Month: June 2019

Technology News

Japan will restrict the export of some materials used in smartphones and chips to South Korea – TechCrunch

Japan’s trade ministry said today that it will restrict the export of some tech materials to South Korea, including polyimides used in flexible displays made by companies like Samsung Electronics. The new rules come as the two countries argue over compensation for South Koreans forced to work in Japanese factories during World War II. The […]

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Trump vs Acosta: the President Reminds Jim, ‘I Don’t Really Care About Offending People’

[Screenshot from Twitter, https://twitter.com/Uncle_Jimbo/status/1144982410326630400?] How about a Trump vs. Acosta story? Those are classic. At the G20 summit Saturday in Osaka, Japan, The Donald — to put it in mafia terms — busted The Acosta’s b*lls and people laughed. During a presidential press conference, the anti-reporter (here, here, and here) asked: “And what is it […]

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Throwback Thursday: Some people aren’t satisfied with eight nines

This company’s pension distribution system is a heavily customized version of a well-known package. And it has worked fine for years, says a programmer pilot fish responsible for maintaining it. But that can’t last. And in fact, push comes to shove when the chief operating officer retires, he being the first employee to get over […]

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Office 365 vs. G Suite: Which has better management tools?

When you choose a productivity platform like Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s G Suite, the main focus is on the platform’s functionality: Does it do the job you need? That’s of course critical, but once you choose a platform, you have to manage it. That’s why management capabilities should be part of your evaluation of […]

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Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

Microsoft today announced changes to its OneDrive storage service that will let consumers protect some or even all of their cloud-stored documents with an additional layer of security. The new feature – dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault – was trumpeted as a special protected partition of OneDrive where users could lock their “most sensitive and important […]

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800,000 Shopify merchants now support Apple Business Chat

Giant ecommerce platform Shopify has introduced Apple Business Chat support for use across its worldwide network of 800,000 online merchants, meaning even small firms can now offer this kind of customer interaction. I contacted Michael Perry, director of product at Shopify, to find out more. How Shopify is deploying Apple Business Chat Shopify offers retailers […]

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How to get Apple’s iOS 13, iPadOS or macOS ‘Catalina’ betas

Apple earlier this month issued previews for this year’s upgrades to iOS and macOS, its two most popular operating systems, at the firm’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. It also debuted a new OS for the iPad – called, not surprisingly, iPadOS – and seeded a preview of that, too. The betas of iOS 13, iPadOS […]

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A word of warning about Android upgrades in 2019

Hear ye, hear ye, citizens of the Android-using world. You no doubt know by now that Android upgrades are, by and large, a steaming hot mess (to use the technical term). But there’s new reason to remain alert and think extra carefully about any Android phone purchase you might one day consider. You’re probably already […]

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Three Ways Microsoft 365 Boosts Productivity

Understanding that most users rely on a core set of functionality day in and day out, Microsoft has harnessed artificial intelligence to improve the user experience with Office 365, included in Microsoft 365, by reducing redundancy and repetitive tasks. The result is a dramatic drop in the time it takes to create or revise documents. […]

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‘Maybe They Should Dine at Home’ – Owner of Eatery That Kicked Out Sarah Sanders Responds to Eric Trump Getting Spat On

Last July, I covered the reopening of Lexington’s Red Hen restaurant, which kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders and stirred up a bunch of political dust and protest (here). This restaurateur of The Red Hen Stephanie Wilkinson not only told @PressSec Sanders to leave–acc to @GovMikeHuckabee on my radio show today, she FOLLOWED Sanders’ family across […]

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