Tech news you may have missed: Aug. 11 – 18 – TechRepublic

Register for your free TechRepublic membership or if you are already a member, sign in using your preferred method below.
We recently updated our Terms and Conditions for TechRepublic Premium. By clicking continue, you agree to these updated terms.
Invalid email/username and password combination supplied.
An email has been sent to you with instructions on how to reset your password.
By registering, you agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices outlined in the Privacy Policy.
You will also receive a complimentary subscription to TechRepublic’s News and Special Offers newsletter and the Top Story of the Day newsletter. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time.
All fields are required. Username must be unique. Password must be a minimum of 6 characters and have any 3 of the 4 items: a number (0 through 9), a special character (such as !, $, #, %), an uppercase character (A through Z) or a lowercase (a through z) character (no spaces).
Tech news you may have missed: Aug. 11 – 18
Your email has been sent
Android 13, new Ubuntu updates and facial recognition conundrums in the roundup of our most-read stories last week.
Too busy this week to catch all of the latest tech news? Have no fear: We’ve compiled and summarized TechRepublic’s top stories for Aug. 11 – 18.
Despite having the technology and the hardware to support it, Google has yet to publicly test facial recognition support for any of its phones since the Pixel 4. And while the pandemic made Pixel 5’s fingerprint unlock a fortuitous feature, the customer base would still like the ease of use provided by Apple’s face unlock features.
TL;DR: Jack Wallen thinks that if Google doesn’t roll out support for facial recognition soon, it will disappoint some users and lose them for good.
Call center records can be unnecessarily complicated when imported into Excel, but this tutorial by Susan Harkins and its complementary demo file can cut through the noise of repeat calls in your call center logs.
TL;DR: Use the Excel references MIN() and MAX() along with a VLOOKUP to isolate the beginning and end of the day’s calls.
The first point version of Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish would normally not garner much attention, but Jack Wallen advises users to upgrade now to activate security features. The release also includes several other upgrades including toolkits for major programming languages and GNOME 42.
TL;DR: This update also includes the ability for users to upgrade from 20.04 via the command line, which cuts out several commands if you’re ready to move to the latest version.
Reports of data breaches are down for the first half of 2022 when compared to the first half of 2021, according to the latest data from the Flashpoint State of Data Breach Intelligence: 2022 Midyear Edition. But these numbers, and the report of the lowest number of exposed records since 2015, may be deceiving.
TL;DR: Reporting is slow, so the actual number of data breaches and records exposed may actually catch up to or exceed last year’s numbers when fully tallied.
Owners of Pixel 4, 5 and 6 phones can update to the latest operating system, Android 13, at any point from the settings menu. In addition to updated music controls, customizable icons and bedtime mode, the new operating system version also comes with increased privacy controls.
TL;DR: Support for earlier Pixel phones is slated to roll out later this year, but tablets running on Android can immediately update to access split screen mode and other upgrades.
Our editors highlight the TechRepublic articles, downloads, and galleries that you cannot miss to stay current on the latest IT news, innovations, and tips.
Tech news you may have missed: Aug. 11 – 18
Your email has been sent
Your message has been sent
TechRepublic Premium content helps you solve your toughest IT issues and jump-start your career or next project.
Windows 11 gets an annual update on September 20 plus monthly extra features. In enterprises, IT can choose when to roll those out.
Edge AI offers opportunities for multiple applications. See what organizations are doing to incorporate it today and going forward.
This is a complete guide for Apple’s iPadOS. Find out more about iPadOS 16, supported devices, release dates and key features with our cheat sheet.
Discover data intelligence solutions for big data processing and automation. Read more to explore your options.
Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you’ll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.
Edge computing is an architecture intended to reduce latency and open up new applications. The terms around it can be fluid, but are helpful to know. From the glossary’s introduction: Edge computing is an architecture which delivers computing capabilities near the site where the data is used or near a data source. In an idealized …
This document helps make sure that you address data governance practices for an efficient, comprehensive approach to data management. This checklist from TechRepublic Premium includes: an introduction to data governance, a data governance checklist and how to manage a data governance checklist. From this checklist’s introduction: Data governance is the process by which an organization …
Recruiting a Scrum Master with the right combination of technical expertise and experience will require a comprehensive screening process. This hiring kit provides a customizable framework your business can use to find, recruit and ultimately hire the right person for the job. This hiring kit from TechRepublic Premium includes a job description, sample interview questions …
Knowing the terminology associated with Web 3.0 is going to be vital to every IT administrator, developer, network engineer, manager and decision maker in business. This quick glossary will introduce and explain concepts and terms vital to understanding Web 3.0 and the technology that drives and supports it.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.