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CES 2020 wrap-up, Vantage V updates, mobile minimalism (MobileTechRoundup show #490)

Apple touts strong App Store revenue finish to 2019 ahead of Q1 results, strong services, iPhone 11 demand Apple said that App Store customers spent $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The results indicate a strong finish for Apple’s services business, which will have … Source Article from 2020 wrap-up, Vantage V updates, mobile minimalism (MobileTechRoundup… Read more →

Samsung steps up B2B game, launches Galaxy XCover Pro with Microsoft Teams integration

Samsung’s Galaxy XCover Pro. Credit: Samsung Samsung on Sunday launched the Galaxy XCover Pro, a smartphone that’s rugged yet thin enough to resemble a consumer device, with plans to target frontline workers along with partner Microsoft, which is adding digital push-to-talk features and Teams. The combination of Microsoft Teams and Samsung’s flagship B2B device represents the first enterprise effort between… Read more →

An Apple store Genius shows how the iPad Pro can’t replace a PC

Still has its uses. Sarah Tew/CNET Sometimes, I feel deficient. Often, even. I watch what some people appear to do on their iPad Pros — magical things like running their businesses and, um, typing — and feel a desperate sense of failure. There I am with my constantly malfunctioning MacBook Air feeling as if I’m a Billy Joel fan at… Read more →

Why are engineers so narrow-minded? New research has an idea

Not very mindful? I could make a viable argument that engineers are swiftly destroying the world. Naturally, I won’t, as they can be very sensitive souls who stream uncontrollable invective like many people stream Netflix. Some might say, however, that engineers get so enmeshed in analytical thinking that they leave no space for true creativity. Or, indeed, for the random… Read more →

Windows 10 settings: When to fix and tweak, when to leave your PC alone

Some tweaks just aren’t worth it. To tweak or not to tweak? That is the eternal question, especially for those who have years of experience with Windows PCs. All that hands-on time is both a blessing and a curse, it turns out. As Windows has evolved, many of the tips, tricks, and secrets that were once essential for enhancing performance… Read more →