Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

New products of the week 10.20.2014 | 16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor

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NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy
Dangerous Things Dangerous Things' $99 13.56MHz ISO14443A & NFC Type 2 NTAG216 RFID chipset It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand. Apple's near field communications (NFC) chip in its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones pales by comparison, no? Those phone chips lay the groundwork for the new Apple Pay mobile payments technology made available with the arrival of iOS 8.1 this week.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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AirWatch Connect 2014 Global Tour
AirWatch Connect, the leading event for enterprise mobility, connects you to the people, tools and technology to drive mobile innovation across your organization. Be a part of the conversation with an exciting lineup of speakers and sessions covering key trends in mobility, customer success stories and the latest product releases. Visit our website to learn more and register before July 15th to save 20% with early bird pricing.

New products of the week 10.20.2014
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Microsoft. Read More

16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor
When demand exceeds the supply of available IT talent, many companies are using contractors to help fill the gaps. IT contractors provide manpower when workloads spike and can bring key expertise and skills to a team. (See related story, Life as an IT contractor)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Apple Pay won't replace your wallet any time soon
The ability to make purchases with Apple Pay in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might be useful, but it's not likely to make the wallet obsolete. Read More

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Apple takes jab at Android over platform fragmentation
Apple last week announced a wide range of new hardware,but before Apple got to its hardware announcements, Apple's Craig Federighi couldn't help but to take a few jabs at iOS's chief competition, Android. Read More

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi
There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X Read More

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Case Study: Everbridge
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Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014
We've updated our collection of cool, scary and fun pumpkin carvings from around the web, with social media and other topics trending hot. Read More

Review: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' is everything I hoped it would be
Google's most recent Android upgrade includes the exact features and improvements that I had hoped it would add. Read More

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas
Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there. Read More

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices
A partnership between Adobe and Nielsen gives broadcasters detailed viewing data Read More

Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise
Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions. Read More

Samsung Knox devices approved for government use by NSA
The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices Read More

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First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month
The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail and three other sectors Read More

Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users
A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game Read More

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know
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Apple iOS 8.1 is here: Not your run of the mill Dot One release
Apple iOS 8.1 software release points to the future and harkens back to the past: NFC-powered Apple Pay comes to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the United States, while the unceremoniously dumped Camera Roll feature is resurrected. Read More

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on where the cloud is winning and where it isn't. Plus, how mobile drives infrastructure demand. Read More

15 Must-Have Android, iOS apps for business travelers
Seasoned business travelers share their favorite Android and iOS apps for booking flights and hotels, navigating airports and unfamiliar cities, staying in touch while on the move, and much more. Read More

Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer
A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out. Read More


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