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Nomad Shell Cordovan Apple Watch strap and Moment lens case: Elegant leather Apple accessories

After making a move back to the Apple Watch Series 4 and finding great value in this smartwatch, I started to look around at band options. The new Nomad Shell Cordovan Strap looked like an enviable option so I spent the last few weeks breaking one in. top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 All significant smartphone launches have… Read more →

Microsoft’s Windows 7 has one year of free support left

One year from today — on January 14, 2020 — Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 will cease. That means no more updates or fixes, including security fixes after that date, which is the first Patch Tuesday of 2020, unless a customer pays. Microsoft introduced Windows 7 in July, 2009. A number of enterprise customers didn’t begin deploying Windows 7 well… Read more →

Salesforce brings image search to Commerce Cloud

Salesforce is rolling out updates to its Commerce Cloud that aim to expand the footprint of the platform. Launched in September 2016, Commerce Cloud is the result of Salesforce’s acquisition of Demandware and aims to target the core retailers that made up Demandware’s customer base.  The company bought Demandware in June 2016 for $2.8 billion. As noted at the time, Salesforce’s plan was… Read more →

51 percent Ethereum Classic hacker returns $100,000 in stolen cryptocurrency

The cyberattacker believed to be responsible for a 51 percent on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain has returned $100,000 in stolen proceeds, while keeping roughly $1 million. According to, the funds were returned last week but it is not known why the cryptocurrency has been returned, or for what purpose — and efforts to contact the hacker have proved… Read more →

Liberian ISP sues rival for hiring hacker to attack its network

A Liberian internet service provider has sued a rival company and two of its executives for hiring a hacker to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against its infrastructure. The ISP –Lonestar Cell MTN– has filed the lawsuit in a British commercial court over the weekend. The defendants are Daniel Kaye (the hacker), Cellcom (now Orange Liberia, the rival… Read more →

At NRF 2019, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform court retailers wary of Amazon

With retail technology at the forefront of the National Retail Federation’s annual conference in New York City, it’s worth paying attention to one huge cloud computing battle off to the side: Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform. You didn’t really think that retailers would be flocking to Amazon Web Services, did you? Of course, some retailers will play ball with… Read more →

Smartphone production decline may allow Huawei to overtake Apple to become world’s second largest smartphone brand

Analysts are expecting a lot of smartphone industry shakeup in during 2019. According to TrendForce, worldwide smartphone production volume for 2019 is expected, at best, to fall to 1.41 billion units, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared with 2018. If demand is worse than expected, and the U.S.-China trade war continues, that decline could hit 5 percent. But as with… Read more →

Survey reveals growing concern about container technology security

With so much interest in DevOps and continuous integration and delivery, containers are a natural. However, security is a sticking point. Security professionals are expressing concern about the security of technology containers, beloved for their flexibility and agility, now being implemented en masse across enterprises. Photo: Joe McKendrick That’s the takeaway from a recent survey of 311 IT security professionals… Read more →

Why is my keyboard connected to the cloud?

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Everything is becoming a thing connected to the internet, but some things really shouldn’t be. What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now The Internet of Things explained: What the IoT is, and where it’s going next. Read More First cab off that rank should be input devices, because… Read more →

Banco do Brasil launches cash withdrawals via WhatsApp

Banco do Brasil has launched a service that allows account holders to withdraw cash via WhatsApp. The bank is the first in Brazil to offer the functionality, Under the service, users don’t need to use cards to get money from ATMs. To start the operation, users add a number to their contact list and ask for a cash withdrawal without… Read more →