Samsung’s Updated Flip Phone Gets Teased in the Oscars

The Oscars on February 9 was one for the books. For the first time in its award giving history, the Academy gave the Best Picture recognition to a movie that is not in the English language and produced outside the USA. Parasite, a South Korean film about a poor family trying to infiltrate the lives of a rich family also took home trophies for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

But then, that wasn’t all South Korea’s appearances during the televised (and streamed) ceremonies. During one of the commercial gaps, another South Korean brand claimed the spotlight, none other than phone maker Samsung. To tease its upcoming unboxing event, Unpacked 2020, to be held on the 10th in San Francisco, the phone giant showed off its next foldable phone to the delight of the TV viewers. Not to say that Samsung still doesn’t have foldable phones, as it already has. Looking back, their first release of the foldable phone in September last year, had people wax nostalgic, although a lot were still unimpressed with their fragility.  But whether you’re a Samsung-stan or not, the ad sure got a lot of people talking!

Did the ad show anything new?

From the 20-second ad, we saw the device’s homage to retro fashion. The clamshell clicks are there, but there also seems to be the addition of new things like the degree of opening that would allow for facetime-style chatting.

The ad shows the flip phones from all angles, opening and closing while the Comic Strip sounds of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot pop and crackle in the background.

(Via: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/10/samsung-teases-videocalling-on-its-next-foldable-during-the-oscars/)

 

But wait… what was that?

So basically, the ad tried to make retro-chic again, and that for sure appeals to a lot of people on the lookout for a phone that brings them back to both the 1906s (Bardot and the quirky soundtrack allude to that) and the glorious 2000s when everybody had a clamshell phone. But then, eagle-eyed viewers of the commercial were able to …

Ready to Go (Windows 10) Pro?

When Windows 10 was released in the middle of 2015, it came out with three versions – Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows Pro 10 for Workstations. Like previous Windows release, the public was quick to conclude that the Home version is, as its name implies, best for household use by the family. Individual contributors and office workers will benefit from the Pro release, and large working groups is the obvious target for the Pro 10 for Workstations.

But then, people that have been using the Pro version have been singing it praises, this despite the constant bugs to updates. So now, people who want more than what the Windows 10 Home provides and even those who still have Windows 7 (which has been de-supported in the middle of January 2020), ask, “Is updating to the Windows 10 Pro worth it?” and “What would the differences be between Windows 10 Home and pro?

 

Remote Desktop

Take note that all versions of Windows 10 can remotely connect to another Windows 10 PC. However, if you’re looking for remote access, only Windows 10 Pro has that. Staying with Windows 10 Home edition will not let you find settings to enable remote desktop connection, although you can connect to another PC, if that PC runs on Windows 10 Pro.

The Remote Desktop or RDP feature is disabled by default so you will need to enable it in the settings.

(Via: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/setup-use-remote-desktop-windows-10/)

 

Bitlocker

For those who prioritize their security and keep their data safe from possible intruders, it’s time to consider switching to Windows 10 Pro even with its extra cost. Also, for those who have gotten used to Filevault of MacOS’, the Bitlocker found in Windows 10 Pro is the most similar to that service you’re looking for.

BitLocker is the name given to the full disk encryption software that’s built into Windows. First introduced with Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, BitLocker is now available with the Pro editions of Windows 8 and Windows 10.

(Via: https://www.onmsft.com/how-to/getting-started-with-bitlocker-windows-10s-built-in-full-disk-encryption-tool)

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TECHNATION Weekly Situation Report – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Six weeks until Summer and we’re continuing our efforts around government collaboration.

We’ve significantly re-vamped our B2B and B2G events, launched a new Speakers Bureau and are continuously updating our TECH2GOV Innovation Exchange. If your product or service is procurement-ready, add your information to this important database!

 NOTE: Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced a nation-wide contact tracing search. CONSIDERING TRACING TECHNOLOGY. In order for people to “move around freely,” the ability to pinpoint and quarantine new cases is required, said the prime minister, explaining that the federal government is looking into various technological solutions to assist in this, though serious privacy questions remain about using cell phone apps to monitor Canadians. The federal government is currently studying potential app options that will help with the contact tracing efforts. Tools to aide in this have already been implemented in other countries, including South Korea. Trudeau said Friday that he hopes to have more guidance on apps in the coming weeks.

