Category Technology

Apple Smart Home Accessories Draw Nearer to Launch

Did you know Apple’s iOS 8 is equipped to dim your lights, turn down your air conditioning, and open your garage door? HomeKit, a programming framework designed to control home accessories, was built into the latest operating system and introduced to developers last winter. This spring, the company is expected to debut devices equipped to […]

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy A7 Phone

This week, Samsung announced its new eight-core smartphone, the Galaxy A7. Slimmer, metal, and faster, the Galaxy A7 moves away from the Galaxy S family. Though no release date has been announced, here’s what to expect from the new 5.5-inch phone: 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera: the best camera yet for the brand […]

You Have One Year to Get Ready for Chip & PIN

Next October European-style “Chip & PIN” cards will finally be coming to the US. These types of cards cut down on credit card fraud significantly. The switch will be coming none too soon, as massive credit card hacks like the latest at Home Depot occur with increasing regularity. In October 2015 the main credit card […]

Factor Apple Pay into Your E-Commerce Operations

Along with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, Apple announced another potentially game-changing development last week: Apple Pay. Apple Pay works like Google Wallet and has immediate relevance to small business e-commerce. The feature allows users to store credit cards to use in online and in-store transactions. By simply swiping and verifying […]

Vulnerability found in Internet of Things

Last week HP released its Internet of Things State of the Union Study and announced that “70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things devices contain serious vulnerabilities.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of embedded computing devices that communicate with each other, like the security system you control remotely with […]

The Best Digital Assistant – Now on Windows?

Microsoft has started airing ads pitting their new digital assistant Cortana against Apple’s Siri. You can watch here: While more detailed comparisons will be possible in the coming months as Cortana comes out of beta and bugs get fixed, the Microsoft digital assistant seems set to take the space by storm. It uses more natural […]

Amazon Firefly: A New Frontier for Apps

Last week, Amazon announced its upcoming Fire smartphone. The hardware puts it at about the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the same battery life as the Apple 5S, and with a better camera than both. But it’s the new Firefly program that really sets the phone apart. Firefly is an audio-visual identification program […]

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