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computerworld.comPerks are nice, but free lunches, team-building exercises and off-site outings aren’t the key drivers of workplace satisfaction....

computerworld.comMozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 69 with the browser's anti-tracking technology switched on by default for all users.The organization's security engineers also patched 20 vulnerabilities, one tagged "Critical" and 11 marked "High," the organization's two top threat ratings. The single critical flaw only affected Windows, Mozilla said in its patching commentary.Firefox 69 can be downloaded from Mozilla's site for Windows, macOS and Linux. Because it updates in the background, most users need only relaunch the browser to get the latest version. To manually update, pull up the menu under the three horizontal bars at the upper right, then click the help icon (the question mark within a circle). Choose "About Firefox." The resulting page shows that the browser is either up to date or explains the refresh process.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comIf your office uses Slack on a daily basis, you know how easy it is to lose a good idea in a long list of scrolling messages — or in multiple channels. A simple way to reduce the clutter is by integrating third-party Slack apps that allow you to immediately convert chat messages into assignable tasks or other workflow elements. We’ll show you how to do just that.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)...

computerworld.comIt’s the ’70s and pilot fish is a tape hanger on a Honeywell 8200 — those big tape reels and their drives.One lunchtime, fish smells something burning. Since the computer bay is air-cooled, it’s hard to determine the source, so fish tells a teammate that she smells something burning, and the two of them open the front and back of each tape drive trying to find where the smell is coming from.To no avail, so they tell the console operator to page the Honeywell tech. That gets no response. It’s lunchtime, so it’s going to take a real emergency to get any action. I’ll take care of that, says the console operator, who revises the page to “Honeywell tech needed immediately in computer bay 4. Something’s burning!”To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comOn Friday, Microsoft released KB 4512941, the long-anticipated second August cumulative update for Win10 version 1903 – which is to say, the latest patch for the latest version of Windows. Within a few hours, people were complaining on various online forums that installing the update immediately triggered excessive CPU use. I wrote about that on Friday night.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comNikkeiclaims Apple intends introducing a lower-cost 4.7-inch iPhone in 2020. The claim Apple will one day replace the iPhone SE with another model of smaller and more affordable smartphone gets repeated every year.Why do people want this? The only reason speculation of this kind enjoys such currency is because there’s actual demand for such a product. People want a smaller iPhone. People want one that’s a little more affordable.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comNo matter what industry you’re in, data will follow, so understanding how to gather insights from data will make you a valuable asset everywhere you go. However, companies gather far more data now than in the past, and this staggering amount of data will only increase, so there are new skills you should learn to stay ahead of the curve. This $49 bundle if the perfect place to learn how.To read this article in full, please click here...

pcmag.comTo make sure you're getting the best cover for your cash, PCMag rounds up the best antivirus deals for September, 2019....

pcmag.comA Windows 10 update seemingly causes Cortana to constantly use system memory and spike CPU usage, despite the update being tested by Windows Insiders....

pcmag.comPCMag has rounded up the best smart TV brands and models for 2019....

pcmag.comSamsung's sequel to the Galaxy Fold will reportedly fold out into a 6.7-inch device, but its release depends on how well the beleaguered Galaxy Fold sells, Bloomberg reports....

pcmag.comThe four best VPNs for unlocking US Amazon Prime Video content from the UK. So you signed up for Amazon Prime Video but the series you desperately wanted to watch is only available in the US? The solution is to use a VPN, and we have found the four best options for you to consider....

pcmag.comA VPN can be used to watch content that is not available in your location, like all the extra shows on US Netflix, in the UK....

pcmag.comProject Management Professionals (PMPs) are in high demand, especially in the project-oriented ecosystem of tech and software development. If you have been thinking about switching career tracks, then here are some PMP certification courses worth considering....

pcmag.comThe total likes and reactions a post receives will reportedly only be accessible to the post's creator. Followers will see if their Facebook friends liked or reacted to the post....

pcmag.comExplore your world by finding deals, booking flights, knowing when to pull off the road, and getting out of town with the best travel apps....

pcmag.comJust because you can unlock your electric car with an app doesn't mean you shouldn't carry a physical key fob or card. You might end up like these temporarily stranded Tesla drivers....

pcmag.comFacebook Messenger is so much more than a mere chat app. Learn the best tips and tricks to turn yourself into a power user....

pcmag.comEvery month, Twitch Prime subscribers get to download four new games for free, but there's no sense in wasting your disk space with the wrong titles....

pcmag.comThis stripped-down, e-ink based phone can make voice-over-LTE calls on three different US networks—something that competitors like Punkt and Nokia haven't been able to accomplish....

pcmag.comBut as the number and cost of streaming services increases, what is the breaking point?...

pcmag.comCompare the best business mobile phone deals that exclude VAT, featuring unlimited plans, international calls, and free data roaming....