CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong IT leaders who’ve taken the plunge into blockchain are mainly deploying it in proofs-of-concept tests to address the same problems a conventional database could handle, according to research firm Gartner. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: Emerging Technology

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know

Wireless charging from A to Z: What you need to know The term wireless charging has been around since… well, Nikola Tesla attempted to demonstrate it in 1901. For nearly a century after, however, the technology was without many practical uses, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models. Over the past decade, wireless […]

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency J.P. Morgan Chase plans to launch what is considered to be the first cryptocurrency backed by a major bank, a move that could legitimize blockchain as a vehicle for fiat cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin, as the bank is calling its new cryptocoin, is considered fiat currency because […]

Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome Mozilla plans to boost Firefox’s defensive skills by mimicking the “Site Isolation” technology introduced to Google’s Chrome last year. Dubbed “Project Fission,” the effort will more granularly separate sites and their individual components than is currently the case in Firefox. The goal: Isolate […]

How to use your Mac safely in public places

How to use your Mac safely in public places Coffee shops across the planet are populated by earnest Apple Mac-wielding remote and/or freelance workers – but are they taking steps to protect themselves in a public place? Follow this checklist to make sure you are protected. 12 ways to use your Mac safely in […]

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google’s upgrade fix work? For nearly two years now, Project Treble has served as a source of hope and inspiration for the Android faithful — a magical-seeming fix for a long-standing source of frustration. Unveiled in the spring of 2017, Project Treble is Google’s most ambitious effort ever […]

Throwback Thursday: Can I see me now?

Throwback Thursday: Can I see me now? This company has a limited number of VPN connections, so IT sets up a terminal server gateway to let some users remotely access their office PCs from home, reports a pilot fish there. “This allows these users to securely remote into their local machines in the office […]

Android security flaw and big telecom news | TECH(feed)

Android security flaw and big telecom news | TECH(feed) An Android security flaw could leave your phone vulnerable to hackers while viewing images. And yes, we’re talking more about Huawei’s battle with the U.S. government. All that and more mobile news on today’s episode of TECH(feed). Source: Mobile Wireless

All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

All about Android upgrades (and why they’re late) | TECH(talk) It’s not exactly news that Android upgrades almost always take a lo-o-o-o-o-ng time to roll out to most users. As in months. Often, many months. Sometimes more than a year. Sometimes never. (There is an exception: Google delivers new versions of Android to its […]