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Ezviz C3X outdoor security camera review: Simple setup, superb features

zdnet news - Tue, 03/09/2021 - 03:08
The Ezviz C3X is a well-build outdoor security camera with some great features like motion setection zones, voice alerts and strobe lights to warn off intruders.

AKG Podcaster Essentials, hands-on: A high-quality mic, headphones and software kit

zdnet news - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 20:53
The Podcaster Essentials kit might be overkill for simple video calls with colleagues, but it will be a useful upgrade if you need to record and edit online presentations and marketing materials, or create podcasts and vlogs.

Presidio Perfect-Clear and Shieldview Glass for iPhone 12 Pro Max: Clear protection for the front and back

zdnet news - Sun, 03/07/2021 - 19:21
Apple's new iPhone 12 devices have some cool color options and the best way to enjoy the colors is with a clear case. Speck also offers a compelling glass screen protector so together the bundle will protect your iPhone 12 Pro Max from daily usage.

Diamond Dog screen protector for Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Affordable, clear, and easy to install

zdnet news - Sun, 03/07/2021 - 02:07
While today's modern glass displays are designed to handle more abuse than in the past, they can still scratch or break so the first thing I do with a new phone is to install a screen protector. Diamond Dog has very affordable protectors that also feel wonderful under your finger.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro first take: 108MP camera, 120Hz display, and 5,020 mAh battery

zdnet news - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:00
We've seen increased adoption of mid-range Android smartphones and data from last year shows two out of the top six were Redmi devices. The Redmi Note 9 was just announced and looks to be a solid option for the cost-conscious buyer.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel, Xiaomi Mi 11, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup

zdnet news - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 15:30
From innovative folding devices to elegant displays and a sturdy SSD, here's what our reviewers get their hands on during February.

Mu6 Ring open-air headphones review: Affordable headphones with notches for spectacles

zdnet news - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:38
It is easy to forget you are wearing the Mu6 Ring open-air headphones. Listen to the sounds you want without shutting yourself off from the rest of the world

DAJA DJ6 laser engraver review: Affordable, compact, and controlled by your smartphone

zdnet news - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 22:07
A laser engraver allows you to create custom art, personalize your things, and even cut out objects. This technology is becoming more affordable and user friendly with the latest DAJA product supporting full use through your smartphone.

Appleton Harley Davidson and Switchvox

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 21:00

I usually don’t write too many blogs about our success stories, but I wanted to write this one since the installation occurred within the past few months, during all these trying times we are in. And a shout-out to our partner in Appleton, Wisconsin, Unitel, who played a huge role in making this happen.

Appleton Harley-Davidson was looking to upgrade from their existing old phone system. They wanted something modern, such as touch screen phones, something that would connect their campus easily, something that would save them money, something that would be easy to manage and most importantly something that would give them contact center functionality such as auto-attendant simply and easily. And they did not want any hidden costs. A Switchvox on-prem solution fit their needs perfectly.

Remote / Online training enabled early learning, and Unitel also hosted in-person training, so that the installation would go smoothly. Given Harley-Davidson colors are black and orange, Unitel also supplied orange phone cords with the phones.

It’s nice to see during these times how a new customer got going.

To read the full case study, please go here.

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Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding

Os-voip - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 05:00

Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding, According to MIT
The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brain power.

The post Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding appeared first on Sacramento Waldorf School.

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Why would you ever trust Amazon's Alexa after this?

zdnet all blogs - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 18:00
Researchers examined the realities of using Alexa's tens of thousands of so-called Skills. Only a fraction even have a privacy policy.
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DPMA – SSL Certificate Expiration

DigiumBlogs - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 21:00


D-Series telephones and the Switchvox Mobile Softphone possess an embedded certificate that is used to encrypt their communications with a Sangoma phone system server.  The certificate will expire on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:45:20pm EDT (GMT -5).  If this certificate is invalid, D-Series phones and the Switchvox Mobile softphone are unable to provision against any Switchvox or DPMA-equipped system.  There is no in-place mechanism for remotely forcing an update on a server that will provide remediation.

