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Technobyte: WEF 2018 highlighted technology's impact on the world

Tech correspondent Aki Anastasiou with the latest updates in the world of technology:

The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, isn't typically thought of as a tech conference. But technology has become one of the most prevalent themes at the globalist summit. Tech is shaping the global economy today.

This year, top executives from companies like Alphabet, Alibaba, IBM, Salesforce, and Uber joined leaders from around the world to drive that point home.

Keynotes and panels covered everything from artificial intelligence, automation, and biotechnology to cryptocurrencies, cyber security, drones, and e-commerce.

The weeklong forum features dozens upon dozens of panels and countless high-profile speakers. So we combed through the coverage and live-streamed sessions to round up the most important tech news and themes from WEF 2018.

www.pcmag.com

As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. For companies, reskilling and upskilling strategies will be critical if they are to find the talent they need and to contribute to socially responsible approaches to the future of work.

For policy-makers, reskilling and retraining the existing workforce are essential levers to fuel future economic growth, enhance societal resilience in the face of technological change and pave the way for future-ready education systems for the next generation of workers.

www.weforum.org

This week I’ve been testing the new iPhone X. I must be honest, the first few days were very frustrating and I almost gave up until day three when that aha moment came! With the absence of the home button, the initial experience can be quite challenging, but once you get over the hurdle you discover an amazing device with an incredible screen and incredible performance.

The new iPhone is one big screen packed with intelligence that helps one navigate around the features of the device.

The Super Retina screen colours are incredibly rich and almost perfect.

Unlocking the phone using Face ID was initially quite a transition to make, but once you get the hang of it is seamless and works really well.

Overall, an impressive device from Apple, is it is pricey but worth it. Be patient during the learning process.

www.myistore.co.za

Last week iStore, Apple’s Authorised Service Provider in South Africa, announced that stores have now been equipped with the specialist machinery to replace cracked iPhone screens from 6s and up.

They will be using the genuine Apple certified screens and their main store on Sandton Drive will offer a same day service. Other stores will take around 4 days for screen repairs.

www.myistore.co.za


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