As with so many little disasters, this was all my fault. New year, new laptop? These are the devices that should be at or near the top of your shortlist. I left my MacBook Air perched on the armrest of the sofa. I turned to my right to grab a drink. I turned back to my left. Down went the MacBook Air.
Link: My Apple MacBook Air wouldn’t close anymore. Then I got one surprise too many
Microsoft (MSFT) has had a stunning year. After nearly 50 years in business, the tech giant crashed through the $2 trillion market capitalization mark in June, joining an exclusive club that includes Apple and, for a brief moment, Google parent Alphabet. As of Dec. 6, Microsoft was worth a…
Link: Microsoft is Yahoo Finance’s Company of the Year 2021
It’s arguable when the cloud took off as a trend in business. Some point to Salesforce, which started offering its customer relationship management platform as a service in the late 1990s. Others argue the push for cloud dominance started in 2006, when Amazon started offering its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to enterprises.
Link: 4 Tips for Building a Cloud-First Digital Workplace Strategy
Google introduced the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) security feature on Android 5.1 Lollipop (or higher) devices to protect the information in case someone forcefully takes control of your mobile device. Also known as iCloud Lock, the built-in security feature can be a nemesis in certain cases. For instance, when you forget the login password or Google account details out of the blue.
Link: How to bypass FRP lock securely on Android devices
Apple is challenging antitrust action taken by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which wants iOS developers to be able to tell customers about alternatives to Apple’s in-app payment option, Reuters reports. Apple wants a judicial review of the regulator’s warning, Russia Today notes,…
Link: Apple is fighting Russian regulator’s demands on alternative app payments
This morning, Google rolled out a host of updates for various Android apps and services, including a few new automotive-related features for the Android Auto app mirroring software and the newest Android phones. is gaining new features to make hitting the road easier, including a new auto-launch setting that automatically starts the dashboard interface as soon as the phone is connected to the car.
Link: Google rolling out Android Auto updates, launches digital phone key
Microsoft and consultancy KPMG are working to solve common business problems by using quantum-inspired optimization via the Azure Quantum cloud service. Microsoft and KPMG are teaming up to solve quantum optimization through software by using emulation of quantum computing on today’s hardware in the Azure cloud.
Link: Microsoft and KPMG are working on these quantum cloud projects for business
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TL;DR: Ting Mobile plans range from $10 to $45 a month as of Dec. 6. A brand new Android smartphone can set you back $700 or $800. If you’re an Apple devotee, that allegiance could cost you up to $1,600 for a new iPhone 13…
Link: Ting Mobile offers cell service just like the Big 3 at a fraction of the price
Let’s face it – we’re about to move into 2022, and if you don’t understand the importance of having a mobile-friendly website by now, maybe you never will. Mobile usage is now a key connector, in an increasing range of ways, and providing an optimized, engaging mobile experience is key to maximizing your business performance.
Link: Why Your Website Should be Optimized for Mobile [Infographic]
One of the standout findings of this year’s report is that half of those surveyed as part of the UK-focused poll said their organisations now describe themselves as being “cloud-first” entities, which means they prioritise the use and adoption of cloud-based offerings when looking to procure new tech.
Link: IT priorities 2022: UK IT leaders show preference for cloud-first strategies
Important: GDPR Email Preferences
As you may already know, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect on 25th May 2018. We take your privacy seriously and we are working hard to ensure we comply with the new data protection laws. You can find out more about…
Link: Time Management Apps to Enhance Productivity
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Bayer have announced their commitment to a strategic partnership formed with Microsoft to build a new cloud-based set of digital tools and data science solutions for use in agriculture and adjacent industries, bringing new infrastructure and foundational capabilities to accelerate…
Link: Microsoft partner with Bayer to advance digital capabilities for industry