TECHNATION has been invited to participate in the ON Innovation Council – with Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade of Ontario, Vic Fedeli. To date this has been a great platform of candid dialogue with respect to your / member input and key messages. I believe this will become an influential forum for TECHNATION to collaborate with Government.

On Wednesday, we hosted our first online Executive Briefing with Minister Fedeli. Contact Nevin French for an update. More meetings like this to come!

This week from government:

Register for our Federal PSBC meeting May 28; and register for our 2nd National PSBC meeting, June 4.

Finally, mark your calendars: June 18 will be our first-ever virtual AGM.

Angela Mondou

President and CEO

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UPCOMING TECHNATION EVENTS AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Register Today:

  • May 28: Federal Public Sector Business Committee meeting.
    • Register for the

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TECHNATION Weekly Situation Report – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Six weeks until Summer and we’re continuing our efforts around government collaboration.

We’ve significantly re-vamped our B2B and B2G events, launched a new Speakers Bureau and are continuously updating our TECH2GOV Innovation Exchange. If your product or service is procurement-ready, add your information to this important database!

 NOTE: Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced a nation-wide contact tracing search. CONSIDERING TRACING TECHNOLOGY. In order for people to “move around freely,” the ability to pinpoint and quarantine new cases is required, said the prime minister, explaining that the federal government is looking into various technological solutions to assist in this, though serious privacy questions remain about using cell phone apps to monitor Canadians. The federal government is currently studying potential app options that will help with the contact tracing efforts. Tools to aide in this have already been implemented in other countries, including South Korea. Trudeau said Friday that he hopes to have more guidance on apps in the coming weeks.

TECHNATION has been invited to participate in the ON Innovation Council – with Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade of Ontario, Vic Fedeli. To date this has been a great platform of candid dialogue with respect to your / member input and key messages. I believe this will become an influential forum for TECHNATION to collaborate with Government.

On Wednesday, we hosted our first online Executive Briefing with Minister Fedeli. Contact Nevin French for an update. More meetings like this to come!

This week from government:

Register for our Federal PSBC meeting May 28; and register for our 2nd National PSBC meeting, June 4.

Finally, mark your calendars: June 18 will be our first-ever virtual AGM.

Angela Mondou

President and CEO

_______________________________________________________________________

UPCOMING TECHNATION EVENTS AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Register Today:

  • May 28: Federal Public Sector Business Committee meeting.
    • Register for the

Federated Learning using PyTorch and PySyft

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Is Windows 10X a Threat to iPadOS?

When the iPadOS was released in September 2019, a lot of people believed that this might already be the endgame for mobile operating systems. People were impressed with the iPadOS, claiming that it has made iPads that powerful to the point that iPad owners can already consider their Apple tablets as their main computer. The addition of new capabilities may have been overwhelming at first, but as the users got used to it, it only became a testament to how Apple has incorporated a lot of improvements to it, particularly in the areas of touch gestures and multitasking.

But then comes Microsoft with Windows 10X. Windows 10X is not really something new; it is a version of Windows 10X that is, as of February 2020, still a work in progress. This reengineering of Windows 10 has so far (at least according to those who have experienced it through an emulator for developers) resulted in a sleeker look and a system that is specifically catered for dual-screen devices, such as Microsoft’s own Surface Neo and Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold. And by the looks of it, Windows 10X may give iPadOS a run for its money.

 

What you see when you boot it up   

While Windows 10X is indeed a new “expression” of Windows X, you won’t necessarily get tiles and a taskbar when you open it just like what you see when you turn on a device running on Windows 10. What you’ll see is a Start menu that is centered and a thicker Taskbar, which feels like the dock on iPads.

Windows 10X is designed exclusively for foldable and dual-screen hardware, and Microsoft has customized it as a result. One of the biggest noticeable changes is the new Windows 10X Start menu. It no longer includes the animated Live Tiles found on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Phone, and it now includes a more simplified look.

(Via: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/11/21132826/microsoft-windows-10x-features-dual-screen-foldable-hands-on-developers)

 

Multitasking gestures  

One of the current selling points of the iPadOS is making multitasking and its associated gestures …

Creating a Virtual Pen And Eraser with OpenCV

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