EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, June 24, 2019

News | June 24, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

If you’re looking for a break from the daily grind, we’ve got a newsletter packed with tech news and tips, trivia, and more.  

This Week’s Top Tech News

Recently, Google launched a Chromebook App Hub for educators and classroom use. The goal of this launch was to help teachers and other educators find the educational resources and apps they need for their lesson plans. Content on this Hub comes from a variety of credible sources like Epic, Khan Academy, Adobe, and many more. There was also a new product announced in the launch for quizzes and other materials within Google Forms. It’s nice to see big tech working on projects like this! Read the full story >> 


Mobile Cybersecurity – Why It Matters 

The Pew Research Center reports that a whopping 95% of all Americans now own a cellphone – 77% of which are smartphones. In fact, the same study concludes that just over half of U.S. adults also own some kind of tablet computer.   

Thus, whether it be via email or another job-specific app, chances are very high that your employees regularly use a smartphone or tablet to access corporate information. Read the blog >> 

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Close a tab on accident? To bring it back up, simply press Ctrl + Shift + T. If you’re using a Mac, press Cmd + Shift + T and your previous tab will reopen.  

Solve This 

*Cue dramatic gameshow music.* It’s time for some Tech Trivia! 

Question: Which computer language is an acronym of the name of the world’s first computer programmer? A) AMD B) BCD C) ADA 

Answer: C) ADA  

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing? 

Buzzfeed News workers are in protest to gain recognition as a News Guild, aka a union. This popular digital news platform claims that they want to build a stronger newsroom. Buzzfeed employees in all major locations were out on a four-hour walk, protesting that the company needed to uphold the standards that other news publications adhere. This should come as no surprise with online publications like HuffPost, The Dodo, Refinery29, and Vox all unionizing over the past few years. Read the full story >> 

EMPIST Updates

EMPIST recently became business partners with the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. This partnership with the ALA of Chicago has already been a great resource to network and better serve our legal facing clients. To learn more about the ALA, visit their site online. Visit the site >> 

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