Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

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

iPhone users complain iOS 16 is a battery drain, has other issues

16 Wall Street firms fined $1.8B for using private text apps, lying about it

16 Wall Street firms fined $1.8B for using private text apps, lying about it

The banks and brokerages were fined because employees were messaging and texting with clients without recording the communications, as required. And some of the firms' execs lied about it and deleted messages.

Mozilla: Apple, Google, and Microsoft lock you into their browsers

Mozilla: Apple, Google, and Microsoft lock you into their browsers

Mozilla claims OS makers push users to the default browsers on their systems by making it difficult to switch to an alternative. Google fired back, saying it's the most popular on any platform because it's better.

Four-day workweek pilot shows wide support for a 32-hour week

Four-day workweek pilot shows wide support for a 32-hour week

A multinational test of how a four-day workweek affects employees — and company productivity and profits — is halfway done in the UK, and more than eight in 10 companies don't want it to stop.

Six in 10 workers want to ditch the 40-hour work week, survey finds

Six in 10 workers want to ditch the 40-hour work week, survey finds

Most workers want their productivity measured by results — not by how many hours they spend working, according to a multi-national survey by business software and services provider Adaptavist.

Windows 11 2022 Update is the version enterprises can move to

Windows 11 2022 Update is the version enterprises can move to

Microsoft just released the first major feature update to Windows 11, version 22H2. It includes a number of user interface and productivity enhancements, as well as a new AI-assisted security feature.

Workday expands service that surfaces employee skills

Workday expands service that surfaces employee skills

Workday has expanded the sources it can access to determine employee skill sets, which enables employers to search worker profiles to shepherd them toward the most critical areas of their business.

Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

Coming in Windows 11 22H2, a change of update cadence?

While Microsoft has yet to confirm it officially, the software maker is expected to soon announce not only new features for Windows 11 but also a change in how often it rolls out new versions.

Q&A: From parkourist to data analyst — how upskilling launched a tech career

Q&A: From parkourist to data analyst — how upskilling launched a tech career

Bailey Shaw, a 23-year-old parkour expert with no tech background or college degree, was able to land an entry-level job with a software vendor where he spent the next year learning low-code development tools. He's now a junior data...

As telehealth use plummets, the healthcare industry faces a crossroads

As telehealth use plummets, the healthcare industry faces a crossroads

COVID-19 forced many medical providers to roll out telehealth technology to handle remote. But as the pandemic has waned, so has the use of virtual care, leaving the healthcare industry to decide whether to fall back on old methods or...

How many jobs are available in technology?

How many jobs are available in technology?

The latest CompTIA jobs report found that the unemployment rate for the tech industry jumped in August, with the majority of new job postings for emerging tech positions. Meanwhile, remote-work positions have become a permanent part...

Apple pushes out emergency updates to address zero-day exploits

Apple pushes out emergency updates to address zero-day exploits

Apple has encouraged users of older mobile and desktop devices to update their software ASAP, as a vulnerability could allow an attacker to take complete control of older Apple devices.

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