What digital security experts wish you knew about data privacy

Keep your data safe from prying phone apps.


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Digital security becomes more important each year, especially when it comes to our mobile apps. Many of us rely on apps for entertainment, navigation, exercise and social networking, but they are notoriously tough to trust. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell at face value if an app is tracking you, even when you say stop, and no protection is foolproof in today’s world of ever-evolving technology. An app that behaves well today could turn into a bad actor tomorrow if the company behind the app is sold, changes

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Lenovo announces new on-prem, high-performance computing-as-a-service product

Part of its TruScale portfolio, the new service will bring cloud-like management of HPC resources to local data centers, allowing smaller businesses to access HPC services more rapidly.

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Lenovo has announced a new on-premise high performance computing solution that it said is designed to “deliver the power of supercomputing to organizations of all sizes.” 

The new service is part of Lenovo’s existing TruScale software portfolio that puts all of Lenovo’s scalable IT services under one umbrella. Called High Performance Computing as a service (HPCaaS), Lenovo said it can eliminate some of the biggest drawbacks to cloud-based HPC:

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Data Science, Business Information on Steroids

Data Science and Business Information gathering are sometimes, erroneously, used as interchangeable terms. Both Data Science and Business Information gathering provide a great deal of added capabilities and benefits to your company, even though they are different.

A few years ago Business Information, also known as BI, was the king of information used to differentiate your company from your competitors. BI was gathered by sophisticated software that investigated a company’s databases and pulled out relevant information and KPIs that were used to make management and director level decisions.

However Big Data came knocking on the door with its myriad of

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Huawei’s P50 Pro, P50 Pocket get wider release with glaring omissions

The Huawei P50 Pocket folds up like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip series.


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Following their unveiling in China last year, Huawei’s foldable P50 Pocket and flagship P50 Pro will go on sale this month in the UK and wider Europe for about £1,090 and £1,005 respectively (converted from their €1,299 and €1,199 official pricing). Due to  ongoing difficulties between Huawei and the US government, the phones won’t go on sale in the US, but those prices convert to about $1,470 and $1,355. This puts the phones squarely in luxury territory alongside the Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Setapp’s Mac software service confirms app subscriptions are here to stay

Similar to other software subscriptions, Setapp offers a variety of applications. But a few features set Setapp apart. Is this subscription service right for your business?

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Software developers are increasingly turning to subscription models. The trend includes Mac offices, which have a few decisions to make when it comes to determining how their businesses should license the applications and programs powering their operations.

SEE: Apple Silicon M1 Mac buying guide: 2021 iMac vs. 2020 MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro vs. Mac mini (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The software-as-a-subscription trend initially found traction within enterprise firms needing to continually

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Pixel 6 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro vs. Samsung S21 Ultra: Which zoom is best

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro might be two of the best phones Google has ever made. The Pro model specifically has a gorgeous 6.7-inch, 120Hz display, a not-too-extreme price of $899 (£849, AU$1,299) and, of course, the cameras. It’s always the cameras. The conspicuous camera bar on the back houses a trio of shooters: a main 50-megapixel camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide and a 48-megapixel telephoto that offers 4x optical zoom.

That last camera is particularly important. Following the widespread adoption of Portrait mode and Night mode, zoom is becoming the big phone camera feature for many companies. That’s

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