WWDC: Has Apple closed the door on non-Mac App Store apps?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:58:00 -0700

Ever since Apple introduced the Mac App Store developers have warned it plans to close off its platform, so news the company will insist on App Notarization in macOC Catalina set those critics off again. The thing is, it’s a little more complicated.

What is Apple doing?

Yes, Apple is making it a little more difficult for Mac users to install apps that aren’t sold at the Mac App Store or made available from bona fide developers happy to submit their software for the company’s speedy App notarization service.

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:00:00 -0800

IT leaders who’ve taken the plunge into blockchain are mainly deploying it in proofs-of-concept tests to address the same problems a conventional database could handle, according to research firm Gartner.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Credit to Author: Ken Gagne| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 03:00:00 -0800

Remembering our industry’s innovators
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They were the founders of such household names as Atari and Microsoft. They built the hardware and software that powers the Internet. They used computers to give voice to the young and the disabled. And they rarely did so in the spotlight. Whether they ever achieved fame or fortune, these 13 women and men deserve a place in the history books for their lives, accomplishments, and contributions to science and information technology around the world.

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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:29:00 -0800

Microsoft is working to create a blockchain-based, decentralized digital identity management platform that would allow users to own and secure access to their online persona via an encrypted database hub.

Over the past year, Microsoft said it has been exploring how to use Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies to create new types of digital identities designed to enhance personal privacy, security and control.

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Microsoft to test blockchain-based self-sovereign ID system

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:29:00 -0800

Microsoft is working to create a blockchain-based, decentralized digital identity management platform that would allow users to own and secure access to their online persona via an encrypted database hub.

Over the past year, Microsoft said it has been exploring how to use Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies to create new types of digital identities designed to enhance personal privacy, security and control.

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Tech Talk: What's trending for 2018?

Credit to Author: Ken Mingis| Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0800

When it comes to tech trends we’re likely to see in 2018, nothing would likely be more welcome than the end of passwords. With companies looking for ever better ways to protect data, it seems clear that “password123” has no indefinite future. (Nor does you pet’s name, if that’s what you use.)

But just how quickly passwords will be shunted aside, and by what technology – biometrics? two-factor authentication? algorithms? – remains unclear.

That was topic No. 1 for our panel of tech experts – CSO‘s Michael Nadeau, Infoworld‘s Serdar Syegulalp, Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis and  Macworld‘s Michael Simon – as they peer into the near-future to discern what’s coming in 2018 and what’s not.

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