One Coin for All of Your Cards – Interesting Tech (Off Topic)

Coin – – was featured on Wall Street Journal, The Verge, AllThingsD, Time, NBC, Today Show, CNET, VentureBeat, GigaOm, Entrepreneur, Forbes, ABC News, FastCompany, Engagdet, Inc, Gizmodo, Mashable, BGR, TheNextWeb, PandoDaily, and more! You can now Pre-Order Coin For 50% Off right now, Coin starts shipping Summer 2014.

So what is a Coin?

Q. What is a Coin?A. Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place.

Q. How much does a Coin cost?A. Each Coin costs $100. For you early adopters there is a very limited quantity that can be purchased for $50.

Q. What card details does the Coin display?A. The Coin’s screen will display the credit/debit card brand (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) if applicable, last 4 digits of the card number, expiration date, and CVV/CVC (if applicable).

Q. Will my Coin work outside the U.S.?A. Not in all cases.

U.S.-based customers: Coin will work overseas, but we recommend that you bring a backup card when you travel.

Customers located outside of the U.S.: Coin does not support chip & pin (EMV) yet. If the country you live in requires EMV for credit and debit cards, we recommend holding off your purchase for now unless you only plan to use Coin for gift, loyalty, and membership cards.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Security Over view


Organizations of all sizes are expanding their support for an increasingly mobile workforce, making privacy and security essential. Windows Phone is designed with security in mind for users and organizations. The result is a feature-rich, flexible smartphone that uses a holistic approach to security design—a breakthrough for enterprises that need smartphones capable of enterprise-level security, features, and management.

Smartphones help organizations be productive and competitive, but these mobile devices also require increased security vigilance. The pervasive threat of malicious software, or malware, and the need to prevent data leakage are two reasons why a thoughtful, comprehensive security design is essential.

Identity and access control are essential parts of any organization’s security plan. Windows Phone 8.1 includes highly secure identity features, such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with virtual smart cards and PINs. These features help keep confidential information secure yet are easy for information workers to use.

Organizations want smartphones that protect data when it is stored and when it is communicated. Windows Phone 8.1 uses a defense-in-depth, multilayered approach that addresses organizational security requirements in numerous ways. Because Windows Phone 8.1 shares many of the same underlying components, including those related to security, as Windows 8.1 and Windows

Server 2012 R2 operating systems, it offers predictability, reliability, and commonality in how it can be used and managed. The result is a platform this is unique in today’s marketplace.

Check out the full Windows-Phone-8-1-Security-Overview

Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile Device Management Overview


Most organizations are aware that they need to secure corporate data and minimize risks if mobile devices are lost or stolen. Many of those same organizations are adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives to enable employees to use personally owned devices (smartphones) to access corporate information and services. Just as desktop and laptop devices require ongoing management and support, smartphones require the same or an even higher level of management, and smartphones are often at greater risk because they are easy to lose and commonly used in public places.

A Mobile Device Management (MDM) system can reduce the support costs and security risks of such situations while improving individual user productivity. In fact, most MDM systems can help you manage devices and apps running on mobile devices regardless of whether they connect directly to your company’s intranet, public Wi-Fi hotspots, or over cellular data services.

Originally, MDM systems were designed as self-service, portal-focused solutions. Today, those systems are more IT and admin-centric solutions, with MDM system deployment models possible solely on premises, solely in the cloud, or a hybrid of both.

Windows Intune is a cloud-based MDM system that organizations can use to manage devices on or off premises. Similarly, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is an on-premises MDM system that can also manage devices on or off premises. You can use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune together to create a comprehensive management solution for mobile and stationary devices and services.

Check out the full Windows-Phone-8-1-MDM-Overview

HERE Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 North American Connected Services Technology Innovation Leadership Award


Berlin, Germany – HERE, a leader in mapping and location, has been recognized by global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan as a trailblazer in developing connected vehicle technology. In the report detailing the award, Frost & Sullivan notes that HERE stands apart in the highly competitive space for its knowledge and industry experience, impressive data collection ability, high level of personalization, revolutionary products and wide ranging partnerships “with nearly every OEM and system vendor.”

