Microsoft previews 'chromified' Edge's group policies to win enterprise approval

Microsoft previews ‘chromified’ Edge’s group policies to win enterprise approval Microsoft has unveiled a preliminary catalog of group policies for managing the still-under-development “full-Chromium” Edge, giving IT admins a glimpse at what they will be working with if they adopt the browser. “We’re still working on the list, but I’d like to share an […]

How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson

How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson Frontline workers tend to be overlooked when it comes to technology. But the growing awareness that they, too, need access to the latest digital tools is pushing companies to change how they do business. For Massachusetts-based Ferguson, which says it’s the largest distributor of plumbing supplies […]

How to take control of Face ID (with tools you may not know exist)

How to take control of Face ID (with tools you may not know exist) If you travel frequently and use an iPhone or iPad then you simply must familiarize yourself with these two tips – they’ll make it much easier to secure your device and its contents when you are on the move. In […]

Memory-Lane Monday: Even worse than you thought

Memory-Lane Monday: Even worse than you thought This government agency has cashiers’ stations for handling transactions with the public, and the treasurer’s office decides it needs new software to run those stations, according to a pilot fish in IT. And there’s going to be one sign-on and password for all the stations, brag the […]

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry President Donald Trump has weighed in on the cryptocurrency debate, saying in a series of tweets Friday that he’s not a fan of Bitcoin or blockchain-based digital money in general because it’s highly volatile and “based on thin air.” “Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate […]

How hearables will drive the attention economy

How hearables will drive the attention economy In an age of mass production, the global internet and digital everything, the most valuable commodities have become time and attention. And everybody wants yours. Your work demands them. Advertisers need them. Broadcast media crave them. Social networks want them. Marketers, charity panhandlers, evangelists, celebrities, smartphone apps, […]

Apple’s AR glasses may be coming sooner than we think

Apple’s AR glasses may be coming sooner than we think There’s a claim Apple has canned development of AR glasses. This makes no sense to me – I think it means they are coming sooner than we thought. Through an (augmented) glass darkly “Apple has suspended the development of head-mounted display (HMD) AR/VR headsets, […]

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft Inspire: A picture into the future of Microsoft

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft Inspire: A picture into the future of Microsoft  [Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.] Partner conferences are an element of large tech companies that smaller firms don’t have the resources to maintain. The interesting things about them include insight into how seriously the vendor takes its partner ecosystem, […]

Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack

Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack Microsoft’s Teams collaboration app is now used by 13 million individuals on a daily basis, according to data released by the company Thursday, surpassing rival Slack for the first time. Microsoft introduced Teams in 2017 as a competitor to Slack, which had attracted […]