Finally! Apple To Move To USB-C Format For IPhones


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Here are five things in tech that happened this week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 – Apple to move from lightning charger to USB-C format for iPhones.

Apple is switching up the charging method for the new iPhone 15. Dating back to 2012, iPhones were charged with lightning ports. Now – as a result of a mandate approved by the EU – electronic devices will be powered with USB-C chargers to “reduce electronic waste” as stated in a 2022 press release. For longtime customers of the iPhone, it will be both an adjustment and a benefit as the USB-C can be used for other Apple devices. (Source: Fox Business)

Why this is important for your business:

For God’s sake what took you so long?

2 – Data theft passes ransomware as top concern for IT professionals.

Integrity360 – a cybersecurity company out of Ireland – recently conducted a survey of 205 IT professionals about their biggest concerns regarding security threats. They found that more than half (55 percent) are most concerned about data theft. Phishing attacks came in second at 35 percent. Ransomware – the top concern among IT experts in the past – has been bumped down to 29 percent of respondents. The survey also showed that data theft was the second highest breach companies experienced. (Source: FinTech Global)

Why this is important for your business:

Ransomware still gets a lot of attention (for example, MGM’s problems last week) but data theft is now head-to-head in importance. Both types of situations can disrupt and even shut down your business. The unfortunate fact is that you need to build in a budget for security, regardless of the size of your business. Get training. Update all security software. Keep your operating systems current. You can’t…