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Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06
Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations.
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BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:06
Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.
Categories: IT News

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 18

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:14
The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage your iOS life for you. Eventually, probably in iOS 9, Siri will offer psychotherapy.
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Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:58
Devices running Google’s Android operating system have dethroned Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.
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4 Things You'll Love About HTC's One (M8) - and 4 You Won't

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:17
These days, it seems like every new smartphone is packed with "must-see" new features, often with clever names, meant to set it apart from all the other devices on the market. Those features frequently prove to be less than useful over time. The brand new HTC One (M8) is no different.
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Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:51
Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.
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How to keep your smartphone (and its data) secure

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:28
In our daily activities, our smartphones increasingly store or access sensitive business and personal data -- not just email, but also financial and medical information, company systems, travel itineraries, etc. Many of us also use smartphones to access cloud data repositories like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, Microsoft OneDrive and Apple iCloud.
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4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:41
Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits to the service, including analytics and online sales modules, as well as opportunities for larger enterprises to better serve customers.
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Cisco announces security service linked with new operations centers

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:11
Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that Cisco is providing through two new operations centers to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.
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Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:00
A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted traffic.
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How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:54
Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Though exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate.
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LG's G Watch will be water resistant and always on

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:50
LG Electronics has revealed that its upcoming smartwatch G Watch will be water resistant and have an always-on display.
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Verizon: Web apps are the security punching bag of the Internet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:00
Verizon today issued its annual data-breach investigations report, a study of what happened in 1,367 known cases across dozens of industries in 95 countries last year, and the most common form of attack was breaking in through Web applications.
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NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:35
NEC has launched a biometric security program that uses face recognition to unlock access to PCs.
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Google Hangouts for Android merges conversations

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:27
The new Android version of Google communication tool Hangouts will allow users to merge SMS and Hangout conversations.
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With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:00
Printers, air quality monitors, and weighing scales aren't exactly in the realm of Baidu, China's largest search engine. But that's starting to change under a new company initiative that seeks to bring Baidu technology to smart devices, including household appliances.
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Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 02:23
Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries.
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IT Departments Not Losing Ground to Managed Service Providers (Yet)

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48
Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change.
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Microsoft to close Nokia acquisition Friday

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:48
Microsoft will be in the smartphone manufacturing business as of this Friday, the day it expects to close the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business.
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Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:46
The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.
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