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Getting chipped: Why I will live with an NFC chip implant for a year

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Getting chipped: Why I will live with an NFC chip implant for a year
What will happen if you get an NFC chip implant? IDG Netherlands News Editor René Schoemaker is testing just that. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic
State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. Learn More

10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1
Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share. Read More

The early, awkward days of "portable" computing
You kids today are spoiled by your modern-day razor-thin ultrabooks. Come take a look portable technology that required some muscle. Read More

BYOD forces users' personal information on help desk
The help desk can be caught in the middle when users put not-safe-for-work (NSFW) material on their personal devices. Read More

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Which will retailers choose?
Expensive for retailers, Apple Pay, like credit cards, offers little more than customer convenience. Read More


Turn to the Cloud for Website Availability & Protection
Domain name system (DNS) protection is a key component to a comprehensive security plan. One of the most efficient ways to bolster DNS security is to deploy a cloud-based DNS infrastructure. This DNS Security eGuide, will review top cyber threats to DNS and identify five top reasons, along with guidance, on selecting a managed DNS service provider. Learn More>>

IDG Contributor Network: Carrier-agnostic SIM cards are in our future
Apple's new multiple-MNO SIM means you should be able to chop and change between carriers—theoretically. Read More

FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers
Mobile customers who exceeded a monthly data cap had their connections slowed by as much as 90 percent, the agency says Read More

When it comes to mobile, IT is out of touch
According to Appcelerator's latest report on mobile trends, IT isn't as in command as it thinks. Read More

Motorola's Droid Turbo stands out for long battery life
The smartphone will be available starting at $199 through Verizon Wireless Thursday Read More


The Ultimate IT Director Guide to iOS 8 in the Enterprise
To help IT departments understand how iOS 8 will impact their organizations, this white paper provides recommendations for three key management areas most affected by the new features: security, application development, and content publishing. View now

iPhone, Android users unite to boycott anti-Apple Pay retailers
By rejecting NFC for mobile payments, CVS and RiteAid have given iOS and Android users a rare chance to agree on something. Read More

How CVS and Rite Aid's wrongheaded war against Apple benefits Walgreens
The drugstore chains are betting on a competing mobile payments app that isn't even here yet. Read More


Employee-owned PCs are scaring enterprise IT

IT departments are worried about security risks when employees use their PCs for work purposes, but employees aren't going to stop anytime soon. Read More


Best Instagram accounts of enterprise technology companies
Any new ones to include? Read More



Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.


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