All posts on April, 2017


Enterprise

Red Hat Gives JBoss AMQ a Makeover

Red Hat on Thursday announced JBoss AMQ 7, a messaging platform upgrade that enhances its overall performance and improves client availability for developers. JBoss AMQ is a lightweight, standards-based open source platform designed to enable real-time communication between applications, services, devices and the Internet of Things, based on the Apache ActiveMQ and Apache Qpid community projects.

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How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure WEP and WPA options. Not all of them, but many.

Here I take a look at another insecure router technology, WPS (Wi-Fi protected setup) and how these new mesh routers deal with it. 

WPS is an alternate way of gaining access to a Wi-Fi network that does away with having to know the SSID (network name) and password. Much of what you read about WPS is incomplete, as it supports at least four different modes of operation.

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44% off Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard – Deal Alert

Here’s a Bluetooth keyboard for your computer that you can also use with your tablet and smartphone — switch between all three effortlessly by just turning the dial. And unlike other Bluetooth keyboards, Logitech has integrated a cradle so your device stays propped up at just the right angle as you type. Works with Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, and features a key layout you’ll be familiar with on any of those platforms. Logitech’s multi-device keyboard currently averages 4 out of 5 stars from over 1,450 people (read reviews) on Amazon, where its typical list price of $49.99 has been recently dropped 44% to just $27.99.  See this deal now on Amazon.

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54% off Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard – Deal Alert

Here’s a Bluetooth keyboard for your computer that you can also use with your tablet and smartphone — switch between all three effortlessly by just turning the dial. And unlike other Bluetooth keyboards, Logitech has integrated a cradle so your device stays propped up at just the right angle as you type. Works with Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, and features a key layout you’ll be familiar with on any of those platforms. Logitech’s multi-device keyboard currently averages 4 out of 5 stars from over 1,450 people (read reviews) on Amazon, where its typical list price of $49.99 has been recently dropped 54% to just $22.99.  See this deal now on Amazon.

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IDG Contributor Network: Is a Microsoft WinBook coming?

Rumors are swirling that an announcement from Microsoft about a Windows 10 Cloud OS is imminent.

What does that mean? It’s basically a full Windows 10 experience pared down to become a cloud only system without the ability to install apps and with limited networking and accessory capability. Is this a good thing, or another Windows RT/Netbook disaster waiting to happen?

Microsoft needs to compete in several markets where Chromebooks are doing quite well. The biggest is the education market, where Chromebooks outsell all other computing devices — including iPads and low-end PCs. But Microsoft needs to be careful if it doesn’t want to repeat the disaster that was Netbooks.

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Social Networks

Instagram Snaps Up Rivals’ Users

Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in its history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages, the company said. User engagement with Stories has grown to more than 200 million people per day.

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