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Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating Mitchell  Zais as deputy secretary of education, one of only a handful of ... Read More »

Siri on iOS 11 still has a long way to go

What has Apple really done to improve Siri? To be honest, I’m not sure. After testing it for an entire day since Tuesday’s iOS 11 release, mostly on an iPad 9.7-inch and an iPhone 7 Plus, it’s obvious Siri is not a major priority for the company, even if some of the features are improved. What has changed is a ... Read More »

Lack of women still a huge glitch in Toronto’s tech market

Toronto was recently ranked as North America’s fastest growing tech market, adding more than 22,000 jobs last year. Yet there remains one massive glitch: the lack of women in the industry. Right now only about 25 per cent of the workforce is female. Jodi Kovitz, CEO at AceTech Ontario and also one of the organizers of Elevate Toronto – a ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

SGX still a viable tech market

Mr Chew Sutat, SGX head of equities and fixed income, told an exchange event yesterday: “The US, we do acknowledge, is a great market for tech today. There are companies like Snap that have no profits that can actually raise quite good money. “But in Asia today, there isn’t a single market that is a pre-eminent market for technology.” He ... Read More »

Tory manifesto £4bn education pledge ‘could still leave schools short’, warns leading think tank

Labour’s plans would mean an increase in school spending per pupil by 6 per cent compared with present levels, and Liberal Democrat plans would protect spending per pupil in real terms at the 2017-18 level PA School spending plans outlined in the Conservative Party manifesto could see school budgets slashed by 7 per cent, a leading economic think tank has warned. ... Read More »

Good luck to schools teaching sex and relationship education – I’m still learning

‘Exercise: If your partner wanted two tickets to Paris on a special occasion and instead received flowers from the local garage, how might they react?’ Photograph: Alamy Following the government announcement that there is to be a radical overhaul of sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools – largely to take into account new online developments – I thought I ... Read More »

iPhones Grow in Popularity, But Android Platform Still Leads

Apple continues to lead the pack in the U.S. as a smartphone make.   To iPhone users, that’s probably not a surprise.  iPhone users tend to be loyal fans. More than 39 percent of mobile subscribers in the 3 month average ending April used Apple smartphones, comScore reports. That’s more than any other smartphone maker. And popularity is growing.  April’s figures ... Read More »

iPhones Grow in Popularity, But Android Platform Still Leads

Apple continues to lead the pack in the U.S. as a smartphone make.   To iPhone users, that’s probably not a surprise.  iPhone users tend to be loyal fans. More than 39 percent of mobile subscribers in the 3 month average ending April used Apple smartphones, comScore reports. That’s more than any other smartphone maker. And popularity is growing.  April’s figures ... Read More »

U.S. Internet Connection Speeds Triple but Still Lag Behind, FCC Says

Time and again, American enterprises have blamed slow Internet speeds for hurting their business. Luckily, the situation seems to be improving now — even though the United States has a lot of catching up to do. According to the FCC’s 2015 Measuring Fixed Broadband America report, Internet speeds have tripled between March 2011 and September 2014, jumping to 31 Mbps from ... Read More »