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GMail Gets Confidential

Google is working on a few things in their next major GMail release, and in addition to putting your calendar beside your emails, quick replies, snoozing and more, they are also rolling out a feature that makes email a little more secure. You will have the option to enter a passcode to open the email (sent by SMS) as well as have the ability to prevent forwarding, copying, download or printing these emails. This is a great step in the right direction for Google if they want to take on the enterprise.

The features are very similar to some found in Microsoft’s full Outlook application, and Microsoft is also adding the ability to restrict emails on its Outlook.com service. These features will largely appeal to businesses that want more control over how emails are used by recipients, but they won’t stop people from taking a screenshot or a photo of an email.

Source: TheVerge

IBM bans all removable storage for staff

We talk pretty regularly on our podcast about data breeches and hacks, however, the biggest liability is still your users when it comes to security weak points. IBM is taking things to a new level by banning all removable storage for their staff members which seems a little extreme but quite frankly isn't the worst idea in the world. Unfortunately for IBM and any other big company, it's nearly impossible to actually enforce a policy like this. The Register has the full story.
 
IBM has banned its staff from using removable storage devices. An advisory to staff penned by IBM global chief Information security officer Shamla Naidoo said the company “is expanding the practice of prohibiting data transfer to all removable portable storage devices (eg: USB, SD card, flash drive).” The advisory says some pockets of IBM have had this policy for a while, but “over the next few weeks we are implementing this policy worldwide.” Big Blue’s doing this because “the possible financial and reputational damage from misplaced, lost or misused removable portable storage devices must be minimised.” IBM has banned its staff from using removable storage devices. An advisory to staff penned by IBM global chief Information security officer Shamla Naidoo said the company “is expanding the practise of prohibiting data transfer to all removable portable storage devices (eg: USB, SD card, flash drive).” The advisory says some pockets of IBM have had this policy for a while, but “over the next few weeks we are implementing this policy worldwide.” Big Blue’s doing this because “the possible financial and reputational damage from misplaced, lost or misused removable portable storage devices must be minimised.”

Samsung @ CES 2013

One of the highlights of every CES is a stop by the Samsung booth and this year didn’t disappoint. Samsung has so many products on display which makes it feel like walking through a candy story wishing you could have one of each. The big product in the TV market this year at CES is 4k displays (4096x2160 resolution) and Samsung had a bunch of those on display. Right now content is pretty tough to find in resolutions that high, but the demo clips that they were showing attracted quite a crowd. 


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Samsung 4K TV
 

Also on display was one of Samsung's curved OLED TV's. The curve in the screen wasn't drastic but it was enough to give the picture a bit of a different look and thanks to the OLED technology the picture was great. 


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Samsung Curved OLED TV

Check out more of our pictures from Samsung in our CES 2013 gallery.

Lenovo's X1 Carbon & MIIX 2 at CES 2014

We stopped by the Lenovo restaurant (Aquanox) in the Venetian to take a look at their new products. We have a bunch of pictures and coverage from Pepcom, so in the video below we talk about the new X1 Carbon as well as the nifty MIIX 2. Check out the goodies!

 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

Digital Storm's Aventum 3 and more at CES 2015

Ever year we stop by Digital Storm to check out some of their new systems. Digital Storm has a wide variety of systems for pretty much any budget, but front and center was their new Aventum III case which is their supercar of the computer world. Basically the Aventum III is their highest end system which can feature the best of the best when it comes to hardware but the thing that sets them apart from other high end systems is the case that Digital Storm has designed specifically for the Aventum III. I'll let the video do the rest of the talking.
 
 
In addition to their Aventum III, Digital Storm was also showing off their Eclipse, Velox, and Bolt II systems. The Eclipse start around the $700 dollar range, the Bolt II starts around $1600 and goes up to around $2000 for the Velox. When we first started working with Digital Storm it was all out the high end systems but in the past couple years they've started to offer consumers a wide selection based on budget yet still giving you a high quality Digital Storm system and amazing service that they've become well known for.

Aventum 3

 

To check out more of our CES 2015 coverage, please check here and of course you can check out more pictures from the Day 3 of CES 2015 right here.

 

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