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Make End Users Accountable For Shadow IT Activities On Their Own Mobile Devices

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has contributed to increased occurrences of shadow IT, that is, the use of IT systems and services by employees that have not been approved by their organisations. Some workers are even creating their own apps and using them to work more efficiently. But shadow IT has the potential to become a security risk and one way to mitigate this is by making employees accountable for the mobile apps they bring into the organisation.


Killer Interview Question: Have You Improved The Careers Of Other People?

This week’s KIQ comes from Facebook’s global head of engineering and infrastructure Jay Parikh, who uses the question to weed out “empire builders, self-servers and whiners”. Brutal. Read on to find out more.


Mac CLI Is A Massive Collection Of Command Line Tools For Developers

Mac: You can do just about anything from the command line on a Mac, but with so many utilities, it’s hard to remember what commands do what. Mac CLI is a set of utilities that simplifies that.


Google Adds Ability To Analyse All Open Source GitHub Repositories In BigQuery

Google has teamed up with GitHub to add a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that users can get a snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. This will bring new possibilities for data analytics to BigQuery. Here’s what you need to know.


Meet The Biohackers Letting Technology Get Under Their Skin

For some people, the human body isn’t a temple. Instead they see it as a source of frustration thanks to the considerable limitations compared to the powerful technology available today. In the last few years, a new community of biohackers or “grinders” has sprung up to experiment with enhancing the human body with technology. Largely outside of the mainstream disciplines of science or philosophy, it is a raw, exciting field that turns longstanding ethical beliefs on their head. We look at some of the implications of this kind of technology.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update Coming On August 2 To Over 350 Million Devices

There has been a lot of talk about the impending major update for Windows 10. Microsoft announced a lot of the additional features and changes that the update would bring at its developer conference Build 2016 earlier this year but it has finally set the date on when Windows 10 users receive it: August 2. Here’s a recap of what the Anniversary update will bring.


Boost Your Job Search By Joining Talent Communities

Hunting for a new job invariably means hitting up search sites, tapping your network and beefing up your LinkedIn profile. There’s another medium that might be useful, though: Company-specific talent communities.


What You Need To Know About Microsoft .NET Core 1.0

It’s been years in the making but Microsoft has finally released its open source .NET Core, essentially a stripped down version of the company’s full blown .NET Framework that is used to create mobile, desktop and web applications for Windows machines. .NET Core, however, is cross platform, available on Windows, OSX and Linux, making it easier for developers to use .NET for apps on different devices. This is a big deal for .NET and Microsoft as a company as it continues fly the flag for open source. Here’s what you need to know.


Mozilla Teaches You Encryption Basics With Fun Emoji Game (Yes, Really)

There’s a lot of talk about encryption in the IT scene but how many people who aren’t in the industry actually know how the technology works? Mozilla wants to raise the awareness of encryption in the minds of the general public with Codemoji, an online game that teaches players about ciphers with emoji. That’s so fetch! Here’s how you can play the game.


Microsoft Releases Protocol To Standardise Code Editing Experience For All Programming Languages

Microsoft has unveiled its open source Language Server Protocol which aims to give a consistent experience for developers that edit their code in Visual Studio Code, regardless of what programming language they use. Here’s what you need to know.


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