Category Archives: Enterprise Applications

Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack? There are lots of moving parts. Test your system.

Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack? There are lots of moving parts. Test your system. If you want to install the January Patch Tuesday patches, by all means, go right ahead. That said, I continue to recommend that you hold off installing the January Microsoft patches until we get a clearer reading on potential […]

How the Xnor.ai purchase opens Apple’s AI future

How the Xnor.ai purchase opens Apple’s AI future Apple’s $200 million acquisition of Xnor.ai provides tools for evolution in imaging, edge-based AI, HomeKit and more. What does Xnor.ai do? Xnor.ai was spun out of the Allen Institute for AI by Professor Ali Farhadi and Dr. Mohammed Rastegari in 2017. These men were also responsible for […]

FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

FAQ: Microsoft’s new Edge explained More than a year after Microsoft waved the white flag, saying it would scrap Edge’s rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google’s Chrome, the company has now delivered its reborn browser to the public. Kudos, then. But the result? That’s still up for grabs. […]

Feds may already have found a way to hack into Apple iPhones

Feds may already have found a way to hack into Apple iPhones After Apple turned down a request by U.S. Attorney General William Barr this week to unlock two iPhones used by a terrorist suspect in a recent deadly shooting, the FBI appears to already have the tools needed to access the smartphones. Apple […]

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android With as much online ordering as most of us tend to do these days, tracking packages is practically a full-time job — especially if you’re mildly insane like I am and just have to know exactly when every delivery’s arriving. Well, my fellow nutjobs, I’m happy […]

How iPhones can help manage 'always-on' work-related stress

How iPhones can help manage ‘always-on’ work-related stress The great thing about smartphones is they help you work from anywhere, but the bad thing is that this makes it quite difficult to make the separation between professional and personal life. This is a real problem that’s creating a health emergency. Here are several suggestions […]

The case for (and against) maintaining multiple collaboration tools

The case for (and against) maintaining multiple collaboration tools An age-old debate in IT — whether to opt for “best-of-breed” software or settle on a universal platform — is surfacing in the world of collaboration technology. IT professionals are predominantly inclined to favor consolidating around a single app or suite over supporting multiple tools […]

Throwback Thursday: Sounds like managerial experience to us

Throwback Thursday: Sounds like managerial experience to us At this pilot fish’s workplace, management has implemented a new idea: Highly paid, highly skilled regular IT employees are going to keep an eye on teams of low-end contractors. “Ostensibly, it’s to open doors so they can have access to rooms,” fish grumbles. But the contract […]

Windows 7 end of support: Separating the bull from the horns

Windows 7 end of support: Separating the bull from the horns No, Windows 7 isn’t dead. No, you don’t need to buy a Win10 computer.  No, you don’t need to upgrade. No, you don’t need to install the latest Win7 patches right away. No, Microsoft isn’t withdrawing its unofficial nod-and-a-wink free upgrade from Win7 […]