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IBM to make special contest announcements at ICON US 2016 - register today!

IBM has noted that during ICON US 2016 online next week on May 9-10 they have slotted a special announcement for a contest open to the public.  This special announcement is sponsored by Panagenda (no affiliation to the contest)

We cannot give too much more away in advance, but you will have to attend ICON US 2016 online next week by registering below.
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Seats are still open in registration for ICON US on May 9-10th 2016 online!!! Hurry though before it closes.
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    On Thursday, May 5th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

Integrate Bluemix with Your XPages Applications for a World of Possibilities

Want to know about Integrate Bluemix with Your XPages Applications for a World of Possibilities? Then register for ICON US 2016 virtual event taking place May 9-10th 2016 and see John Jardin of Ukuvuma present this awesome session.
In this session John will take you through a gripping LIVE demonstration where he pieces together an "Integrated Circuit of Services", binding an on-premise XPages application with the IBM Bluemix cloud. Learn how to implement Web Sockets for real-time communication; use Watson services to improve user experience, and more.

Join this session and discover how your applications can easily leverage services on the Bluemix cloud to expand on what’s currently possible in XPages.


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    On Thursday, May 5th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

Normalizing xPages Web Development

Want to know what Normalizing xPages Web Development is? Then register for ICON US 2016 virtual event taking place May 9-10th 2016 and see Shean McManus of PSC Group and Eric McCormick present this awesome session.
The XPages runtime is versatile and extends beyond just the components that come out of the box. While the core XPages/Domino platform has not changed materially since it’s initial release, the way this platform is being used certainly is evolving rapidly. Learn the best ways to optimize your application development by leveraging the latest and greatest frameworks, libraries, and tools that the web has to offer. Many modern tools can plug into your Domino and XPages applications in a consistent fashion with industry web development practices. Join us for some challenges to our preconceptions, options and alternatives, and a couple of fancy demos.

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    On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

Virtual, Faster, Better! - How to virtualize the Rich client and Notes Browser Plugin (NBP and ICAA)

At ICON US 2016 online in just a week you can catch Virtual, Faster, Better! - How to virtualize the Rich client and Browser Plugin by Daniel Reimann. But only if you register for ICON US 2016 while seats remain
Virtualizing the IBM Notes client or the IBM Client Application Access (formerly known as IBM Notes Browser Plug-in) is an effective way to standardize your client infrastructure, to reduce costs for workstation hardware and to give your users a consistent experience. Learn how to implement, configure and tune Notes on platforms like Citrix or Terminal Server and get the most out of it by dramatically reducing start-up times and more. Beside a live demo you'll also get some worst practices stories as Daniel Reimann shares his experiences from real-World client virtualization projects.

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    On Monday, May 2nd, 2016   by Chris Miller        

Coin 2.0 Mobile Virtual Wallet review

The Coin is a credit card device that allows you to carry multiple credit / debit cards, rewards cards, membership cards all in one. We take the Coin 2.0 through months of testing payment via tap-to-pay (EMV) and swiping.  Read along and see the YouTube video for unboxing, setup and more on usage. (you can also see our run with the Coin original version right here)
Coin 2.0 at lunch
I am a previous user of the original Coin and the 2.0 version adds EMV or tap-to-pay technology which we were eager to test. I think the biggest part of using Coin is the look on merchant cashiers when you hand it over.  The Coin also now allows you to name the cards that show on the LCD screen.  Previously, you would only see MC. Visa or Amex in the window. Now you can use an four letter naming.

Look and Feel
The first ting we noticed about the Coin 2.0 was the resemblance to an actual credit card and the Coin version 1. The only difference we found was the addition of an EMV symbol on the back. The sizing and thickness were the same. The look of Coin, being black on the front with no other real identifiers,  is sleek except for a small LCD type window where information is displayed.  The back has your personal name and a signature block area for identification purposes if needed. There is no noticeably added weight from the battery and the solid black color with white trim/lettering really stands out when you use it. The LCD screen only showing the last four of the credit card and expiration really throws vendors off as I mention above and in the video.
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    On Friday, April 29th, 2016   by Chris Miller