A digital storage service available on Apple iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod touch that helps store, organize and manage information such as coupons and gift cards, boarding passes, movie tickets and more. Although sometimes confused as being a type of digital wallet like Google Wallet, Apple Passbook doesn’t offer digital payment capabilities via NFC (near-field communication) at this time as does Google Wallet.
Apple Passbook debuted in iOS 6, and one of the key benefits of Apple Passbook is that it’s time- and location-based, so your coupons, passes, tickets and similar Passbook information will automatically appear on the device’s Lock screen at the time and place the user needs them. While a limited number of major retailers have already added support for Apple Passbook, it hasn’t caught on yet with the majority of retailers.
- Multi-Core Memory (Ashwood Architecture) -
Ashwood architecture is a multi-core memory system that works by integrating smart controller circuitry next to the memory array on a single chip, providing parallel access to the array for hundreds of concurrent processes, thereby increasing throughput and lowering average access time. Ashwood architecture was developed by cryptographer Joseph Ashwood, who claims his design “borrows […]
Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities and attacks delivered via the Internet by cyber criminals. ISO 27001 (ISO27001) is the international Cybersecurity Standard that provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System.
- Google Project Butter
Google Project Butter refers to an initiative for the Android mobile operating system to make the OS quicker and more responsive for users. Google Project Butter was launched to address Android users’ most common complaints related to response lags and poor performance as well as choppy responsiveness. The results of Google Project Butter initially debuted […]
- Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
A company-wide process from Microsoft for performing regular code reviews for Microsoft software products to reduce security issues and resolve security vulnerabilities in a timely fashion. Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) efforts are grouped into seven phases: training, requirements, design, implementation, verification, release and response. The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle was first announced in 2003, […]
- Curated Commerce
In electronic commerce (ecommerce) terminology, curated commerce refers to creating unique product lines that provide customers with a distinct collection not offered by other online retailers in a market. The demand for personalization in online shopping is a driving factor behind curated commerce. Retailers often use marketing tactics such as email marketing to show a […]