Four New Microsoft Surface Computers Plus A Folding Phone—And Other Small Business Tech News

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

1 —Microsoft unveiled four Surface computers and a new folding phone.    

This past week Microsoft revealed five Surface products which include a folding phone, tablet and a laptop. According to the announcement, the Surface Laptop Studio will replace the Surface Laptop, while the Surface Pro 8 will have a 13-inch display. Additionally, the Surface Duo 2 folding phone is anticipated to be a major improvement on last year’s unsuccessful Surface Duo 2 launch. With only 4% of Microsoft’s revenue coming from hardware, it’s predicted that the new devices will have a bigger impact in helping the launch of Windows 11, which is set for October 5th, the same time that the phone and laptops will be released. (Source: CNBC)

Why this is important for your business:

I never thought Microsoft would be a player in the hardware business, yet alone delivering smartphones. But then again I never thought my last Windows update would complete either. But the fact is that the Surface really is a great laptop and very popular with many of my clients. These four adds should provide even more choices for small business owners. And a folding phone? Tell me more…

2 — Apple Wallet is getting verifiable Covid-19 vaccine cards.

Apple announced this past week that Apple Wallet will be including verifiable Covid-19 vaccine cards as part of a future software update for the iPhone. The new feature will utilize the SMART Health Cards standard—which users can show by signing in with a unique key while providing a public key—to help show proof that a user received their vaccine. iOS 15—which was recently released—currently allows users to keep verifiable test and vaccine results in the Health app. (Source: Engadget)  

Why this is important for your business:

This may help you keep track of your vaccinated employees in accordance with President Biden’s new directives, which become effective soon. I’ll assume that Android won’t be too far behind.

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