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Monday, June 22, 2015
Microsoft struggles to define 'free' for Windows 10
Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS -- yes, no, then yes, probably, but with strings -- reflects the much more complicated ecosystem the Redmond, Wash. company maintains. READ MORE
IT executives have learned how to build strong, reliable and trustworthy teams so that no one person is the single point of contact. That not only allows for more efficiency, it lets CIOs unplug on summer vacations. READ MORE
If there was any question as to whether people were excited to get their own personal robot, the answer is clear now. SoftBank Robotics Corp. put 1,000 personal robots, priced at $1,600, on sale on Saturday. Within one minute, they were sold out. READ MORE
Fingerprint authentication will become more common on smartphones of all prices as sensors get cheaper, and Google's integration of the technology in the next version of Android will make it much easier for app developers and service providers to make use of them. READ MORE
The cracks in the armor of most enterprise websites are many, including recurring holes in OpenSSL, PHP and WordPress and are largely due to a combination of extensive customizations paired with a shortage of testing and fixing of vulnerabilities. READ MORE
Don't count on your 'plain vanilla' resume to get you noticed - your resume needs a personal flavor to catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. Here, expert Donald Burns adds his secret sauce to one CIO's resume to help him land his next role. READ MORE
After Polish airline LOT suffered an IT attack on ground operation systems, 10 flights were canceled, another dozen were delayed and over 1,400 passengers were grounded at Warsaw Chopin Airport. LOT said the attack on its 'state-of-the-art computer systems' was the 'first such attack in history' and warned others in the industry of the potential threat by hackers. READ MORE
Apple has listened to the artists and agreed to cough up cash for music streamed during the three-month trial of the iTunes Music service, a big change from its original attempt to stream it free. READ MORE
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