Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian covers Windows, Future of Work issues, mobile, Apple in the enterprise, and healthcare IT.

Q&A: Two coding-bootcamp graduates tell their stories

The great job hunt: 7 top job-search apps hit all-time highs

The great job hunt: 7 top job-search apps hit all-time highs

Job seekers appear to be looking for work more fervently than ever; it could be the result of the ongoing Great Resignation or a preemptive move against a looming recession.

How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

Tech companies face a dearth of workforce talent, which has led many organizations to hire through non-traditional approaches that include coding bootcamps, low-code training, and focusing on population areas outside the norm.

Mozilla launches email for Android devices

Mozilla launches email for Android devices

The Mozilla Foundation unveiled a Thunderbird-style email client for Android mobile devices called K-9 Mobile. The developer team is also evaluating the idea of an iOS version.

Why young tech workers leave — and what you can do to keep them

Why young tech workers leave — and what you can do to keep them

Employers should not expect younger workers to remain with them for their entire careers. But good practices can retain employees for many more years than companies that ignore key metrics for employee retention.

Could the EU’s USB-C edict push Apple to cut the cord altogether?

Could the EU’s USB-C edict push Apple to cut the cord altogether?

Apple already has wireless charging in all of its current iPhone models and offers it for the AirPod earbuds. So if it can avoid changing out its Lightning ports for USB-C ports, why not go all wireless?

What the EU’s USB-C mandate means for Apple — and for users

What the EU’s USB-C mandate means for Apple — and for users

The EU will require device manufacturers to standardize on USB-C, a mandate that mostly effects Apple. The company, whose biggest selling product — the iPhone — uses a proprietary protocol, is reportedly working on a USB-C capable...

Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Microsoft announced what's likely the shipping version for Windows 11 22H2, now available through its Insider channel, enabling IT shops to test it on qualified systems before it ships later this year. The company is also offering...

Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

After telling top managers to enforce a back-to-office mandate for employees, the Tesla CEO then messaged executives telling them he expects to lay off 10% of his workforce in anticipation of a recession.

How many jobs are available in technology?

How many jobs are available in technology?

IT hiring is on a record pace this year, but CIOs are under pressure to meet company goals to recruit talent related to security, blockchain processing, and cloud computing. Overall, the unemployment rate for tech jobs is 1.3%,...

Is Elon Musk’s ‘return to office’ mandate genius or corporate suicide?

Is Elon Musk’s ‘return to office’ mandate genius or corporate suicide?

Elon Musk's demand that workers return to the office full time could be his way of culling "undesirables" from his workforce, but experts say it's a highly dangerous strategy that may end up backfiring.

Q&A: Allstate goes all-in on remote work while building company culture

Q&A: Allstate goes all-in on remote work while building company culture

Prior to the pandemic, 20% of Allstate's employees were remote; today, 75% are remote. But the company has maintained and even grown its company culture through a myriad of strategies — all of which start with listening to employees.

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