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Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it

From the Cnet.com Article “Google on Android Lollipop security: Set it and forget it” by Seth Rosenblatt  @sethr Google’s lead security engineer on Android thinks you shouldn’t have to be a tech whiz to keep your phone secure. The head of Google’s Android mobile software security team has a little secret: Although he lives in urban […]

Apple CEO: Watch is ‘profound,’ Apple Pay ‘fantastic,’ Alibaba the right kind of partner

From the Cnet.com article “Apple CEO: Watch is ‘profound,’ Apple Pay ‘fantastic,’ Alibaba the right kind of partner” by Connie Guglielmo  @techledes Tim Cook says the Apple Watch is “cool,” the iPhone will remain Apple’s top moneymaker, Apple Pay is in a skirmish with retailers, and he’d love to team up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. LAGUNA […]

HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web’s future

The following blog is an excerpt from the Cnet.com article ‘HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web’s future’ by Stephen Shankland  @stshank The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web’s future is a mess. After a […]

iPhone 6 preorders estimated to have hit 100K in Samsung’s homeland

From the cnet.com article ‘iPhone 6 preorders estimated to have hit 100K in Samsung’s homeland’ by Lance Whitney  @lancewhit The iPhone numbers in South Korea top the preorders seen for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 over a similar period, says the New York Times. The iPhone 6 is already proving hotter than the Galaxy Note 4 in Samsung’s […]

Google’s head of Android to oversee its most important products

From the Cnet Article ‘Google’s head of Android to oversee its most important products’ by Richard Nieva  @richardjnieva By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future. Google’s most powerful product chief just got more powerful. Sundar Pichai, a well-respected executive who oversees some of the […]

Staples probes potential theft of customer credit card data4

From the Cnet.com Article by Steven Musil   @stevenmusil A pattern of payment card fraud suggests that data was stolen from cash registers in the Northeast US, security reporter Brian Krebs reports. Staples said late Monday that it is investigating a “potential issue” involving its customers’ credit card data in what could be the latest US retailer to […]

Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications due to Poodle flaw

From the Cnet.com Article by  Steven Musil  @stevenmusil Apple will switch to the TLS encryption standard after disclosure of vulnerability that could expose encrypted data. Apple said Wednesday it will stop supporting the encryption standard Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 for its push notifications service in response to a vulnerability identified earlier this month in the aging protocol. […]

Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology

From the Cnet.com article ‘Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology’ by Charlie Osborne. Google is seeking permission to test a high-speed Internet service that could be in your home before Fiber. Google is seeking FCC permission to test new technology that could marry the speed of Google Fiber to wireless services. In an application […]

Siri, an autistic boy’s best friend

From the Cnet.com Article ‘Siri, an autistic boy’s best friend’ by Chris Matyszczyk   (@ChrisMatyszczyk) A writer describes how her 13-year-old son seems to talk with Apple’s digital assistant more easily than with her. Can technology design virtual humans as we’d wish real ones were? Can technology release us from the need to demand perfection from others? This […]

Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks

From the Cnet.com Article  ‘Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks’ by Seven Musil  (@stevenmusil) The device will sport a health-tracking features and work with multiple mobile platforms, Forbes reports. Microsoft feels the time is right to enter the smartwatch sector, according to a Forbes report. The tech giant is expected to launch a smartwatch […]