Programming the Internet of Things with Android @ Linda.com (video course) "The "Internet of Things" is a catchy way of describing the variety of devices connected through the Internet. This includes webcams, wearable tech like the Pebble and Android Wear watches, car sensors, appliances, and even rudimentary robots. With the Internet of Things (IoT), you can manipulate them from the web. In this course, Michael Lehman shows how to create "things" and build companion apps to monitor and record their activities from Android devices."
IoT is a favorite marketing term now, to sell everything related to machine communication...
Android (and iOS) apps may be a good way to control some devices,
but "real" IoT should be more open by using simpler, web based tools (and apps)
SecureString Class (System.Security) @ MSDN "Represents text that should be kept confidential. The text is encrypted for privacy when being used, and deleted from computer memory when no longer needed. This class cannot be inherited. An instance of the System.String class is both immutable and, when no longer needed, cannot be programmatically scheduled for garbage collection; that is, the instance is read-only after it is created and it is not possible to predict when the instance will be deleted from computer memory. Consequently, if a String object contains sensitive information such as a password, credit card number, or personal data, there is a risk the information could be revealed after it is used because your application cannot delete the data from computer memory." Writing Compilers with Phil Trelford @ .NET Rocks!