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15-09-2017
Innovation and Technology Venture Fund

The Government has launched the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund on 15-09-2017. It is now open for application by venture capital funds to become co-investment partners (Deadline: 15-01-2018). A briefing session will be held on 03-10-2017 at the Hong Kong Science Park. Interested venture capital funds are welcome to attend.

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21-10-2019
Train to be a certified cyber security professional for just $39

Cyber crime is responsible for a staggering amount of damage and chaos around the world. Want to be a part of the solution? Then train for a career in this demanding field with The A to Z Cyber Security and IT Certification Training Bundle.This e-training bundle is perfect for anyone who has an interest in putting a stop to cyber crime. It includes twelve courses that’ll introduce students to ethical hacking methods, show them how to test a network for weaknesses, and identify problems so they can be fixed prior to being exploited. It’s fast, flexible, and you can even apply your training in preparation for several certification examsTo read this article in full, please click here

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21-10-2019
Apple plans its own Mac processors, report claims

The idea that Apple intends migrating Macs to its own presumably ARM-based processors isn’t new, but the speculation is boosted by the latest report to make this claim.Apple’s 2020 vision comes into view Bloomberg’s otherwise makes a series of claims around Apple’s vision for 2020: Apple has “targeted” 2020 launch of its AR headset. The 5G iPhone launch. Sleep tracking for Apple Watch The report culminates in a reprisal of previous claims from the same source that Apple may announce Macs that run on its own proprietary processors.To read this article in full, please click here

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21-10-2019
Why Apple beats Google in the smartphone 'radar wars'

Apple and Google each rolled out new phones with innovative radar technologies. Google's is cooler, but Apple's is world-changing. Here’s how they compare.

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21-10-2019
Getting pushed off Win10 1803? Don’t let Microsoft make you move to 1903.

I'm seeing reports that Microsoft is getting pushy trying to get folks off of Win10 version 1803.For example, Terry Muench on AskWoody says: Thank you Microsoft for force-feeding me W10 v1903. I have been blocking it (first v1809) for months using WUShowHide. On Sat 10/19/2019 I got the DREADED (We’re here to help you) UpdateAssistant popup giving me a few minutes to save my work before starting the Upgrade. Fortunately I was able to Cancel. I checked the #4 UpdateAssistant Tasks in Task Scheduler — which I had Disabled — and Microsoft had re-Enabled them. I Disabled them AGAIN and thought I was set.To read this article in full, please click here

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21-10-2019
Utah county moves to expand mobile voting through blockchain

Disabled voters in Utah County will be able to use their smartphones to vote in the November municipal election, an expansion of an earlier pilot test of the blockchain-based technology and anothert step toward allowing all voters to cast ballots with a mobile device.The county, which has more than a half million residents, is the third in the U.S. to partner with Tusk Philanthropies, a non-profit focused on expanding mobile voting nationally. The latest pilot is a collaboration between the Utah County Elections Division, Tusk Philanthropies, the National Cybersecurity Center and Boston-based voting app developer Voatz.To read this article in full, please click here

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21-10-2019
But I’m still me

Longtime user at a big bank can’t access the archiving system, the intranet kicks her back to the login screen, and the attendance system that pilot fish supports never heard of her. She’s frantic to be recognized by the system, and she starts flooding the IT department with calls — not just the help desk, but operations and individual IT employees as well.Everyone who gets a call is solicitous and sympathetic, and they all run down the list of questions that could rule out scenarios. Did she get a new PC? No. Did she change offices? No. Is anyone else affected? No. So what is going on?The answer is simple after all. The woman had just gotten married, and upon her return from her honeymoon, she started using her new last name with every application — without first requesting to have her name changed in any applications. What isn’t so simple is understanding why she never thought to try logging in with her maiden name.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Slack rolls out new Salesforce integrations, launches Workflow Builder

Slack has added new integrations with Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service apps, part of its ongoing push to bolster connections with other “best of breed” cloud apps.The integrations are aimed at enabling better information-sharing between Salesforce and the team collaboration app, which now has 12 million daily active users. Slack now lets users search and preview Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud records such as accounts and opportunities in app by using a slash command to pull up details.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
7 Apple presentation secrets enterprise workers need

Apple’s competitors hate the company’s slick marketing, but enterprise workers should try to follow the path of distilled simplicity to help get their own messages across.Seize the day You have 90 seconds to capture your audience’s attention.Practice your presentation, thank people who helped make it happen and try to be authentic and genuine. People always react better to authentic people. To the extent that authenticity has itself become an art form.Don’t waste (other people’s) time How often do you find a presentation slide shows so much information you don’t take any of it in? Apple doesn’t do this.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Learn Scrum and Six Sigma and prepare for your PMP exam with this $29 bundle

