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14-05-2021
IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

Disclosure: Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author.IBM Think, the firm’s iconic (and now-digital) annual customer event, took place this week and I was again reminded how firms like IBM with internal video competence and studios do these things better than those without. Everyone was rehearsed, even the top execs; the staging was TV-show quality, camera angles and sound conveyed a sense of competence.  The impression of competence from an event does seem to transfer to a company’s brand, positively affecting sales prospects and valuation. To read this article in full, please click here

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14-05-2021
The new, self-organizing workplace

More than 20 years ago, I joined an internet startup that had some unconventional ideas about the workplace that deserve revisiting as offices begin to reopen across the U.S.The company had no requirements for employees to come into the office. Even people who lived within a comfortable commuting distance could work remotely full-time if they wanted. Most showed up no more than a couple of days per week; there were no set hours, either. Job expectations were defined by outcomes which, for people in my group, had little to do with the time of day. There was also no vacation policy. Employees were free to take as many days off as they wanted because no one was counting.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-05-2021
9 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Google Drive is a powerful business tool in its own right, especially when partnered with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But a number of Chrome browser extensions can add more file management features and other tricks to Google’s cloud storage and office apps.If you regularly use Google Drive through Chrome or Chrome OS, consider adding the following extensions to make working with Drive and Google’s productivity apps more efficient and productive.[ Further reading: How to use Google Drive for collaboration ] 1. AwesomeDrive for Google Drive If you use Microsoft Office and store your Office documents in Google Drive, AwesomeDrive is a must. Once the extension is installed in Chrome, you can open an Office document from Google Drive and it will load in the Microsoft Office application (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) that’s installed on your computer.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-05-2021
Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss the benchmark results, whether or not it's worth it to ditch your MacBook Pro for an iPad and the enterprise use case for an M1 iPad Pro. If you have any questions about the M1 iPad Pro and its performance, leave a comment and we'll do our best to answer during the livestream. To read this article in full, please click here

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13-05-2021
Social engineering, fake App Stores, hit iOS, Sophos warns

I didn’t entirely mean to focus on Apple device security for most of this week (see here and here), but new Sophos research should interest any enterprise working to enhance security awareness.Breaking bad The research looks at 167 counterfeit apps used to scam iOS and Android users. Those that impact Apple’s mobile OS particularly stood out, as they show the increasing sophistication of malware authors.To read this article in full, please click here

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13-05-2021
This smart new service brings Google Docs, Trello, and Notion together — in your inbox

It's pretty rare that I stumble onto a new service and think, "Whoa! This is exactly what I've been missing. And I didn't even know I was missing it."Well, my fellow efficiency-obsessed earthlings, I'm ecstatic to report that that magnificent moment just happened — and the service in question is a little somethin' called Hitsnag.Hitsnag? Hitsnag. (I'm assuming that's meant to be read as "hit-SNAG" and not "hits-NAG," but I'll leave that up to your own interpretation.) The service may sound like a funky-lookin' protrusion you'd go to the dermatologist to get removed, but don't let its name fool you: Hitsnag is an incredibly clever way to connect some of your favorite productivity tools to your inbox and make 'em more useful than ever. If you're familiar with the app-connecting automation platform Zapier, it's kinda like that — only it exists entirely in email, without any extra apps to open or complicated processes to configure.To read this article in full, please click here

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13-05-2021
Microsoft nixes Windows 10X

Microsoft will likely abandon Windows 10X, the concept operating system that was to serve as a streamlined, simplified rival to the likes of Chrome OS, according to a recent report."Microsoft will not be shipping Windows 10X this year and the OS as you know it today, will likely never arrive," wrote Brad Sams in a piece on Petri.com last week. Citing "people familiar with the company's plans," Sams then added, "The company has shifted resources to Windows 10 and 10X is on the back burner, for now."Sams' account was not a huge surprise. Previously, reports about Windows 10X had claimed that the operating system would launch in the spring of 2021; in fact, its debut was to take the spot usually devoted to the year's first-half Windows 10 feature upgrade. That went by the wayside when earlier this year Microsoft announced plans to issue Windows 10 21H1 on the usual timetable.To read this article in full, please click here

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13-05-2021
Jamf adds zero trust security to the Apple enterprise

Apple enterprise management company Jamf has announced its pending $400 million acquisition of zero trust cloud-based security company, Wandera.Apple security with zero trust Security remains of critical concern to the many enterprises deploying Apple equipment during the time of COVID-19, and as the mobile device management (MDM) services industry becomes more competitive, many providers are attempting to bolster services with security protection.To read this article in full, please click here

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12-05-2021
US IT jobs growth continues, with pandemic in the rearview mirror

