Welcome to Cyberport
A A A
  • 数码港Facebook专页
  • 数码港Twitter专页
  • 数码港LinkedIn专页


科技新闻

News feed provided by SMBWorld.

 

25-09-2021
Apple needs to act against fake app-privacy promises

Apple will need to become more aggressive in how it polices the privacy promises developers make when selling apps in the App Store. What can enterprise users do to protect themselves and their users in the meantime?What’s the problem? Some developers continue to abuse the spirit of Apple’s App Store Privacy rules. This extends to posting misleading information on App Privacy Labels, along with outright violation of promises not to track devices. Some developers continue to ignore do-not-track requests to exfiltrate device-tracking information.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
24-09-2021
The problem with the subscription economy

If I hadn’t decided to browse through the promotions tab in Gmail one day last week, I probably would have missed it: a receipt from PayPal for an $85 payment to the Apple App Store. The charge was unfamiliar, and the receipt contained little information, so I had to call Apple to resolve the mystery.It turned out the fee was for a language-learning app my daughter had downloaded and forgotten to uninstall before its two-week free trial period expired. This situation is not uncommon; nearly half the consumers surveyed by CreditCards.com said they had signed up for free trials that automatically renewed without their knowledge.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
24-09-2021
10 top file-sharing services: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more

Back in the pre-cloud days, sharing files involved using file transfer protocol applications or else copying files to a disc and then mailing it or walking it over to a colleague (affectionately known as ‘sneakernet’). Emails could also be sent (and many people still use email as their main “file-sharing” option), but size limits on attachments and security concerns discouraged this practice.Today’s world of file sharing offers nearly endless options. Giants like Dropbox, Box, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, as well as smaller companies like MediaFire and Tresorit, all offer online cloud storage options that include file sharing, synchronization across multiple devices, and collaboration features. Once you have uploaded a file to one of these services, file-sharing is as easy as clicking a “share” button and then sending the link to a colleague via email. While most offer desktop and mobile applications, users can also upload, store, sync, and share files via a web browser.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
24-09-2021
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

Disclosure:  Microsoft is a client of the author.When the Microsoft Surface line was created, I thought then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was making the same mistake he made with Zune — and, in a way, he was. But at least with the Surface, it was a market he understood. The Surface did better, but was plagued by the lousy strategy of copying a competitor with a clone-like product. The first Surface tried too hard to be a better iPad, and the iPad itself wasn’t the success the iPod and iPhone had been. [ Related: What enterprise needs to know about Windows 11 ] Typically, a better competitive strategy is to try to one-up a rival, not create a clone. This strategy has been demonstrated by Sun against IBM, Toyota against Ford and GM, Tesla against the existing car industry, and Apple with both the iPod and iPhone. To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
24-09-2021
Podcast: Folding phones: The future of mobile?

Bootcut jeans, butterfly clips and... flip phones? Y2K trends are back in a big way, and that includes Motorola Razr nostalgia. But of course, in 2021, the technology of yesteryear has gotten a huge makeover. Microsoft's recently announced Surface Duo 2 is the latest folding smartphone on the market. It joins a handful of other foldable phones from companies including Samsung, Huawei and, yes, even Motorola. Sure, these new folding phones are cool and gimmicky, but are they here to stay? Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss how folding phones like the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 shape the future of mobile.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
23-09-2021
Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage

Well, gang, it's that time of year again — time when a magical and revolutionary new iOS update is making its way into the world and everyone's talking about how Android's software upgrade standard is an embarrassment in comparison.Now, look, you know me: I'm not gonna beat around the bush and tell you that the Android upgrade system is optimal — or even anything close to free from flaws. My annual Android Upgrade Report Card strips the situation of its velvety bathrobe and lays bare the cold, sobering truth, even when certain Android device-makers fight nail and tooth to convince us everything's peachy.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
23-09-2021
Jamf survey: Employees will quit for platform choice

If your employees want to use iPhones and Macs, you really should let them. That’s the main message today coming from a Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by Jamf.Employee choice remains an HR issue The international survey asked 2,000 employees and 500 IT decision-makers how they felt about employee choice and the future of work. It found that as many as nine in 10 employees (89%) would take a pay cut to use their choice of device – and suggests that for many, the desire to have that choice may prompt them to seek work elsewhere.Staff retention post-pandemic is critical. Microsoft recently warned that more than 40% of employees are considering leaving their jobs. In this context, anything that makes it easier to recruit or keep good people should be a key consideration. The Vanson Bourne data suggests choice schemes may help.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
23-09-2021
How Windows 10 ends up a lot like Windows 7

