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Top techie Father's Day gifts
Even if you're a huge disappointment of an offspring, you might be able to crack Dad's stony facade with the right Father's Day gift. Read More

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The Role of CDNs and the Perception of Speed
Watch as Steve Souders, Chief Performance Officer at Fastly, discusses how to make a Web user's experience as enjoyable as possible, sometimes by leveraging the perception of speed rather than the reality of it. View now

19 free cloud storage options
The cloud is full of free storage, if you know where to look.From relatively new companies such as Box and DropBox, to heavyweights Google, Apple and Microsoft, many vendors use free cloud storage as a way to entice users into their clouds in hopes that they will pay more for additional volumes and services.Below, in alphabetical order, are 19 free cloud services – but a word of caution: The cloud is a volatile place and offers from these vendors change frequently. ADrive To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

watchOS 2 beta 1 is a good start toward a better Apple Watch experience
Yesterday I shared my thoughts about running the iOS 9 beta on the iPad Air 2. Today I'll take a look at the watchOS 2 beta on the Apple Watch. The watchOS 2 beta is available to anyone with an Apple Developer account. You can get one by paying $99 and the membership lasts for one year.I installed the watchOS 2 beta yesterday on my 42mm Stainless Steel with Classic Buckle model. Installing watchOS 2 beta is a bit more complicated than installing the iOS 9 beta and it will take a little bit longer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

iOS 9's split-screen modes signal bigger iPad in the works
Apple on Monday gave a strong hint that it has a larger iPad in the works, analysts said today.[ Related: Hands on with the iOS 9 beta ]"Sometimes Apple gives us signs of where they're going next," said Carolina Milanesi, chief of research and head of U.S. business for Kantar WorldPanel Comtech, in an interview Tuesday. "The split screen hints at a larger iPad."Milanesi was referring to several new features Apple touted Monday during the keynote address that opened its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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90% of Macs will be able to run OS X El Capitan (video)
OS X El Capitan will run on almost 90% of all current Macs, even though it's very unlikely that the just-unveiled operating system will ever boast such a high adoption rate. And in a departure from past practice, Apple on Monday said that iOS 9 will run on all the devices able to run 2014's iOS 8, meaning that a larger chunk of the iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches now in use should be able to upgrade this fall than in years past. The estimate for eligible Macs was 10 percentage points higher than last year for Yosemite, a reflection of the features pause that Apple instituted for OS X 10.11, named El Capitan (El Cap) during the WWDC keynote address Monday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple moves to six-digit passcode in iOS 9
Apple plans to require six-digit passcodes to unlock its latest mobile devices that use iOS 9, its forthcoming mobile operating system.Users already have the option in iOS 8 of setting a much longer passcode than four digits, which is the current minimum requirement. Symbols and letters can also be used.Increasing the minimum number of digits to six means that there will be 1 million possible combinations rather than 10,000, which “will be a lot tougher to crack,” Apple wrote on its website.The move to longer passcodes is not likely to please U.S. authorities, who have expressed fears that stronger security measures, including encryption, may make it more difficult to obtain information for time-sensitive investigations, such as terrorism.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple creates 'Move to iOS' app to pull Android users away from Google
The iPhone 6 has been more successful than previous versions of the smartphone at drawing Android users away from Google’s mobile platform, and Apple wants to capitalize on that with a new app that makes it easier for them to make the switch.Later this year, a new “Move to iOS” app will wirelessly transfer a user’s “contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books” from an Android phone to their new iPhone.The switching process will also suggest that they install free apps from their Android device that are also available on Apple’s App Store, so switchers can quickly get back on their feet with their favorite apps like Facebook and Twitter. Paid apps that they have on Android with iOS versions available will be added to a user’s wish list in the iOS App Store.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls
Imperva is the only leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls. Gartner has placed Imperva as the leader for Web Application Firewalls based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Read More. View now

Microsoft Surface Hub goes on sale in September
Microsoft has a gigantic new member of its Surface family of touch-enabled devices called the Surface Hub, a widescreen all-in-one computer that can act as the focal point of conference-room meetings.Announced in January, the Surface Hub will go on sale in September, according to Brian Eskridge, senior manager for the Microsoft Surface Hub. Pre-orders for the computer begin Wednesday.The company is marketing the Surface Hub as a less expensive, and easier to maintain, replacement for the traditional assortment of office audio-video and computer equipment used in today’s conference rooms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Unity lays groundwork for more VR games with latest upgrade
Virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift will never make it big without lots of content. To help developers build games for such platforms, Unity Technologies has begun adding VR-specific features to its suite of cross-platform development tools.Unity’s platform is already used to build games for smartphones, PCs, TVs and game consoles. Now, the company has, like many others, caught the VR bug. Unity version 5.1, which was launched on Tuesday, includes a first round of VR features.Native Oculus Rift support is now available to all Unity users. To help developers, the update to Unity’s platform also handles a number of VR-specific features out of the box. Important basics such as head tracking and the correct field of view are applied automatically and rendered in stereo. Support for Microsoft’s HoloLens and Gear VR from Samsung will be added in the near future. The company said it didn’t have anything to announce regarding native support for HTC’s Vive. But there are already third-party SDK’s for that device, including Google’s Cardboard and others.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The Takeaway: With iOS 9 and El Capitan, Apple embraces hardware compatibility
Rolling out a new operating system -- whether for the desktop or mobile devices -- can be dicey. Flashy new features often mean that old hardware gets left behind.But Apple's announcement on Monday of the next version of OS X and iOS 9 -- they were unveiled at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) -- will leave few Apple users out in the cold. Both OSes -- the former for desktops and laptops, the latter for iPhones and iPads -- have the same hardware requirements as their respective predecessors.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

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