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Old versions of Java still a security threat on most corporate desktops

Despite Java being a favorite target of cyber-criminals and online attackers, only 1 percent of all enterprise systems have the latest version installed.

Java is the application development language of the Internet. It is everywhere on the Web. Although it is regularly updated, it has always contained serious flaws that make it an inviting target for hackers and cyber-criminals.

Apple IOS 7 will wow users once again

iPhone and iPad users will no doubt delight in the lively, dynamic look, feel and functionality found in Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) revolutionary new mobile operating system, iOS 7.  Apple investors, however, are likely to find their delight in the problems Apple's competition will face if they try to duplicate the iOS 7 UI.

Job prospects for big data keep growing

Job prospects for big data keep growing. Demand for big data skills is expanding across the United States and in diverse industries—a trend that online employment and career site Dice refers to as "big data sprawl." The number of big data jobs on the site has shown a triple-digit surge year-over-year, according to Dice's July report. The largest percentages of big data jobs on Dice are in Silicon Valley, New York and Washington, D.C./Baltimore. "Big data" has become a household word, and many well-known companies are seeking big data talent, the Dice report said.

Microsoft Cloud partners show growth

HOUSTON – Microsoft maintains that partners selling hybrid cloud-based solutions benefit from higher gross profit, more new customers, higher revenue per employee and faster overall business growth, according to a new study. The study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by research firm IDC featured 1,300 partners and indicates that adding cloud services to their mix of offerings works wonders for partner growth in certain areas. Microsoft released the result of the study at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 here on July 8.

DevOps - a fast growing development method

DevOps—a term that describes a collaborative process between software development and IT operations—is a fast-growing software development method that stresses communication and integration between software developers and IT professionals. DevOps is a direct and organized response to the need for interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services that help break down organizational silos through cultural change and automation.

Twitter releases update to Vine short video sharing app

Twitter-owned short video sharing service Vine released an update for its iPhone app on Wednesday, one that it calls its biggest update yet, with new discovery and sharing opportunities packed in.
 

Instagram Rolls out update with landscape view

Instagram on Friday rolled out an update bringing two feature additions and various bug fixes, including support for photo and video taking while an iPhone is in landscape view.

 

Apple iphone 5 sold faster than Samsung S4

Following a report that Samsung has shipped 20 million units of their new Galaxy S4 smartphone, one analyst has estimated that it took Apple less than half as much time to ship the same amount of iPhone 5 units.
 

PhpStorm IDE environment is really Hot!

PhpStorm Key Features

Smart PHP Code Editor

The editor that actually ‘gets’ your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting PHP 5.3 and 5.4 for modern and legacy projects. Provides the best code autocompletion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, supports language mixtures and more.

Code Quality Analysis

Hundreds of inspections take care of verifying your code as you type, analyzing the whole project. PHPDoc support, code (re)arranger, code formatter with code style configuration and other features help you write neat code that’s easy to support.

Development Environment

Perform many routine tasks right from the IDE, thanks to Version Control Systems integration (Git, Mercurial, SVN, etc), local history, support for remote deployment, SQL and databases, Composer, PHP UML, and integrated REST Client.

Symantec Vision 2013 Conference

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It’s everything you’ll need to recharge your batteries with fresh knowledge, relationships, and insights—so you can solve tough new IT challenges, squeeze even more value from your Symantec investment, and enhance your IT career in 2013.

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