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Brock non-profit leadership certificate course open to community

Brock News - Mon, 2020-05-04 09:58

Media Release: 4 May 2020 – R0078

It’s not just Brock University’s degree programs that have moved online to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s also the school’s professional development opportunities.

Goodman Group, the Goodman School of Business’ community-focused learning and development services provider, is offering its Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program completely online beginning Thursday, June 4.

Originally planned to take place in the new Rankin Family Pavilion at Brock, the fifth cohort of the program will instead be delivered weekly through live video conferencing using Microsoft Teams.

“This is the first time we’re offering any of our professional development programs exclusively online,” said Cassie Price, Manager, Goodman Group Projects. “Although the seminars will look a bit different with everyone participating virtually, many of our instructors are experienced with leading seminars in an online environment, so the high-quality content people expect from Goodman Group will not change.”

The six-week program geared towards non-profit professionals will take place every Thursday from June 4 to July 16, with a break for the Canada Day long weekend. Each training day will consist of two online seminars, one from noon to 3 p.m. and a second from 4 to 7 p.m. The one-hour break will allow time for participants to individually reflect on their learning or ask questions of their instructors, which consist of a mix of Brock faculty members and industry experts.

The cost to enroll in the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program is $3,250 plus tax per participant; however, with funding available through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, the cost could be as low as $541 plus tax. Anyone interested in applying for the grant should email Goodman Group for more information, including grant eligibility.

The deadline to register for the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program is Monday, May 11.

For more information on Goodman Group’s professional development opportunities, visit brocku.ca/goodman-group/professional-development

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University ddakin@brocku.ca, or 905-347-1970 

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Why 5G will give the iPhone 12 an advantage over every Android phone

Mac World - Mon, 2020-05-04 07:00

Even though the iPhone 12 might not arrive until jack-o-lanterns start appearing on people’s doorsteps, we already know an awful lot about Apple’s plans. Most notably, there will reportedly be four iPhone models for the first time, with a new 5.4-inch model option to slide into the low-end slot and the flagship model expected to grow to 6.7 inches.

However, even with bigger screens and a switch away from LCD on all models, Jon Prosser reported late last month that prices aren’t going to change all that much:

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Avast Premium Security for Mac review: Excellent, but should you buy?

Mac World - Mon, 2020-05-04 07:00

We heaped praise on Avast’s top tier product in 2018, then called Avast Security Pro, for its solid malware fighting capabilities and a modern interface. In the two years since then, Avast renamed the product Avast Premium Security, but its protection is as strong as ever.

On the privacy front Avast has had a rougher time. In early 2020, the company suffered a huge privacy black eye related to data collection that has since been ameliorated. You can read all about it on PCWorld.

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Why 5G will give the iPhone 12 an advantage over every Android phone

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 07:00
Apple is set to launch an all-5G lineup with the iPhone 12, but if you were prepared for a price hike, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

Your old Android phone isn't dead yet: 7 ways to make it run faster and last longer

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:30

Your old Android phone needs some help. Maybe it's feeling sluggish. Maybe it's groaning under the weight of excess photos and apps. Maybe the battery dies way too soon. Or maybe you're not quite ready to part with it.

The good news is, you can save it. With a little work, you can make your sluggish Android phone feel fresh enough to get you through at least a little more time together. Here are seven ways to make your old Android phone feel a little younger, starting with...restarts!

Restart your Android phone regularly

Let's start simple. You might not think about restarting your phone unless an update comes along, but just like a PC, it can do a lot to fix an ailing handset. A simple 30-second restart will give your phone an instant speed boost by freeing up your memory, killing background apps and processes, and unsticking any stuck apps. Even if you dutifully swipe away apps on your Recents screen, they might still be holding onto some RAM, which quickly adds up. And if you’ve only got 2GB or 3GB to begin with, a weekly restart will do wonders for your phone’s performance and battery life.

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The iPhone SE's incredible value in 5 simple charts

Mac World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:15

As we made clear in our iPhone SE review, the best feature of Apple's new iPhone is the price. By essentially taking an iPhone 8 and swapping out its processor for the company's latest-and-greatest A13 Bionic, Apple is able to profitably sell a $399 phone that gives a lot of bang for the buck.

How good of a value is it, really? Perhaps a few charts will make everything more clear. By taking performance metrics and dividing it by the base starting price for every new iPhone you can buy, we are able to get a measure of performance-per-dollar.

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Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review: A new excuse to party by the pool

Mac World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:00
This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and it can sync up with up to 100 others of the same make and model.

Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review: A new excuse to party by the pool

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:00
This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and it can sync up with up to 100 others of the same make and model.

1080p vs 4K: Which is better for your work-from-home setup?

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:00

Should you buy a 1080p or 4K monitor for your home office? This is a question you’ll inevitably face, especially if you’ve been trying to work off of a single monitor or a cramped laptop display at home. If you have the budget and space to add a second or third monitor, you then have the choice between buying the ubiquitous 1080p resolution (1920x1080 pixels), or 4K (3840x2160 pixels), the higher resolution that’s already common on TVs and some high-end laptops.

PCWorld’s editors have been through exactly the same debate with our own home offices. The strategy we’ve landed on is this: Buy a 1080p monitor (or two!) now, to create your own dual-monitor or insane multi-monitor setup. Then save your pennies and upgrade to a far more expensive 4K display later. Because everyone’s situation is different, we’ll help you decide your best path forward. 