A little over a year after the first COVID-19 lockdowns in the US, the US IT industry has recovered the jobs lost in the aftermath and added new ones. And that growth looks likely to continue, resuming the annual growth seen before the pandemic.The latest figures from IT employment consultancy Janco Associates show 23,600 IT jobs were added in April, based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly reports. Thart's a remarkable number given that the total for February and March combined was 9,100, a big decline from earlier BLS estimates of 15,900 for the period.To read this article in full, please click here

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12-05-2021
Enterprises need to get smart about iOS security

The XcodeGhost malware attack that allegedly affected 128 million iOS users is an excellent illustration of the kind of sophisticated attack all users should get ready to defend against as platforms become inherently more secure.Designer label malware XcodeGhost was an intelligent exploit that presented itself as a malware-infested copy of Xcode made available via websites targeting Chinese developers. Developers in the region downloaded it because it was easier to get than the real code because local networks wereunreliable.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-05-2021
No matter the size of your business, you must take security seriously.

I recently wrote about using passwords correctly, and a reader replied: "I've been getting told this for years, but who's ever going to attack my 12-employee business?"This isn't the first time I've heard remarks like that. The answer is: "Who won't attack you!?"Hackers don’t care whether your annual revenue is in five figures or nine. They will target you. Indeed, if you're on the smaller size, you're more likely to be vulnerable because, chances are, you're an easier target. After all, as BullGuard CEO Paul Lipman said: "Small businesses are not immune to cyberattacks and data breaches and are often targeted specifically because they often fail to prioritize security."To read this article in full, please click here

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11-05-2021
How to block the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1, from installing

It’s that semi-annual time again when a new Windows 10 feature update is imminent — and when you need to decide whether or not you want to participate in its unpaid beta testing process. Microsoft makes it easy for you to opt into beta testing, but not as easy to opt out.Sure, Microsoft says its Windows Insider program is its beta testing program for new releases of Windows 10, but I honestly consider that more of a mechanism for marketing new features. It’s only when a new Windows 10 feature release is offered up to the public — and begins to run on all of the different hardware that we have out here in Windowsland — that the true testing begins.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-05-2021
Microsoft, Mozilla plan new upgrade tactics for Edge, Firefox

Microsoft and Mozilla have spelled out steps they plan to take to streamline the upgrade process for their browsers, Edge and Firefox, respectively.In March, Microsoft announced it would change how the company updatsd Edge, noting that the current method, which relied on a utility best known for keeping Office applications up to date on Macs, would be awarded a browser-specific servicing module."It will solely be responsible for updating Edge-related products and will not be affected (e.g. blocked) by other pending product updates," Olivia Zhang, program manager, wrote in a March 10 post to a company blog. "Updates will happen automatically and silently, and no out-of-Edge notifications will be shown."To read this article in full, please click here

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11-05-2021
Google and Apple claim their devices deliver a better sleep; not true, university says

Shocked I am, shocked beyond words.A new study from Brigham Young University (BYU) found that a highly-touted smartphone capability claim from both Apple and Google is indeed complete nonsense. The feature, in this case, is Apple's Night Shift (and Android's Night Mode), which adjusts a device's screen to warmer hues, theoretically allowing users to get to sleep faster.BYU detailed the perception, the myth Apple and Google played upon, and then obliterated it."It’s widely believed that the emitted blue light from phones disrupts melatonin secretion and sleep cycles. To reduce this blue light emission and the strain on eyes, Apple introduced an iOS feature called Night Shift in 2016, a feature that adjusts the screen’s colors to warmer hues after sunset," BYU said in a statement. "Android phones soon followed with a similar option, and now most smartphones have some sort of night mode function that claims to help users sleep better. Until recently, claims of better sleep due to Night Shift have been theoretical. However, a new study from BYU challenges the premise made by phone manufacturers and found that the Night Shift functionality does not actually improve sleep" nor does it help people get to sleep any more quickly.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-05-2021
How to make Apple's Mail deliver more productivity

Apple gave its Mail app a small facelift in 2020, but it remains quite limited in comparison with other available email rivals. But you can get a little more from Mail with a little perseverance thanks to Rules.Here's how to get Mail to deliver more.What are Rules in Apple Mail? Mail supports Rules that are automatically applied to incoming messages. These rules can automate such functions as message forwarding, archiving, and more.There are some big limitations, however: You can’t create rules on iOS devices. While you can create rules on Macs, they will only be applied on that Mac. To create a rule that works and syncs across your Macs and iOS devices you must make it at iCloud.com. Unfortunately, this will only work with your iCloud mail. None of these restrictions is ideal, but if you use iCloud mail in your business (or just want to create an automated system to capture any business-related messages that may slip through your home account in this WFH-age) rules may help.To read this article in full, please click here

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