Covering everything from the latest social media news and digital trends to tech reviews, The Digital Bakery team works hard each week to bring our readers a range of fresh, exciting and engaging content. So, whether they’ve been getting the most love on social, caught our eye in the email, or are #trending online, we’ve rounded up the top stories from the past week, in case you missed any…
1) 10 Reasons Why Every CEO Needs To Be More Digital.. And Have A Strong Digital Presence
Why should I bother being on social networks?” asked the CEO of a major organization. “It seems like a major waste of my time when I barely have enough time for strategic thinking.”
As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it’s only right that top executives question the validity of any of the social media platforms. Yet, I remain adamant that top executives should be digital and on social media, so that they can better answer the above question themselves. I even believe that being digital can facilitate and expedite some of the tasks and decisions that formerly (pre-digital) were much harder and more time-consuming to do.
See these reasons and more by following the link.
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2) Why We Can’t Trust Smartphones Anymore
Your smartphone may contain secret ‘features’ that leave you vulnerable.
This isn’t to do with accidental design flaws that hackers might exploit. Security issues have always existed. They represent a cat-and-mouse game between malicious actors, who try to break smartphone security, and the smartphone industry, which tries to identify and fix the accidental vulnerabilities that make phones susceptible to hackers. Nothing new about that.
The past few weeks have introduced a new trend in design decisions made by smartphone companies that cause phones to do things invisibly, behind the scenes that make phones potentially less secure.
Google, Apple and OnePlus have recently been caught sneaking intentional vulnerabilities into phones in ways no user would ever suspect. Phones running software installed by those three companies do potentially insecure things even when users take actions to prevent those very things from happening.
Smartphone industry motives are partially well intentioned. The purpose of these decisions is to improve performance or ease of use. But the decision to do these things without clearly informing users belies a new type of customer disrespect.
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3) Is The World Ready For A 5G Data Tsunami?
4G LTE dominates now but 5G is predicted to serve 20pc of the world’s population in the coming years. By 2023, there will be more than 1bn 5G subscriptions for enhanced broadband across the planet. Mobile network equipment giant Ericsson has predicted in its latest Mobility Report that 5G will cover 20pc of the world’s population at that point.
While the standard for 5G has not yet officially been defined, what Ericsson sees as 5G will involve the first New Radio (NR) commercial networks going live in 2019, with major deployments taking place from 2020. Early 5G deployments are foreseen in several markets, including the US, South Korea, Japan and China.
With the onset of 5G from 2019 onwards, mobile data traffic is expected to surge by eight times during the forecast period, reaching 110 exabytes per month by 2023. This is the equivalent of 3.5m years of HD video streaming. North America is currently showing the highest average usage per smartphone, exceeding 7GB per month by the end of 2017.
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4) Pharma Packaging Firm Wasdell Announces 300 Jobs For Dundalk
Pharmaceutical packaging company Wasdell has announced the creation of 300 jobs for Dundalk, Co Louth.
The UK-based firm is to build a 70,000sq.ft greenfield facility at IDA Ireland’s site in Mullagharlin in the town. The €30 million investment will see the 300 jobs created over five years and is supported by IDA Ireland. The company makes clinical trials packing, primary and secondary packaging, and is also involved in the distribution of biopharmaceutical products.
The new jobs will include roles in general management, production manager and supervisors, laboratory, engineering and maintenance, production operatives, warehouse, finance and administration, health and safety and human resources. Wasdell’s managing director Martin Tedham said that due to the rate of growth the company was experiencing and the ongoing requirement to maintain capacity, a site in Ireland will be a means to facilitate this.
“We have always had a strong customer base in Ireland and we are certain that this trend will continue with the impending Brexit situation as companies typically from the UK and USA look to securing a base to service their European markets,” Mr Tedham said.
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5) Long Day At work? How To Make Sure You Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Whether you have just had a long day or you’re heading into one, a good night’s sleep is paramount.
A bad night’s sleep can throw off your entire week. It will make you burn out easier, you will be less productive, and you will become physically and mentally exhausted. You can’t always control whether or not you have a good night’s sleep, but there are a few things you can do (and some others you can avoid) that will help with your situation.
Start a bedtime ritual
Getting into a good habit before bed will help train your body to naturally prepare for sleep. Think about how the motion of chewing makes your body expect food and become hungry.
A consistent calming ritual every night before bed will help you wind down and be ready for sleep. This could be 20 minutes of reading, a relaxing bath, or a cup of warm milk or herbal tea – just make sure the tea is caffeine-free!
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6) Viral Of The Week – Kiwi Cops Come Up With Unique Recruitment Video
How unique are we talking?
Well, it features two drag queens, the Armed Offenders Unit – that’s New Zealand’s version of a SWAT team – and a lot of sight gags that make the whole thing look like it was made by Taika Waititi. The recruitment video, which has been a hit with Kiwis, sees different aspects of policing in New Zealand on display – and even features hip-hop dancing.
Like we said, it’s unique. Take a look.
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