Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits

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Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits
SNL 40: IT guys, Google Glass, Apple reviewers all have received Saturday Night Live treatment over the years Read More


Mobile Security - Don't Fear the Reaper
Register today and save up to $300 at Atmosphere, March 1-6. Mobility breaks your legacy perimeter security, so it's time to upgrade your enterprise for BYOD and outside threats. Learn best practices for device and application management, threat prevention and traffic inspection at our featured security breakouts. Sign Up.


Shadow IT in the Enterprise
This report reveals insights from more than 1,000 corporate IT users about their usage of Dropbox and personal mobile devices for work. Read this paper to gain an understanding for where consumer solutions are being used and if IT policies are effective in addressing the challenges associated with Shadow IT. Learn More.

Wireless carriers aren't complying with cellphone unlocking agreement
The FCC is celebrating wireless carriers for changing course on cellphone unlocking. But are they really? Read More


How to check Wi-Fi channels on Android devices
Checking the channels used by your wireless network and others nearby can help when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues. Here's how to do it. Read More


How not to get slammed by the FCC for Wi-Fi blocking
Rick Hampton, the wireless communications manager for Boston-based Partners Healthcare, has seen the dialogue among network professionals heating up in the wake of the FCC's sternly-worded enforcement warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking and says it's no wonder the commission is fired up. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems
Comprehensive Enterprise Mobile Management for iOS 8
This white paper provides an overview of the new iOS 8 capabilities in comparison to iOS 7 and how Citrix XenMobile makes it easier to manage iOS 8 devices without compromising the user experience. Learn More

BlackBerry sues Typo again over latest version of add-on keyboard
BlackBerry claims the Typo2 Keyboard copies its designs and patents Read More

First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start
The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app Read More


Your IT security infrastructure, rebooted for 2015
Consider the IT trends of recent years: the emergence of cloud computing and the "as-a-service" model, the growth of social media as a corporate marketing and collaboration tool, and the increase in the use of mobile technology — all of which have helped give rise to an increasingly distributed workforce.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


WEBCAST: Aerohive

Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>

Thinking about buying a refurbished smartphone? You're not alone
Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years Read More

Apple orders 5-6 million Apple Watch units; Gold model may cost more than $4000
Apple has reportedly put in an order for 5-6 million Apple Watch units for the device's initial run Read More


Big Data secrets from Airbnb, Starbucks and Sonic
As the adoption of Big Data tools accelerates, many of the success stories we hear are the big wins, the victories that Hollywood movies are made of. Think of Billy Beane and his use of data analytics with the low-budget Oakland A's.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Everyone has something to say about revived Wi-Fi Innovation Act
A revived and bi-partisan supported Wi-Fi Innovation Act has been introduced this week by U.S. Senators and is backed by U.S. House members with a companion bill of their own. Read More


5 tricks to improve poor TCP performance
Transmission Control Protocol carries the vast majority of the data transmitted across both the public Internet and private intranets. Web sessions using HTTP, file transfers, file sharing and system backups typically use TCP. Windows desktop configurations loaded at start-up are TCP based.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More




25 Valentine's Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)

Geeks at heart, these 25 Valentine's Day gifts are for you and yours.


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1. Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

2. Microsoft Azure is first major cloud provider to adopt ISO 27018 privacy standard

3. 5 tricks to improve poor TCP performance

4. Why Microsoft's HoloLens is the next big enterprise thing

5. Talented startup aims to deliver software defined cloud

6. 8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

7. CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

8. Tim Cook explains what he really thinks of Android

9. Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras thanks to default passwords

10. Big Data secrets from Airbnb, Starbucks and Sonic


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