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The Big Lie, IT contracting edition

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It’s early days in this pilot fish’s career as an IT contractor, and he gets hired for a gig that’s just three months long — but the recruiter for the consulting company tells him not to fret. “I was a bit concerned about the brevity of the contract,” says fish. …

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

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Apple has in recent years made healthcare a major focus of its mobile OS, allowing iPhone and iPad users to more easily collect and share healthcare information on everything from workouts to emergency medical info to basic health stats. The company in late January unveiled plans to move far beyond what …

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AT&T 5G coming to Dallas, Atlanta, Waco in 2018

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AT&T has announced that Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be the first cities across the United States to receive its 5G services, with the carrier also opening a 5G innovation centre and test lab in Austin. “We are working with our vendors on an aggressive schedule to help ensure customers …

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Time for a wake-up call…

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This pilot fish supervises the IT help desk, so he’s on the scene when one of his support techs takes a call that’s very ordinary — mostly. “It was some normal problem like ‘install this printer’ or ‘the computer forgot my password, please reset it,'” says fish. “But at the …

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TPP 11 pushes criminal and civil penalties for piracy

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The New Zealand government has published the intellectual property chapter of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP or TPP 11), with the document outlining safe harbour and fair use regimes. Similar to the previous TPP, under Chapter 18 [PDF] of the new Pacific rim trade agreement, the …

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