PayPal buys Swedish fintech company iZettle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 18:15:24

PayPal has announced that it is to buy the mobile payment company iZettle. The announcement came as something of a surprise, as less than two weeks ago iZettle had said that it planned to go public. iZettle is a Swedish fintech company whose mobile card readers have proved popular with small businesses, as has its ecommerce platform. The $2.2 billion purchase is PayPal's biggest acquisition to...

F-Secure combines AI and human expertise in new security offering dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 15:25:31

It's no longer enough to just protect the perimeter in order to keep systems secure. It's now necessary to catch file-less attacks, privilege escalation and a whole range of other tactics. The problem for smaller businesses is they often don't have the expertise in house to handle the range of threats. Finnish security company F-Secure is launching a new endpoint detection and response solution...

Online banking security improves but only a third are free of critical vulnerabilities dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 15:29:17

The percentage of critical vulnerabilities in online banking systems is falling, but two thirds still contain at least one critical vulnerability according to a new report. Enterprise security specialist Positive Technologies has released its Financial Application Vulnerabilities Report, drawn from audits performed by the company. It finds each eBanking system analyzed in 2017 contained, on...

PayPal is ready to get into traditional banking with debit cards, loans and more dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-10 19:49:05

PayPal is looking to expand its services and gain a foothold in more traditional banking services, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The company has been testing a number of offerings in the US over the last few months, including debit cards, ATM cards, and services such as check depositing via photo. PayPal has teamed up with small banks to offer different services as it tries...

Best practices for effective Privileged Access Management dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-30 14:48:08

It feels like almost every week, we hear of a new breach, and each week, we’re thankful it wasn’t our company. But how long can we dodge the breach bullet? No one wants to be the next headline, but what can we do to ensure that we aren’t? The common denominator in virtually every breach is that somehow, someone who shouldn’t have access to your company’s system and data sources has found...

Logitech Crayon and Rugged Combo 2 enhance the iPad (2018) experience dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-27 20:17:37

Today is a huge day for Apple fans — a new iPad! The company's latest tablet is extremely affordable at $329, and schools can get a $30 discount, bringing the price to just $299. What makes this low-cost education-focused iPad so special is its Apple Pencil support -- something that was previously limited to "Pro" iPad devices. The problem? The Apple Pencil is a bit too large for young students....

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available to consumers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-06 18:51:41

Laptops and detachable tablets have come a long way in recent years, becoming smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient with each new generation. But, even though they're more portable, they're not necessarily easy to use on the road as well. What I mean by that is that connectivity remains limited to Wi-Fi for the vast majority of devices that hit the market these days. If you don't have...

Android P will support iPhone X-style notches and feature a dramatic redesign dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-12 18:20:47

The number of people running Oreo may well be very small, but there's already talk about the next version of Android -- Android P. Reports about what has been named internally as Pistachio Ice Cream promise not only a design overhaul, but also iPhone X-style notch support. The Oreo successor is due for release later this year, and a Bloomberg report shed some light on what we can expect, including...

Apple HomePod: 'wow' but 'uh-oh' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-11 03:01:24

HomePod arrived yesterday at 9:40 a.m. PST; thank-you UPS for prompt delivery of my preorder. My initial reaction: Wow and uh-oh. The wow harkens back to the original iPod, which Apple released in October 2001. The company's design ethic treated the overall experience as the user interface: Attach FireWire cable to Mac and device, music syncs. iTunes manages music on the Mac; for iPod, a simple...

Apple launches free repair program for 'No Service' iPhone 7 bug dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-03 10:55:11

Apple has launched a new repair program aimed at iPhone 7 users who are experiencing a "No Service" problem. Apple says that affected models that were sold since September 2016 will be repaired free of charge. The company explains that the No Service bug only affects a "small number" of handsets, and it is caused by a failed component on the main logic board. So which handsets are covered, and how...