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computerworld.com [Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.]Last week, Jony Ive left Apple under a cloud which in and of itself is fascinating. The leaks out of Apple suggest that Tim Cook no longer cares about design and Ive’s talents were being wasted, so he is moving on.Cook is disputing this vigorously using a Trump-like “Fake News” argument…even though we’re all hard-pressed to point to many innovative designs since Steve Jobs’ death. Granted there was the Apple Watch, but even though it is arguably best in class, it doesn’t even really look like a watch. It’s more like a small iPod you can wear on your wrist.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comWe’ve already looked at many of the multitasking features you’ll find in iPadOS, but one of the most useful may be the Mac-compatible Sidecar mode, which lets you use your Apple tablet as a secondary display.What is Sidecar? Available to Mac users who have iPads running the most current edition of the OS, Sidecar enables users to extend their Mac desktop by using their iPad as a second display or as a high-precision input device across creative Mac apps.This works in both wired and wireless mode and is controlled via the Display menu.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comMicrosoft has again given its Windows 10 update model a furious shake, voiding one of the foundational concepts of the "Windows as a service" (WaaS) strategy.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)...

computerworld.comThis pilot fish lives in the desert southwestern U.S., where summer temperatures can run above 110 degrees Fahrenheit.“A user told me she left her laptop in her car for an hour this afternoon,” fish says. “She turned it on but it’s giving her a green screen.“I asked how long she left it to cool and she seemed confused.“I told her to turn it off and put it in a cool place overnight for it to cool down, and then try it again.“She replied, ‘Can’t I just put it in the fridge?’”Sharky never loses his cool, but I still can run short of true tales of IT life. Send me yours at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. You can also subscribe to the Daily Shark Newsletter.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comApple quite evidently plans many interesting improvements in its iCloud service this year. So, what’s going on?What we know so far about Apple's iCloud plans Apple at WWDC made several announcements that will be reliant on iCloud – these include obvious things like new services and support for new functions, and less evident topics around sync, data, and artificial intelligence (AI).Most recently, the company began beta-testing Touch ID and Face ID access to iCloud.com online, meaning that if you happen to be using an Apple device (Mac, iPad, iPhone), you can access your online iCloud services with the touch of a finger or a quick eye scan.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comOnce upon a time, getting around Android was a pretty simple process.You wanted to go to your home screen? You'd tap the Home button. Needed to move back a step? You'd hit the Back button. Felt like hopping directly between some recently used apps? Yeah — you'd smash that Overview button in the same bottom-bar area of your screen. The only real variable was whether you used a phone made by a (cough, cough) certain company that stubbornly insisted on putting those buttons in the wrong order for no apparent reason.Nowadays, it's a different story. Some Android phones still use that standard three-button setup. Others use 2018's Android Pie gesture system, with its single centered "pill" that puts the Home button and Overview button into the same centered spot. Not all phones with Pie have that gesture system activated, though. Some Android device-makers have added their own custom gesture setups into the mix, while others are opting to shield their loyal device-owners from any...

computerworld.comMicrosoft on Monday made good on a March pledge by announcing that its most sophisticated endpoint security service is now available for Macs.Microsoft Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) for Mac shifted to what the company calls "general availability" on June 28, wrote Helen Allas, a principal program manager on the enterprise security team, in a July 8 post to a company blog. Core components of Defender ATP, including the latest - "Threat & Vulnerability Management," which made it to general availability a week ago - now serve Macs.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comIt's been called a technology so unique that it could disrupt our digital lives in ways not seen since the arrival of the internet. Supply chains. Banking. Contracts. Real estate investments. Food supplies. Even personal identities.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)...

computerworld.comWith just minutes to go before a big meeting in a remote office, the attendees are frantically looking for the long HDMI cable that’s supposed to be connected to the big flat-screen TV in the conference room. They need it so they can hook up a laptop to show a presentation, they tell pilot fish, who’s on the phone back at the main office. Fish knows the remote location well enough to be able to guide the users to various IT stashes, where they might find a replacement. When that doesn’t pan out, fish gets them to cannibalize another setup for its HDMI cable. It’s shorter, but they can make it work by having the presenter stand next to the TV with the laptop.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comFor many years, Microsoft has struggled to get the way it updates Windows right — and mostly got it wrong. But a month ago, I wrote about how Microsoft finally got a piece of it right, by giving people control over whether to install the twice-annual feature updates, such as the recent Windows 10 May 2019 Update.Boy, was I ever off-target. Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has done little more than sow confusion about how and when Windows will be updated. It did this by issuing Orwellian statements and putting out a preview release schedule whose logic is undiscernible.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comWhat happens if your AirPods become your primary connection with all your computing devices, accessed in the cloud?What if you could interact with remote systems using Voice Control? That’s a nice dream, I guess, but the big challenge to developing voice-based user interfaces is authorization. How does a computer know who you are?Nuance just might have found the missing link.A flash of Nuance Lightning Nuance’s newly-introduced Lightning Engine isn’t aimed at Apple, though the company says it has made its new tech available to a number of strategic customers.To read this article in full, please click here...

pcmag.comMacs are finally capable gaming machines these days, but thanks to OpenEmu, they're also killer vintage console emulators. Here's how to get started....

pcmag.comBefore you start your next big project, follow productivity expert Jill Duffy's simple steps to make sure you get the project management basics right....

pcmag.comThe Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is an excellent multifunction color printer for small offices that don't want to sacrifice features to get low long-term running costs....

pcmag.comIt's no speed demon and the webcam is subpar, but the Acer Swift 7 is the slimmest and lightest 14-inch ultraportable we've seen—an under-2-pound fashion statement that will tempt elite travelers....

pcmag.comAcer's 13.3-inch Swift 3 brings a few wins to the ultraportable arena, chief among them a moderate $899.99 price. Even with a so-so screen and some keyboard stumbles, it's worth a look....

pcmag.comGame companies have traditionally been an island unto themselves, but some have introduced devices that allow certain game systems to play cartridges designed for a completely different platform. Welcome to the family, foreign cartridges...

pcmag.comThe YouTube app is now officially available again on Fire TV devices, while Amazon Prime arrives on Android TV devices and the Chromecast today....

pcmag.comRazer's 2019 revision of the Blade Pro 17 pares away some of what set apart the last-gen model, but the trimmed-down design and ample pep make this luxe system appealing enough among 17-inch gaming laptops....

pcmag.comDr. Michael Beyeler wants to interface with your brain through bionic vision. Find out why he compares his work to a 'less creepy' version of the brain implants on 'Black Mirror.'...

pcmag.comPresident Trump's Twitter account must be open to the public, a US Circuit Court of Appeals rules. Twitter also bans religious hate speech as part of its dehumanization policy....

pcmag.comDell has some Doorbuster Deals that will not last long. Also, the Instant Pot DUO60 is back at $49.99. Plus, Prime members can grab a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Dot for $169....