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It does seem more likely that shops would run an ipad rather than an iphone as their till system, but maybe this is (initially at least) aimed more at small/independent traders?
Looks like Google may be providing an option for those of us who use it for personal/family use. Based on the latest FAQ just sent out:
However, we understand some customers may not use their G Suite legacy free edition for business and may be interested in other options. If you have 10 or fewer users in your group and do not use your G Suite legacy free edition for business, please complete the form below by April 1, 2022 if you’re interested in learning about different options for your account in the coming months.
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Whilst it may not help with the current chip supply shortage, its a hedge against the future shortages. Depend if you view Covid as THE big pandemic, or just the first. A lot of events have the potential to disrupt global supply chains (climate change, etc), so makes sense to redistribute some of the manufacturing to new locations closer to demand.
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China promised to offer spectators, journalists, and athletes unrestricted access to the web
The more they can access, the more the authorities can snoop on!
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which could be more complicated on a burner phone that comes with limits on mobile data, texting, and calling
No reason they couldn’t swap their current SIM into a burner phone and use their current data/text/call quota. There’s a risk that their sim may be compromised, but probably significantly less than the rest of the data on their original phone, and they can always ask for a replacement SIM from their carrier when they return.
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A burner phone can be any phone. It’s just one that you only use for a short period, and then dispose of. Any phone you buy off contract makes a good burner phone, but the more you pay for it, the more you loose when you have to get rid of it at the end.
The less personal data you have on it the better, so don’t just load up and log into all your favorite applications. The traditional burner phone will be used purely for phone calls and SMS. If you do log in, assume the passwords will have been compromised, so make sure you reset on return, use MFA, etc. Also assume that any data on that account will have been read.
If you’re a criminal there’ll be other considerations about tracing the purchase back to you, how often you swap phones to avoid detection, etc, but that’s not going to be a problem for the Olympians!
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When it was launched, it was more of a pro-sumer offering for people with a domain name "google apps for domain".
A regular gmail account? Just very painful to migrate everything across!
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Yep, this sucks. My main personal account runs on G-Suite. I’ve only got that one user on the account, but it’s got all of my google services an history running from it (email, Drive, Keep, Maps, Chrome, Photos, app purchases, app logins, etc, etc), so now I have to go through the labourious process of transferring data out (where it’s even possible) to a standard personal account. I wouldn’t mind paying, but you actually get more services available from a free gmail account, so its now actually a negative to have a G-Suites account. The only thing that’s kept me here is the extreme friction of switching to a standard account.
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When I saw the headline, I thought this might be an innovative/useful way of tracking ownership/rights for photos used by the press, but nope, looks like it’s just AP getting into the pyramid scheme like all the others.
It may look like coffee that your working from home colleagues are all drinking on the 9am Zoom call, but…
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I’ve thought that Garmin have been some of the best smartwatches for a while. They picked up where Pebble stopped – providing useful notifications and apps with a long battery life – and with the added benefit of strong sports and fitness capabilities. Definitely worth looking at the full range if you want more than a day of battery life!
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but with no TV tuner capability