Monday, November 03, 2014

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Which will retailers choose?

What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1 | Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

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

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University Surpasses Students' Digital Expectations
The explosion of mobile device use is testing the limits of legacy networks everywhere. In this webcast you will learn how Abilene Christian University meets the mobile access demands of 4500 University students, and 250,000 connections per day. Learn More

In this Issue


The Network Impact of 802.11ac
This paper discuss two approaches for efficient WLAN design. Both let you integrate 802.11ac into your WLAN and help lay the foundation for future, high-speed technologies. View Now>>

What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1
I did all my work and personal computing on a Chromebook for five days. Here's what I've found so far. Read More

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
That Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay couldn't even be call called an open secret because it has been so widely understood and on several occasions reported. Yet Cook himself had never publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation. This week that changed. Read More

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

Why HP is laughing at Amazon's cloud
Amazon is a cloud leader, but HP says it's got one big advantage over AWS Read More


WLAN Buyer's Guide
It is crucial to thoroughly understand the systems management capabilities of any WLAN being considered, since this will be the largest ongoing expense of the overall deployment. Learn how to evaluate properly by reading Aerohive's WLAN Definitive Guide. View Now>>

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

Nest to build out IoT with acquisition of Revolv's home hub engineering team
The next step for the IoT in the home is enabling the devices to communicate with each other. Read More

Stealthy malware uses Gmail drafts as command and control to steal data
After a PC is infected in a targeted attack, stealthy malware uses Gmail drafts and 'invisible' Internet Explorer windows to steal data. Read More

How Voxis makes stolen credit cards more valuable
With a bountiful harvest of credit card data, cybercriminals built Voxis to increase the speed and efficiency of automated credit card fraud Read More


Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact
According to a global base of respondents to a 2014 Gigaom research study,1 35 percent cited innovation or competitive advantage as a driver for adopting cloud computing, and 45 percent either want to or already run some applications for their companies in the cloud. View now>>

Lowe's ranked the best, Home Depot the worst in SECTF contest
The results are out from the fifth annual Social-Engineer Capture the Flag (SECTF) contest, which was held during Def Con 22. This year, social engineers worked in tag teams to trick companies into giving up "flags," or key pieces of information that could be used to penetrate the target company. Unlike bad guys in real life, the contestants did not victimize any companies. Read More

Stealing and forwarding nude photos from females' phones is a 'game,' cop claims
Creepy cops allegedly have been partaking in sleazy games that involve 'stealing' nude or explicit photos from female DUI suspects' phones and then forwarding the photos in texts to other officers. Read More

An open letter to tech billionaires: Follow Gates, Zuckerberg's lead on Ebola
Paul Allen, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg have pledged $175 million to help fight Ebola. Where are the rest of the tech billionaires? Read More

Competition is holding Apple Pay, mobile payments back
As two big drugstore chains decline to support Apple Pay, something is going to have to change for mobile payments to succeed. Read More

Why .com is still the domain of choice for businesses
Even with so many new options for top-level domains available these days, nothing beats .com for name recognition. Read More

Gigamon rolls out active visibility, stays ahead of the commodity curve
Is there a market for dedicated visibility fabric infrastructure, or can repurposed Ethernet switches SDN controllers provide "good enough" functionality? 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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5. FBI: List of purchase order scam victims growing rapidly

6. Why TCP/IP is on the way out

7. Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

8. Petition targets Apple over 'spyware' in OS X Yosemite

9. 20 cool things you can do with a Raspberry Pi

10. What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1

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