Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243049/artificial-intelligence/will-augmented-reality-make-lying-obsolete.html#tk.rss_all I’m putting the liars on notice. The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent lie detection. Smartphones and smart glasses will soon support apps that show you in real time whether the person you’re talking … Read more

Call on line 2! Eight ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3071153/mobile-wireless/call-on-line-2-six-ways-to-add-a-second-line-to-your-smartphone.html#tk.rss_all Can you imagine someone crazy enough to carry around two smartphones? That’s two phones to keep charged, two phones to keep track of, two phones to stow in your pocket, purse or carry-on. Madness! To read this article in full, please click here (Insider … Read more

Better charts. Smarter lookups. Your Excel spreadsheets made better.

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242150/data-visualization/better-charts-smarter-lookups-your-excel-spreadsheets-made-better.html#tk.rss_all Become a spreadsheet master Image by Microsoft Are you the nerd at the holiday party sequestered at the kitchen table, surrounded by empties, trading tips with the other spreadsheet junkie in town? You grouse over VLOOKUP, high five each other’s complex formula strings, and … Read more

Blockchain jobs continue to explode, offer salary premiums

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235972/it-careers/blockchain-jobs-continue-to-explode-offer-salary-premiums.html#tk.rss_all An uptick in job openings for technologists with blockchain development skills  continued through the last quarter of 2017. Blockchain developers rank second among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills, and job postings for workers with those skills have more than doubled this year. Next … Read more

12 Slack alternatives worth a look

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3099654/collaboration/12-slack-alternatives-worth-a-look.html#tk.rss_all Once upon a time if you wanted employees to collaborate you’d probably encourage them to use Internet Relay Chat (IRC). But about four years ago Slack appeared on the scene, and since then it’s been eating IRC’s lunch. That’s because it’s much easier to … Read more

Apple and Cisco just improved security in the iOS enterprise

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243011/apple-ios/apple-and-cisco-just-improved-security-in-the-ios-enterprise.html#tk.rss_all Apple and Cisco have struck yet another blow for enterprise IT. They know that iOS is the most secure mobile solution, but that’s not everything because mobile threats are incredibly complex these days. The enigma code Here’s a scenario: You work in an enterprise … Read more

Mozilla’s claims of Firefox Quantum success aren’t confirmed by user stats

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243010/web-browsers/mozillas-claims-of-firefox-quantum-success-arent-confirmed-by-user-stats.html#tk.rss_all Mozilla on Thursday touted Firefox Quantum, the browser upgrade launched one month ago, as its biggest release ever and said early adoption metrics have been “super encouraging.” But preliminary browser measurements taken by the U.S. government show only a small increase in Firefox’s domestic … Read more

20 Android tips and tricks you shouldn’t miss from 2017

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242564/android/android-tips-2017.html#tk.rss_all ‘Tis the season for kicking back, crankin’ up the fireplace, and finding some time-saving new tricks for that pretty slab o’ glass in your pocket. Enhanced efficiency is one heck of a holiday treat, after all — and one that keeps paying off for … Read more

Save 50% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa – Deal Alert

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3059330/connected-home/save-40-on-the-tp-link-wi-fi-smart-plug-deal-alert.html#tk.rss_all The TP-LINK HS100 smart plug is quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on & off, set programs to turn them on & off at set times while you’re away, or engage a “countdown … Read more

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242745/microsoft-windows/why-windows-7-updates-are-getting-bigger.html#tk.rss_all Windows 7’s security rollups, the most comprehensive of the fixes it pushes out each Patch Tuesday, have almost doubled in size since Microsoft revamped the veteran operating system’s update regimen last year. According to Microsoft’s own data, what it calls the “Security Quality Monthly … Read more

Throwback Thursday: Never mind…

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241901/it-industry/throwback-thursday-never-mind.html#tk.rss_all This IT project is highly visible, and management is taking no chances. “To ensure that it is managed properly, execs contract with a highly advertised consulting firm to provide a thundering herd of expert project managers,” says a pilot fish on the project. “Never … Read more

