01 | 07 | 2020

June Tech News Overview

One day you wake up and find yourself in July, midsummer. Time passes so quickly; nothing can stop it. What was there in June to be remembered, reflected on, and analyzed? Actually, there was quite a number of news well worth scanning and presenting for you here.

Have you heard about Slack announcing rivalry to an ordinary and so widely used e-mailing? E-mail service nowadays is one of our integral everyday life components and nothing less. Nevertheless, Slack, a well-known communications platform, has just announced an innovative set of features, which have all chances to replace e-mails as the ones presenting cybersecurity and privacy threat to the world of business. We are talking about Slack Connect with its coverage of twenty businesses at once to enhance the communication process among all of the business participants such as vendors, customers, brokers, etc.

The newly presented Slack Connect is meant to become the very location to:

  • sell and buy products; 
  • deliver invoices; 
  • sign documents; 
  • and much more. 

Al in all, it is aimed at driving emailing culture to a periphery of communication in businesses.

What about security? Relatively closed nature of the platform and its partnering with AWS adds considerably to the data protection and control issue.

The creators persuade us that with Slack Connect channel our lives will become simpler, more productive and fun- packed.

Rivalry is one of the leading accents regarding YouTube and its short videos making experiment.

YouTube is famous for being keen on experimenting. Currently, we would like to make you familiar with the latest YT’s experiment focused on 15-second videos. It does look like TikTok and offers to make a video clip combining several pieces of it recorded on your mobile. Not too much information concerning the test though. Responding to criticism in regard to making a rival to Tik Tok, YT statesman says: “We’re always experimenting with ways to help people more easily find, watch, share and interact with the videos that matter most to them. This is one of many experiments we run all the time on YouTube, and we’ll consider rolling features out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments,” he adds.

New features invention tendency is supported by Microsoft teams update for both Android and iOS for better simplicity. What is more, MS Teams is believed to make a major leap forward while announcing its intention to focus on non-professional public life sector to meet people’s needs during the pandemic. The video conferencing tool opens all its key resources (texting, video and audio, images, etc.) to serve families and their relatives/ friends’ smooth and convenient communication. Virtual communication is what all of us highly appreciate and long for today. The update is aimed at meeting the uprising needs of the community facing the inevitable overlap of business and personal activities mainly caused by a WFH mode.

MS Teams update is available in preview only with the final version being on sale soon.

If you already have a Microsoft account, just click ‘add an account’ tab. If not, sign up with your mobile phone number or create a MS account to get one.

Apple is not standing apart but joins the trend of ongoing adjustments, innovations and updates. This time it is about iOS14 iPhone home screen getting more interesting and complicated. The majority of the iPhone fans exclaimed: “Finally! Hooray!”, as they have been waiting for such an update for a while. In fact, the iOS 14 home screen used to be too boring and with limited functional capability (e.g. no widgets, unchanging icons, etc.). At last, new concepts have appeared, such as:

  • widgets; 
  • hideable pages; 
  • Apple library and clips;
  • and much more. 

iOS14 Apple home screen ‘revolution’ is something long-awaited and highly appreciated by the users. The new concepts and functions grant the device much more freedom, pleasure and flexibility, thus standing up to the unstoppable technical progress and the expectations of the customers. 

What does ‘stand to the expectations and keep up with the progress mean’? Google knows a lot about it. Recent Google Maps travel restrictions alert functionality speaks for itself. Under the conditions of the global pandemic, all of us have no choice but to get accustomed to a so-called ‘new reality’. Under the situation when all the borders both internal and external were closed and are just gradually reviving its work, the current borders navigation system is badly needed because of the issue instability and ongoing new challenges in the COVID 19 environment. The company made up its mind to develop an additional feature making the users aware of the transition issues including flight delays, checkpoints current situation, public transport free seats, etc.

The latest Google Map’s travel restrictions alert concept cannot be underestimated as, on the one hand, it makes public life easier and more comfortable; on the other hand, with new restrictions alert active it becomes much more secure, safe and helps in the pandemic fight considerably.

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