There’s some massive news out about COVID-19—and it’s good for a change. Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine is reportedly successful in preventing over 90% of infections according to early data from its Phase 3 study, says STAT News. Needless to say, if the data holds as the study continues, this vaccine could be the thing that turns the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic in humanity’s favor.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that spark the most delight with a Google Home. Sure, the flashy, pyrotechnic stuff might be what caught my eye at first — flicking all the lights in my house on at once, for example, is my go-to trick for impressing Google Home newbies. But like the sarsaparilla at my favorite hot chicken joint, it’s the little things that capture my heart and keep me coming back for more.
Apple first introduced macOS Big Sur back in June, lauding it with all the usual flowery language. The OS ushers in a new design language, which Apple’s SVP of software Craig Federighi described at the time as “the biggest change since the introduction of MacOS X,” way back in 2001. But the update isn’t just about aesthetics. Some of the most important built-in Mac apps like Messages and Safari are getting major upgrades, while new UI elements like Control Center and a revamped notifications area promise to make some common tasks more efficient.
Bottom Line: The pandemic is uncovering gaps and weaknesses in supply chains that require organizations to digitally transform themselves quickly starting with sustainability.