Apple makes bold claims about its M1 chip for Macs

Apple has unveiled its first Macs with Apple silicon, and they’re powered by an all new Mac-specific chip: the M1. It’s based on the same fundamental design of the A14 (found in the iPhone 12), but scaled up to laptop-grade performance levels with more cores, more memory, and higher thermal limits. The result, Apple says, is a shocking increase inContinue reading “Apple makes bold claims about its M1 chip for Macs”

Google offering ‘upgraded’ GMB profile with Google Guaranteed badge for $50 per month

Google is starting to offer Google Guaranteed certification for a monthly fee, outside of Local Services Ads. It’s positioned as an “upgraded profile” that will include a badge appearing on the profile and which may also appear in the Local Pack. We’ve asked Google a number of questions about the new program and will update this postContinue reading “Google offering ‘upgraded’ GMB profile with Google Guaranteed badge for $50 per month”

Apple dishes details on its new M1 chip

Apple’s “One More Thing” event is all about Macs. Here’s the scoop on Apple’s latest chip, the M1, which is the first ARM-based computer chip the company is making in-house. The M1 is the first computer chip built on a 5nm process with 16 billion transistors. Optimized for Apple’s lower-power systems with minimal size andContinue reading “Apple dishes details on its new M1 chip”

Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication

Microsoft is urging users to abandon telephone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like one-time codes sent via SMS and voice calls and instead replace them with newer MFA technologies, like app-based authenticators and security keys. The warning comes from Alex Weinert, Director of Identity Security at Microsoft. For the past year, Weinert has been advocating on Microsoft’sContinue reading “Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication”

Why Zoom Video Communications Stock Is Tumbling Today

What happened Shares of videoconferencing specialist Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM) are slumping today. The decline comes in the wake of news that a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech prevented over 90% of infections in human trials including tens of thousands of volunteers. Additionally, no serious safety concerns have been identified. Some investors are betting stocks that benefited from people sheltering atContinue reading “Why Zoom Video Communications Stock Is Tumbling Today”

7 secrets of successful remote IT teams

When there’s a contagious disease outbreak, a natural disaster or any other type of widespread emergency, IT team members may be required to work from home or at some other safe location until normal business operations can resume. Maintaining productivity and ensuring that essential IT services continue functioning uninterrupted throughout the emergency period can beContinue reading “7 secrets of successful remote IT teams”