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Boost your security training with gamification -- really!

Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Don't scoff; rewarding good deeds actually works.

RegExRX 1.8.1: A way for developers to cope with regular expressions

Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:41 pm

RegExRX 1.8.1 (available on the Mac App Store) attempts to cut through some of the complexity by providing users with an environment in which they can build regular expressions and execute them against arbitrary blocks of text.

Chromebooks beyond the cloud: Everything Chromebooks can do offline

Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm

From productivity to playtime, offline Chromebooks aren't the useless hunks of plastic that they used to be.'s trademark infringement anything but social, lawsuit claims

Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm recently launched a new product called Social Studio in spite of the fact that an existing, competing product had already used that name for years, marketing software vendor StrongView Systems alleges in a new trademark-infringement lawsuit.

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:19 pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.

Open Wireless Router firmware aims for better router security, network performance

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage users to share their Internet connection publicly by setting up guest Wi-Fi networks.

Western Digital jumps to 6TB in budget hard drives with $299 Red

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Western Digital is shipping two new 6TB hard drives as it tries to make its highest-capacity storage products affordable.

Chrome gets sharp after dumping 30-year-old Windows technology

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Google last week said that it was finally ditching a 30-year-old technology to display fonts on Web pages in its Chrome browser for Windows.

Survey: Corporate security thwarted by dialog failure between IT dept. and management

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:34 pm

The survey also shows many want total security-product overhaul to counter advanced persistent threats.

Microsoft consolidates enterprise IT conferences

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Microsoft will hold next year a new conference that encompasses its enterprise IT products, including the productivity and server Office software, IT management wares and development tools, and replaces several shows that are narrower in scope.

Business agility drives cloud adoption

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Companies adopting cloud computing most aggressively say that business agility -- not cost -- is the primary driver of adoption.

How much of your job can you really do on an iPad?

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Tim Cook recently said that he performs 80% of his work on an iPad--and he thinks everyone should do the same. But is that really realistic?

Don't give your job search a summer vacation

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:22 pm

While other candidates are working on their tans, check out these six tips to maximize your summer job search.

Brush up on your tech acronyms

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:18 pm

You hear and read the same acronyms over and over again. Let's unclutter the alphabet soup.

We're all data scientists now

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:12 pm

It's up to each one of us to figure out what in the daily surge of data is useful, what's crap and what's truly valuable.

Cisco enterprise controller going through paces

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Cisco is adding its APIC Enterprise Module, an enterprise controller for its programmable Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to its software development community to ready it for general release.

Dutch courts lets ebook reseller stay online

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Dutch publishers have failed in their efforts to immediately close down ebook reselling site Tom Kabinet.

Mobile workers: ‘I want my BlackBerry back'

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:44 pm

At a well-known investment firm in New York City, something strange is happening: Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt, and now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.

Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

Quick guide: 25 tips and tricks for Google Drive power users

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Google Drive is an important tool that can deliver even more value with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks

BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times. One key takeaway: Don't expect to save bundles of money.

6 good reasons ‘Tempo' should be your iOS calendar app

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm

You'd need a database to track all of the iOS calendar apps. But don't bother. Just download Tempo.

2 telling views of cloud adoption

Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Contrary to what case studies tell you, most IT departments aren't quite ready to support cloud infrastructure.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support for iPhone, iPad

Posted July 21, 2014 - 11:54 am

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan.

Ping Identity rolls mobile one-swipe authentication; takes aim at RSA tokens

Posted July 21, 2014 - 11:37 am

PingID for Apple iOS or Google Android mobile devices is an app that works to generate one-time passwords on a smartphone.

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