Powermat to upgrade to 15W wireless charging, support Apple’s new iPhones

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242154/mobile-wireless/powermat-to-upgrade-to-15w-wireless-charging-support-apples-new-iphones.html#tk.rss_all Powermat plans to release an upgrade to its wireless charging technology in January  that will enable 15-watt power transfers through a 1.5-in. thick solid surface and provide support for new Apple iPhones and other Qi-enabled devices. The wireless charging company also plans to release … Read more

What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3191077/security/what-is-blockchain-the-most-disruptive-tech-in-decades.html#tk.rss_all Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more than a decade to become a cornerstone in modern application development, Blockchain will take years … Read more

Mingis on Tech: Blockchain explained

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241821/security/mingis-on-tech-blockchain-explained.html#tk.rss_all It’s the most disruptive technology since the arrival of the Internet. Or maybe it’s the next Linux, an open-source technology that offers great promise, but somehow never seems to make it to the mainstream world. “It,” in this case, is blockchain – the buzz-worthy … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Do all SaaS applications deserve the same governance?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242167/software-as-a-service/do-all-saas-applications-deserve-the-same-governance.html#tk.rss_all Managing the explosive growth in SaaS and Cloud applications is largely uncharted territory. While some principles of traditional software asset management can be applied to managing cloud and SaaS applications, the way software is purchased has fundamentally changed and the management and governance of … Read more

New Amazon Echo Discounted $20 Right Now – Deal Alert

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241952/mobile/new-amazon-echo-discounted-20-right-now-deal-alert.html#tk.rss_all Amazon has a discount of $20 active right now on their all new Echo smart speaker, which features a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make … Read more

How Apple’s Safari browser can save your Christmas

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241815/apple-mac/how-apple-s-safari-browser-can-save-your-christmas.html#tk.rss_all While I see online ads as a necessary evil if you want to keep websites in business, I’m so annoyed at the way the latest ads services seem so focused on ruining everybody’s Christmas surprise. The ads Grinch stole Christmas This is what happens: … Read more

OK, now THAT’S the end!

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241900/application-development/ok-now-thats-the-end.html#tk.rss_all This pilot fish is developing a series of training videos for a non-profit mental health organization, and he’s pretty happy with the results. “I created lessons for entering the system, setting up clients and entering client information, including family info, medicines, insurance and schools, … Read more

5 more Windows admin tasks made easy with PowerShell

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241944/microsoft-windows/5-windows-admin-tasks-made-easy-with-powershell.html#tk.rss_all I’ve written a lot about Microsoft PowerShell on this site, but my favorite thing to do is show how to apply the scripting language to various tasks you already have to do as part of your regular role and responsibilities. In a previous article, … Read more

Microsoft’s December Patch Tuesday a real yawner, so far

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241813/microsoft-windows/microsofts-december-patch-tuesday-a-real-yawner-so-far.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft released its Patch Tuesday passel a couple of hours ago, and it looks like we can all go home and enjoy some eggnog. There were two fixed vulnerabilities for Win7, and two for Win 8.1, and the (five) supported Win10 versions had three … Read more

Apple makes Macs great again with iMac Pro

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242166/apple-mac/apple-makes-macs-great-again-with-imac-pro.html#tk.rss_all In what may turn out to be this year’s most significant news for Mac users, Apple managed to squeeze one more product release into the year this side of Christmas, confirming that its iMac Pro will be “available to order” from December 14. An … Read more

Microsoft’s Edge browser is in serious trouble

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242165/microsoft-windows/microsofts-edge-browser-is-in-serious-trouble.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s Edge browser is less popular with Windows 10 users than earlier thought, if revised data from a U.S. analytics vendor can be believed. According to Net Applications of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Edge has been designated the primary browser by fewer than one in … Read more