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Johnson Controls is removing Microsoft’s Cortana from the GLAS thermostat

Credit: Johnson Controls A year after quietly adding support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (alongside Microsoft’s Cortana) to its Windows 10-powered GLAS smart thermostat, Johnson Controls is dropping Cortana. Johnson Controls is notifying users this week that an upcoming software update will remove Cortana support from the device. According to a GLAS customer note posted by SlashGear, Johnhson Controls… Read more →

How to fix the Android bug that’s draining your battery

Have you noticed that your Android smartphone’s battery is draining much quicker than usual lately? The problem could be an Android bug. Must read: The 2019 iPhone 11 will be annoying, boring, and expensive Android Hacks reported, and ZDNet has confirmed through testing, that Google Play Services version 18.3.82 is eating through battery power in the background at an alarming… Read more →

Many blockchain use cases need IoT to succeed, and more

Most common mistakes in blockchain projects Distributed ledger technologies promise many benefits. But there are plenty of pitfalls to avoid, too. special report Download the Blockchain Guide You can read this executive guide as a PDF (free registration required). Read More Many of the most advanced and successful blockchain projects involve use cases related to supply chain and logistics, ranging… Read more →

Get creative: The average US user recycles online passwords at least four times

Can password managers protect you from hackers? Microsoft Identity Division’s corporate vice president of program management Alex Simons sat down with Dan Patterson to discuss the different threats facing the enterprise today. Think of how casually and often we share our Netflix passwords with people we trust. We live so much of our lives online, yet most of us fail… Read more →

Corporate tech frustrates Brazilian office workers

Brazilian office workers are mostly unhappy with the technology they use to carry out their daily corporate activities, according to a new study. The Employee Experience Survey 2019 sought to map the level of satisfaction of individuals regarding their corporate environment from the technological, cultural and physical standpoints. Technology was the area covered by the survey that produced the lowest… Read more →

DisplayMate report: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus achieves 13 display performance records

Note 10: Greatest $949 phone bargain ever (but 5G version is strictly for early adopters) The new Galaxy Note 10 features a Qualcomm 855 Snapdragon chipset and 5G network compatibility. But should you spend $1000 or more on one? Read more: The Samsung Galaxy Note line has traditionally been the one that sets the bar for specifications with Samsung… Read more →

How to iOS 12.4: The best iPhone tips and tricks

New iPhone rumors point to a comeback for Touch ID, but is it needed? Apple’s next iPhone needs more than Touch ID to remain competitive. Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani talk to Karen Roby in a Face ID face-off. Read more: CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More… Read more →

Cloud Atlas threat group updates weaponry with polymorphic malware

This Android malware will spread by sending SMS messages to your contact list Filecoder isn’t perfect malware but has the potential to become a serious threat. The Cloud Atlas advanced persistent threat (APT) group has updated its weapons portfolio with polymorphic components that produce unique code for each infection.  Cloud Atlas, also known as inception, was first discovered by researchers… Read more →

CRM Watchlist 2019: The big engines that could (Part 2B, Microsoft)

So far, so good I’ve gotten five of the 13 reviews done now.  Here are the links.  Interest seems to be high in them, despite their insane length. Adobe Salesforce Infor & SAP Oracle If you have any thoughts about any of them you’d like to share, please feel free to email me at  I’ll respond. Even if you’re… Read more →