Millions of people across a diverse array of industries are working from home for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus concerns. For some, it’s their first time ever working from home for more than a few days at a time. While we’ve all been adjusting to remote work, we’ve become increasingly reliant on collaboration tools such as Slack, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Those tools may have aided our transition to entirely remote work, but are they actually making us more productive? And once it’s safe to return to an office, will employees be unwilling to give up their remote work lifestyles? Computerworld’s Matthew Finnegan joins Juliet to talk collaboration, effectively working from home and how the reliance on remote work tools will shape the events business and entire industries.
If you’re working from home due to coronavirus concerns/social distancing, you’re probably relying on video conferencing tools like Skype, Teams, Zoom or Webex. Learn how to make the most of your work from home setup, get better video and audio quality and get a behind the scenes look at Juliet’s Zoom video and audio tools.
Apple settled a class – action lawsuit as a result of alleged battery throttling issues in its i Phone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE models. The settlement calls for Apple to pay consumers $25 per i Phone. Macworld’s Michael Simon joins Juliet to discuss how customers might get paid, who is and isn’t eligible and why Apple settled in the first place.
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Enterprises have taken steps to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID – 19, from mandatory quarantines to factory closures. Big tech companies have canceled events and shows, sometimes opting to hold online – only streamed events. And amid supply chain disruption, some tech companies that rely on China for components may face product delays and lost revenues. Today in Tech, Juliet discusses COVID – 19’s effect on the IT and tech industry and why some companies are faring better than others in the face of a potential global health pandemic.
Apple is the latest firm to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group developing more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps using multi – factor authentication (MFA), biometric authentication and physical security keys. Computerworld s Lucas Mearian joins Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp to discuss the Apple move, how different forms of authentication work and how far away we are from a password – less world.
Apple is rumored to announce its new, lower – end i Phone at the end of March. Modeled after the i Phone 8, the i Phone 9 (or maybe it ll be called the i Phone SE 2) will offer consumers a cheaper alternative to the higher – end i Phone 11 or i Phone 11 Pro. Reintroducing its lower – end phone puts Apple in line with its Android competitors, many of which offer lower – end, high quality phones. Macworld s Michael Simon joins Juliet and Ken to discuss the pros and cons of buying a cheaper smartphone and what they expect the upcoming i Phone 9 to look like.
Most phishing campaigns use links to malicious scripts that infect users’ devices. Here’s how to spot and prevent them from doing damage.
Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers questions about the latest Windows 10 release and other Windows – related topics. If you have a question, post it as a comment.
The U.S. Department of Defense had two final choices to award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract: Microsoft and Amazon. Despite perception of Amazon’s frontrunner status, the D.O.D. awarded the $10 billion contract to Microsoft. As Amazon continues to challenge the decision in court, Juliet breaks down everyone’s arguments and what the JEDI contract is.
A tribute to some of technology’s leading lights Image by Freedom Master / Getty Images Every now and then, dreamers find themselves in the right point in time and space to spark a revolution. Whether it’s the invention of a technology, the start of a company, or a gaze to the stars, these moments change the future and define their creators’ legacies. To read this article in full, please click here
Marc Benioff is interrupted by protesters during his keynote Image by Salesforce Chairman and co – CEO of Salesforce Mark Benioff was interrupted multiple times during his Tuesday keynote by protestors, giving one of them 30 seconds to say their piece before they were escorted away. In the room it was unclear what they were protesting but since then it appears they were focused on Salesforce’s controversial contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To read this article in full, please click here
Pay Pal acquires Honey for $4 billion Image by Pay Pal Pay Pal announced in November that it will acquire Honey Science Corporation – best known as the maker of the popular deal – finding browser add – on Honey – for $4 billion, making it Pay Pal’s largest acquisition. To read this article in full, please click here
The i Pad, then and now Image by IDG / Apple If you’re a dedicated follower of tech innovation, you no doubt recall the day in 2010 when Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s new tablet computer: the i Pad. Internet jokers and wacky morning D Js had a lot of fun with the name. Apple, as usual, had the last laugh. To read this article in full, please click here
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The i Phone, then and now Image by IDG / Apple The i Phone has come a long way since its arrival in 2007. First i Phone Image by IDG / Apple To read this article in full, please click here
Top midrange phones for the enterprise Image by IDG / Google / Samsung / Black Berry / One Plus / Apple We have this discussion all the time at Computerworld: what makes a smartphone “enterprise – worthy”? Is it raw power? Security features? Manageability? Price? As with any long – running discussion, there’s no single right answer. ( That’s why it’s long – running.) To read this article in full, please click here
The Mac Book (and Mac Book Air) after 25+ years Image by IDG / Ash EdmondsA major tool for college students and creative professionals alike, Apple’s laptops have dominated the way users approach productivity on the go. To read this article in full, please click here
Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock Image by Belkin Apple made a big splash announcing its Air Power wireless charging pad – and then wound up killing off the device before it ever made it to market. But there are alternative multi – device wireless chargers to keep in mind. To read this article in full, please click here