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computerworld.comMaking money work for you is the best way to make even more money, which is why investing is an easy and popular way to earn a passive income. However, unless you’re extremely wealthy, your investment options are limited to stocks, mutual funds, CDs, etc. Big-ticket items like real estate require massive amounts of wealth to purchase and invest in, making them out of the realm of possibility for the average consumer. Until now, that is. With DiversyFund, anyone can reap the benefits of real estate investment, and all you need is $500 to get started. To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comI use my iPad extensively when I travel — it’s all the computer I need— and over time I’ve come across a smattering of essential utilities for the tablet. I want to talk about three of them, which have recently been updated.3 iPad utilities you should download I spend a lot of time looking for iPad apps that can help you get things done. I’ve mentioned all three of these before, but as they’ve all been updated this month (as was the excellent Parallels for Mac) I thought it would be worth mentioning them once again.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comIt’s many years ago, and this pilot fish regularly travels to company offices around the country, dealing with IT-related problems and running user training sessions.The big current project is implementing internet filtering after complaints that some workers are viewing inappropriate websites. So fish has to head to a meeting with many directors and managers to demonstrate.Upon arriving at the meeting site, fish sets up a laptop and projector and connects it to the internal network. Then he tests to make sure the filtering is working, calling up a blocked site that, if it does display, only shows a silhouette of a bunny with a bow tie.But not to worry: The site is blocked, so everything is ready.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comHedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as Ethereum and Hyperledger, and claims it can outperform traditional financial and business networks. [ Read the Download: Beginner's guide to blockchain special report ] "There is no direct equivalent to Hedera Hashgraph today," said Martha Bennett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Hedera is potentially competing with public networks and all the enterprise DLT frameworks (such as Hyperledger Fabric & Sawtooth, R3 Corda, and others) and their commercial providers, which include AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comI guess most Mac users already use Siri to search the web and solve maths problems, but you can do much more.Get to Siri fast You know you can use Command-H to search Spotlight? You can invoke Siri using the same keyboard combination (Command-H), you just need to remember to keep pressing the keys. Command-H (quick): Get Spotlight. Command-H (hold): Summon Siri. You can use a dedicated key on some Macs, or tap the Siri icon in the Menu bar.I find the keyboard command fits into my workflow best, as I can keep my fingers on the keyboard and eyes on the screen.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comIt may not be Android Q anymore, but the Android version that was once destined to be Queen of Puddings (in my heart, at least) is almost finished and ready to roll out to the world.Google's expected to launch Android 10, as it'll be known, any week now — but despite the software having been out in the open for months already during its public beta phase, The Artist Formerly Known As Q™ has a couple of tricks up its sleeves that we still haven't had an opportunity to explore.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comLaw firm is located in an old house that has been converted to offices and then, at a later date, brought into the internet age — somewhat less convincingly.Firm calls in IT consultant pilot fish because it’s been experiencing regular network problems. Fish and colleagues think these might be power-related, and their troubleshooting proves them right. The entire second floor of the house, which includes several offices and the server, is on one power circuit.Says one of the law firm’s employees, “Ohhhh, that’s why the circuit breaker trips every time we turn on the microwave.”Troubleshooting is Sharky’s middle name. Just don’t ask my last name. But definitely send me your true tales of IT life 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.comKeeping true to company CEO Tim Cook’s “several new products” promise, Apple will indeed host its next iPhone launch event on Sept. 10. What are we expecting and how can you keep up with the announcements?Decoding the invitation Apple’s event invite features a new take on the Apple logo. The logo is sliced with each slice a different color: green, blue, yellow, red and lavender and declares: "By innovation only."To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comSeveral times a quarter, the same question comes up regarding Chromebooks, usually phrased as to whether or not they’re successful. What made the platform interesting was that even though Google typically has the attention span of a 4-year-old on sugar, they stuck with this platform. But it still mostly flies under the radar – largely because of the lack of native application support and Google’s reputation. Google sells information for a living, making people distrust the brand even…though there’s no evidence Google is compromising the privacy of Chromebook users.The promise of the Chromebook has been compelling to mostly education buyers. However, interest appeared to fall off sharply as Google waffled on operating system futures (whether they would merge Android and Chrome operating systems) and native application support continued to favor the alternative (Android) platform and, of course, Windows.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comSure, higher resolution screens and faster processors may be the sexy features pushed by smartphone makers. But, truth be told, most users just want a phone that won't die by the end of the day."Longer battery life" was the top answer from 75% of 1,665 people polled by USA Today/SurveyMonkey last year about the top feature they wanted in a new iPhone. And a Morning Consult poll of more than 1,800 people also conducted last year found 95% chose battery life as the most important feature \ when selecting a new smartphone.Clearly smartphone owners favor simple features over flashy hi-tech. The proof? A shatter-proof glass screen and expandable storage came in second and third in the USA Today/SurveyMonkey survey. (Memory size and durability were second and third in the Morning Consult poll.)To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comWhat happens when Microsoft releases eight – count ‘em, eight – concurrent beta test versions of Win10 version 1909 without fixing bugs introduced into 1903 on Patch Tuesday?Pan. De. Moaaan. Ium.The VB/VBA/VBScript debacle No doubt, you recall the first wave of pain inflicted by the August 2019 patching regimen. Microsoft somehow managed to mess up Visual Basic (an old custom programming language), Visual Basic for Applications (for Office macros) and VBScript (a largely forgotten language primarily used inside Internet Explorer). Folks running applications in any of those languages would, on occasion, receive “invalid procedure call error” messages when using apps that had been working for decades.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comGoogle schooled Apple and Microsoft in the education market by growing market share from zero to 60 in eight years. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan examines whether they can they do it again in the enterprise....

