Tuesday, December 23, 2014

10 predictions for IT in 2015

  Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking | U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

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10 predictions for IT in 2015
With the year coming to a close, a lot of people are making their predictions for 2015. So naturally I had to join the party. A whole lot of issues seem to be coming to a head and will need to be addressed in the next year, and I think it will happen all at once. So heed the words of Patridamus.1) Wearables continue to tankThis is yet another case of the industry looking for new growth opportunities and a chance to expand by driving something the public doesn't really want. People don't want another device to carry or remember to wear, they are often inaccurate, and the newness wears off quickly and they get tossed in the drawer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking
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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills
T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Communications Commission suit that alleged it looked the other way while third parties charged T-Mobile subscribers for services they didn't want.The settlement is the second largest ever for so-called "cramming," following one that the FCC reached with AT&T in October. It came just two days after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Sprint for the same practice.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

1987: Jobs explains mouse to Playboy
Spotted this one on Reddit's section devoted to the "mildly interesting:" In a 1987 interview with Playboy -- which we read back then for the articles, if you recall -- Steve Jobs was asked what's up with this mouse contraption. PB: Most computers use key strokes to enter instructions, but Macintosh replaces many of them with something called a mouse––a little box that is rolled around on your desk and guides a pointer on your computer screen. It's a big change for people used to keyboards. Why the mouse?SJ: If I want to tell you there's a spot on your shirt, I'm not going to do it linguistically: "There's a spot on your shirt 14 centimeters down from the collar and three centimeters to the left of your button." If you have a spot––"There!" [He points]––I'll point to it. Pointing is a metaphor we all know. We've done a lot of studies and tests on that, and it's much faster to do all kinds of functions, such as cutting and pasting, with a mouse, so it's not only easier to use but more efficient.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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