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Apple Watch may help in the fight against COVID-19

The Apple Watch and other smart wearables may have an important part to play in the struggle against COVID-19 and should help businesses provide better healthcare protection to staff. Wearables can predict infection Two recent independent studies from Mount Sinai Health System and Stanford University show that Apple Watch and …

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For Microsoft’s January patches, no all-clear (yet)

I’m not ready to give an all-clear to the security patches released Jan. 12, and I want to warn you about one specific update that is affecting HyperV servers and some consumer level workstations.   KB4535680, also known as Security update for Secure Boot DBX: January 12, 2021, makes improvements …

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Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft rolled into 2021 with a fairly benign update cycle for Windows and Microsoft Office systems, delivering 83 updates for January. Yes, there is an update to Windows defender (CVE-2021-1647) that has been reported as exploited. Yes, there has been a publicly disclosed issue (CVE-2021-1648) in the Windows printing subsystem. …

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The future of work from CES: The headquarters at home

This year’s CES, which ends today, has been fascinating because it’s showcased a coming shift in product design based on the assumption that — rather than everyone going into the office — many people will remain working at home for the foreseeable future.  One of the most exciting sessions at …

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Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

Office workers may be an obvious target audience for Microsoft Teams, but elements of the collaboration platform have also been tailored for front-line employees, such as retail workers, field technicians and hospital staff.  On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a handful of new features aimed at supporting staff in these roles — retail …

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Apple takes big steps to boost diversity in tech

Apple has taken a series of what should be major steps to help dismantle some of the barriers faced by communities of color as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. Knowledge is power Understanding that education — and access to it — is critical to empower …

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