Apple may bring MagSafe and SD card slots back to the MacBook

According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years.

MEC (formerly known as mobile edge computing) is a communications approach that enables cloud computing capabilities at the edge of a cellular network, or really any network. 

[ Also on InfoWorld: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge ]

As the emerging 5G (fifth generation) network systems continue to roll out during

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Top R tips and news from RStudio Global 2021

According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years.

MEC (formerly known as mobile edge computing) is a communications approach that enables cloud computing capabilities at the edge of a cellular network, or really any network. 

[ Also on InfoWorld: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge ]

As the emerging 5G (fifth generation) network systems continue to roll out during

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Big changes are coming for 5G edge computing

According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years.

MEC (formerly known as mobile edge computing) is a communications approach that enables cloud computing capabilities at the edge of a cellular network, or really any network. 

[ Also on InfoWorld: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge ]

As the emerging 5G (fifth generation) network systems continue to roll out during

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Apple may bring MagSafe and SD card slots back to the MacBook

Apple engineers are apparently feeling bit of nostalgia up in Cupertino. After reports the company is apparently planning on killing the Touch Bar, a report from Bloomberg suggests the company is planning to bring back the MagSafe charger and SD card slots.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with MagSafe, it was the company’s way of preventing your laptop (or you) from shattering when you inevitably tripped over the charger. The company began to abandon MagSafe after introducing USB-C with the 2015 MacBook. As great as USB-C is, it doesn’t do much to prevent you from tripping.

An upcoming

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Top R tips and news from RStudio Global 2021

Here are some of the best tips, tricks, and takeaways for R users from this year’s rstudio::global(2021) virtual conference:

Speed up your R code

The new xrprof package builds on code profiling (performance measuring) offered by base R’s Rprof() with these added features:

  • It can run on a remote server, not just locally, allowing you to see what’s happening in your production environment;
  • It can see bottlenecks in C/C++ code, not just R code — especially useful for R package developers using C or C++.

And, it’s a drop-in replacement for the ecosystem of Rprof() add-on tools, said author Aaron

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Big changes are coming for 5G edge computing

According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years.

MEC (formerly known as mobile edge computing) is a communications approach that enables cloud computing capabilities at the edge of a cellular network, or really any network. 

[ Also on InfoWorld: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge ]

As the emerging 5G (fifth generation) network systems continue to roll out during

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Microsoft Edge gets ‘sleeping’ tabs and a password generator

Microsoft today added a bunch of new features to its Edge browser, helping bring it to parity with Chrome in some areas while adding some unique touches in others.

Perhaps most notably, Edge now has a password generator and monitor, helping you keep your accounts safe from hackers and making sure you’re not using the same login information for every website.

The browser will automatically suggest a password when you sign up for a new account or change an old password, and the new safety monitor will let you know if your login information has been found on the shady

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Using OPA with GitOps to speed cloud-native development

One risk in deploying fleets of powerful and flexible clusters on constantly changing infrastructure like Kubernetes is that mistakes happen. Even minute manual errors that slip past review can have substantial impacts on the health and security of your clusters. Such mistakes, in the form of misconfigurations, are reportedly the leading cause of cloud breaches, for example. And, with everything that can happen in the containerized world, these types of mistakes are virtually guaranteed to occur.

The question, then, is how developers and platform engineers can, under today’s accelerated development timeframes, minimize these errors — if not eliminate them entirely

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What is the AI in AIops?

You don’t have to look very hard to find technology platforms that advertise ML (machine learning), automation, and AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities. Once devops became mainstream, it bred process, technology, and IT culture movements with similar names, including cloudops, dataops, sysops, and AIops.

This may leave some of you skeptical about whether applying machine learning in IT operations can deliver business and IT value. Being skeptical is healthy, but you shouldn’t be surprised. I assure you that there are significant opportunities, and AIops is one of my devops capabilities to boost in 2021.

IT environments have become more complex

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