Author: Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.
Secret Software: How to Find Hidden Apps

Secret Software: How to Find Hidden Apps

Navigating the digital world can be a cumbersome chore. As technology has evolved, maintaining an adequate understanding of what possibilities are available to you can be comparable to learning a foreign language. While the rapid popularization of increased mobile technology has brought about increased convenience, it has also created unique problems with deceit and security. …

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5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Work For in 2019

Technology has been the hot-to-trot job market for some time now. But not all tech. companies are created equal. If you’re currently pounding pavement looking for new work, it helps to be targeted and have an idea of the type of company you want to work for. Many tech companies have expanded what employees expect …

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Can Higher Education Technology Inspire Innovation?

Can Higher Education Technology Inspire Innovation?

The standard methods of teaching are beginning to shift with the integration of new systems and software. Online courses, interactive digital classrooms and similar solutions have changed the face of education in the United States. Many of these changes are positive — but not all of them. In looking at higher education technology, it’s critical …

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Logitech to Offer Virtual Reality Drawing Experience

Logitech to Offer Virtual Reality Drawing Experience

Virtual reality or VR is a technology that big tech companies have been working on for a while. They’re getting better at getting people into a virtual world, though. From putting a person right into a video game to taking a virtual tour of an area all from a headset, we’re getting better at diving …

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7 Best Chrome Extensions for Managing Gmail

7 Best Chrome Extensions for Managing Gmail

Google Chrome has an extension to help users do almost anything. From checking website security to exchanging all news photographs of the current president for pics of adorable kittens, you can make your browser perform some seriously cute tricks. But for those of us looking to supercharge our productivity, what are the best Chrome extensions? …

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Is Blockchain Really Safe?

Is Blockchain Really Safe?

Blockchain is described as incredibly secure, as the nature of the network makes it incredibly difficult for shadow parties to tamper with certain data and activities. In this way, it is hailed by many as being a tamperproof system. Unfortunately, the true reality is that blockchain is not so infallible. Essentially, there are two elements …

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4 Challenges of Using Big Data in Health Care

4 Challenges of Using Big Data in Health Care

Big data in health care could be an effective method of helping providers find information in large amounts of data that would otherwise remain hidden. Applying the technology to the health field brings numerous opportunities, but some challenges, too. Here are four of the potential obstacles: 1. The Risk of Eroded Privacy The leading big …

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3D Robotics is Transforming Farming and Agriculture

3D Robotics is Transforming Farming and Agriculture

Agriculture and farming are still very much considered to be human-driven industries. There are a lot of automated machines and processes, of that there is no question, but for every innovative solution, there are just as many manual labor operations in place. It’s admittedly difficult to imagine machines taking over the entire industry, doing things …

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A Definitive Guide to Containers for App Developers

A Definitive Guide to Containers for App Developers

As a developer, you want your applications to be accessible just about anywhere, and by anyone. That means creating software that not only works cross-platform but across many instances and devices. Often, this is difficult to achieve even across systems running the same type of operating system. Windows, for example, has many different versions and …

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8 Best Note Taking Apps for Mobile Devices

8 Best Note Taking Apps for Mobile Devices

Smartphone capabilities have made it so that many of us no longer worry about bringing notebooks, pads, pens, and pencils to meetings, classes or other events that require taking notes. It’s merely necessary to have at least one note-taking app on your mobile device. Here are eight great options, all of which work on either …

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