Apple Face ID: Tech professionals unsure about security benefits, research says

IT professionals are unsure about the security benefits of Apple’s new Face ID technology, which can be used to unlock the tech giant’s new iPhone X.

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

The post Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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9 ways to score Amazon Prime at a discount

If you have $99 to spare, one of the best deals on the internet is Amazon Prime. Its benefits are beyond compare, and you earn them the second you sign up, so it’s no surprise that an estimated 80 million people in the U.S. already have, according to the securities research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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Apple focuses on 3D Touch, Live Photos in latest iPhone 6s ads

Article Image Apple on Wednesday released a pair of iPhone commercials touting the time-saving benefits of 3D Touch and Live Photos, two features exclusive to the company’s latest generation iPhone 6s handsets.

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How to beat the digital divide

The size and scale of the benefits conferred by the Internet are widening the gaps between the digital haves and have-nots.


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Surveys Reveal Lax Mobile Security Among Federal Workers


The use of mobile devices provides significant benefits in convenience and workplace productivity. However, two recent reports indicate that, in the enthusiasm for using mobile technologies, U.S. government workers too often ignore security protocols associated with mobile IT. The Office of Personnel Management hack revealed earlier this year, which affected more than 20 million people, drove an immediate effort to address federal IT security. That effort largely has focused on IT systems and bypassed mobile device security.

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DoD Sets Ambitious Cloud Goals


The U.S. Defense Department, often cited as a bit sluggish in taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, appears now to be emerging as a government leader in adopting the technology. In the short run, DoD has far outpaced other federal agencies in setting up cloud contracts. During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the value of all federal contracts for cloud projects amounted to $668 million, of which the overwhelming amount, $531 million, was attributed to the Defense Department.

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Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements

Apple on Thursday announced to employees in a company-wide memo that it is expanding workers’ benefits, including longer parental leave, an expanded donation matching program, subsidized student loan refinancing, and education reimbursement for all classes.



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Expert: Apple’s health push poses big privacy challenges

Apple’s push into health technology could bring big benefits, but it could also pose challenges for consumers as a host of apps tap into their personal data.

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IT Providers Stew Over Big Data Privacy Regulation


With the emergence of the Big Data era, technology developers see major benefits in the ability to manage huge volumes of information. However, with an onslaught of data breaches such as the recent hacking of the Target retail chain, consumers and their representatives in government are increasingly nervous about bigger threats to privacy.
“The immense volume, diversity and potential value of data will have profound implications for privacy, the economy and public policy,” said John Podesta, counselor to President Obama.

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