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Best portable hard drives are fast, light, spacious
A portable hard drive is all kinds of usefulThe SSD in your brand-new Ultrabook is super-fast, but its capacity is exceedingly limited. You could turn to a cloud-storage solution like Box, Dropbox, Google Docs, or Microsoft's OneDrive, but you'll have to pay over and over again for a subscription fee.And if that isn't bad enough, there's the inherent security risk of storing data on servers outside your control. And what happens when you don't have Internet access?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Protecting Your Mid-Size Business from Security Threats
Security breaches in large enterprises make the headlines, but 55% of small and mid-size businesses have also experienced a data breach. And 60% of small businesses fail within six months of falling victim to a cyber attack. Learn More


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US lawmakers introduce bill banning paid prioritization online
The bill from a group of Democratic lawmakers would prohibit preferential traffic management in the last mile Read More

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app
The app is geared toward photo and video sharing with larger groups of people Read More

CA gets into cloud management of IT services
  CA Technologies is applying its expertise in service management to the cloud, launching a hosted offering to allow organizations manage and provision IT assets and external cloud services.CA Cloud Service Management is a new hosted offering for managing and provisioning IT services within an enterprise, a field of software known as IT Service Management (ITSM).Jumping into the growing service market for hosted IT management, CA will be competing with the likes of ServiceNow, SAManage, and Hewlett-Packard.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

FTC taking robocall death hunt to DEFCON
The Federal Trade Commission is taking its fight against robocallers to the upcoming DEFCON by challenging attendees of the conference to build the ultimate "honeypot" that would lure in and identify illegal phone spammers. The FTC said a robocall honeypot is an information system designed to attract robocallers, which can help experts and law enforcement authorities understand and combat illegal calls. The FTC has noted that the vast majority of telephone calls that deliver a prerecorded message trying to sell something to the recipient are illegal. The agency regulates these calls under the Telemarketing Sales Rule. +More on Network World: Daunting photos of a village built to handle electronic waste; Old electronics don't die, they pile up+To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Dear FCC: Please don't let me watch football
I can understand why millionaire NFL team owners would lobby the FCC in an effort to dissuade that regulatory body from ditching its so-called "TV blackout rule." After all, the rule requires that 85% of an NFL team's ridiculously priced "non-premium" seats be sold or a game cannot be shown on TV (free or otherwise).Who wouldn't want to protect such a sweet racket?What I don't understand is how these millionaire NFL team owners could envision me – a lifelong fan and former season-ticket holder – getting behind this effort to convince the FCC to continue playing a role in stopping me from watching football.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

5.5-inch iPhone may cost $100 more, but consumers are willing to pay
With Apple largely expected to unveil two new iPhone models this fall -- one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.5-inch screen -- an obvious question looms: just how does Apple plan on pricing these devices?Historically, Apple has remained beholden to pricing new iPhone models at a base price of $199 and charging more for more memory. With two different-sized iPhone models on the horizon, it remains to be seen how Apple handles its traditionally simple pricing matrix.Commenting on the matter, analyst Tavis McCourt of Raymond James recently opined that Apple may price the 5.5-inch iPhone model $100 higher than the 4.7-inch model. While only Apple executives at this point are privy to that type of information, survey data amassed by McCourt suggests that consumers would be willing to pay the extra $100 for the larger device.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN
Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a developer of multivendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T selected for its Domain 2.0 SDN/NFV project. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $175 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Tail-f, which is based in Stockholm. + MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: SDN seen slowing spending on routers, switches +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

UK student develops antidote for first Android file-encrypting ransomware
Victims of Simplocker, the first file-encrypting ransomware threat for Android devices, can recover files without paying cybercriminals because the malicious program uses a hardcoded encryption key.Simon Bell, a computer science student in his final year at the University of Sussex in the U.K., recently analyzed the threat in detail and was the first to reveal the existence of the key.Simplocker was identified by security researchers from antivirus vendor ESET at the beginning of June and is the first ransomware application for Android to use encryption as an extortion method.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

15 Chrome OS productivity apps that work offline
Chromebooks are lightweight, inexpensive and efficient -- in other words, great for business travel. But can these cloud-based laptops operate when you're off Wi-Fi? Sure they can -- here are 15 productivity apps that can work with you when you're offline. Read More

How Google Glass set wearable computing back 10 years
The introduction of Google Glass at the Google I/O developers conference in June 2012 was one of the coolest technology debuts ever. Glass-wearing skydivers jumped out of an airplane high above San Francisco's Moscone Center, floated down to the roof, jumped onto mountain bikes, and pedaled into the conference hall where Sergei Brin was waiting – while the audience soaked up the experience through the first-person perspective of the stunt team. The full house went wild — witnesses to what we thought was an amazing revolution in wearable computing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Why businesses should use caution with HTML5-based mobile apps
University researchers have found that HTML5-based mobile apps, which are expected to become more prevalent over the next several years, could add security risks for businesses.Through developer error, the Web technology could automatically execute malicious code sent by an attacker via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a text message, researchers at Syracuse University reported last month at the Mobile Security Technologies Conference in San Jose, Calif.[Even Apple and Google can't protect users from inherent mobile app risks]To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IRS computer crash eats email evidence: Conspiracy or 'worst IT department ever'?
After the IRS claimed a computer crash ate email evidence, most techies seem to believe that no IT department could be that incompetent. Instead, the IRS claims are being dubbed preposterous, ludicrous, lies… Read More



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