Apple Watch and the transformation of enterprise learning

Driven by technology, learning is changing from being a process-based experience to becoming an experience-driven process. Traducing tradition Traditionally, learning took place in factory-like rooms in which rows of children sat at desks working with paper, pencils, a teacher, a blackboard and an array of facts. What mattered at that …

It’s official: Win10 ‘seekers’ will get the ill-fated version 1809. You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

I’ve seen reports of people getting pushed onto the latest version of Win10 since last Tuesday, but yesterday Microsoft made it official: Rollout Status as of December 17, 2018: Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update. Of …

You get what you pay for

This pilot fish actually looks at some of his spam, and for once his willingness to shovel through endless pitches for mail-order brides and offshore business deals is rewarded. “It was in a message hawking a high-blood-pressure cure,” fish says. “Sandwiched between the usual if-you-have-trouble-seeing-this-view-it-in-a-browser link and a few more …

Apple has some big media challenges to solve

Apple’s plotted navigation into the consumer services market should generate a lot of cash for the company but enterprises in the media space will be asking for a little more than the company customarily gives. The percentages game Apple is expected to introduce its own Texture-based news and magazine service …

Brave browser goes ‘full-Chromium’ by adopting Google UI

Brave Software earlier this month completed a months-long alignment of its Brave browser with Google’s Chromium open-source project, ending a stretch when Brave crafted its own user interface (UI) even as it ran Google’s rendering engine. “Starting today, Brave users who are currently browsing with our Muon-based desktop version (0.25.2) …

Atlassian adds postmortem feature to JiraOps

Atlassian wants to make it easier for IT teams to review of how they responded to major software outages with the addition of a postmortem feature for its Jira Ops incident management tool. JiraOps was unveiled at the vendor’s user conference in Barcelona in September; it’s essentially a version of …

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

CryptoLocker. WannaCry. Petya. Bad Rabbit. The ransomware threat isn’t going away anytime soon; the news brings constant reports of new waves of this pernicious type of malware washing across the world. It’s popular in large part because of the immediate financial payoff for attackers: It works by encrypting the files …

Trello adds IFTTT-style automation with Butler buy

Trello users will get native IFTTT-style automation capabilities from the company’s acquisition of Butler, a “Power-Up” add-on designed to free users from repetitive tasks. Butler was created in 2016 as a third-party integration – known as a Power-Up – for Trello. It lets users set up simple rules to automate …

Microsoft may pitch Windows 10 subscriptions at consumers

Microsoft may unveil Windows 10-Office 365 subscriptions for consumers that resemble the Microsoft 365 plans now pitched at enterprises. Hints of a product tagged “Microsoft 365 Consumer” surfaced in a pair of help-wanted advertisements on the Redmond, Wash. company’s job board. One ad, which sought a senior product manager, was …

Let me draw you a picture

New IT manager wants a group of staff members to interview a candidate for a systems administration job, and this pilot fish is in on the vetting. “The phone interview went well, and he was invited for an on-site,” says fish. “He arrived on time with professional attire, seemed polite …

LinkedIn: ‘Blockchain developer’ is the No. 1 emerging job

LinkedIn today revealed its top five emerging careers and – in concert with other recent data – found that blockchain developer is at the top of the list. Job listings for those who can create distributed ledgers using a peer-to-peer topology – blockchain’s construct – have grown 33-fold in the past year, …