A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my frustrating efforts to use various new mobile money applications on my phone. I promised then to have another go, to give up cash and try to pay by phone alone. So, how did it go? Not very well, I'm afraid.
We're not yet as good as the folks in Africa at using mobile money.
EMC chief operating officer:
"If you are a server, storage or network admin, there may be fewer of those dedicated - what I call siloed component - skillsets needed."
While these roles disappear, new jobs will spring up in their place both technical - focused on marshalling different services and technologies, and business orientated - analysing huge data stores for valuable insights and matching technologies to the needs of business and customers.
What's not said: cloud computing might demand fewer jobs overall in IT.
Major internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.
Do you know where your IPv6 address is?
In terms of challenges, as I mentioned on the March financial results conference call, RIM is going through a significant transformation as we move towards the BlackBerry 10 launch, and our financial performance will continue to be challenging for the next few quarters. The on-going competitive environment is impacting our business in the form of lower volumes and highly competitive pricing dynamics in the marketplace, and we expect our Q1 results to reflect this, and likely result in an operating loss for the quarter.
Your submissions please for who is going to buy which bits of RIM, and by when.
Download: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server "8" Beta and Windows "8" Consumer Preview: This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Server® "8" Beta.
ON JULY 9th users of hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide will be mystified. They will no longer be able to access websites, e-mail servers and other resources despite an active internet connection. The indirect culprit is the DNS Changer Trojan horse, a piece of malware which tweaks operating-system settings on computers and residential internet routers so as to redirect traffic to certain sites and rack up advertising fees. But it is America's Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that is the proximate cause of the disruption.
Just over two months ago, Chrome sponsored the Pwnium browser hacking competition. We had two fantastic submissions, and successfully blocked both exploits within 24 hours of their unveiling. Today, we'd like to offer an inside look into the exploit submitted by Pinkie Pie.
Four bugs chained together to achieve root. There's an upcoming post about the other hack, which involved 10 chained bugs. The chaining makes it more like an accumulator at racing - much harder to achieve anything, even though you cracked the bug.
This is fantastic fun. Zoom in on somewhere (London, anywhere you know). Zoom right in. Now press the top rocker of the right-hand button of the middle group. Press it again. And again. Now that is cool.
You haven't even clicked the link, yet you've already made up your mind about it.
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