Whether you’re interested in managing a team or you just want to better communicate your goals with your colleagues, project management skills will come in handy. Many people learn how to manage a team on the job, and while hands-on experience is invaluable, learning a structured approach to project management will make your team much more effective. If you want to learn the skills necessary to keep your team running at peak efficiency, this $29 bundle is for you.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

Work management vendor Asana has introduced new automation capabilities for its software, including a rules builder that lets users automate repeatable steps. Asana, founded by Facebook co-creator Dustin Moskovitz and software engineer Justin Rosenstein, is a collaborative work management app that lets users track and manage tasks on an individual, team or organization-wide basis. It has around 70,000 paying customers. [ Related: 6 tips for scaling up team collaboration tools ] The company has been building out a range of features in recent months, including the addition of Asana’s Workload tool this past summer and Proofing in April. The latter lets users give feedback on images.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Sharp-eyed AskWoody reader @Zathras sounded the alarm last night: The Win7 Pro "support notification" urging you to upgrade to Win10 has arrived. Woody Leonhard/IDG It's KB 4524752 and the Knowledge Base article says:To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
IDG Contributor Network: Is it time to rethink Windows?

[Disclosure: Many of the firms mentioned are clients of the author.]It’s easy to forget that Windows was initially a shell for DOS before it went through a massive change in 1995 (after Apple made GUIs the next big thing). Microsoft dominated the market that resulted, of course. But this was a market defined by desktop hardware, where servers sat in the background and the idea of a terminal was mostly verboten. {Before the rise of the PC we had terminals tied largely to IBM mainframes that were far easier to maintain, arguably more secure because they couldn’t run viruses, and far more appliance-like.)As we move to a cloud-driven present where offerings like Azure define the space, shouldn’t we clean-slate a new client much as we did with DOS, Windows and iOS? Doesn’t it make sense to strive for a result optimized for the cloud world of tomorrow rather than the PC world of yesterday?To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

Microsoft will soon begin nagging users running Windows 7 Professional to remind them that the operating system is soon to be shelved."We are now extending the notifications ... to Windows 7 Pro[fessional] devices to ensure our customers are aware of the end of support for Windows 7 and can take action to remain productive and secure," says an Oct. 15 update to a company blog post first published in March.[ Related: Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide ] The original post confirmed that Microsoft would push notifications to Windows 7 systems in the months ahead - reprising a move it made in 2014 prior to Windows XP's retirement - but at the time, the company said nothing about limiting the on-screen alerts to Windows 7 Home Premium.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
Flashback Friday: Give them a headache and they might be generous

It’s the mid-1980s, and this pilot fish is working on a project to convert his company’s payroll system from one proprietary mainframe to a newer model.“After converting the system, we did parallel runs for the same week between old and new hardware,” says fish.And lo and behold, the newer hardware comes up with a total payroll that’s 8 cents less than the run on the old hardware. An intense effort over a long weekend is required to uncover the problem. What fish’s team finds in the end is that the 8-cent difference is spread among three hourly employees— the only people who received pay raises that week.Digging into the calculation of the hourly rate, fish and his team discover that it’s calculated in COBOL to nine decimal places, and then rounded to three decimal places in an unusual way: The last six decimal places are split off, and if the value is greater than zero, the third decimal place is rounded up by one.To read this article in full, please click here

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18-10-2019
A revealing iPhone 11 headache

Sometimes, a mobile glitch is indicative of a much more pervasive issue. Such is the case with my recent iPhone 11 iTunes headache.I'll drill down into the details of the iTunes situation in a moment — along with a fix that Apple tech support swore didn’t exist — but the bigger problem here is the Apple experience. I've long been a fan of Apple's products, because the company's technology execution and GUI intuitiveness are exemplary. I'm not a fan of the experience delivered when upgrading — when I'm doing exactly what Apple wants to me to do. What should be a simple process is anything but.Not that this is a novel observation. My friend Jason Perlow wrote about his bad Apple Store experience last month. Having read that piece, I figured I would avoid the friction points he flagged by setting up the carrier situation beforehand and by avoiding the in-store Wi-Fi. Alas, Apple had more surprises waiting for me.To read this article in full, please click here

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CyberLink Vol.133 Oct 2019

Stellar speaker line-up at Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 unveiled

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CyberLink Vol.132 Sep 2019

Save the Date - Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 returns this November

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CyberLink Vol.131 Aug 2019

Blockchain Gamer Connects 2019 shows off best potentials of blockchain in games

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