5G wireless will be a revolution to so many industries in the next few years. One of those industries is the world of cable TV or pay TV as it is called today. 5G is coming on strong and fast. Let'-s take a closer look at the impact it will have and how it will completely transform the entire industry.
If we pull the camera back, we see that 5G has the potential to change every industry. That means whether we are a consumer or business, the way we do everything will dramatically change in coming years.
Yesterday, we had separate sectors like wireless, cable TV, local telephone, long distance, Internet and more. Companies competed in one sector or another, but that was it. Over the last two decades things have been changing. Industry by industry, these separate segments have been blending.
Get more done. Get it done faster. These Mac tips should make your more efficient than before.
Use smart mailboxes
Apple'-s Mail application hosts a feature called Smart Mailbox. It refers to Mail folders that you can automatically pre-populate according to certain criteria. One of the most useful ways to use this feature is to create a Smart Mailbox that gathers emails from named colleagues '- but this works even more effectively if you first create a contact group in Contacts. Here'-s how to match these two features up:
The Contacts bit
- Open Contacts, File>New Group.
- Name the new group '-" if you are gathering names of your colleagues, you might call it "Colleagues".
- In the All Contacts view, search for each colleague you want to include in your new group and drag & drop their contact card into the relevant group. (Contacts can belong to multiple groups.)
The Mail bit
Now you can easily create a Smart Mailbox to gather all the emails you receive from your colleagues. (It doesn'-t need to be colleagues; it can be friends, clients, whatever group(s) are appropriate to your needs.)
September patches looked good for a while, then we got hit with four big, buggy Win10 cumulative updates. August Windows and Office patches went pretty well in spite of a last-minute rush to fix bugs introduced in earlier patches. July patches, however, left almost every version of Windows looking like a zombie apocalypse.
IBM today announced the commercial availability of a blockchain-based electronic distributed ledger that can track and trace food supply chain data from farm to store self.
In development over the past 18 months, IBM's Food Trust ledger will allow food retailers, suppliers and growers to see supply chain data in near real time, enabling a more transparent and efficient method of determining the origin and safety of produce.
Along with announcing the availability of its Food Trust tracking network, IBM said several food retailers and suppliers have joined those piloting the blockchain technology, which is based on the Hyperledger Fabric open-standards protocol. Those retailers include Topco Associates LLC, representing 15,000 stores; retailer-owned cooperative Wakefern, representing 50 member companies and 344 stores; and other " suppliers including Beefchain, Dennick Fruit Source and Smithfield.
Pilot fish runs an IT support group that's announcing new PC power management settings, which are scheduled to be deployed on Friday.
"The new settings will turn off the PC's display after 10 minutes of inactivity," says fish.
"On Thursday, this email arrived:
I think this is a great idea, however my computer is now prompting me that my session is about to expire even though I am and have been using my computer. This is not a good thing.
We have not enabled this display setting yet. Our announcement says "Friday", which is tomorrow.
What you describe sounds like the session timeout for a web application.
Microsoft has changed up Windows 10's support so many times that some IT professionals may need chiropractic care. Support was reduced, then extended, then reduced, then extended again.(Insider Story)
The launch of a big Windows 10 update like the October 2018 Update isn'-t the end of a process '- it'-s really just the beginning. As soon as a major update is released, Microsoft quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.
Here we'-ve summarized what you need to know about every Windows 10 update being released to the public. First come updates to the currently shipping version of Windows 10 '- version 1809, known as the October 2018 Update '- with the most recent updates on top. (Note that the October 2018 Update is on a phased rollout, so you may not have received it yet.) Below that are updates to version 1803, known as the April 2018 Update; 1709, known as the Fall Creators Update; and finally updates to version 1703, known as the Creators Update. For each build, we'-ve included the date of its initial release and a link to Microsoft'-s announcement about it.
Starting late Friday night, Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade package from various locations. The official Download Windows 10 page is on version 1803, ISOs have disappeared, and 1809 is no longer available via WSUS.
The KB 4464619 article now states:
On Thursday, Bloomberg Businessweek published an in-depth report alleging that Chinese suppliers for server hardware company Supermicro had placed microchips onto motherboards ordered by the San Jose-based company that were later sold to fill orders from as many as 30 customers." (Insider Story)
So far smart speakers and smart displays (such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home lines) have been aimed at consumers and homes.
Where'-s the smart appliance for business?
As I wrote in this space previously, I believe in a coming convergence between smart speakers and business phone and conference systems. At the time, I believed that convergence would first show up in the form of a business- or enterprise-specific phone device based on the Alexa for Business platform.
NEW YORK CITY '-" Slack is building a new analytics tool to offer businesses greater insights into how their teams collaborate, part of the company'-s plans to make better use of the data created within its popular chatapp.
'-'We are hoping to build a set of insights that help you understand not only how Slack is being used, but how your company is collaborating and functioning,'-" said Jaime DeLanghe, head of Slack's Search, Learning and Intelligence (SLI) team. She spoke to Computerworld" at the company's Frontiers event this week in New York.
Apple's iOS 12 has already surpassed iOS 11 after only two and a half weeks and is now installed on 47% of iDevices; iOS 11 is now running 45%, according to data from analytics company Mixpanel.
Prior to iOS 12's launch on Sept. 17, iOS 11 was running on 85% of iPhones and iPads, according to Apple's developer support page.
In comparison, it took iOS 11 nearly two months last year to reach a 50% adoption rate. This year's uptake rate is actually more similar to that of iOS 10, which was released in 2016 and had been installed on 48% of devices after only two weeks.
Apple and Amazon have strenuously denied" Bloomberg'-s claims of a sophisticated hardware exploit against servers belonging to them and numerous other entities, including U.S. law enforcement "
Chinese, Apple and chips
Put in very simple terms, the claim is that malicious chips were found inside servers used in data centers belonging to the tech firms.
These chips (it'-s claimed) worked to exfiltrate data from those servers, which were themselves sourced from server manufacturer Super Micro. That company'-s server products are/were also used by Amazon, the U.S. government, and 30 other organizations. The chips were allegedly put in place by employees bribed by Chinese government agents.
Microsoft's device-as-a-service (DaaS) subscription, dubbed MMD for Microsoft Managed Desktop, currently offers a choice of three Surface configurations.
Although Microsoft has said it plans to expand device selection of MMD to third-party hardware, it has not revealed a timetable for that or identified which OEMs' (original equipment manufacturers) PCs will be on the menu. For now, only Microsoft's own Surface gear will be "rented" to enterprise customers and managed - both through the devices' lifecycles and for regular upgrade and update servicing - by Microsoft.
The three configurations, one in each of the Surface lines, are:
IT security has laptops at this company really locked down, and that includes only limited admin rights, reports a road warrior pilot fish.
"On a recent trip, at my hotel I had to make an internet connection and open a web page to log into the hotel's internet service before I could get a connection to the real internet," fish says.
"Problem was, the work laptop was not going to let me use the browsers until I had established a VPN connection, which of course I could not do without the web page login.
"In a way, that was good -- I took some real vacation time.
"In another way, it was bad, I have big hands and fingers, so using an iPhone and those stupid virtual keyboards is a one-finger, error-prone task. An email that could take seconds to type on a full-size keyboard takes minutes on the phone.