 What is Affected?

  • All released versions of Switchvox that support D-Series telephones and/or the Switchvox mobile softphone including versions 5.5 through 7.6.1.  
  • FreePBX and PBXact systems using the deprecated “Digium Phones Add-On for FreePBX”
  • FreePBX and PBXact systems using the “DPMA” option for Endpoint manager
  • All released versions of DPMA used with open source Asterisk. 

Remediation Plan

Sangoma has produced new versions of DPMA, Proxy, D-Series telephone firmware, and Switchvox mobile softphone that remediate the problem.  Administrators (except Switchvox Cloud and PBXact UCC) MUST take action prior to the expiration date.  For Switchvox users on 7.x, the new firmware is included in Switchvox version 7.6.2.  For Switchvox users on 6.x or 5.x, the new releases are 6.8 and 5.12 respectively.  

Steps to Take

Sangoma has developed quick to implement and future proof solutions. Please visit the resource page for complete information on how to resolve the issue.

Action must be taken before May 28, 2021

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Logitech Ergo M575, hands on: An affordable ergonomic wireless trackball

zdnet news - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:40
The costlier MX Ergo may have two more buttons and additional features, but Logitech's M575 is a great choice for an entry-level trackball.

Alumni Highlights, February 11, 2021

Os-voip - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 04:40

Our February 2021 “Alumni Highlights” webinar featured Raymond Gonzalez, a professional guitarist and music teacher. Raymond is a graduate of the first SWS high school class, in 1978. He treated our community to a 30 minute concert and follow-up Q&A session. He has performed for audiences throughout the US, is ...

The post Alumni Highlights, February 11, 2021 appeared first on Sacramento Waldorf School.

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More than 6,700 VMware servers exposed online and vulnerable to major new bug

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 02:16
Proof-of-concept exploit code has been published online earlier today, and active scans for vulnerable VMware systems have been detected already.
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Espresso Display, hands on: A slim and stylish external touch-screen

zdnet news - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:55
This thin and light touch-screen has a sleek design, but the resolution is moderate and extras put the price up.

Coolpo 360 video conference camera review: Facial tracking features and panoramic room view

zdnet news - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 02:57
There is little to dislike with the Coolpo AI Huddle Pana video conference camera. It makes web conferencing as simple as plug-in and play.

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: Snapdragon 888 chipset, 120Hz OLED screen, 108MP camera, all at a good price

zdnet news - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:07
Xiaomi has done well to hit a competitive price point for the Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11, which right now sets the bar for other mid-priced flagship-class handsets to aim at.

Is CPaaS a Channel Opportunity?

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:00

I get asked every once in a while, “Is CPaaS a channel opportunity?”. It potentially can be, but CPaaS being a channel opportunity needs some context. CPaaS itself means essentially selling the use of APIs, which are typically charged by usage. Applications written with CPaaS access these APIs (and, in turn, specific functions the application has asked to do) during the execution of the application they’ve written. This application “goes and gets the resources” the API asks for via the cloud.

CPaaS is a hot topic these days because using them is easy, and one can add in voice or SMS to an already existing application relatively inexpensively. For example, one might want to add text messaging to an appointment application from a dentist or hairdresser.

When talking about CPaaS being a channel opportunity, we are really talking about the applications that run on CPaaS. So if you as a channel are already selling cloud services, and used to selling in a recurring revenue model, then yes, CPaaS could be a channel opportunity for you.

As a channel partner, there wouldn’t be a “make a big deal” and get the revenue from the enterprise all at once, then sell maintenance contracts. It would be a revenue model based on continuous usage that could go on for years. That’s very different if you aren’t familiar with cloud.

And you would either need a stable of applications to sell, likely from some kind of store the CPaaS provider would have or develop a couple of applications yourself.

So yes, it could be.

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A quantum computer just solved a decades-old problem three million times faster than a classical computer

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 20:26
Using a method called quantum annealing, D-Wave's researchers demonstrated that a quantum computational advantage could be achieved over classical means.
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