computerworld.comIt’s the early aughts, and IT department trainee gets the task of sorting through a pile of unlabeled recordable DVDs, reports the pilot fish who assigned him to the job.“I asked him to check the DVDs one by one, discard obsolete data, sort blank media and label the rest of them according to their contents,” fish says. trainee, permanent marker in hand, disappears. Two days later, he dumps two piles of media sitting on fish’s desk. One of them is DVDs nicely labeled with content description, date and number, using rather good handwriting.“The other pile,” sighs fish, “was also labeled with permanent marker — 30 DVDs with ‘BLANK’ written on every single one of them.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comCode that suggests Apple is developing sophisticated support for Augmented Reality (AR) glasses has been found inside iOS 13, a report claims.When development stops, production begins Apple says it is “high” on AR. Company boss Tim Cook has talked about it as a “profound” technology. “I don’t think there is any sector or industry that will be untouched by AR,” he also said.Now it looks like one of Apple’s much speculated upon plans for the technology may be entering prime time. MacRumors claims an “internal build” of iOS13 it has tested contains:To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comMicrosoft this fall will begin closing loopholes in its licensing rules that have let customers bring their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software to rival cloud providers like Google and Amazon.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)...

computerworld.comThis pilot fish has January vacation plans: two weeks in Florida to visit his grandparents and take in Miami Beach.What’s going on before then is that the manufacturing company that fish works for is converting its IBM Series/1 data-collection mini-computers from the EDI operating to a variation of Unix System 3. And there are problems. This variation of the OS doesn’t recognize disk packs with bad sectors. Fish’s company is using CDC removable disk packs, and if any sector is bad, the entire disk pack can’t be used. That can get expensive.Surprisingly enough, the first several plants that get converted run fine, but the luck runs out with a plant in Mississippi, which has problems with bad sectors. Still, fish has learned enough from the IBM and CDC field engineers that he can run most diagnostics himself and assign bad sectors. Everything should be fine: The vendor for the OS is working on the code, and when fish comes back from vacation, they can install the...

computerworld.comDo you spend time resizing images for reports, documents or the web? Here’s an easy Automator application you can make in a few minutes to make this process simpler.What is Automator? Automator is a fantastic free application you already have on your Mac.You can use it to create automated workflows, applications and other tools on your computer.The problem with Automator is it’s not always obvious what you need to do in order to create something, and this is why most Mac users open the application, but spend only a very short time working in it.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comMicrosoft now says the new "full-Chromium" Edge will use the same kill-Flash calendar as Google's Chrome, the vastly more popular browser that also relies on Chromium.Earlier, Microsoft had created its own timetable for purging the media player software, which Adobe will retire at the end of 2020. But once Microsoft decided to discard homegrown browser technologies for those crafted by the Google-dominated Chromium open-source project, the company was expected to fall in line with its rival.[ Related: Get serious about privacy with the Epic, Brave and Tor browsers ] "In the next version of Microsoft Edge (built on Chromium), we will continue to retire Flash in the same timeframe as other Chromium-based browsers," Colleen Williams, a senior program manager on the Edge team, wrote last week in a post to a company blog.To read this article in full, please click here...