Ken Mingis

Executive Editor

Ken Mingis is Executive Editor at Computerworld and oversees the day-to-day operation of, and strategic planning for, our website.

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September event may look a bit different this year, but the (virtual) show will still go on. Expect to see the new Apple Watch Series 6 and updated iPad Air at the September 15 “Time Flies” event. Rumors suggest that Apple...

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

Apple fall 2020 product launches: iPhone, iPad and Mac preview

It’s almost September, which means Apple’s fall product launches are right around the corner. While there may not be a single big event this year, expect individual events around the release of the new 5G iPhone 12 and the first...

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

New iMac specs: Should you buy it?

The iMac was due for an upgrade, and earlier this month, Apple released the new 27 inch iMac. It’s armed with an Intel processor, SSD across the board and a new 1080p FaceTime webcam. If you’re at the end of your life cycle, is it...

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

How much will Macs with Apple Silicon cost?

Most future Macs will be armed with new, Apple-made processors called Apple Silicon. Since Apple will have more control over the manufacturing of those devices, is there potential for cost savings? And will any savings be passed onto...

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

Powered by Apple silicon, what will future Macs look like?

The Mac is getting a major update in Apple’s own processors. But, what about changes to future Macs that aren’t just about ditching Intel chips? From touch to speed to Thunderbolt, Macworld’s Michael Simon and Computerworld’s Ken...

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

WWDC 2020: Predictions and wishlist

Apple’s annual developers’ conference, WWDC, will happen virtually next week. Per usual, Apple is expected to announce updates to all of its operating systems: iOS, iPad OS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Apple may also announce its new ARM...

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

Apple ARM chips: WWDC's big hardware announcement

After 15 years of Intel processors, Apple is expected to announce its transition to its own ARM chips at WWDC 2020. These new chips will power future generations of MacBooks and iMacs, and allow Apple to deliver more power-efficient...

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple’s new rumored wearable has been getting a lot of buzz. The Apple Glass (or iGlasses… just kidding) will likely be an augmented reality (AR) headset. But what will they look like? Who will use them, and why? Computerworld...

Google and Apple release contact tracing app API

Google and Apple release contact tracing app API

Google and Apple delivered their contact tracing app API to public health agencies across the globe. The apps would allow Bluetooth pings between smartphones within six and a half feet of each other. And in theory, these apps would...

iPad Magic Keyboard overview and Apple’s enterprise push

iPad Magic Keyboard overview and Apple’s enterprise push

Apple’s newly launched iPad Magic Keyboard brings even more enterprise capabilities to the iPad Pro. But is it worth it? If a MacBook Air is cheaper than a souped-up iPad Pro and keyboard, which is the better buy? Computerworld...

Podcast: Answering your Windows 10 questions: May 2020

Podcast: Answering your Windows 10 questions: May 2020

Listen as Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.  And check out Preston's column on how the coronavirus will change Windows...

Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what some of them are doing to help fight COVID-19.

Podcast: How tech companies are helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Podcast: How tech companies are helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic

More and more tech companies are stepping up to the plate to assist frontline workers and healthcare organizations as the coronavirus continues to take its toll around the world. Computerworld’s Ken Mingis joins Juliet to discuss how...

FIDO Alliance  and the future of passwords

FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

Apple is the latest company to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group committed to finding more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps. The FIDO Alliance pushes for multi-factor authentication (MFA) deployment,...

iPhone 9 release and high-end vs. low-end smartphones

iPhone 9 release and high-end vs. low-end smartphones

Apple is rumored to announce its new, lower-end iPhone at the end of March. Modeled after the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9 (or maybe it'll be called the iPhone SE 2) will offer consumers a cheaper alternative to the higher-end iPhone 11 or...

Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.

Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Foldables, 5G, new Android phone options – listen as Computerworld blogger (and Android expert) JR Raphael joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp to discuss what we can expect for Android phones in 2020.

Machine learning and AI in action | TECH(talk)

Machine learning and AI in action | TECH(talk)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used even more these days. Listen as InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp and IDG TECHtalk hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis discuss how AI and ML are being used and answer viewers’...

Wearable robotics, cobots and table tennis coaches: 2020 robotics predictions

Wearable robotics, cobots and table tennis coaches: 2020 robotics predictions

Robotics Business Review senior editor Keith Shaw joins Ken and Juliet once again to talk CES 2020 and the future of robotics. Keith debunks the myth that robots will replace humans in jobs, and explains they'll actually be quite...

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