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Bolster network security with Hexnode mobile device management


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Hexnode helps you get on top of mobile device management for better network security.
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This network security post is presented by Hexnode.

More than 40% of cyberattacks victimize small businesses, at an average cost of $200,000 per incident, experts say. And yet only 14% of companies are prepared to defend themselves with robust network security, according to Accenture. If your business isn’t addressing network vulnerabilities and mobile device management (MDM) with help from a provider like Hexnode, you could be in big trouble.

Take 3 key lessons to boost your side hustle [Deals]


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Get the inside insights on how to make the most of your time and your team in the digital marketplace.
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In the age of precarity, everybody has good reason to hustle. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make extra income — you just need to know how.

We rounded up three lessons that offer valuable insights for anyone looking to expand their skills and boost their income. Each is taught by popular educator Quaison Carter, with inside insights on SEO, scaling up and finding your personal “genius.”

Learn to make your own way (and money) as an entrepreneur [Deals]


The Entrepreneur Startup Master Class Bundle
This bundle includes 8 courses that will teach you how to become your own boss.
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The treadmill, the hamster wheel, the rat race, the daily grind. None of us like the idea of working on other people’s terms and for other people’s goals, so no wonder there’s so much appeal to becoming a self-sufficient entrepreneur. It’s easy to dream about, but to actually do it takes guidance.

WhatsApp will start showing you ads in 2020


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It's time to upgrade if you haven't already.
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Conversations with your friends won’t be the only thing that shows up inside your WhatsApp next year. Facebook has confirmed ads will also start appearing in 2020.

You’ll see them in WhatsApp Status, the messaging platform’s answer to Instagram Stories.

WhatsApp Business for iOS rolls out worldwide


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WhatsApp Business for iOS has begun its worldwide rollout.

The new app, which lets businesses connect with their customers in an instant, made its debut on iOS last month — but only in a small number of countries. Now you can get your hands on it anywhere.

Apple Music could soon be open to businesses


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Apple Music could be opened up to businesses to allow streaming in public places.

The “Apple Music for Business” trademark was filed for late last month in the U.S. — and in other territories back in June. The filing states the trademark would be applied to a number of different areas, including commercial use.

Apple flaw lets hackers steal business passwords


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Businesses beware.
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Many businesses choose to spend more on Apple smartphones and computers because they’re supposed to be safer than more affordable alternatives running Android or Windows. But they’re not completely bulletproof.

Researchers have discovered a worrying flaw in one Apple service that allows hackers to steal business passwords from macOS and iOS devices.

Apple teams up with Salesforce to deliver better business apps for iOS


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The redesigned Salesforce app will bring exclusive features to iOS next year.
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Apple has entered into a new partnership with Salesforce to deliver new iOS apps focused on business.

Salesforce is redesigning its app and adding exclusive new features as part of the deal, while Apple has vowed to provide tools and resources to help millions of Salesforce developers create their own native apps for iOS.

Readdle’s awesome productivity apps hit 100 million downloads


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It's been a wild ride for Readdle.
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If you use a lot of productivity apps on iOS, the chances are one of them was made by Readdle. The Ukrainian company has built some of the biggest and best software for getting things done, including Spark, Scanner Pro, and PDF Expert.

Readdle launched its first app in 2007, just a few months after the very first iPhone went on sale. Since then, it has built 40 products and assembled a team of 135 people in eight locations around the world.

This week, Readdle hit a major milestone: 100 million downloads. Here’s how it happened.