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Why Apple Pay could be the mobile-payment system you'll actually use

If you've ever bought gas from inside the station, or perhaps some aspirin from a national pharmacy chain, you've probably seen those payment terminals with a Touch Here sticker at the top, inviting you to pay by just tapping the terminal with your credit card (instead of swiping). If you saw Tuesday's video demo of Apple's new Apple Pay system in action, you probably noticed something very similar.

India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

With new iPhones -- and a watch -- Apple moves on from Jobs

Apple certainly had a lot to announce and preview during its almost-two-hour media event for the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which included not only new phones but the company's new mobile payments system known as Apple Pay and the first preview of the Apple Watch -- set to debut sometime early next year.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Pay up for talent? Is there a security salary disconnect?

Demand for security pros has never been higher, so why are salaries flat?

IT GOVERNANCE

New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents in a new survey say that decades-old telephone regulations should not apply to the Internet, which suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, an advocacy group said.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

TechEd 2014: 'Working out loud' and other elements of a responsive organisation

Mark Woodrow, customer success manager, Microsoft, shares tips on how companies can adapt, learn and respond to a constantly evolving world.

LEGAL

HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard has admitted violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian officials to win a contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

OUTSOURCING

Deutsche Bank in Singapore taps on Avaloq for BPO services

The BPO provider will run the bank's wealth management back office in Singapore.

PROJECT MGMT

6 strategies for cancelling a major IT project

Sometimes it's better to walk away from an IT project, even a big one, than to fall further down the rabbit hole. These tips will help you cancel a project and keep your dignity (and reputation) intact.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time

Capturing notes in a classroom lecture or business meeting can sometimes be a daunting task. And, if you're like me, the race to capture the spoken word and put it on paper can sometimes keep you from listening to what's being said next, leaving your notes with Grand Canyon-sized gaps that limit their usefulness. The Livescribe 3 Smart Pen and associated Livescribe+ app for iOS are designed to change the way you capture information, helping you take notes while the app and pen track what's being said in classroom, meeting room, and lecture hall.

CLOUD COMPUTING

TechEd 2014: Architects should think like economists to take advantage of the Cloud

Architects should think like economists when creating apps, and let economic principles guide them in building and using elements in the Cloud.

DATA CENTER

Disruption set to force dramatic change in the data centre: Gartner

Four disruptive factors are set to force dramatic changes in the data centre market by year-end 2016.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Cold-proof Ricoh action cam has Wi-Fi remote control

If you fancy photographing Arctic wildlife, Ricoh Imaging has a new Wi-Fi action camera that works in frigid conditions and underwater.

INDUSTRIES

Steel Series Rival review: A solid, basic gaming mouse

The SteelSeries Rival is about as bare-bones as a gaming mouse can be. Only six buttons and a scroll wheel? Madness!

INTERNET

Google supports South Korean entrepreneurs

Will open Campus Seoul for startups in the first half of 2015.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don't explain how they collect users' personal information, a study of 1,211 popular apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found.

NETWORKING

SMU partners Aruba Networks to boost its network infrastructure

The new infrastructure delivers an enhanced high-performance, campus-wide wireless mobility experience to support e-learning and increasing mobility demands.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 9 leak shows new virtual desktops feature on video

The Windows 9 leaks just keep on coming. This week, a barrage of screenshots and a video of the reborn Start menu were both revealed, and Friday, WinFuture posted a video showing off a newfangled virtual desktop feature currently being tested in Windows 9.

SECURITY

Sony launches security cameras that see in the dark

Sony on Friday began selling new security cameras that can operate in very low light conditions thanks to infrared exposure technology.

STORAGE

SanDisk's new SD card has an insane 512GB of storage

Get a load of this! Sandisk recently announced the world's first SD card with a capacity of 512 gigabytes--half a terabyte of storage. That's right, you'll soon be able to buy an SD card with more capacity than many PC hard drives, as long as you don't mind paying an insane premium for the privilege.

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BLOGS

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

Rest in peace, Apple iPhone

The iPhone 6 could be a good product, if 'good' is what you're after

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