State Web pros to discuss storms
Public sector web and communications professionals will meet Oct. 7-8 in Oklahoma City's Metro Technology Center for the Information Professionals for Oklahoma (IPro) 2013 Fall Conference. The conference will feature a keynote address by State of Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit and a disaster recovery panel from those who were in the trenches during this year's May tornadoes. “This is the third year for this event, and we are very excited about what is in store for our participants,” said Andy Behrens, IPro president. The two-day, statewide conference was created for local and state government web developers, web managers, public information officers, communication specialists, IT program managers and others. For more information, visit www.ok.gov/oswg.
AT&T brings Digital Life to city
AT&T will launch its Digital Life service, a home security product, in six new markets, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Customers can receive a live demo and purchase Digital Life in company-owned retail stores. With Digital Life, customers can use their existing home broadband provider, and any wireless phone service, to access home security services and home management applications. The “Simple Security” plan, which includes home monitoring, 24-hour battery backup, a wireless keypad, key chain remote, sensors and an indoor siren, costs $29.99 a month plus 149.99 for equipment. The “Smart Security” system includes the “Simple Security” plan items, plus a choice of a motion sensor, carbon monoxide sensor, glass break sensor, smoke sensor or takeover kit. That plan is $39.99 a month, plus $249.99 for equipment. Both plans require a two-year contract.
Users hungry for Apple phones
NEW YORK — Apple says shoppers snapped up 9 million of its newest iPhones since the devices were launched Friday. Its shares jumped 6 percent in premarket trading. Apple says the two new models are its strongest iPhone launch ever. The company began selling the low-cost 5C and top-of-the-line 5S on Friday. The company says demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply. Wall Street hadn't been enthusiastic about the new models. Shares of Apple gained $28.10, or 6 percent, to $495.51 in premarket trading. The Cupertino, Calif., company's stock is down about 12 percent in 2013 .