Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

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

Tech talent shortage slows reshoring of chip manufacturing in US

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

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

Attending coding bootcamp isn't for the faint of heart, especially for people already working full time and looking to change course. But for those eyeing a tech career, learning to code can be a fast path into a myriad of tech jobs....

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.

IT workers face greater stress from remote issues

IT workers face greater stress from remote issues

With in-person IT support now relatively rare, tech workers are under increasing pressure to support end-users and endpoint devices remotely — and they need better overall support and tools to do that.

Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft is pulling back on hiring tech talent for its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups.

IT salaries aren't keeping up with inflation — but that may soon change

IT salaries aren't keeping up with inflation — but that may soon change

Pay for IT workers was generally slack in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, according to surveys of large and mid-sized companies. But that trend is expected to turn around as CIOs face talent shortages and try to attract and retain...

Workers planning 'bleisure' trips this summer spur travel demand

Workers planning 'bleisure' trips this summer spur travel demand

A new study shows Americans plan to extend their summer vacations in order spend at least some of their time away working.

What Gen Z and millennials want from employers

What Gen Z and millennials want from employers

Young workers not only want better pay, they want previously less-popular benefits such as mental health care and four-day workweeks, according to three surveys by separate companies. And they want to work for a company that cares...

Apple backs off its return-to-work policy, cites virus resurgence

Apple backs off its return-to-work policy, cites virus resurgence

After telling employees they had to be in the office three days a week beginning May 23, Apple softened its position; it will continue a two-day-per-week office mandate as official hybrid policy. An Apple employee group said the...

Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep workers through pay hikes, bonuses

Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep workers through pay hikes, bonuses

Microsoft is scrambling to keep workers in the fold amid tempting wage increases from rivals as tech talent becomes harder to find. Among other things, it's increasing annual stock-based compensation by at least 25% for some mid- and...

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