, suggests the transition could wrap up by WWDC in June. That means users would see an Apple silicon-powered Mac Pro (as well as the higher-end Mac mini and 27-inch iMac) in the coming months. And while Apple continues to distances itself from Intel, the latter chipmaker claims that its new Core i9 processor is faster than the M1 Max. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss Intel’s new processors, what an Apple silicon Mac Pro will look like and what other devices will receive new chips this year. Plus, they’ll discuss what Apple’s brief $3 trillion valuation means for the company.
What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? How risk management strategies can mitigate cyberattacks
Recently, U.S. Cyber Command confirmed it has acted against ransomware groups, underscoring the importance of cybersecurity to national security. Effective risk management frameworks, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, can help organizations assess risk and mitigate or protect against ransomware attacks or other cyber incidents. Cynthia Brumfield, analyst, CSO Online contributor and author of the new book, "Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework", joins Juliet to discuss what the NIST framework is and how IT teams can apply its advice to best protect their organizations.
What users can expect from Apple in 2022
Apple leveled up its Mac game in 2021 by adding its M1 chips to new devices and introducing the M1 Pro and Max chips to its users. In 2022, even more Macs, like the Mac Pro, may get the Apple silicon treatment and receive the next generation of M-series chips (perhaps an M2?). Users can also likely expect a lower-cost, 5G-powered iPhone SE, a new Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 and maybe even some AR glasses. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss what business users and consumers alike can expect from Apple in 2022 and if the company can maintain its 2021 momentum in the new year.
Enterprise networking in 2022: Applying remote work lessons as employees return to the office
As employees return to the office, IT can apply lessons learned from supporting remote workers to transform their networks. Cloud architectures such as SD-WAN and SASE could continue to be useful. Network as a Service, or NaaS, is still in its early stages but could offer cloudlike agility when it comes to buying network equipment. But, as the chip shortage and broader supply chain issues continue to plague the tech industry, IT must be prepared to prioritize and compromise network projects. Brandon Butler, a research manager at IDC covering enterprise networking, joins Juliet to discuss what enterprise networking trends he predicts to see in 2022.
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What Apple's lawsuit against NSO Group means for digital rights
Last week, Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the technology firm behind the Pegasus spyware. In its lawsuit, Apple seeks to hold NSO Group accountable for alleged surveillance of select iPhone users, as well as ban the firm from using any Apple products. While digital rights activists commend Apple for standing up for privacy rights, they say they want to ensure that the precedent set by the case applies only to bad actors and not organizations in support of user privacy. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and senior reporter Lucas Mearian join Juliet to discuss what the lawsuit means for Apple, those affected by the spyware and digital rights overall. #Pegasus #Apple
Bordering on Recklessness
I just listened to the first and last episode of this podcast, the one about FIDO security and a possible password-less future. The description of Zero Trust was inaccurate to put it mildly. But, the real problem was the core subject of passwords being replaced with biometrics. They did not discuss any of the problems with biometrics, like the fact that they cannot be changed or revoked like passwords can. They did not mention the risks of using SMS for 2FA due to SIM swap attacks, or the extreme measures some have suffered where criminals have cut off fingers to sign in to victims’ accounts. Hey, how about at least suggesting a password manager solution for the time being. These people know not of what they speak. Do not trust them.