Apple announces annual iPhone event date

Apple announced the official date of its annual September event earlier today, September 12. The event will be the first to take place at Apple’s revamped Cupertino, CA headquarters in the Steve Jobs Theater. The main device anticipated to be revealed at the September event is Apple’s newest smartphone, the iPhone 8. This device marks…

HOBI International, Inc. ranks third amongst largest North Texas women-owned businesses

Dallas Business Journal released their annual list of the largest north Texas women-owned businesses this week. HOBI International, Inc. ranked third overall, a three-spot increase from 2016’s ranking of sixth place. HOBI has been a  Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) for more than 20 years, and continues to support…

HOBI weekly blog recap 8/21-8/25

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/21-8/25 Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8 Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. Certain e-scrap metals excluded…

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8

Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. The new device has four color options, black, blue, gray and gold, and features an edge-to-edge display, an improved stylus and a…

Certain e-scrap metals excluded from Chinese waste import ban

Last month, Chinese officials alerted the World Trade Organization (WTO) of plans to ban the import of certain waste materials, including common scrap metals and plastics, as part of an initiative against “foreign garbage.” China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) indicated China will still import certain kinds of steel and nonferrous scrap. The MEP published…

Global cybersecurity spending to exceed $80 billion during 2017

Gartner predicts global cybersecurity spending will exceed $80 billion during 2017. The firm predicts cyber security spending will experience seven percent year-over-year growth, projected to reach $86.4 billion by the end of the year. Cybersecurity spending includes any cyber security product or service. Gartner cites increasing numbers of data breaches, app security testing and the…

Users are most concerned about security when using a smartphone, survey shows

A survey conducted by Creative Strategies indicates users are most concerned about data privacy and security when using a smartphone device. The survey interviewed 800 U.S. consumers about the importance of data security and privacy when using various devices and services. According to the firm’s findings, 60 percent of interviewees indicated security matters the most…