July 7, 2017 brianradio2016

Across businesses large and small, from the enterprise to the small-to-medium business (SMB), mobility is transforming the workplace. Not long ago, rising demands of the millennial workforce’ use of personal mobile devices to access company data fostered widespread Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. Today, the tide is shifting.

A new state of mind is trending across today’s workforce and will influence those that follow. By 2020, millennials will represent the bulk of the workforce, and they don’t accept the rules of prior generations. They want to work wherever, whenever, and with connected mobile devices that are fun as well as functional, stylish, powerful and easy to use.

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July 7, 2017 brianradio2016

With its move to open up near field communication (NFC) support for developers in iOS 11, Apple just opened up to the most significant moment in the birth of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Hilton Hotels’ connected door lock system

Hilton Hotels says the smartphone-based unlocking system it has been using at (now) 1,700 hotels across the U.S. and Canada has been used 11 million times without being breached once, reports the Financial Times. That’s significant because it suggests some of the security problems that impacted first-generation connected IoT devices are being worked out.

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July 7, 2017 brianradio2016

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive takes the wait out of moving, sharing or backing up big files. Transfer a full-length movie in seconds with speeds up to 100MB/s. The included SanDisk SecureAccess software provides 128-bit AES encryption and password protection to keep your private files private. SanDisk’s Ultra CZ48 flash drive with 32GB capacity is listed on Amazon for 28% off, so you can pick one up for a little over $14.  See this deal on Amazon.

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July 6, 2017 brianradio2016

Windows 7 in June easily retained its majority, powering over half of all Windows PCs, more evidence that the entrenched operating system will be difficult to pry from enterprises before its scheduled retirement.

The OS will be struck from Microsoft’s support list in two and a half years, on Jan. 14, 2020.

June’s Windows 7 user share — an estimate of the percentage of the world’s personal computers powered by the eight-year-old operating system — was 49%, according to U.S. analytics company Net Applications. However, Windows 7 ran 53.6% of all Windows machines. (The difference between the two figures stems from the fact that Windows powers 91.5% of the globe’s personal computers, not 100%.)

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July 6, 2017 brianradio2016

KDAB, a German consulting firm that develops graphics and visualization tools, has released Hotspot 1.0, a GUI too for visualizing performance data generated by the Linux perf tool.

Perf analyzes system and application behaviors in Linux and generates a detailed report showing which calls, programs, disk I/O operations, or network events (just to name a few possibilities) are eating up most of the system’s time. Because Perf is a command-line tool, most of its output is static, and it can be a multi-step process to produce an interactive, explorable report from data provided by Perf.

Hotspot—not to be confused with the Java virtual machine project — was developed by one of Perf’s contributors, Milian Wolff, as a partial replacement for Perf’s existing reporting system. It provides an interactive GUI for performance data compiled by Perf, built using the Qt interface library. A tabbed interface provides various views of perf data: basic top-down or bottom-up lists, caller/callee lists, and a flame graph view normally generated with Perf data by way of third-party software.

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July 6, 2017 brianradio2016

Tired of Windows 10 bossing you around? Want to master it instead of it letting it be the master of you? If so, you’re in luck, because I’ve got plenty of tips to help you get the most out of it. Whether you want to speed up the way Windows 10 works, fix its biggest headaches, protect your privacy, teach Cortana new tricks, or more, this article has what you need. Within minutes, you’ll be gleefully asking the operating system, “Who’s your daddy?”

Speed up Windows 10

No matter how fast your PC runs Windows 10, you want to run it faster. But there’s no need to upgrade to a new PC. Follow these tips to speed up Windows 10.

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July 6, 2017 brianradio2016

Google Chrome is a great browser that’s used on more than half of the computers out there. But it’s also a big power hog for those who have to work on laptops or tablets. Here’s how to make it use less power.