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27-01-2020
Why manipulation campaigns are the biggest threat facing the 2020 election

This era of political espionage is rooted in manipulative ads, fake news articles and other forms of digital content. It's one of the nation’s greatest threats, especially as we approach the 2020 presidential election.

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27-01-2020
Microsoft blinks again, promises to clean up after its Win7 'Stretch' black screen mess

I’m housetraining a puppy right now and know exactly how it feels to clean up unwanted messes. As I mentioned last week, the final, final end-of-service, final update to Win7 introduced a bug in the way “Stretch”ed wallpapers are handled: If you set your Win7 wallpaper to Stretch, after installing the patch it comes up an ominous black.To read this article in full, please click here

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27-01-2020
Will Apple's iOS 14 really support all today's iOS 13-compatible iPhones?

If you’re in the business of budgeting for and managing a fleet of iOS devices in education or enterprise deployments, then you’ll be eager to learn if today’s hot Apple rumor is hot stuff or hot air.The claim: iOS 14 to support all iOS 13 devices The claim is that iOS 14 will be hugely backward compatible, to the extent that it will run on every exiting iOS 13-supporting iPhone, though not the iPad mini 4 and the iPad Air 2.iOS 13 supports every device back to and including the iPhone 6S and the 2015 iPhone SE.That Apple may consider supporting those products once again with iOS 14 has to be great news for budget-strapped IT managers.To read this article in full, please click here

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27-01-2020
Will Apple's iOS 14 really support all of today's iOS 13-compatible iPhones?

If you’re in the business of budgeting for and managing a fleet of iOS devices in enterprise or education deployments, you’ll be eager to learn whether today’s big  Apple rumor is hot stuff or hot air.The claim: iOS 14 to support all iOS 13 devices The claim is that iOS 14 will be hugely backward compatible, to the extent that it will run on every existing iPhone that can run iOS 13, though not the iPad mini 4 and the iPad Air 2. (iOS 13 supports every device back to and including the iPhone 6S and the 2015 iPhone SE.)That Apple may consider supporting those devices once again with iOS 14 is great news for budget-strapped IT managers. They should not bet on this rumor just yet, as it comes from an obscure French website called iPhonesoft and hasn’t at this time been confirmed by anyone else.To read this article in full, please click here

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27-01-2020
FAQ: What the new Edge offers the enterprise

Two weeks ago, Microsoft launched its reincarnation of Edge, the born-again browser based, not on the company's homegrown technologies, but ton hose created by Chromium, the Google-centric, open-source project whose code powers Chrome.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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27-01-2020
Sad but true

Suburban high school wants to set up a tip line that students can text to if they are depressed or stressed out, or if they are concerned about another student who might be. So this pilot fish is asked to find an app that will connect the students with professionals who can help them, while keeping the students’ identities completely anonymous.She narrows the choice to several apps and runs them by the assistant principal for his OK.His problem with the options: None gives him the phone number of the person initiating the contact. Fish tells him that providing that information isn’t consistent with saying that submissions are anonymous. But he insists: He wants to follow up with each student.To read this article in full, please click here

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25-01-2020
Google and Microsoft have gone too far

Google and Microsoft are using dark pattern design to trick or force users to do things they never intended. Is it time to switch to more ethical browsers? (We list 10 alternatives.)

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25-01-2020
Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

This month has seen a whole lotta hand waving and sky-is-falling-caliber rhetoric, but the reality is much more prosaic. If you aren’t running a major network (and thus aren’t susceptible to the imminent problems with Remote Desktop Gateway, the Citrix network bugs or the whopping 334 patches in Oracle), there’s been little reason to install this month’s updates. To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
Prepare for entry-level to advanced CompTIA exams with this $89 bundle

Modern companies rely on capable IT professionals to manage their networks. However, the IT landscape is always evolving. If you want to stay up to date with the latest technologies and advance in your IT career, you need to earn certifications. CompTIA is one of the most popular certification vendors because it teaches you versatile, vendor-neutral skills, and you can learn them and prepare for CompTIA’s cert exams with this $89 bundle.To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

