http://www.mactech.com/blog en Majority of PC users are at risk due to outdated software http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/27/majority-pc-users-are-risk-due-outdated-software <p>Avast (<a href="http://www.avg.com" title="www.avg.com">www.avg.com</a>), which specializes in digital security products for business and consumers, revealed that more than half (52%) of the most popular PC applications running on PCs around the world, including Flash and Java are out-of-date.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/27/majority-pc-users-are-risk-due-outdated-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/27/majority-pc-users-are-risk-due-outdated-software#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:43:58 +0000 dsellers 2094375 at http://www.mactech.com There's a 1-in-3 chance your family's Internet is vulnerable to hacking http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/24/theres-1-3-chance-your-familys-internet-vulnerable-hacking <p>Nearly 96 million Americans (or 31% of the population) have had their Internet network, e-mail, or computer hacked or compromised. That's according to the results of the Ooma.com Internet Security Survey—a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by Ooma.</p> <p>Notable findings of the study include: </p> <p>° 172 million Americans (or 54% of the population) have accidentally visited a website that infected their computer with a virus. A lack of awareness of which websites are phishing for their personal information or contain spyware, malware, or other threats leaves users exposed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/24/theres-1-3-chance-your-familys-internet-vulnerable-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/24/theres-1-3-chance-your-familys-internet-vulnerable-hacking#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:51:47 +0000 dsellers 2094355 at http://www.mactech.com Smartphone size preference size remains stable at 5-5.3 inches http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/23/smartphone-size-preference-size-remains-stable-5-53-inches <p>In the first half of 2016, US and UK smartphone users were most likely to be interested in purchasing a device with a 5.3-inch or 5.0-inch display, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>).</p> <p>The study also found that males showed a preference for larger devices than females, while Android owners still preferred larger devices than Apple owners. As in 2015, current smartphone owners are also more likely to prefer a thicker prototype with a longer battery life over a thinner phone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/23/smartphone-size-preference-size-remains-stable-5-53-inches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/23/smartphone-size-preference-size-remains-stable-5-53-inches#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:13:08 +0000 dsellers 2094290 at http://www.mactech.com Five trends, factors that continue to impact cyber security http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/five-trends-factors-continue-impact-cyber-security <p>It’s become news that’s not unexpected any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk.<br /> Yet, despite all the publicity these security breaches receive and all the warning consumers hear, cyber criminals still achieve success and seem more brazen than ever.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/five-trends-factors-continue-impact-cyber-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/five-trends-factors-continue-impact-cyber-security#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:06:23 +0000 dsellers 2094208 at http://www.mactech.com Retail IoT platforms to connect 12.5 billion assets by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/retail-iot-platforms-connect-125-billion-assets-2021 <p>New data from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that retailers will connect 12.5 billion business assets, such as products, digital signs and Bluetooth beacons, to IoT platforms by 2021. This figure is expected to rise from 2.7 billion in 2016, representing a 350% increase, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/retail-iot-platforms-connect-125-billion-assets-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/22/retail-iot-platforms-connect-125-billion-assets-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:03:16 +0000 dsellers 2094207 at http://www.mactech.com Video is reshaping modern marketing http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/video-reshaping-modern-marketing <p>With its ability to reach and engage multiple audiences worldwide, video is becoming a vital component of the marketing toolkit. In 2017, video content is expected to account for 74% of all Internet traffic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/video-reshaping-modern-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/video-reshaping-modern-marketing#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:47:25 +0000 dsellers 2093980 at http://www.mactech.com Solar-Tectic LLC develops inexpensive sapphire glass http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/solar-tectic-llc-develops-inexpensive-sapphire-glass <p>In 2015 Solar-Tectic (<a href="http://www.solar-tectic.com" title="www.solar-tectic.com">www.solar-tectic.com</a>) announced plans to develop sapphire glass. Now the company has announced that it’s succeeded in developing this sapphire glass using its patent pending technique, which was reported on in “Materials Letters,” a peer reviewed journal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/solar-tectic-llc-develops-inexpensive-sapphire-glass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/21/solar-tectic-llc-develops-inexpensive-sapphire-glass#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:45:56 +0000 dsellers 2094000 at http://www.mactech.com Research reveals content challenges to asset management companies http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/20/research-reveals-content-challenges-asset-management-companies <p>Quark Software (<a href="http://www.quark.com" title="www.quark.com">www.quark.com</a>) and TSAM (tsamlondon.com) have announced the results of joint research on how asset management companies approach content creation, management, publishing, and delivery. </p> <p>The research uncovers universal content challenges asset management companies face – from reliance on outdated technology solutions to increasing demand for Web and mobile content. The findings highlight how content teams struggle to effectively produce and provide multi-channel information to internal and external audiences.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/20/research-reveals-content-challenges-asset-management-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/20/research-reveals-content-challenges-asset-management-companies#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:29:31 +0000 dsellers 2093423 at http://www.mactech.com AIM market grows faster than overall infrastructure software market http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/17/aim-market-grows-faster-overall-infrastructure-software-market <p>The worldwide application integration and middleware (AIM) software market continues to grow faster than the overall infrastructure software market, with revenue on pace to surpass $27 billion in 2017, an increase of 7% from 2016, according to the Gartner, Inc (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>) research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/17/aim-market-grows-faster-overall-infrastructure-software-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/17/aim-market-grows-faster-overall-infrastructure-software-market#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:50:56 +0000 dsellers 2093755 at http://www.mactech.com Study: Tech sector’s diversity problems run deep http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/16/study-tech-sector%E2%80%99s-diversity-problems-run-deep <p>The number of new devices connected to the Internet is estimated to reach 21 billion by 2020, but recent reports indicate that the tech sector’s diversity and inclusion practices have failed to meet a commensurate level of innovation.<br />  <br /> From a 2016 report by Intel and Dalberg Global Development Advisors, almost two-thirds of tech workers are white. The industry could, however, generate an additional $300-$370 billion annually if the racial/ethnic diversity of their workforces reflected that of the national talent pool.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/16/study-tech-sector%E2%80%99s-diversity-problems-run-deep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/03/16/study-tech-sector%E2%80%99s-diversity-problems-run-deep#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:11:29 +0000 dsellers 2093274 at http://www.mactech.com