Frost & Sullivan assessed HERE, along with other companies in the market, across 10 business performance criteria. In the category of “technology excellence,” which includes criteria such as “commitment to creativity” and “commercialization success,” HERE scored 9 out of 10 points, nearly 3 points above the next organization rated. In the category of “visionary innovation,” which includes criteria such as “unmet needs” and “aspirational ideals,” HERE scored 9.4 out of 10 points, more than 2 points above the next competitor.

“HERE’s dedication to the automotive industry has put it on a pedestal above its competition,” said Frost & Sullivan in the report. “HERE’s dedication to consumers and the industry separates it into a class of its own. There is no doubt that the company will continue to pave the way through the industry-leading position that it currently occupies.”

The report also notes how unique HERE offerings, such as HERE Auto and offline mapping, allow the company to improve the lives of people using all forms of transportation.

“Our focus is to help people live safer, more delightful, economic, and sustainable lives, and we are excited to be recognized for that,” said Michael Halbherr, CEO of HERE. “This accolade continues to prove how HERE challenges the traditional norms of the marketplace in the process of becoming the preeminent location cloud.”

Frost & Sullivan will hold a formal Awards Gala for all its 2014 Growth, Innovation and Leadership award recipients during its AGILE conference on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.

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Nokia X2 Now Available in Bahrain


14th August, 2014, Manama, Bahrain: Microsoft Devices has announced the local availability of the Nokia X2 in Bahrain. The Nokia X2 expands the affordable smartphone portfolio and is designed to make mobile Internet and cloud services accessible to all.

The device offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of BD 52, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers.

“The Nokia X2 was designed to help the next billion people connect to the mobile Internet and cloud services, affordably. Following on the fantastic reception to the Nokia X family in Bahrain, we’re pleased to offer the next, evolutionary step in the line-up with the stunningly designed and affordable Nokia X2,” said Jon French, Vice President Middle East, Microsoft Mobile Devices.

The new Nokia X2 provides access to a world of Android apps and popular Microsoft services, while allowing people to switch between their favorite apps with the Fastlane feature. The Nokia X2 delivers an even more intuitive, smoother user experience powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2Ghz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

The Nokia X2 debuts the next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 and major enhancements to the user interface. People can choose between three types of screens to facilitate navigation: the colorful “home” with resizable tiles; Fastlane to access recent apps and future calendar items; and a new Lumia-inspired apps list, from which people can pin items to the home screen.


A pull-down notifications tab also allows people to glance at connectivity options as well as actionable items, such as software updates available for download. A new home key and visual multitasking complete the experience. As a gateway to Microsoft services, the Nokia X family is driving strong uptake of services such as Skype and OneDrive, while complementing the Lumia family of smartphones. The Nokia X2 will debut with, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app.

The Nokia X2 features a seamless monobody and showcases a new approach to the design of the exchangeable back covers that fuses a brightly colored core with a translucent outer layer. The overall result is a durable device that appears lit from within.

The Nokia X2 will be available at all leading retail outlets in glossy orange, black, green, white, with matte dark grey and matte yellow coming later to the lineup.


Lumia 930 Now Available @ #Viva & #Batelco Bahrain




Nokia #Lumia930 is available now in Bahrain through Batelco & Viva outlets. Know more here: For more details call Batelco & Viva.
*(will be available soon through Nokia Intercol showrooms).
#Nokia #Lumia #Intercol #Bahrain #Batelco #Viva #NewArrival#Nokia_Intercol #Microsoft

Nokia 130 & Nokia 130 Dual SIM

Nokia 130 is your portable video and music player . With 16hrs video playback , 46 hrs music play back and up to 32 GB micro SD storage ,you have non-stop entertainment on the go.
Built to last in three colors including red , black and white and a bright flash light, you have all you need for your next adventure.

Nokia 130:

Nokia 130 Dual SIM is your portable video and music player . With 16hrs video playback , 46 hrs music play back and up to 32 GB micro SD storage ,you have non-stop entertainment on the go.
Built to last in three colors including red , black and white and a bright flash light, you have all you need for your next adventure.

Nokia 130 Dual Sim: