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How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print CA Technologies recently released a study titled " DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy," showing that having a DevOps strategy helps drive tangible business benefits to enterprises.

Twitter Expands by Enabling Private Chatrooms, Video Editing — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print Up to now, Twitter subscribers could aggregate public discussions into Tweetchats but had no way to do private chat sessions. Twitter, which went public 14 months ago and now is feeling the pressure to get its finances into the black after spending its lifetime in the red, is improving its value proposition.

Apple OS X 10.10.2 Bashes Bugs — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print Apple updates Yosemite for the Thunderstrike hardware vulnerability, which was among 54 patched flaws. Apple released its OS X 10.10.2 update on Jan. 27, providing users with fixes for 54 identified Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs).
Jan 27, 2015

54 flaws (58 if you include Safari) patched in Mac OS X 10.10.2 - that ain’t no GHOST folks ..that’s bona fide flaws…

Facebook Went Offline, but Don't Blame Hackers — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print Facebook officials said its latest outage was due to an internal configuration error, not a hacker attack. Both Facebook and Instagram were unavailable for approximately 40 minutes late on Jan.

Cablevision Unveils Freewheel WiFi-Only Phone Service — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print The new WiFi-only service will cost $29.95 a month and will allow users to receive unlimited talk, text and data as long as they can connect to a WiFi network.
Jan 27, 2015

A new Wifi-only smartphone is being launched by Cablevision in February across the U.S. #smartphone #wifi

Lastline Extends Breach Protection via Dell SecureWorks Service — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print The Advanced Malware Protection and Detection managed service debuts using both Dell and Lastline security technologies. As malware is becoming increasingly stealthy, there is a growing need for advanced tools to help enterprises uncover threats.
Jan 27, 2015

Lastline Extends Breach Protection via Dell SecureWorks Service

GoodData Touts 'Insights-as-a-Service' in New Update — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2015-01-27 Email Print Cloud platform combines everything -- all enterprise data resources -- into one place, so it can all be analyzed by line-of-business staff. You may have heard of IaaS -- infrastructure-as-a-service as supplied by providers that include Amazon, Rackspace, Pivotal and others.

Microsoft Continues to See Impact of Transition to Cloud — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print Microsoft's move to be the key provider of software and solutions to the mobile-first, cloud-first world pays off as the company transitions. Microsoft reported revenue of $26.5 billion for the second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, driven largely by momentum in cloud and devices.

HP Enhances SureStart Tech to Protect Users From BIOS Attacks — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print SureStart promises a self-healing PC BIOS and an "AirGap" technology, which is separated from the rest of the system to provide improved security. Hewlett-Packard is evolving its SureStart technology in a move to provide more security capabilities to its users.
Jan 26, 2015

HP Enhances SureStart Tech to Protect Users From BIOS Attacks

White House Joins CyberTECH Data Privacy Day 2015 Event — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print A daylong seminar on the impact the IoT is having on individual and corporate privacy has attracted a number of high-level government and corporate representatives. Jan.

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Long-Distance Calling — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print Today we whip out our smartphones and make long-distance calls like it is not even a big deal. We don't even have to remember phone numbers anymore because our phones remember them for us. It certainly wasn't as easy, convenient or inexpensive back on Jan.
Jan 26, 2015

AT&T is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first transcontinental telephone call.

Coinbase Brings Stability, Regulation to Bitcoin — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print Coinbase launches a U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange that the firm believes will "bring stability and trust to the exchange space." The Bitcoin cryptocurrency is gaining new momentum today, as Coinbase launches the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the United States.

Most Future iPhones, iPads Will Continue to Use Samsung Chips — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print About 75 percent of future iPhones and iPads will use Samsung chips, while at least one other supplier will be used as well, according to a report.
Jan 26, 2015

Samsung chips apparently will continue to power future iPhones, iPads despite tensions

Box Performs Well on Day One as a Publicly Traded Company — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2015-01-24 Email Print David Lavenda, vice president of product strategy at enterprise collaboration player, had a completely different take. "This is the end of Box," Lavenda told eWEEK. "Even if the IPO is successful, the file sync and store game is over.

Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Top U.S. Sales Share for Q4 2014 — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print Apple devices accounted for 50 percent of the smartphones sold in the United Stated in the fourth quarter of 2014, beating Samsung, LG and the rest, according to a new report.
Jan 26, 2015

More Apple iPhones were sold than any other smartphones in the U.S. in Q4 2014 #iPhone6 #iPhone6Plus

Acer's Chromebooks Are Durable Enough for Even Students — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2015-01-26 Email Print Acer continues to expand its Chromebooks for education line with newly unveiled 11.6-inch and 15.6-inch machines, both built to take tough punishment from students in school and home situations and to provide good value to school districts.


Microsoft Likely to Release Office 2016 Later This Year — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2015-01-25 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: The next version of Microsoft Office will deliver some new features when it's released in the second half of 2015, but details are still sketchy.
Jan 26, 2015

Microsoft is planning to release #Office2016 for desktops and laptops later in 2015, but will it just be Office 365?…

Windows 10 Opens Opportunities for Developers — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2015-01-25 Email Print Microsoft's Windows 10 OS will provide a new set of opportunities for developers to build apps for PCs, phones and devices via a unified platform. With Windows 10, Microsoft is opening a new page for Windows users and a vast set of opportunities for developers.