Day: January 9, 2021

Why Twitter says it banned President Trump – TechCrunch

Twitter permanently banned the U.S. president Friday, taking a dramatic step to limit Trump’s ability to communicate with his followers. That decision, made in light of his encouragement for Wednesday’s violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol, might seem sudden for anyone not particularly familiar with his Twitter presence.

In reality, Twitter gave Trump many, many second chances over his four years as president, keeping him on the platform due to the company’s belief that speech by world leaders is in the public interest, even if it breaks the rules.

Now that Trump’s gone for good, we have a pretty interesting glimpse into the policy decision making that led Twitter to bring the hammer down on Friday. The company first announced Trump’s ban in a series of tweets from its @TwitterSafety account but also linked to a blog post detailing its thinking.

In that deep dive, the company

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Improve your vendor management strategy with these planning and policy resources

Investing time and effort into this process gives you an insurance policy against higher costs and missed milestones.

Managing vendors can be  a tedious–albeit–important job. Tracking and organizing your contracts and vendor expectations can save money and avoid headaches. 

What does your vendor management strategy look like? Do you store all of the relevant information in one place? What does your contract lifecycle management system look like? Who on your team manages supplier relationships? If you don’t have quick answers to these questions, it sounds like you need to revisit your vendor management strategy. 

Companies that have a handle on this crucial business task have documented processes at each stage of the contract and vendor lifecycle. There’s even a plan in place to identify and resolve problems with suppliers. 

Many contracts have the option to renew during Q1 or at the end of the fiscal year. The following planner and

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CES 2021: Lenovo unveils a versatile desktop, monitors, a “pocket-sized” PC, and more

Ahead of CES, Lenovo gave a glimpse of a slew of new products to accommodate remote work, distanced learning, and recreational gameplay.

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Many business professionals and students of all ages are operating remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Telecommuting and distance learning requires a vast suite of technologies to enable collaborating and education from afar. On Thursday, ahead of CES 2021, Lenovo gave a glimpse of several products it plans to release during the virtual multiday event. This includes a versatile desktop, monitors, a portable laptop, and more to assist telecommuting business professionals and students alike.

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Lenovo Yoga AIO 7


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The unveilings include the Lenovo Yoga AIO 7, seemingly named for its ability to assume multiple positionings during use. Using a rotatable hinge, the 27-inch 4K IPS display is able to

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How will 5G impact your company’s edge-computing plans? We want to know.

Take this short, multiple choice survey and tell us how 5G will affect your company’s use of edge computing.

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Not only does 5G deliver high-bandwidth and low latency wireless data transmission, but the technology is set to play a crucial role in edge computing. 

When combined with edge computing, 5G has the potential to provide near real-time connectivity for network devices, such as SCADA systems, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, drones, autonomous cars, and much more. 

How exactly the enterprise is taking advantage of network edge 5G computing solutions is the focus of an upcoming TechRepublic Premium survey.  

If you’re familiar with how your company is making 5G part of its edge-computing plans, we want to hear from you. 

Take the 5G: What it means for edge computing survey now.

The survey contains six or fewer multiple choice questions, plus a few demographic questions, and

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How to create and manage widgets on your iPhone or iPad

You can set up and control widgets to quickly access key apps and information on your Apple device.

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For the latest version of iOS (and iPadOS), Apple has beefed up the widget feature with more options and greater flexibility. You can now more easily add and remove widgets, change their size and layout, and move them from one spot to another. Let’s see how this works.

SEE: Apple iOS 14: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

First, make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS/iPadOS on your device. Go to Settings and then General and then Software Update. Download and install the latest update if prompted.

Swipe all the way to the right until you see the widgets screen with individual widgets for calendar, weather, news, and other apps. Swipe down the screen and tap the Edit button. Review the widgets and tap the minus symbol

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