Month: July 2015

Come August 7 and Apple Watch will start retailing at 100 Best Buy Stores!

This is certainly the case of ‘the more, the merrier’… Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport are soon going to be available on Best Buy, other than the Apple stores. So, if you’ve been waiting to adorn your wrist with this Apple product, you wouldn’t necessarily have to line up in front of the Apple stores to get it home on the day it releases. You could easily purchase it from one of the 100 Best Buy stores where it will retail from. You could also order for it online at the Best Buy web portal. This number is expected to reach 300 before the holiday season in the US begins. That will leave you with options aplenty to get your most-awaited for gadget, home. Sharing this news, Jason Bonfig, senior category officer, Best Buy mentioned that “The Apple Watch is an important addition to an emerging product category, and we know our customers want it…” Besides the watch, you could also buy from a catalog of over 50 varieties of accessories including watch bands and stands. Best Buy will be the first biggest retailer to sell this gadget in the US; second only after the Apple stores. So, the store is sure aiming to make it big for itself and offer consumers better and easier options to buy their Apple Watch version. It is noteworthy here that the...

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Starbucks Mobile Ordering App is Now Also in the UK

This is real technology news! If you love Starbucks coffee but have lately delayed visiting a premise just because of the long queues you had to first deal with, here’s good news for you. With the mobile ordering system now brought into place by this US-based coffee giant, grabbing your favorite ‘cuppa’ is going to be so much easier. Simply download the mobile ordering app on your smartphone and place your order – by the time you will drive into the premise, your flat white or latte would be ready. This app is sure expected to drive Starbucks’ sales northwards and also provide coffee-lovers with an easier way of ordering and hassle-free coffee sessions. While the app is presently available for iPhone users only, an Android version of the same is expected to roll out pretty soon, probably before the year ends. The Mobile Order & Pay app was first tested and released in Portland; thereafter it was released across other parts of the US and very recently in the UK. Kris Engskov, Starbucks president of Europe, Middle East and Africa reiterated that “The role of the coffee shop is fundamentally changing across the world but particularly acute the UK because it is just so competitive…” He further mentioned that “It’s the little details about how do we eliminate the barriers to a great experience, whether it’s a queue,...

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In the Wake of Data Hack, OPM director Ms. Archuleta Resigns

  It isn’t just the employees and ex-employees of the OPM that have had to deal with the trauma of the data hack instances lately; it is also their family members and acquaintances that are under the threat. As per the initial reports, sensitive data of around 4 million people were compromised; this number has now risen to over 22 million and this is by no means a small number to be ignored. There have been major uproars in the US after new findings were out that claimed that this data hack didn’t take place overnight. Rather, there were intrusions that took place months before they were noticed and there were hackers well within the network to be able to steal the most confidential security clearance data. Owing to these scary revelations, the opposition in the US demanded for removing the top OPM officials from their posts. While it was only recently that OPM Director, Ms. Katherine Archuleta shared an official note that she isn’t yet resigning from her post, it isn’t the case anymore. With growing demands for her resignation and removal from post, the US government has issued an official update stating that Ms. Archuleta has stepped down as the head of OPM and the government was working on creating stringent measures to further strengthen cyber security. After her resignation was accepted, she’s shared that it was...

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Cisco Owns the Highest Number of Net-Security Patents!

This comes as a revelation of the latest LexInnova report No matter which country you reside in or what profession you’re into, the perils of online security are bound to set you thinking. No matter how many doors and windows you close to prevent these perils from penetrating your digital world, there seems to be some little opening or hole in the wall through which threats attempt to enter. It is indeed scary and a slight miss could land you in grave situations. To keep you safe and covered, different brands providing Internet security solutions constantly strive at offering you better and more sophisticated tools. To keep these tools integral to their system, companies patent their security portfolios so that you remain secured under their protective umbrella and enjoy using the different security systems as well. As per the latest assessment done by LexInnova, Cisco rules the roost at owning net security patents. It owns as many as 6442 patents – all related to network security. Symantec follows this number and stands at the second position with 5757 patents. However, although these are impressive numbers, there are intellectual properties of other brands that are equal or higher in quality, such as Check Point, Juniper Networks, and Palo Alto Networks, but their numbers aren’t that great. Therefore, these names do not appear on the list of the top three, as...

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