Monthly Archives: September 2014

What Does Shellshock Mean for Windows?

Shellshock is the name of the recent software vulnerability found in Bash, the shell (command line) program used on most Mac OS X and Linux computers and servers. It’s a small utility program that’s ubiquitous, and so this bug has the potential to cause a lot of havoc in the computing world. As a Windows […]

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 […]

September 10th is Internet Slowdown Day

Slowly (thanks to cable monopolies) but surely (thanks to consumer demand), the Internet is getting faster. That will change on Wednesday, when some of the most popular sites on the Internet like Reddit and Kickstarter will display symbolic loading icons to represent how glacial sites could get if Net Neutrality becomes a thing of the […]

Apple Announcement Could Mean Big Things for Wearables

Last week, news broke of Appleā€™s next product announcement scheduled for September 9. Though the company has kept quiet about content for the announcement, experts speculate it will introduce the iPhone 6 and, possibly, the iWatch. The iPhone 6 is expected to feature a larger screen to compete with Samsung and HTC smartphones. It will […]