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OK, let’s be honest. Up until now, it’s all just been a warmup. But with the launch of Apple’s first ever 5G-capable iPhone – the iPhone 12 line – 5G is really here.

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In truth, 5G service and 5G phones for consumers officially launched last year in the U.S., but the initial efforts from all three major U.S. carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, were very limited. Things started picking up this year, as Samsung and other vendors unveiled a wide range of 5G-capable phones, and both T-Mobile and AT&T turned on nationwide 5G service.

Now, however, with Apple finally jumping in and Verizon announcing their nationwide 5G service at the Apple event, the 5G era is most definitely upon us. So, the obvious question is, what does that really mean?

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iPhone 12 and 5G: What today’s event means for your next Apple device

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Apple is set to introduce its first 5G phones in October. Don’t worry, there won’t be huge bezels on the sides of the screen like this older iPhone.


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Apple’s latest tease: “Hi, Speed.” 5G speed, that is. The company is gearing up to introduce its iPhone 12 lineup on Tuesday, and the biggest new feature is likely to be something commonly found in Android smartphones; next-generation 5G cellular connectivity

The new version of wireless networks started rolling out across the globe last year and picked up speed in 2020. Virtually all new Android phones arriving in the US today offer 5G, and the country’s biggest carriers have been talking nonstop about the connectivity. Now that Apple is jumping into the fray with its 5G-enabled iPhone 12 models, the

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What 5G means for your next iPhone

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OK, let’s be honest. Up until now, it’s all just been a warmup. But with the launch of Apple’s first ever 5G-capable iPhone – the iPhone 12 line – 5G is really here.

In truth, 5G service and 5G phones for consumers officially launched last year in the US, but the initial efforts from all three major US carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, were very limited. Things started picking up this year, as Samsung and other vendors unveiled a wide range of 5G-capable phones, and both T-Mobile and AT&T turned on nationwide 5G service (with Verizon rumored to be doing so imminently). Now, however, with Apple finally jumping in, the 5G era is most definitely upon us.

So, the obvious question is, what does that really mean?

The short answer is faster and more reliable download speeds for all the applications and services we know and

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What the debate over TikTok means for the future of social media

It has been an eventful few months for TikTok: The social media platform recently won an injunction against a nationwide ban while it negotiates a deal with Oracle and Walmart to satisfy President Trump’s executive orders demanding a sale to a U.S. company. With the November deadline for a deal upcoming, the shifting contours of the transaction and concerns over the app’s security will have important ramifications for future technology policy.

The TikTok app has consistently topped worldwide download charts and recently celebrated the best quarter of downloads in app history. Yet this very popularity fueled concerns about data security and potential foreign espionage from China, where TikTok’s current parent company ByteDance is located. Though some TikTok users have speculated that the executive orders have been in retaliation to the platform’s role in organizing opposition to Trump’s reelection campaign, the app has been under national security review since 2019 due

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Digital banking means better banking for billions of people

Banks with a platform that allows them to adapt to continuous change will be able to make banking better for billions more people and also help de-risk economies.

Banking today is unrecognizably better for hundreds of millions of people than it was even 10 years ago. In 2010, payments took days instead of minutes to clear; no one had heard of a banking app, let alone installed one on their phone; retail banks relied on high-street branches; fraud mitigation was manual, based on rules; and data was heavily siloed in departments, slowing decisions and stopping it from being used to reduce risk.

Some of the ways in which banking has changed are trivial: I once queued for hours to open an account and had to send a fax to reset a pin code; today that can all be done online in minutes. Some changes are more fundamental, such as the

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This new Gmail update means it won’t drain your smartphone battery as much

Using Gmail on your phone is set to be a lot kinder on battery life and performance thanks to a new launch from Google.



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The company has quietly released Gmail Go, a low-scale version of its popular email service, for all Android users to download on the Play Store now.

The new, “lighter” version of Gmail should offer a more user-friendly experience for those with older or less powerful smartphones, toning down the CPU and battery life demands of the full app.

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Google snuck out the release under the radar, so it’s tricky at first to identify exactly what sets Gmail Go apart from its bigger brother. Its posting on the Play Store describes the new service as “the Gmail you love, now lighter and just as fast”.

Google has a range of “Go” branded apps for many of its services, including Maps

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What The Future Of Work Means For Our Mental Health

The workplace has forever changed.  

In March 2020, more than a third of the world population went into lockdown, and by the end of April 2020, 1.6 billion workers lived in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed.

A full return to “normal” is something that many have begun to realize is unlikely.  Instead, we all must prepare for the “new normal.”

We have already seen an increase in remote work (with a peak of 62% of employed US adults working part or full time from the confines of their home), and a transition of (32%) of companies hiring contingent workers in place of full-time employees, as well as a shift in roles, responsibilities, and expectations alongside a steady incline in leveraging AI (Artificial Intelligence).

But that isn’t the only thing that has changed. 

Covid-19 has put mental health front and center for organizations as the safety of employees becomes

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Nights are warming faster than days. Here’s what that means for the planet.

Climate change can have profound impacts across ecosystems, but rising average temperatures are just one factor among many driving those repercussions. A new study published in late September in Global Change Biology found that nighttime temperatures are increasing at a faster rate compared to daytime temps in most land areas across the Earth. That shift can influence everything from predator-prey dynamics to plant growth.



Nighttime ecology is particularly understudied, with most research focused on the daytime activities of organisms.


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Nighttime ecology is particularly understudied, with most research focused on the daytime activities of organisms.

“Climate change is already messing things up,” says Daniel Cox, an ecologist at the University of Exeter and lead author of the study. “But the 24-hour asymmetry is adding an extra dimension of complexity [for species].”

Previous analyses have found that the rising greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are not having an even effect on temperatures from day to night. But Cox says this is the

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iPhone 12 is almost here, which means now is the worst time to buy a new iPhone

It’s official! Apple sent out invites (complete with AR graphics) for an event on Oct. 13. Here’s how to watch the virtual event live. This event should be all about the new iPhone, which rumors say will be called the iPhone 12. With the event date set, we have officially entered into the “don’t buy a new iPhone unless you absolutely need it” zone.



a close up of electronics: We'll find out on Oct. 13 whether or not this concept rendering of the iPhone 12 Pro from the YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone is accurate. ConceptsiPhone


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A concept rendering of the next iPhone.


Apple usually announces new iPhones at the beginning of September. And while the company definitely held an event last month, it was to announce the Apple Watch 6 and SE as well as the new iPad and iPad Air. The October event will likely

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What 5G Means For Your Business

Mike Finley has over three decades of leadership experience in the global telecom industry. He is the CEO of Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI).

The latest global health challenge has revealed what many in the tech industry have long known — digital transformation is changing the landscape of business. Once a mere line item on business plans, the coronavirus pandemic has moved digitization from consideration to requirement.

While many executives have digitized parts of their business, we’re entering the big leagues. Recent data from McKinsey shows that both business and consumers have vaulted five years forward in digital adoption in a matter of approximately eight weeks. Rapid migration to digital is everywhere — optimizing operations and bringing greater efficiencies that cut costs and deliver a better bottom line — and 5G technologies are taking a front seat to help companies keep pace.

5G is a critical component of every company’s

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