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iOS or Android: Here are the five apps I install first

I’ve noticed that no matter whether I’m setting up a new iPhone or iPad, or a new Android device, it’s the same five apps that I install first. I do a lot of setting up and resetting of iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. And the other day, I noticed that it’s the same five apps

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When it comes to saving lives, cybersecurity pros emerge as influencers

As individuals debated whether or not to download contact-tracing apps in the fight against COVID-19, more and more have been engaging with and listening carefully to security and privacy professionals. Cybersecurity pros are now very clearly influencers, helping society in its quest to save lives. Australia’s COVID-19 contact-tracing smartphone app, COVIDSafe, was released on April

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Layoffs rock the IT services industry amid move to the cloud

The impact of the continued move from on-premises IT services to the cloud, accelerated by the COVID-19 quarantine, is finally being felt by the IT services industry as multiple major players are rocked by layoffs. IBM was hit with cuts in five states. While the exact number was not revealed, Bloomberg estimates the cuts are

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More Resilient, Future-Proof Way Of Working Remotely

One of the key things that determines the success of a business is its ability to weather a crisis. In that sense, 2020 has been a test like no other. Organizations around the world have had to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re now living in a time where

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How To Stay Secure On IPads And IPhones With USB Drives

There is a slew of published, as well as hidden, features in the Apple iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 released last year. Among the revealed are things such as dark mode, a gesture keyboard, enhanced camera functions and Photos tab, privacy and security upgrades, mouse support, and greatly improved Safari capabilities. As mobile workforces continue

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Scammers Use Coronavirus Fear In New Ways To Take Your Money

  Wayne RashContributor Consumer Tech Wayne Rash is a technology and science writer based in Washington. Getty Cyber criminals are using the confusion and chaos surrounding federal relief payments to either steal those payments, or to take money from you to help you apply for those payments. Those same scammers are working with hackers to

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Blur your background in a Teams meeting

Not happy with your backdrop in a video meeting? Try background blur. You’ll appear nice and clear while everything behind you is subtly concealed. Note: Background blurring might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other meeting participants. To start a meeting with background blur, move the blur slider—the one to the right of the

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Global Traffic Spikes. No Panic at the Cisco!

Seemingly overnight, social distancing across the globe has defined a new normal and we’re all on a fast-learning curve to adapt in our day-to-day lives. I’ve replaced physical meetings with video conferencing. I now have virtual “happy hours” with coworkers and friends to share concerns and also to laugh a little, much-needed in these uncertain

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