What Android 13 will mean for your business

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As part of his rollout of Android 13 (opens in new tab)Google has more details released (opens in new tab) on the suite of new quality of life and security features they say are designed to make life easier for business users. While the features aimed at professionals may be less important than those aimed …

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Microsoft Teams gets a simple yet powerful new security feature

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is preparing a new security feature for its collaboration software Teams that better keep you informed about who you’re trying to contact. The last addition (opens in new tab) to the Microsoft 365 product roadmap explains that Microsoft Teams users will soon be given “the option to confirm or leave the group chat” when …

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Intel Introduces Wi-Fi 7 to Boost Wireless Networks in 2024

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Intel plans to introduce Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) to a commercial market, which will feature next-generation high-speed data processing that is more than twice as fast as Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). The rollout will begin for laptops and will extend to all PC products by the end of 2024. According to Eric McLaughlin, vice president of Intel’s …

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Google Play Store Blocks Full Screen Ads, VPN Hijacking

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Google has announced a new Play Store policy for Android developers in an effort to tackle full-screen ads, VPNs and fake apps that mimic real software. The Play Store will come into effect on September 30, 2022 and will require developers to stop displaying interstitial ads in full screen, such as ads displayed during gameplay …

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New data shows Homeland Security is buying smartphone data to track you

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New data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reveals how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its various departments are spying on people using location data from smartphones. The ACLU got more than 6,000 pages of records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which you can read the whole thing …

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New stats show how much of your work is really a waste of time

New stats show how much of your work is really a waste of time

A new study conducted by project management company Wrike (opens in new tab) suggests that operational inefficiencies cause employees to waste huge amounts of time. According to the study, companies with approximately 3,000 employees lose up to $52 million in wasted time each year due to unproductive meetings, duplication of effort, information seeking and status …

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Google hits back at claims that Gmail inbox filters are biased

Google hits back at claims that Gmail inbox filters are biased

Google’s Gmail is easily one of the best email services out there, but that hasn’t stopped the company from criticizing — far from it. In fact, tensions ran high (opens in new tab) in a recent meeting between Google staff and Republican senators after lawmakers criticized Gmail for allegedly biasing right-wing fundraising and campaign emails. …

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This 40-year-old Microsoft Excel rival is making a surprising comeback

Microsoft Excel users need to correct now - but Mac owners are out of luck

Lotus-1-2-3, an old spreadsheet (opens in new tab) program from Lotus Software (and later IBM), has been ported to a new operating system. As reported by The registera Lotus 1-2-3 enthusiast named Tavis Ormandy (who is also a bug hunter for Google Project Zero) managed to successfully port the program to Linux, which seems to …

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