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9 questions you can ask to make your work life better in 2019
Resolutions are great, and I’m a big proponent of goal-setting, but without thoughtful reflection behind them, they often fail. I read a quote the other day that I found awfully ironic and a little backwards: “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Work and self aren’t mutually exclusive,... […]
Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping
Apple has disabled a group-chat function in FaceTime after users said a software bug could let callers activate another person's microphone remotely. With the bug, a FaceTime user calling another iPhone, iPad or Mac computer could hear audio — even if the receiver did not accept the call. The bug... […]
Illinois Supreme Court rules against Six Flags in lawsuit over fingerprint scans. Here's why Facebook and Google care.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday upheld consumers’ right to sue companies for collecting data like fingerprint or iris scans without telling them how it will be used — a ruling that could have widespread implications for tech giants like Facebook and Google. The unanimous ruling came in a lawsuit... […]
Heard about 5G? Here's when it's coming to Chicago and what it means for you
A thick black cable full of fiber and copper lines sits coiled on a pile of snow on the roof of a Loop parking garage. In the coming days, workers seeking to thread similar wires through the floors below will strap into harnesses, secure themselves to the side of the building and work, dangling,... […]
This Chicago tech company just raised $43 million and is about to take on car insurance in the land of Allstate and State Farm
Chicago startup Clearcover has raised $43 million to expand its auto insurance business in Illinois and other states, betting that its online platform is more efficient and its policies cheaper than the insurance behemoths. The trick is in the technology Clearcover was built on, said Kyle Nakatsuji,... […]
4 ways helping a friend with their resume can benefit your resume
If your pal or co-worker is looking for some help revising or updating their resume, the benefits could be more than just helping them polish their resume. By getting your creative juices flowing, your proofreading skills sharpened and getting your head back in a job-circuit mentality, you may... […]
Lyft will show CTA and Metra schedules in its app
Lyft on Monday began displaying public transit routes and schedules in its app for some Chicago-area users. The ride-hailing company is updating users’ apps on a rolling basis to display Metra, CTA and South Shore Line routes and schedules. The move comes about six months after Lyft bought Motivate... […]
Chicago is in the thick of snow season. Here's what to do if you don't want to shovel.
LouAnne Ooton’s 86-year-old mother lives up on a hill in West Chicago. There’s a winding sidewalk that leads to a substantial driveway, all of which becomes treacherous when the snow falls. Ooton and her husband live nearby and used to shovel the snow. But now her husband is recovering from a heart... […]
We're techy, too! John Deere, Tide-maker P&G making debuts at CES gadget show
The companies founded by blacksmith John Deere and candle-and-soap-making duo Procter & Gamble may not be the hip purveyors of new technology they were in 1837. But they're first-time exhibitors at this year's CES gadget show, along with other unlikely newcomers such as missile-maker Raytheon,... […]
Fed up with high prices, drug shortages, Advocate and other hospitals create not-for-profit drug company
Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest hospital systems in the Chicago area, has teamed up with a large group of hospitals intent on battling shortages of generic drugs and bringing down the cost of those medications by making their own. If the venture is successful, the hospitals could pay... […]