Google Pixel 5: Here’s what the computational photography pioneers have to offer in 2020

Google’s Pixel 5 includes regular and ultrawide-angle cameras.

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Google’s Pixel 5 flagship smartphone drops the telephoto camera its predecessor offered for capturing distant subjects and switches instead to an ultrawide angle alternative good for photographing groups of people and indoor scenes. The shift follows Apple’s iPhone 11, which last year added an ultrawide lens.

An ultrawide camera also is useful for video, which often crops the outer portions of the frame to help stabilize footage. The ultrawide camera complements a traditional main 12-megapixel camera on the Pixel 5’s back and a front-facing 8-megapixel selfie camera on

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How to use sheet view for more flexible collaboration in Excel

Whether you’re tired of losing your spot when collaborating or you want to customize the way you view your data, sheet views in Microsoft Excel are for you.

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Collaboration is the latest Microsoft 365 push, and it’s easier now than ever before to share a document in real time. Now that users can easily collaborate on the same document, you might have run into a new problem. 

Have you ever been working in a shared sheet when suddenly—without any input from you—the data you were viewing was gone, replaced by a different display of the same data? It’s

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SIM swap fraud: How to prevent your phone number from being stolen

SIM swapping is a serious trend you should know about. 

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Scammers are always trying to find a way to get your attention and trick you into handing over sensitive data. For example, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, phone calls and text messages offered cures and access to test kits, but in the end all the scammers wanted was your personal info. They’d then turn around and use that information to do things like open accounts in your name, or even take over your phone number, granting them full access to your online accounts.

In January,

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Remote work isolation is forcing IT people to work in new ways

Nearly 60% of employees feel more isolated and disconnected from work and teams, and 50% want employers to do something about it, says a new report from Boomi and ResearchScape.

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The pandemic quickly isolated households from family, friends, and coworkers, but in addition to being separated physically, it was an emotional and mental readjustment. As COVID-19 sent people home to work, e-learn, and quarantine, the interpersonal and technological impact of being remote required new ways of coping, according to a newly launched survey commissioned by ResearchScape on behalf of Boomi, the Boomi Connection Survey.

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Computer/IT remote work increased more than 50% since March 1

A new report from Flexjobs taps the top 50 companies offering remote jobs, and 11 of them are tech-related.

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A COVID-19-imposed work-from-home life may have revealed a preferable working situation for many, as there’s been a significant increase in people looking for remote and flexible jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. There’s also been significant opportunities at companies recruiting remote workers. 

Due to the popularity of the search for remote work, Flexjobs reviewed and determined the top companies hiring for the most remote jobs between March 1 and Sept 15. 

While only 11

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These software developers ditched the daily stand-up. It was a good idea

Software company Haystack wanted to see how it could address burnout amongst its team.

Very few people enjoy meetings, and many will agree that constantly being pulled into huddles and stand-ups just takes valuable time away from actually getting stuff done.

The coronavirus pandemic has added another layer to this issue. While
video-conferencing tools

have created a means for us to stay in touch with our colleagues, organizations are still struggling to find a balance, leading to the rise of a new phenomenon informally dubbed “Zoom fatigue.”

SEE: COVID-19 workplace policy (TechRepublic Premium)

Software company Haystack recently found itself experiencing

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