Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

Q&A: JLL exec sees no return to pre-COVID work routines, but a 4-day work week

Q&A: JLL exec sees no return to pre-COVID work routines, but a 4-day work week Commercial real estate and the workplace are intertwined, or at least they were — until the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted both last year. With companies worldwide re-evaluating how the workplace of the future should look, commercial real estate is feeling […]

Designer smartphone hacks will trickle down in 2022

Designer smartphone hacks will trickle down in 2022 What happens to state-sponsored smartphone hacks when they’re uncovered? They get reverse-engineered and enter the cybercrime underworld, of course. There is no ‘safe’ back door The inconvenient truth is there is no such thing as a safe back door into smartphone security. Authoritarian governments may force […]

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade Google’s Chrome OS software is in a constant state of evolution. And for the tinkering-lovin’ tech nerds among us, that means there’s always an opportunity to find and embrace something new — often long before it’s officially released and available to the masses. Well, gang, we’ve […]

A look at Microsoft's patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

A look at Microsoft’s patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change As we near the end of another year, I like to look back at the past 12 months in patching from MIcrosoft. What changed (a lot), what didn’t (patch-related problems). We began 2021 thinking Windows 10 would continue to be […]

Eve Systems CEO: Matter standard is a 'foundational' tech

Eve Systems CEO: Matter standard is a ‘foundational’ tech When it comes, Matter will bring the biggest leap forward yet for smart home deployments and is shaping up to be a foundational technology for smarter offices, factories and work spaces, according to executives from Eve Systems. Making homes (and offices) smart without the friction […]

Omicron: Here we go again

Omicron: Here we go again I know we all really want COVID-19 to be over. It’s not, so brace yourself and your business for the pandemic-related swings we’re likely to see over the next few weeks and months. Though it’s not a surprise in some ways—scientists have long warned of variants—the latest coronavirus variation, […]

Why Apple may be planning life after Arm

Why Apple may be planning life after Arm Potentially more significant than the deeply unethical NSO Group hack or Apple’s new product plans for 2022, Nvidia’s attempt to acquire Arm seems unlikely to succeed, leaving the world’s most important silicon development company in limbo. Who will buy Arm? A very short list of contenders […]

Technology is to blame for the ‘Great Resignation’

Technology is to blame for the ‘Great Resignation’ Have you heard about the September exodus? More than four million Americans quit their jobs that month, shattering the record for resignations previously set the month before. And some 40% of remaining employees are thinking of quitting, too, according to a Microsoft report. The crisis is […]

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way Disclosure: Qualcomm is a client of the author. I’ve been at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii this week, where a Facebook executive appeared on stage for a virtual conversation inside Meta’s new collaboration offering. As I watched the discussion, it became clear that the […]

Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser

Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser Microsoft appears to have listened to users who were concerned about a Windows 11 build that thwarted a third-party workaround that allowed them to set their default browser to something other than Edge. The change has not yet been rolled out […]