Apple iPad Pro: Release and reviews and foolishness. Oh, my!

The Apple iPad Pro is released, and the reviews are in. It’s a mixed bag, as usual, but there’s definitely a lingering confusion about who and what this thing is for.

Is it just a bigger iPad? Or does the added size genuinely give you more usefulness?

Does it replace your laptop? Or is iOS still too limiting as a productivity platform?

Not to mention the inevitable comparisons with Microsoft’s Surface line.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers debate and discuss. Not to mention: Moog vs. Soviet clone

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Apple’s iOS just became a secure SharePoint client for enterprise IT

Regular readers will know I’m keeping an eye on Apple’s growing enterprise credentials, and it looks like iPad Pro has taken these a few steps higher with the serendipitous introduction of a third party solution that brings better SharePoint support for iOS.

Apple in the enterprise

Colligo has introduced Colligo Email Manager for iOS (beta), an app that enables enterprise class email and document sharing for Apple’s platforms.

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Thousands of Java applications vulnerable to nine-month-old exploit

A popular Java library has a serious vulnerability, discovered over nine months ago, that continues to put thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of remote code execution attacks.

The flaw is located in Apache Commons, a library that contains a widely used set of Java components maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. The library is used by default in multiple Java application servers and other products including Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, JBoss, Jenkins and OpenNMS.

The flaw is specifically in the Collections component of Apache Commons and stems from unsafe deserialization of Java objects. In programming languages, serialization is the process of converting data to a binary format for storing it in a file or memory, or for sending it over the network. Deserialization is the reverse of that process.

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