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UK government ignites debate over privacy vs. safety

UK government ignites debate over privacy vs. safety Most technologists understand that end-to-end encryption in messaging keeps people safe and empowers commerce. But the UK government is launching a publicity blitz to have that layer of protection removed. The decision will affect every nation the UK does business with, including those that still value […]

20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there

20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there Do you feel more secure? Is your computing experience more trustworthy these days? Seriously — you’re reading this article on a computer or phone, connecting to this site on an internet shared with your Grandma as well as Russian hackers, North Korean […]

How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates

How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates Confused about how updates work in Windows 10 and Windows 11? Join the club. Since Windows 10 was first released in 2015, Microsoft has transformed what was once a straightforward procedure into an ever-changing, often complicated process that varies according to whether you have Windows Home, […]

Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January For this week’s Patch Tuesday, the first of the year, Microsoft addressed 97 security issues, six of them rated critical. Though six vulnerabilities have been publicly reported, I do not classify them as zero-days. Microsoft has fixed a lot of security related issues and […]

8+ useful iPhone tips for better productivity

8+ useful iPhone tips for better productivity If you’re reading this, you’ve probably joined the mobile workforce, even if you’re working remotely. This handful os iPhone tips should take a little friction out of your day and boost productivity. You don’t need to scroll any more Want to scroll through websites, documents, or anything […]

The cold, bitter truth about the Android-iOS messaging mess

The cold, bitter truth about the Android-iOS messaging mess My goodness, my fellow Google-observers: We’ve got quite the bit of virtual geek theater playing out in front of our googly eyes right now. Have you caught wind of this whole debacle yet? Following a report in The Wall Street Journal that cited the “dreaded […]

In IT, Boomers are out, raises are rising — and change is coming

In IT, Boomers are out, raises are rising — and change is coming A new generation of IT pros is taking over as Baby Boomers continue to retire from the industry in droves.  Today, Gen Y “Millennial” employees (born in the 1980s through the mid-90s) make up more than 49% of the total labor […]

Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves

Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves Every time Apple attempts to inject a little more privacy into the digital world, it faces pushback – but the evidence suggests opponents would be better off going along for the ride. A bigger business with more privacy Take Do Not Track for ads and the move […]

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances?

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances? As we move closer to the metaverse and continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of holograms and telepresence are getting more attention. This week, I met with ARHT Media, a Toronto-based company with a modern-day answer for presenters who need to […]

Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip As organizations continue to wrestle with how to manage a hybrid workforce, security outside the corporate firewall continues to play a huge role in day-to-day IT operations. Following the October release of Windows 11, which boasted features aimed at enabling hybrid work, Microsoft […]