4 Ways to Reduce Your Mobile Internet Data Usage with Android Apps

From browsing the web, to streaming videos, to using social media, there are just too many ways to burn through your phone’s data allowance

How to Use Less Data (and Save Money on Your Android Phone Bill)

How to Use Less Data (and Save Money on Your Android Phone Bill)
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You can now send and request money in Gmail on Android

Google Wallet has been integrated into Gmail on the web since 2013, but today Google is rolling out a new integration on mobile. Starting today, users of the Gmail app on Android will be able to send or request money with anyone, including those who don’t have a Gmail address, with just a tap. The user experience has been designed to make exchanging money as easy as attaching a file, Google explains in its announcement.

Link: You can now send and request money in Gmail on Android
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Russian antitrust regulator finds Apple fixed iPhone prices

After a seven-month investigation, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has found Apple to be fixing the prices of certain iPhone models in Russia, which contravenes article 11, part 5 of the Federal Law on Protection of Competition [PDF]. The Russian antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Apple’s local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus.

Link: Russian antitrust regulator finds Apple fixed iPhone prices
via http://www.zdnet.com

​Banking cartel calls Apple Pay alternatives ‘unrealistic’ in Australian market

The group of four banks collectively bargaining for access to the iPhone’s near-field communication (NFC) technology have baulked at settling for payment alternatives such as Android Pay, calling them “unrealistic” in the Australian market. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Westpac Banking Corporation, the National Australia Bank (NAB), and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank have been seeking regulatory approval since mid-last year to collectively negotiate with third-party mobile providers such as Apple on conditions relating to competition, best practice standards, and efficiency.

Link: ​Banking cartel calls Apple Pay alternatives ‘unrealistic’ in Australian market
via http://www.zdnet.com

SANS ISC Stormcast: Daily Network Security News Summary; Cyber Security Podcast

ISC StormCast for Wednesday, March 15th 2017
A daily summary of network and system security news from the SANS Internet Storm Center
Author:Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
Created: Wednesday, March 15th 2017
Length: 5:54
minutes
Today’s Headline: Microsoft’s Double Patch Tuesday

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Link: SANS ISC Stormcast: Daily Network Security News Summary; Cyber Security Podcast
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Review: Microsoft Teams a strong rival for Slack

NEW YORK—Microsoft has a strong answer for Slack, at least for the large enterprises and small businesses on Office 365 accounts. I reached that conclusion after spending time evaluating a late pre-launch version of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s customizable chat-based digital representation of an open office workspace.

Link: Review: Microsoft Teams a strong rival for Slack
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Linux Academy Rolls Out New Cloud-Based Training Platform

Print. Email. Linux Academy, an online training platform for the Linux OS and cloud computing, on Tuesday announced a public beta rollout of its Cloud Assessments platform, which is designed to let large enterprise firms train and assess their IT workers and prospective job candidates. The academy offers training on a variety of cloud-based platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Open Stack, DevOps, Azure and others.

Link: Linux Academy Rolls Out New Cloud-Based Training Platform
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