Victor Potesta

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Airbus Is Studying a Longer Range A321 in Battle With Boeing

Airbus SE is studying options to extend the range of its A321 narrowbody plane ahead of a decision by Boeing Co. on whether to push ahead with a …

Aviation

Face scans for international travelers at Florida airport

Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international …

Flying

TSMC Ramps Up Production of 7nm Chips Ahead of 2018 iPhones, Invests $25 Billion to Move to 5nm by 2020

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has begun commercial production of chips manufactured using its advanced 7-nanometer process (via <i>DigiTimes</i>). One of the major customers for chips built with the technology will be Apple and the A12 processor, which is expected to be found in …

Mobile Technology

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

Cheaper 2018 iPhones, and iOS 12 could just save your life

This week we've got more rumors about future iPhones -- the 2018 lineup could have a cheaper option and the iPhone's last port might get the boot. Also, President Trump's making promises to Apple CEO Tim Cook (but not about immigration). And there's even an iOS 12 update that could save your life. …

Mobile Technology

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Fast Food

10 Books Every Christian Should Read

I believe that of all the questions I receive, the most common relate to books. What are some books I ought to read? Can you recommend a book on <i>this</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Plane changed altitude rapidly before fatal Angel Flight crash, NTSB says

A witness didn't see any smoke coming from the Beechcraft Baron 58 before it went down in a field in Springfield, Burlington County Watch videoThe …

Airplanes

90 seconds with how much legroom? FAA faces audit of airplane evacuation standards

A U.S. Department of Transportation watchdog is reviewing federal oversight of aircraft evacuation standards, as airline seating gets tighter and …

Aviation

GarageBand lessons are now free for aspiring musicians

GarageBand has long been a useful tool to record music, podcasts and more. Even better, the app is free to download and use on your Mac or iOS devices, making it easy to try. Recent updates have brought enhancements like a portal for free sound packs and a better drum sequencer (on mobile), along …

Drums

Google Photos could finally let you adjust bokeh effects

• Google may be working on bringing depth-of-field adjustments to Google Photos.<br>• References to depth, blur, and foreground blur adjustments have been found in the latest version of the app.<br>• The service could potentially let you downgrade the quality of your backed-up photos as well.<p>Depth-of-field/bokeh …

Mobile Photography

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

Management

Best iPhone 2018 leaked photos and renders so far

IPhone 8

Quarter of Japanese workers confess they want to kill their boss

More than one-quarter of the Japanese workers taking part in a survey admitted that the thought of killing their boss had crossed their mind on at least one occasion, underlining the stresses that employees here are often under.<p>Fully 27 percent of the 1,006 men and women aged between 20 and 69 who …

Japan

Apple Watch Series 4: Rumored specs, price, release date

The Apple Watch debuted back in 2015, and in the three years since it's become the top smartwatch on the market. But it's also kept a pretty similar-looking design. Updates have included GPS and full swim-ready water resistance in the Apple Watch Series 2, and onboard cellular connectivity in Apple …

Smartwatches

Singapore Air CEO Sees Cargo Demand Slowing as Trade Battle Brews

As the brewing trade battle between the U.S. and China threatens to slow demand for air freight, the market is also facing pressure as demand gets in …

Singapore Airlines

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

4 Massive Mistakes Many Companies Make When Promoting New Managers

A person who is very good at her job is not automatically going to be equally good supervising other people doing that job.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imani was really great at customer service. Everyone viewed her as a superstar. Coworkers, customers and …

Leadership

Qualities of Effective Teachers: An Introduction

If finding or becoming an effective teacher were simple, this book would not be necessary. If a single method for developing an effective teacher …

Pedagogy

6 easy steps to make you more resilient

When I joined the FBI, the FBI’s transfer policy stipulated that I could be sent anywhere in the U.S. — the needs of the Bureau would always come …

Self-help

6 Things You Will Never Find Micromanagers Doing, Ever

How to instantly transform your micro-managers into leaders people want to follow.<p>Micromanagers may be good performers, produce results, and get the job done well. I know this, I've worked for them in the past.<p>The fabric they were cut from, however, was also the reason why I quit on them. Did I …

Leadership

The Most Productive Meetings Have Fewer Than 8 People

There are many problems with the way most meetings are run. One of the most political is the invite list. Deciding who to include can be tough but too many managers default to including everyone. In an effort to not make anyone feel left out, they unknowingly decrease the quality of the meeting. …

Management

Apple considered ditching the charging port for iPhone X

In its quest to create the ultimate streamlined products, Apple sure loves getting rid of ports. When it came to the development of the iPhone X, however, it temporarily toyed with an idea that would have made ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack pale into insignificance.<p>At least, that’s according to …

Mobile Technology

I'm Sorry, But The British Airways Bias Has Gone Too Far...

Apologist, traitor, sell out – let the chants begin…<p>This week British Airways cancelled “mistake fares” they probably shouldn’t have, but they did – …

British Airways

Google’s augmented reality Measure app now works with the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and more

ARCore support opens up the ability to measure things with a lot more devices<p>Google has updated its augmented reality Measure app to support the company’s ARCore standard. The update opens up the app to more devices, including the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and the G7 ThinQ, as noted by <i>9to5Google</i>. (Check …

Augmented Reality

How much did a personal computer cost the year you were born?

Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. Though many personal computers in the early 1970s were much cheaper, the most basic model of an HP 3000 sold for $95,000 in 1972, the equivalent of slightly over half …

MacBook Air

CMV: Here’s a way Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma, and keep everyone happy

I wrote back in 2016 that I’d come to terms with the fact that the then-new MacBook Pro models marked the end of the line for upgradable MacBooks.<p>I wrote then that I understood why Apple had done it. But I still hear complaints today from professionals who value upgradability and battery-life over …

MacBook Pro

How A Captain Flushed Out A Plane Full of Passengers Who Refused To Disembark - Live and Let's Fly

What happens when passengers react to a long flight delay by refusing to leave rather demanding to deplane? One Air Asia captain had to resort to …

Aviation

Exclusive: This is Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone

Apple’s iPhone X, pictured at the top of this post, marks a turning point for Apple. The iconic design elements that people have grown accustomed to …

Mobile Technology

Locked Out of Your iPhone? Here’s What to Do

<b>Q.</b> <i>What do you do if you forget your iPhone passcode and get a message on the lock screen saying the phone is disabled? What is disabling it?</i><p><b>A.</b> The passcode and other security protections that Apple builds into its iOS software are designed to prevent anyone but the owner (or trusted associate) from …

Operating Systems