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Thursday, Oct 19

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iOS 11 uptake leaves iOS 10 – and Android 8 – in the dust

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Apple released iOS 11 on Sept. 19 and within a week the latest version of iOS was already powering 30.21% iDevices. That's still left it far behind the 63.47% running iOS 10.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 7 ways to speed up your PC

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Want Windows 10 to run faster? We've got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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How long til the true Google retail store arrives?

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In the beginning, Google was a search company. Period.

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Mac users: Are you ready for the super-fast iMac Pro?

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If you’re looking for a high-end Mac, you may want to shoot across to Apple.com and tap the Notify Me button to be among the first to learn when the iMac Pro hits the stores — probably in December.

25% off Dyson V6 Motor Head Cord-free Vacuum - Deal Alert

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The powerful, portable and wire-free Dyson V6 Motorhead vacuum is currently discounted by a generous $100 on Amazon, where it averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,000 reviewers. The Dyson V6 Motorhead cordless vacuum has an overall…

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Something needs adjusting, just not on the monitor

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IT pilot fish hits his 60th birthday and, once the party's over, begins to notice that he's having trouble reading his monitor.

Anatomy of a spambot

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For security pros, spambots are known enemies. For the uninitiated, they are unknown entities. And yet they proliferate like ants at a picnic or teens on messaging apps. You might be receiving countless messages from bots every day, and…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge

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J.P. Morgan has created what is arguably one of the largest blockchain payments networks to date.

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These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

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There are lots of good reasons you might want to analyze public data, from detecting salary trends in government data to uncovering insights about a potential investment (or your favorite sports team).

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Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Working together, Apple and GE have just opened the doors for further iOS deployment across industry infrastructure.

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48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery - Deal Alert

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Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, and it accounts for over 72,000 cases of poisoning each year. Kidde calls their C3010D model "worry free" because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO…

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With an idea this good, what can possibly go wrong?

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It's a few decades back, and this big steel company decides to modernize one of its furnace operations with the latest technology, according to an IT pilot fish in the know.

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 2)

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Still think you know a lot about Windows?

IT and 'citizen developers' partner on mobile apps and more

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Worker appetite for new applications, particularly mobile ones, is running high.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Mobile collides with collaboration – and a new digital workspace is born

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As smartphones and tablets become ever more indespensible work tools, enterprise mobility management platforms (EMM) are being used deliver collaboration tools, such as voice and video conferencing, directly to user devices.

For enterprises, the big changes to Windows 10 1709 aren't obvious

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Microsoft today released the newest Windows 10 feature upgrade, labeled "Fall Creators Update" and numbered 1709, to consumers and commercial customers. The upgrade was the first since Microsoft revamped its Windows 10 servicing model by…

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

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Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was rolled out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, code-named Redstone 4. As it did with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has…

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Welcome to the era of the Google ecosystem

By now, you probably know everything there is to know about Google's Pixel 2. You've no doubt read the reviews, mulled over the bigger-picture significance, and gotten a pretty good feeling of whether the phone's right for you.

Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier

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Dropbox has launched a new portfolio feature, Showcase, designed to help independent workers and small teams of professionals display and share documents more easily.

Mingis on Tech: Pondering the Pixel 2 (as an iPhone alternative)

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For high-end smartphone buyers – whether you prefer Google's Android or Apple's iOS – this may well be the best of times. The iPhone 8 is out, the X arrives in just a few weeks, and the latest device from Google, the Pixel 2, is available…

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Excel, Access, external DB driver errors linked to this month’s patches

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I’m seeing many reports, in various locations, about this month’s Windows security patches breaking custom programs that import and export Excel XLS files. Programs that have worked for years are suddenly, mysteriously, turning belly-up.…

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Greenpeace gives Apple a B- for its green electronics efforts

Apple is setting a “new bar in terms of corporate responsibility” when it comes to green electronics. Meanwhile, Samsung continues to disappoint with its lack of leadership here, said Gary Cook, senior IT campaigner at Greenpeace USA.

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35% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

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Here's something you probably didn't know existed. With SanDisk's iXpand iPhone base, you'll never have to worry about losing your memories again. Every time you charge your iPhone with the iXpand Base, it automatically backs up your…

Review: Google’s Pixel 2 phone is the smart (and safe) choice for biz

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One of the great attractions of Google’s Pixel phones is that they are almost iPhone-like in concept: The same company is in full control of the hardware, software and ecosystem. And, often, a new phone is accompanied by a new release of…

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In fairness, that's really just being thorough

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IT manager pilot fish gets a call from a user whose PC screen is getting pretty difficult to read, and she wants to make sure she's dealing with the problem correctly.

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

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In the minds of mobile shoppers, where is the line between convenience and personal space/privacy? We now have two retailers — Walmart and Amazon, the giants of in-store and online shopping, respectively — separately testing programs to…

Monday, Oct 16

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Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update

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Microsoft today revealed that it quietly patched Windows last week against vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks.

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10 smart browser alternatives to Safari for iOS

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Chances are your corporate IT policy dictates which browser you use on your laptop or desktop. On your iPhone, though, you may be free to choose a more exotic browser. So we've rounded up 10 Safari alternatives -- some talkative, some…

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Don’t be the fool in the cloud

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When I hear people worrying about cloud security, they’re usually shaking in their boots about some obscure bug beyond their control. Ha! Ordinary, stupid human mistakes are more than bad enough.