IBM's 200,000 Macs Have Made a Happier and More Productive Workforce, Study Finds
sbinning shares a report from AppleInsider: IBM has published its latest study focusing on the benefits of Apple products in enterprise, and has found that a fleet of over 200,000 Macs leads to far lower support costs, smaller numbers of support staff, and happier employees versus a Windows deployment. In the study presented on Tuesday, IBM says that employees that used Mac machines were 22 percent more likely to exceed expectations in performance reviews compared to Windows users. Mac-using ...
Native or non-native? Choosing a cloud integration solution
Data integration solutions come in one of three categories. First there’s old school data integration solutions created in the 1990s from the EAI movement , now expanded to include public cloud computing domains. Second, newer cloud-based iPaaS (integration platforms as a service) solutions built from the ground up as on-demand integration servers hosted on the open Internet, but existing outsi...
Twitter now lets all of its users follow specific topics
In mid-August, some Twitter users noticed that they were able to follow curated topics using the company’s mobile app. The new feature was part of a test that helped users fill their feeds with the content they’re interested in, though most users didn’t have access to it. That has finally changed with a new announcement from the company: all Twitter … Continue reading
Section 230 supporters turn on it, its critics rely on it. Up is down, black is white in the crazy world of US law
This November, give thanks for only having one exploited Microsoft flaw for Patch Tues. And four Hyper-V escapes
Don't trust the Trusted Platform Module – it may leak your VPN server's private key (depending on your configuration)
Twitch Studio, Twitch's easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, hits open beta
Anybody can become a Twitch star, but getting set up can be complicated, especially on the PC. While console gamers can start streaming quickly, configuring a Twitch stream on your PC involves using third-party software, ensuring all your hardware is detected, wading through audio and video mixing, and more. It’s not that hard, but it sure does involve some busywork. But Twitch’s own Twitch Stu...
Google's secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower
Whistleblower tells Guardian of growing alarm over secret transfer of medical history data, which can be accessed by Google staff A whistleblower who works in Project Nightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the ...
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
Why your providers should support IPv6
As enterprises rely more on cloud, colocation and hosting providers, they should check whether their services support IPv6 , which can provide better experiences for their customers, partners, suppliers, vendors and employees. Here is a look at how three top infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform - stack up for IPv6. There a...
As HP Deal Looms, Xerox Partners Watch Print Supplies Business
In the wake of news that Xerox could acquire HP, Xerox resellers are keeping an eye on a lucrative line of business they have developed selling compatible ink and toner products to HP customers.
Apple premieres “Truth Be Told,” coming to Apple TV+ December 6
Apple celebrated “Truth Be Told” today at the global premiere of the original series at The Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Are We Living In a Blade Runner World?
Now that we have arrived in Blade Runner's November 2019 "future," the BBC asks what the 37-year-old film got right. Slashdot reader dryriver shares the report: [B]eyond particular components, Blade Runner arguably gets something much more fundamental right, which is the world's socio-political outlook in 2019 -- and that isn't particularly welcome, according to Michi Trota, who is a media critic and the non-fiction editor of the science-fiction periodical, Uncanny Magazine. "It's disappointi...
Adapting Agile For Part-Time Teams
The formal notion of the Agile software development method is about as old as I am (the Agile Manifesto was published in February 2001). I point this out not to make you feel old, but instead to demonstrate that Agile has had a long time to infiltrate software development. While the methodology advocates for “co-located, dedicated teams,” in its ubiquity Agile is frequently applied to teams par...
PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by China’s Transsion
Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed-round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion. The investment came via Transsion’s Tecno subsidiary, with participation from China’s NetEase and Taiwanese wireless comms hardware firm Mediatek — a Transsion spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. PalmPay had piloted its mobile fintech offering in […]
MACLUNKEY. The Han/Greedo scene has an inexplicable change on Disney+ because George Lucas will never stop changing it
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China has not issued any digital currencies: central bank
China's central bank said on Wednesday it had not issued any digital currencies nor authorized any asset trading platforms to trade such currencies, denying rumors about the issuance of such currencies.
Tony Stark Reunites With Adult Daughter in Deleted ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Scene
Tony Stark meets his daughter, Morgan, in a deleted 'Avengers: Endgame' scene recently released by Disney. (Photo Credit: Marvel Studios Movies / YouTube) Tony Stark’s death was one of the saddest moments in Avengers: Endgame. However, the water works are about to begin again, because the hero reunites with his grown-up daughter in a deleted scene […] The post Tony Stark Reunites With Adult Dau...
Power Logic seeing demand for graphics cards pick up
Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
How to Watch the Donald Trump Impeachment Hearings
Your options for streaming the public hearings live from the House of Representatives, taking place November 13 and 15.