Below is a weekly recap of the week’s blog posts including new e-scrap regulations in New York, how to recover lost files or documents, the rising need for cybersecurity post-pandemic, and Apple’s steps to make the company more eco-friendly.
New York Adopts E-Scrap Regulations
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) published the final regulations for the Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act in February to help implement the state’s EPR law. According to a press release, the regulations will “help reduce waste going to landfills, promote recycling, and help prevent foam litter from affecting communities.”
Tech Solutions Series: How do I recover a file?
As many obstacles as we face with our electronics, possibly one of the worst is that gut-wrenching feeling of panic after accidentally deleting an important file or document. You’ve just spent hours on a work proposal, a research paper or even perhaps a final draft of a novel and you hit the wrong button at just the right moment. Maybe your computer chose that moment to crash, and when you restart your computer, your work is gone. Fortunately, in this case, things are rarely ever gone when it comes to technology, even if you delete them.
The Greater Need for Cybersecurity in a Post-Pandemic World
Though the pandemic has calmed, businesses are still facing obstacles left in its path including the repercussions of a digital transformation. During lockdown, many companies switched to a remote working method, which created a larger risk of cyber attacks. As the world continues to maneuver this digital era, cybersecurity becomes more important.
Apple Takes Steps Toward a Greener Future
Apple’s sleek products are beloved around the globe, but the company has been under fire in recent years for false environmental claims. Despite the tech giant’s prior claims of being environmentally conscious, Apple is still the largest manufacturer of electronic devices, therefore, directly responsible for a large portion of the world’s electronic waste. However, this month the company’s 2022 Environmental Progress Report was released, and proves that Apple has taken multiple steps toward a greener future.