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Ring PAR38 Smart LED Bulb review: A bright, weatherproof outdoor bulb for folks in the Ring ecosystem

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:00
This affordable Alexa-enabled bulb is well suited for illuminating driveways, backyards, side entrances, and other outdoor areas.

Ring A19 Smart LED Bulb review: Ring dips its toe into traditional smart bulbs

PC World - Mon, 2020-05-04 06:00
This new A19 smart bulb plays nice with Ring doorbells, security cameras, and motion-sensing lights, but it lacks the advanced features that some other smart lighting systems offer.

This random message notification will crash your iPhone before you even read it

PC World - Sun, 2020-05-03 04:00
A new iOS messaging bug will lock up and crash your iPhone with a single text.

This random message notification will crash your iPhone before you even read it

Mac World - Sun, 2020-05-03 04:00

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a weird iPhone texting bug, so it’s about time for another. EverythingApplePro has uncovered a strange character-emoji string that will crash iPhones running the latest version of iOS.

The bug only appears to affect iOS 13.4.1 and involved a string of Sindhi language characters you’re unlikely to receive unless someone’s trying to mess with you. But with cabin fever setting in from our nationwide coronavirus shelter-in-place orders, it’s highly possible your friends might try it out on you.

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The iPhone SE notifications don’t work with Haptic Touch. Here’s a workaround

Mac World - Sat, 2020-05-02 10:00

The iPhone SE is sure to be a hit—it's essentially an iPhone 8 with the iPhone 11's processor stuffed inside at the very affordable price of $399. It's got a lot of desirable features like wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, and Portrait Mode on the front and rear cameras. It also has Haptic Touch, Apple's name for a long-press with haptic feedback.

Haptic Touch on the iPhone SE works everywhere you'd expect it to: on app icons, on web links, on times, dates, and addresses in Messages... everywhere except, for some reason, in notifications.

For notifications on the lock screen or in the notification center (swipe down from the top of the screen), long-pressing does nothing. It's quite a drag, as many notifications show previews and enable quick actions from the Haptic Touch menu. You can snooze a smart camera motion detection, view an email and archive or delete it, or type out a quick reply to a text message.

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It's time to admit I just don't want to play my Steam backlog

PC World - Sat, 2020-05-02 07:00

Steam tells me I own over 2,000 games I’ve never played. Not one single minute. Never even installed, in most cases. It’s a shameful list, and while mine is extreme (thanks to my job) I think most gamers eventually rack up a similar backlog. They’re good games, by and large. Some are great, even. I’ve always meant to get around to Monster Hunter World, and Devil May Cry 4, and Ashen. One day—when I had time, you know?

Or at least, that’s what I’ve told myself for years. These past few weeks I’ve had all the time in the world though. I’ve played a lot of Animal Crossing, Dreams, and the excellent card game Ancient Enemy. When I get bored though I pull up my Steam backlog and just…stare at it. I haven’t made a dent, haven’t even played one of the myriad games I’ve been “meaning” to play.

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SteamVR’s removal from macOS should surprise no one

Mac World - Fri, 2020-05-01 18:13

SteamVR is dead on macOS now, and that should come as a surprise to no one. Indeed, you may be surprised to know it even existed.

As spotted by UploadVR on Friday morning, developer Valve relayed the news in a terse Steam announcement, as though even writing the update was more time than it wanted to spend on Apple’s desktop operating system. (For that matter, it couldn't even be bothered to get the name of the operating system correct.) On the bright side, you can still use SteamVR either with legacy builds or through Boot Camp and apps like Parallels.

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DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 will let laptops connect to 16K displays over USB-C in 2021

PC World - Fri, 2020-05-01 17:29

Next year will see the introduction of laptops and desktops that should be able to connect to massive 16K displays running HDR across USB-C, thanks to a new DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 standard released by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) on April 29.

The new standard takes the DisplayPort 2.0 standard launched last year and eliminates the need for a dedicated DisplayPort connector. Instead, it allows the same protocols to run over USB-C, the interface increasingly common among laptops, giving them a massive boost in I/O bandwidth for displays and other external devices. 

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5G will give the iPhone 12 an advantage over Android in an unlikely way: Price

PC World - Fri, 2020-05-01 15:30
Apple is set to launch an all-5G lineup with the iPhone 12, but if you were prepared for a price hike, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

5G will give the iPhone 12 an advantage over Android in an unlikely way: Price

Mac World - Fri, 2020-05-01 15:30

Even though the iPhone 12 might not arrive until jack-o-lanterns start appearing on people’s doorsteps, we already know an awful lot about Apple’s plans. Most notably, there will reportedly be a fourth model this year joining the fray to expand the sizing options, with a new 5.4-inch model rumored to slide into the low-end slot and the flagship model expected to grow to 6.7 inches.

However, even with bigger screens and a switch away from LCD on all models, Jon Prosser reported late last month that prices aren’t going to change all that much:

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Hey Google sensitivity setting arrives for Google Home and Nest devices

PC World - Fri, 2020-05-01 14:30
The new setting helps solve the problem of Google Assistant either not hearing its wake word, or accidentally thinking it did hear it.

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