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computerworld.comAs demand for team messaging apps continues to blossom, it may seem like email's days as the main business messaging tool are numbered. Google, however, sees the future of its team messaging tool, Hangouts Chat, as closely entwined with email.The company laid outs its thinking at last month’s Google Cloud Next with a focus on the integration of Hangouts Chat into Gmail, which allows users to jump into Chat without switching apps. The idea is that, like all software tools, real-time team chat has limitations as well as benefits. Ease of communication can lead to information overload, and quick-fire conversations can become distractions – the same problems still associated with email, issues team chat was supposed  to fix. To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comFlashback to the 1990s, when this pilot fish is the lone network admin for his division of a big office support company.“Since our division had its own building and was somewhat remote, we had a lot of autonomy,” says fish. “I was able to pretty much have my data center and work spaces designed the way I wanted them — within budgetary guidelines, of course.”Then comes an office-space reshuffle, and fish’s desk, workbench and lab are moved into a much smaller space.But to make up for the newly cramped quarters, fish’s boss gives him permission to design exactly how the new space will work.Fish lays it out to put power and data connections in all the places he needs them, with a specially built workbench and even a large, extra-heavy-duty shelf designed to hold several huge monitors with pull-down keyboard trays.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comLast Tuesday Microsoft released patches — Monthly Rollups, Security-only, or Cumulative Updates — for every version of Windows. Every single one of those patches included a bug that changed the way Internet Explorer and Edge handle secure connections for the top-level domain gov.uk. Here’s how Microsoft describes it: After installing the May 14, 2019 update, some gov.uk websites that don’t support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) may not be accessible through Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.com [Disclosure: Lenovo is a client of the author.]I just came back from Lenovo Accelerate and I was reminded (again) that it’s kind of amazing how long we’ve stuck with the clamshell-designed laptop. IBM introduced the concept back in the early 1990s and we’re approaching 30 years where it’s remained the dominant/default laptop design, overcoming challenges by smartphones and, most recently, tablets.I think that’s about to change…and no place was that more evident than at Lenovo Accelerate this year.To read this article in full, please click here...

computerworld.comRecent speculation claims Apple may terminate support for some older iPhone models— including the popular iPhone SE — when it introduces iOS 13.We won’t know if this is true until WWDC, but it simply reflects consumer sentiment.People are moving on The smartphone industry is declining as consumers try to get more use out of their mobile devices.Manufacturers (including Apple) have responded by focusing on developing cutting-edge high-end devices that consumers are willing to purchase at higher cost.To read this article in full, please click here...

pcmag.comTired of constantly charging your iPhone? These Apple iPhone battery tips and tricks will help get you through the day without a charge....

pcmag.comYTMND's founder, Max Goldberg, hasn't elaborated on what caused the site to go offline. But he wasn't even aware the site had accidentally shut down until Wednesday when the media began reporting on it....

pcmag.comAround 40 percent of Americans and majorities among both liberals and conservatives are in favor of antitrust action against Facebook, according to a recent Business Insider survey....

pcmag.comWhen an aircraft is shot down, it can be risky to send in a rescue team, so the US Air Force wants a solution for performing the rescue unmanned instead....

pcmag.comThese services can help bring you peace of mind without inconvenience or embarrassment. When it come to therapy, cost is a big issue, but emotional factors might also prevent someone from seeking help. Online therapy removes these obstacles....

pcmag.comOmniFocus is a powerful productivity manager for Mac, with versions for iPhone and iPad as well. It's a to-do list on steroids. [Editor's Note: This product has not yet been tested. The following description is based on information provided by the manufacturer.] Now in version 3, OmniFocus is a powerful, albeit pricey, to-do app for Mac and iOS, and a good option as long as you're working solo. It's well suited for people who follow GTD, too....

pcmag.comWhether your graduate is finishing high school or departing their college campus with a degree in ha Whether your graduate is finishing high school or departing their college campus with a degree in hand, they deserve a little something for their hard work....

pcmag.comThe Galaxy S10 5G, which will be Verizon's first 5G phone, is...big. It's also pretty impressive. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G isn't just the first integrated 5G phone. Its bigger battery and video bokeh effects will keep you entertained while you wait for 5G coverage....

pcmag.com'In the next few years (or even sooner), we'll see the technology advance to the point where only a few seconds of audio are needed to create a life-like replica of anyone's voice on the planet,' the engineers at AI company Dessa say....

pcmag.comYou probably can’t cut them out of your life completely, but here are some tips to take back control Going cold turkey with technology isn't realistic in our hyper-connected world, but here are some tips to modulate usage and take back control of your apps and devices....

pcmag.comWith the Firefox Lockbox app, you can use the passwords stored in Firefox to sign into websites on y Firefox Lockbox helps with password management on mobile devices and the web. Here's how to get started with Mozilla's free password manager....

pcmag.comGoogle Assistant more than doubled its available actions in 2018 from 1,719 to 4,523, according to Voicebot.ai. But Alexa is sitting pretty at more than 56,000 available skills....

pcmag.comHightail Business is a well-designed application focused on creative projects and can boost teamwork among colleagues and customers. It lets you manage files, select team members for tasks, and seek approval from your customers. Hightail Business is a document management solution aimed mainly at creative businesses, so it focuses on large files like images and videos. It has a rich feature set in this regard, though if you want to really enjoy its full scope, you'll need to opt for its highest pricing tier....

pcmag.comYour guide on what deals you can expect on Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2019...

pcmag.comThe feature-rich TickTick is a good to-do app with some neat features that will appeal to GTD adherents. The free version has tight restrictions, so be prepared to pay for the premium upgrade....

pcmag.comThe Reno will be priced at £449 and available on the 5th of June. The Reno 10x Zoom will cost £699 and will be available on the 12th. The Reno 5G, however, has yet to have a date or a price announced, but we know it will be launched on EE's network much like the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G....

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