It’s the mid-1990s, and this pilot fish works as a software developer at a big insurance company where his focus is applications — applications from potential customers for new life-insurance policies, that is.

“Our new-business data entry is the start of all applications entering our company,” says fish. “We’ve got a large networked piece of software that is critical to the processing of all these new applications, using a glorified desktop as a server.”

One morning, fish stops by the data entry department on his way upstairs, and he can tell right away that something’s wrong. Everyone is standing around in little groups talking instead of working.

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Marketing it as an alternative for all the “disappointed Apple fanboys (and girls)” who will never see Apple’s nixed AirPower wireless charger, a startup has begun shipping a wireless charging mat that simultaneously charges three Apple devices: an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

The new AirUnleashed wireless charging mat takes its aesthetic looks from published images of Apple’s cancelled AirPower charging pad, but its internal design is radically more simple.

More than a year and a half after announcing its AirPower wireless charging mat, Apple finally threw in the towel and admitted last week that it had failed to create a product that could meet its “high standards.”

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Marketing it as an alternative for all the “disappointed Apple fanboys (and girls)” who will never see Apple’s nixed AirPower wireless charger, a startup has begun shipping a wireless charging mat that simultaneously charges three Apple devices: an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

The new AirUnleashed wireless charging mat takes its aesthetic looks from published images of Apple’s cancelled AirPower charging pad, but its internal design is radically more simple.

More than a year and a half after announcing its AirPower wireless charging mat, Apple finally threw in the towel and admitted last week that it had failed to create a product that could meet its “high standards.”

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Marketing it as an alternative for all the “disappointed Apple fanboys (and girls)” who will never see Apple’s nixed AirPower wireless charger, a startup has begun shipping a wireless charging mat that simultaneously charges three Apple devices: an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

The new AirUnleashed wireless charging mat takes its aesthetic looks from published images of Apple’s cancelled AirPower charging pad, but its internal design is radically more simple.

More than a year and a half after announcing its AirPower wireless charging mat, Apple finally threw in the towel and admitted last week that it had failed to create a product that could meet its “high standards.”

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In light of Inbox’s untimely demise, we’ve been talking a lot about ways to make Gmail a less cluttered and more pleasant home for email productivity. Earlier this week, we even looked at a way to bring the actual Inbox interface into Gmail — but you know what? Clinging onto the past isn’t the answer for everyone.

What if instead there were a way to embrace Gmail for what it is — to keep its own distinctive interface but to apply some Inbox-like minimalist principles, tweaks that make it less of a visual mess and more of a focus-friendly environment for getting stuff done?

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Welcome to the annual, ever-growing iPhone rumor guide for 2019. What is likely, less likely and unlikely to appear in this year’s iPhone collection?

The iPhone 2019 rumor guide

Three new iPhone models include two-way wireless charging and a slightly smaller model within the range are the latest predictions to emerge from spookily well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

What’s likely to happen?

Apple will make a smaller device

Right now, speculation claims Apple plans to make iPhones that measure 5.42-inch (137.7mm), 6.06-inch (153.92mm), and 6.67-inch(169.42mm) – but not until 2020. This means we’ll have smaller and larger iPhone models available then.

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A contractor is working to replace the outdated ventilation system in the office building where this IT pilot fish works. But that shouldn’t pose any problems for IT — at least in theory.

“The other day, one of the contractors forgot to turn the boiler back on after they were working on it,” fish says. “Needless to say, the next morning a large portion of the office was cold — about 55 degrees.

“We were warm in IT, so we really didn’t think too much about it until the building UPS started beeping madly.”

The error indicators show that there’s an overload situation — and fish has a pretty good idea what’s going on. He immediately dispatches every tech he can find to deal with the problem.

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Some people will tell you that social media, chat platforms and videoconferencing have replaced email as the most important means of communication in the workplace. Don’t believe them. Email remains the lifeblood of business and will do so into the foreseeable future.

Managing mail

As with much else in Outlook, if you look to the Ribbon, you’ll find countless options for the way the contacts list is displayed. Click the View tab and you’ll be able to change the sort order in ascending or descending alphabetical order, change the way the list is displayed so each contact looks like an individual business card, and choose other views as well.

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