Apple and Amazon have both been hacked recently, showing that there is a constant need for online security to all systems, be they big, international corporations or just your own personal information at home. It all began with a hack into a Gizmodo writer’s Amazon and Apple accounts over one weekend, wiping out everything on his iCloud, Mac, iPhone and iPad and also hit his Gmail and Twitter account. These attacks are not uncommon and can happen to anyone. A talented hacker can successfully hack into an account that does not follow all the necessary security protocols. However, big companies also have security loopholes that smart hackers can find their way through.[Read More...]
September 13, 2012
A free mobile app developed by Penn State researchers can help dairy farmers plow through financial planning by helping them track feed costs and income.
The DairyCents app, currently available on the Apple iPhone, helps farmers estimate income over feed cost per cow, a number that tells farmers how much money is left over to pay other expenses minus the feed costs, according to Virginia Ishler, nutrient management specialist and dairy complex manager in animal science. Another function compares feed prices in several locations across the country.