Windows 8 tablets, which are expected to start shipping by the end of October, will grab less than 2% of the global tablet shipments by year-end.
NFC-based mobile payments are still years from adoption, but shoppers can expect a plethora of contactless 'commerce services' first.
For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.
The petition asking for changes to Apple's Bonjour and Airplay technologies is now online and accepting digital signatures until Aug. 10.
A 32GB model of the 7-inch tablet with LTE cellular connectivity will be rolled out in most markets over the next few months.
Articles by John Cox