If you’re interested in learning about the history of the computer industry or even if you just want to figure out how to lead an enterprise technology company, then you should take a look.The Computer History Museum I think millions of computer users will have heard of the Computer History Museum, a world-class institution in Mountain View, California.It’s a place in which you can learn everything about the history of the technologies which continue to transform the way humans interact with each other and with the world.Being human in a computer world “What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?” asks Dan’l Lewin, President and CEO, Computer History Museum in the latest StoriesHere podcast.To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
Need-to-know

It’s Cold War days, and on his first day at a defense contractor, this pilot fish is taken to lunch by his new boss. Who has some advice upon leaving the campus: Remove your ID badge. He explained that foreign government agents were suspected of showing up in local restaurants and bars looking for employees of the contractor.Three decades on, fish still follows the advice, though the Cold War is long over. And he has extended it to another sphere: He never wears conference badges outside the venue. He calls them “Mug-me” tags.Send Sharky your true tales of IT life — no ID required — at sharky@computerworld.com. You can also subscribe to the Daily Shark Newsletter.To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

If you regularly use a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone or tablet, there are several Android apps you can install that can seamlessly link the flow of information between the two. For instance, you can start a quick note on your phone, then finish it later on your Windows 10 PC, or you can receive the same alert on both devices for an appointment.The following Windows 10-friendly Android apps are all from Microsoft — and all free. To get the kind of interoperability described above, you need to be signed into each of the apps on your Android device with the same Microsoft online account you use to sign into your Windows 10 computer.1. Cortana: Sync reminders between your Windows PC and Android device The Cortana app for Android lets you create reminders that will sync with, and send notifications to, your Windows 10 PC. To set a reminder in the Cortana app for Android, tap the three-dot icon on the upper-right of the app’s main screen, tap Reminders, tap “Remember to…” on the next screen, and enter a name for your reminder to the right of the circle icon.To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
Atlassian expands Jira roadmaps for better project status visibility

Atlassian has expanded the roadmapping functions in Jira Software in a bid to offer users greater insight into the progress of their software development projects. The update comes a year after Atlassian introduced its “next-gen” Jira Software, with roadmaps as one of the key new features.Roadmaps can provide a high-level view of tasks under way, show how that work relates to specific items in each project, and can be shared with a range of stakeholders, including  executives and and cross-functional partners, according to Atlassian.The company said the feature was an immediate hit: 45% of Jira Software customers were accessing roadmaps within a month and active use is now above 50%. To read this article in full, please click here

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24-01-2020
BrandPost: The Top 3 Reasons for Building Wi-Fi and IoT Convergence Networks

In the near future, human and robot collaboration will be the norm for digital enterprises of all sizes. According to the 10 technology megatrends predicted in Huawei's Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 report, there will be an average of 103 robots for every 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry by 2025.The overall digitization trend sweeping industry extends far beyond manufacturing, too, as other industry verticals deploy wireless technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) to become more competitive. For example, in the automobile industry, in-vehicle software is updated over Wi-Fi while the energy and construction industries use IoT to realize predictive Operations and Maintenance (O&M). Elsewhere, remote medical care is increasingly common in the healthcare industry, and cities and public sectors are incorporating more technology into asset management systems.To read this article in full, please click here

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23-01-2020
Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

The big patching problems this month fell at the feet of admins who had to deal with an unholy mess of pressing exposures: Fixing the holes in Microsoft’s RD Gateway (CVE-2020-0610; see Susan Bradley’s Patch Watch, paywalled); dealing with Server 2008 R2 systems that booted to Recovery mode after installing the January patches; scrambling to pick up after breaches in Citrix networking products; or the 334 Oracle security patches. They all took a toll.To read this article in full, please click here

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CyberLink Vol.136 Jan 2020

Cyberport spotlights digital trade finance and virtual banking at AFF 2020

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CyberLink Vol.135 Dec 2019

Cyberport awarded for corporate governance and board diversity by Hong Kong Institute of Directors

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CyberLink Vol.134 Nov 2019

Cyberport Venture Capital Forum unveiled the New Frontier of Tech Venturing

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