Windows 10, originally pitched as a revolutionary break from Windows' past in how it was serviced, may well end its career in the next few years as a Windows 7 act-alike.Yes, Windows 7 — the spitting image of "tradition" in Redmond's history of operating systems.Enter Windows 11 The catalyst for the change to Windows 10 is its successor, Windows 11, slated to debut Oct. 5. Windows 11, which will have its own tweaked servicing model — one feature upgrade annually with 36 months of support due those running the Enterprise or Education SKUs — will replace the older Windows 10 as the repository of the new.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
23-09-2021
20+ iOS 15 changes that help you get things done

Nearly 100 million of the world’s 1 billion iPhone users have already installed iOS 15, according to Mixpanel. Here are 20 of the most obscure or exciting features those who have chosen to install Apple’s new mobile OS can now access.Easier upgrades Every enterprise user will benefit when upgrading their iPhone to iOS 15, which provides unlimited iCloud storage for up to three weeks when setting up a new device. Open Settings>General>Transfer or Reset iPhone to use this. Enterprise users also benefit from Apple’s all-new declarative management MDM system.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
22-09-2021
MSRT vs. MSERT: When to use each Windows malware tool

Microsoft provides Windows users with two tools that offer malware scanning and repair services, should those scans turn up anything in need of fixing. One is named MSRT; the other runs an executable called MSERT.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

查看更多
22-09-2021
Salesforce broadens Slack integrations across Customer360 apps

Salesforce unveiled the latest steps in its plan to connect Slack’s team collaboration platform with its Customer360 product suite on Tuesday, as it seeks to create a “digital HQ” for customers.Salesforce bought Slack for $27.7 billion last year to provide a collaborative layer around its various apps;  the acquisition officially closed two months ago. The company unveiled an initial set of integrations last month, promising new ways to access Salesforce Sales, Service, and Marketing Clouds from the team collaboration app, as well analytics tool Tableau.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
22-09-2021
What is iCloud+ (and why should you use it)?

If you received an Apple email letting you know you’ve been upgraded to iCloud+ at no additional charge, you’re not alone. So, what is iCloud+? What do you get, and why should you use it?What is iCloud+? Announced at WWDC 2021, iCloud+ is a suite of additional services designed to supplement the existing features of Apple’s online iCloud service. Despite its name, it doesn’t cost any more than before but is only available to those on paid plans. The free 5GB tier doesn’t get these additional features. The upgraded service adds useful security enhancements, including iCloud Private Relay (still in beta), Hide My email, and improved support for HomeKit Secure Video.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
21-09-2021
Slack begins rolling out video and audio message ‘clips’

Slack is rolling out a video and audio messaging tool that lets workers send short recordings to colleagues instead of scheduling lengthy meetings — another example of the growing trend toward "asynchronous" communications.Users create short recordings — “clips” — they can send via direct messages or into channels to be accessed by colleagues whenever it's convenient. Recipients can then respond in whatever format suits them best, be it video, audio or text.[ Related: Next-gen digital whiteboards: 7 shared canvas apps for visual collaboration ] The clips, which are live-captioned, can be slowed down or sped up as desired when they're accessed. And the text from automatically generated transcriptions of video and audio is also searchable within Slack’s app.To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
21-09-2021
My boss, the algorithm

It wasn’t so long ago that Uber started a revolution in work: managing workers—or is it freelancers?—via an algorithm-driven app. The gig economy was born. Its promise was to save consumers money and enable anyone with a car to earn quick, easy cash. And, of course, to make Uber’s founders and investors rich.That was then. We know better now.Oh, the model is more popular than ever. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, food delivery services exploded: 60% of US consumers now order delivery or takeout once per week from DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub-Seamless, or their minor competitors. There’s only one little problem. All those gig economy promises turned out to be lies—an important lesson for smaller firms that might be tempted to try to mimic all that “success.”To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多
21-09-2021
Microsoft releases new perpetual Office for enterprise

Microsoft last week announced the availability of the next edition of perpetual-license Office for commercial and government customers.Dubbed "Office LTSC 2021," as in "Long-term Support Channel," the new Office suite was built as a subset of the feature catalog of Office 365 (and its more expensive, expansive sibling, Microsoft 365) that, once released, will live unchanged until it exhausts support."Keep in mind that Office LTSC 2021 includes only some, but not all, features that are available in versions of Office that come with a Microsoft 365 (or Office 365) plan," Microsoft warned in a support document. "Office LTSC 2021 won't receive any new features now that it has been released."To read this article in full, please click here

查看更多