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Saturday, Feb 17

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Predictions about Google’s predictive internet

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Google wants you to keep using Google. So to keep your interest, it’s working hard to apply some of the world’s most advanced technologies to making your online activities faster and easier.

Friday, Feb 16

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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Microsoft this week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1809, this year's second feature upgrade and the one slated to ship this fall.

Microsoft is distributing security patches through insecure HTTP links

The Microsoft Update Catalog uses insecure HTTP links – not HTTPS links – on the download buttons, so patches you download from the Update Catalog are subject to all of the security problems that dog HTTP links, including man-in-the-middle…

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6 reasons iMac Pro is ready for the enterprise

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I’ve been inspired to make a few predictions after spending the morning looking at some of the powerful applications you can now run on a midrange iMac Pro.

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28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

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Google Assistant is artificial intelligence at your fingertips — but sometimes, it can be tough to know what to ask an omniscient robot to do.

Thursday, Feb 15

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HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

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HP is expanding its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering to cover Apple's iOS and macOS hardware.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

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Microsoft's free Windows Analytics service now scans enterprise Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs, and reports whether they've been updated to defend against potential attacks exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre processor…

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Apple's macOS Server strategy shifts again

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Late last month, Apple quietly unveiled major changes to macOS Server. Although the announcement didn't disclose much about the new abilities macOS Server will gain, it does detail services to be deprecated starting this spring. Though…

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What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

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With Apple's better-late-than-never arrival into the smart speaker market this month, there's been lots of talk about the state of the smart assistant — and why, ultimately, all these companies are working so hard to get you talking to…

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Throwback Thursday: Something in the air

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It's the 1990s, and this IT support pilot fish is working at a factory that manufactures electronic components, setting up PCs and running the network.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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IBM sees blockchain as ready for government use

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IBM sees blockchain as much more than the foundation for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and wants the government to consider embracing it as a way of saving time, cost and risk.

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February patches bring ominous Outlook fixes and a rebirth of KB 2952664

The very early reports are in, and it looks like this month’s monstrous panoply of patches isn’t as destructive as last month’s – so far, at least. Aside from a few reported incompatibilities, the big news involves two Outlook security…

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Mac: What does 'System Scan is Recommended' mean?

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Many Mac users may have come across a small window that appears on top of their browser when surfing the Web that warns them, ‘System Scan is Recommended’. So, what is this message, and what should you do if you see it?

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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

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Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7.

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Why we love REAL power users

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Flashback to the late 1990s, when this pilot fish has landed a job supporting PCs and a Novell network for a manufacturer that has engineers onsite.

Tuesday, Feb 13

23

12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

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The iPhone X is finally here, and among its many attributes, such as Face ID technology, it supports native wireless charging – just as the iPhone 8 line does.

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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

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Microsoft is working to create a blockchain-based, decentralized digital identity management platform that would allow users to own and secure access to their online persona via an encrypted database hub.

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5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Well, gang, we knew it was inevitable, and now it's actually happening: Here in the land of Android, we are officially talking about the first stream of P leaks.

16

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

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Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of other critical data safe while also making it much easier for you to create and recall…

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Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer

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Google has put a July deadline on a 2016 promise that its Chrome browser would tag all websites that don't encrypt their traffic.

Hey, are you getting paid to talk or to work?

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This IT pilot fish has worked as an IT staffer and as a consultant, and he knows there can be some real disadvantages to the better-paid but less stable contracting life.

Monday, Feb 12

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

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Windows 10 is the best operating system that's come along from Microsoft in a long time. It's a shape-shifter that changes its interface depending upon whether you're using a traditional computer or a touch-based one. It undoes the damage…

IDG Contributor Network: 6 hidden liabilities of enterprise SaaS applications

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Demand for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions is strong. No question about that, but less obvious are the limits and hidden liabilities of this popular business model.

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

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This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?

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It's pretty much a given every year that new smartphones will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress. This year's event, which starts Feb. 26 in Barcelona, is expected to be where Samsung shows off its shiny new Galaxy S9.

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IDG Contributor Network: 2018 CCA Mobile Carriers Show helps smaller wireless carriers compete

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How do smaller wireless carriers compete and win against the powerhouses of the industry like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Smaller competitors like US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, C Spire Wireless and many others face…

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Windows 10 S comes to an undignified — but not unexpected — end

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Microsoft really has gotten its act together in some areas. Take its cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. It’s a great cloud. But then there’s Windows. As Computerworld’s Woody Leonhart reported, “we had patches released, yanked, re-released…

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Get Windows Update locked down in preparation for this month’s problems

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January 2018 will go down in history as one of the worst patching months in Microsoft’s very checkered history. That isn’t an isolated muck-up. It’s a harbinger. We had a couple of really bad months in 2017 — February and November come…

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iFixit: Apple's HomePod is 'built like a tank'

If the sheer quantity of engineering intelligence iFixit has identified in HomePod is eventually matched in Siri support for multiple users and more search domains, then Apple just nailed the smart speaker market.

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Mobile app management is being driven by unmanaged devices

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The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report.