Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.
The CEO of elecronic payments company eftpos, Bruce Mansfield, has admitted that the move from signatures to mandatory PINs when making point of sale payments is causing problems for retailers, especially restaurants and cafes, where the tipping option no longer exists at eftpos terminals.
As I write this, we are nearly one week into the Malaysian Airlines tragedy in which almost 300 lives were lost. The mainstream media coverage and commentary from Western political leaders of the downing of MH 17 over Ukraine is nothing short of appalling. In short, we are being subjected to an overt attempt to lie us into another war.
There are many who believe that Apple has taken a major risk by delaying the release of the long awaited iPhone 6. However, there is one overriding major reason why Apple probably has nothing to worry about.