Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

No, sideloading is not good for you

No, sideloading is not good for you Apple is continuing its campaign to explain why sideloading on Apple’s devices is a bad idea. Apple Software Vice President Craig Federighi appeared at Web Summit 2021 to passionately defend his company’s approach to platform security on iPhones. He was speaking against a clause in the EU’s Digital […]

Apple introduces Business Essentials service for SMBs

Apple introduces Business Essentials service for SMBs Apple today took a major step into enterprise technology provision, unveiling a new service called Apple Business Essentials — adding yet another strong argument to support enterprise deployment of its products. What is Apple Business Essentials? The service combines an array of services for small and midsized […]

11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android Fancy new features are fan-frickin’-tastic. But let’s face it: We aren’t all carrying Google’s shiny new Pixel phones. And we don’t all have Android 12 in front of our shiny faces just yet. With all of that in mind, I thought now would be […]

Review: The new 16-in. MacBook Pro is Apple to the core

Review: The new 16-in. MacBook Pro is Apple to the core Apple’s new MacBook pro laptops were unveiled just three weeks ago, and have been in users’ hands for only two. Having spent a week using one of the 16-in. versions, I can say it represents a huge leap for Apple’s computer platform by […]

Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12 By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google gave itself an opportunity to further differentiate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. New updates, like the Material You interface, give Pixel owners the chance to […]

How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12 By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google can separate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. Plus, Android 12 and the new Pixel 6 both purport to have privacy-centric changes. Computerworld Managing Editor Val Potter […]

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad Once upon a time in technology, many years ago, Microsoft previewed server software to great fanfare at a meeting of IT pros. The company demonstrated how easy it was to use the software, which would automatically install the server, email server, and Sharepoint […]

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today Google’s Android 12 software is packed with interesting treasures — but unless you’re using one of Google’s own Pixel phones, it’s still a ways off from actually landing in your hands. The tortoise-like pace of most Android updates is another subject for another […]

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms? Disclosure:  The companies mentioned are clients of the author. When Cisco had its big Webex unveiling last week, I was impressed. This week, Microsoft Ignite is under way, and Microsoft is treating collaboration like it once treated .Net. As I write, Cisco is […]

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11? Here’s a dirty little secret network administrators don’t want you to know: When you say “something happened” on your computer, there’s a good chance we don’t believe you. You’ll swear you didn’t click anything, didn’t press a button, or did just this one thing. As jaded admins, […]