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Learn your tech history by diving into the documentary discussed below as well as some other of our favorites!

General Magic” is a documentary that provides a fascinating look at the rise and fall of the General Magic company. The company was a Silicon Valley startup from the early 1990s. They aimed to create a handheld device that could access email, news, and other online services. While the film doesn’t directly relate to the iPhone, it does offer some insights into the technological innovations that paved the way for the development of the iPhone and other mobile devices.

General Magic was focused on creating a portable device that could access a wide range of online services. This is much like the iPhone and other smartphones do today. The company was ahead of its time in developing technologies such as touchscreens, virtual assistants, and the ability to send and receive emails on a handheld device.

Some of the former General Magic employees featured in the documentary went on to work for Apple and other tech companies. Many of the technologies that they developed at General Magic, helped shape the development of mobile devices like the iPhone.

In many ways, “General Magic” is a reminder of the fact that technological innovation is often the result of a collaborative effort. With many people contributing to the development of a new product or technology, the possibilities seem endless. This documentary also underscores the importance of persistence and resilience in the face of challenges. General Magic faced numerous setbacks before ultimately becoming a failing company.

Overall, “General Magic”, the documentary, provides a compelling look at the history of technology. It also shows the role that companies like General Magic played in paving the way for the development of the mobile devices we know & love today.

If you are interested in some of our other favorite tech history lessons, check out the links below:

  1. Ted Talk: Confessions of a Cyber Spy Hunter
  2. The Age of AI
  3. The Great Hack
  4. Vue.js: The Documentary

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The Results Are In – LinkedIn Polls

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Let’s discuss some of the data we have collected recently via our weekly LinkedIn Polls!

Over the past few months, we have been posting weekly poll questions on our LinkedIn Page. These questions covered topics like current technology, resume tips, interview preferences, fun holiday plans, future career goals and more. This time around, we will discuss the results we have received on our tech topic polls in recent weeks.

Weekly polls have been a great way to gage what our LinkedIn audience is interested in. It helps us learn what their thoughts are on new technology initiatives and what they really think about the tech they work with every day.

Q1: Will you be looking for a new role for the new year?

A whapping 58% of those who voted said that, yes, they most definitely are planning to look for a new role in 2023. Whether that is in the same industry & position or not, we can’t confirm. But, it sounds like the majority of voters are not currently happy in their role. AP Professionals is working to change that narrative! Let us help you find a role that fulfills you so that next time around we can get the majority to vote “Happy Where I Am”.

Q2: What makes a techie’s resume stand out in the competitive job market?

This result had a close call for 1st & 2nd place, however, experience in a specific technology ultimately won! Voters believe that the best way to stand out is to gain as much experience as possible in a technology of your choosing. Instead of having general knowledge of all, a deep dive to become an expert in one would be your best bet!

Q3: Which coding language do you prefer for web development?

67% of votes said that JavaScript was the coding language they preferred most. We did think this could be the consensus seeing that this is one of the most popular languages out there. If you are like our voters & enjoy using JavaScript, let us know in the comments below!

Q4: Which is your favorite Data Analysis Tool?

Microsoft Excel took the cake on this one. Excel offers advanced ways of analyzing data without requiring the user to be an expert. As the most used tool out there, Microsoft has made complex data analysis accessible to the everyday worker. 9% of voters noted that other tools were their favorite, they commented to include, Minitab, SQL and Qlik.

Q5: What is the most significant technology that will shape the future of the IT Industry?

Drawing in the most attention with 171 votes, this tech question had a clear winner with 78% of voters thinking that AI will most likely shape the IT Industry going forward. Which brings us to our follow-up question, which type of AI do you think will evolve the most?

Q6: What is your top technology to learn in 2023?

Finally, we learned that a majority of you would like to learn about Cyber Security the most in 2023! We have seen a growing number of companies looking to hire individuals with Cyber Security experience due to the increasing complexity of hackers. As companies grow & develop new systems, hackers are unfortunately quickly catching up!

Follow us on LinkedIn here to participate in our weekly polls!

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Summer Refresh 2022

Same award-winning tech staffing, same top-rated employment benefits, refreshed look!

Welcome to the AP Professionals that you know & love – with a polished new look. We’ve worked hard to ensure that our future & current, consultants & clients can access job postings, benefit information, staffing solutions and more at ease through our newly refined website.

Looking for your next career opportunity? Head over to our new Now Hiring section where you can find open positions, our technical recruiting expertise categories, employee testimonials and more. We can help you find your next remote, hybrid or in-person role! 

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AP Professionals has been building relationships that last a lifetime in Phoenix, AZ and beyond since 1998. Since then, we have gone on to win multiple staffing awards with Fortune 500 companies while consistently being named as a “Best Place to Work” by the Phoenix Business Journal. Placing over 400 consultants in 2021 with many of them using their placement as a steppingstone to become permanent employees with our clients. Let us help you find your next career move or your next star team member.

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