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Motorola wants to be the new Apple. Its first attempt is, oh, take a look

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 18:01
You can decide you're going to think different. How you do it is quite important, though.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: What's not to like?

zdnet news - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 17:47
Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 3 shows that Samsung listens to customers as it directly addressed a few areas Fold fans wanted to see. Given the improvements and the $200 price drop, what's not to like?

Apple releases massive mystery bug fix update for Macs

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:38
macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 is out, and it's a huge update. But we have no idea what it fixes.
Categories: Blogs

Accenture says Lockbit ransomware attack caused 'no impact'

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 20:32
The IT giant was listed on Lockbit's leak website, and the group said the data came from an "insider", but there was 'no impact' on operations or clients.
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Why is Apple planning a surprise iOS update?

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:43
Is Apple laying the groundwork for a new way to move forward? Perhaps. Does Apple want to add some last-minute features to iOS 14? Maybe.
Categories: Blogs

Hackers take $600m in 'biggest' cryptocurrency theft

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 16:20
Updated: Poly Network has asked for 'hacked assets' to be returned by attackers - and it has apparently received millions back already.
Categories: Blogs

Social Warming, book review: Temperature rising, regulation required

zdnet news - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 14:39
We can change social media tools to derive the benefits we seek and limit their harms, argues Charles Arthur. We just need the will to make those changes.

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 08/11/2021 - 07:13
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended years ago, right? Not exactly.
Categories: Blogs

Microsoft's August 2021 Patch Tuesday: 44 flaws fixed, seven critical including Print Spooler vulnerability

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 23:12
The latest Patch Tuesday sees Microsoft release fixes for 44 different vulnerabilities, including the much-discussed Print Spooler flaw.
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What is Unified Communications?

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 20:00

What is Unified Communications? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer is not so simple. On the surface it just means unifying different types of communications together. Sending a voicemail to your email inbox for example is a form of Unified Communications. And 20 years ago, that was pretty much the only unifying of communications you could do. But that’s a long time ago and as the years have gone by, integrating other communication mediums, as seen in this graphic, has expanded the meaning of Unified Communications.

But why am I writing this blog in the first place? Someone can search for “Unified Communications” and get a definition. But this seemingly simple question has been coming up a bit more to me. Why? Because given the explosion of video over the past year and a half, some people these days are saying Unified Communications is just video, screen sharing (collaboration), mobility and presence/instant messaging. And they are saying that because it suits them to say that.

Take a look at the graphic again. It’s no accident Sangoma puts voice at the top. Because no matter how many video calls you do, or how many chats you do, voice is still the predominant business communication medium. Your customers call you!! And you need to be able to route the calls to the right place, and answer the calls on your deskphone, your mobile phone or your desktop. Your business cannot ignore this. And so implicit in the “phone call” is not just the phone call, but contact center functionality such as call routing, call analytics, etc. The definition of Unified Communications will always continue to expand.

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Parallels Desktop 17, hands-on: Improved performance, plus Windows 11 and MacOS Monterey compatibility

zdnet news - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 16:24
The 2021 update to Parallels Desktop has plenty to offer, despite upcoming competition from Microsoft's Windows 365 cloud PC service.

Logitech Scribe review: AI camera brings analogue whiteboards into video meetings

zdnet news - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 12:50
Hybrid working and teaching, with a mixture of in-room and remote participants, is here to stay, and Logitech's Scribe provides a usable way of bringing analogue whiteboards into the digital fold. It's not inexpensive, but Scribe is a quality product that works well.

Best cable internet provider 2021: Top picks compared

zdnet news - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 10:00
We consider criteria such as customer service, fastest speeds, data caps, and pricing, although in most cases, prices will be based on where you live and current deals.

Rockspace mesh Wi-Fi system review: Connect over 5GHz

zdnet news - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 22:56
Rockspace's mesh Wi-Fi system is certainly worth trying if you have areas of poor connection throughout your home.

AT&T vs. Xfinity Internet: Two ISPs compared

zdnet news - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 22:35
If both providers are available to you, you'll need to consider the speeds you want, your budget, whether to bundle services or not, and how much you value customer service.

Best internet provider in Charlotte 2021: Top ISPs

zdnet news - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 20:31
In Charlotte, North Carolina, there are plenty of providers offering everything from DSL to cable broadband to high-speed fiber-optic service. How will you know which one is best for you?

iPhone 13: Release date, features, specs, and rumors

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 18:44
We're about a month away from a formal announcement, and that means even more frequent leaks and rumors. Here's what we know.
Categories: Blogs

Amazfit PowerBuds Pro review: $150 ANC-enabled earbuds with unique health options

zdnet news - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 18:21
Active noise cancellation is becoming a standard for wireless earbuds today and Amazfit's latest entry adds this capability, along with a couple unique health and wellness features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, Dell Latitude laptops, Sony Xperia 1 III, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup

zdnet news - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 15:06
From the latest loptops, to a slew of handheld devices and onto an IoT starter kit, here's the hardware we tested in July.

Apple child abuse material scanning in iOS 15 draws fire

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 05:49
Features to detect child abuse material stored on iCloud coming in updates to US users iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey.
Categories: Blogs