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Monday, Aug 21

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How to choose the right enterprise mobility management tool

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It’s almost redundant to refer to a “mobile workforce,” because so much of the workforce today is using mobile devices in some fashion. Managing this large and expanding environment continues to be a huge challenge for IT, and for a…

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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

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I don't know if you heard, but that solar eclipse wasn't the only significant event of the day. Today also marked the official unveiling of Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release — the software previously known only as "Android O" (oh, yes).

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26% off Qwerkywriter BlueTooth Mechanical Keyboard with Integrated Tablet Stand - Deal Alert

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Qwerkywriter connects wirelessly to any phone or tablet with BlueTooth. It features vintage inspired round typewriter keycaps and industrial strength mechanical switches that provide a unique clicky tactile feel, similar to the old vintage…

$150 Price Drop on Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance - Deal Alert

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Pico Pro is an automated craft brewery that brews fresh craft beer using recipes from award-winning breweries. Brew any style of beer you desire – from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters – starting with just the press of a button.…

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Microsoft exec leaves Commerce Dept.’s Digital Economy Board

Friday saw a mass exodus of members of the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Created by then-Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker just over a year ago, to “provide recommendations on ways to advance economic growth and…

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6 iOS 11 iPad improvements in video

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With iOS 11, Apple made a range of great changes for iPad users, and has produced six useful videos to guide you through using some of these. (You’ll find a range of other great improvements for enterprise users here). These have…

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How to switch from Android to iPhone

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iPhone sales regularly exceed analysts’ expectations, and millions of people who are purchasing an Apple smartphone for the first time are switching from Android devices. So, if you are an Android user thinking of switching to iOS, you…

NIST: In mobile authentication, think hardware, not software

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Retail is in an awkward in-between stage when it comes to online security. In shifting their purchasing to online options, shoppers are using both desktop computers and mobile devices. Had they moved straight to mobile, authentication…

Now THAT'S what we call a proper test!

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It's a few decades back, and this company has finally decided its disaster recovery plan needs a backup generator to keep the data center going if all power is lost, reports a pilot fish there.

Saturday, Aug 19

Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

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Instead of fearing that artificial intelligence (A.I.) will replace us, we should be excited about how A.I. will help us.

Friday, Aug 18

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The Essential Phone that’s not that essential

Perhaps one of the most poorly named products in recent memory, the new Essential Phone, arrives just in time to make us wonder why it even exists.

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BrandPost: The Biggest Access Security Challenges and How to Address Them

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As companies’ global partner ecosystems expand, remote suppliers, contractors and other external parties are just as likely to require access to some key enterprise applications as are full-time staffers working from branch locations, home…

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Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know

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I mentioned at the outset that R syntax is a bit quirky, especially if your frame of reference is, well, pretty much any other programming language. Here are some unusual traits of the language you may find useful to understand as you…

Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization

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One of the most appealing things about R is its ability to create data visualizations with just a couple of lines of code.

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12 Apple Watch tips for busy people

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I’ve put together a few tips to help readers get more from their Apple Watch. This short collection should help any busy enterprise professional get more done, faster.

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Beginner's guide to R: Easy ways to do basic data analysis

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So you've read your data into an R object. Now what?

Beginner's guide to R: Introduction

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R is hot. Whether measured by more than 10,000 add-on packages, the 95,000+ members of LinkedIn's R group or the more than 400 R Meetup groups currently in existence, there can be little doubt that interest in the R statistics language,…

Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R

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Once you've installed and configured R to your liking, it's time to start using it to work with data. Yes, you can type your data directly into R's interactive console. But for any kind of serious work, you're a lot more likely to already…

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63% off Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime - Deal Alert

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SoundCore 2 From Anker produces outstanding audio from an astonishingly compact speaker. Upgraded 2x 6W drivers blast out rich, clear sound. IPX5 water-resistant rating and dustproof engineering mean you can bring your beats anywhere -…

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Looking at a 1TB Surface Pro 2017? Make sure you know what you’re getting

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If you buy a top-of-the-line, 1TB computer, you might expect to get 1TB of storage. Yes? But if you shell out $2,700 for a 1TB Surface Pro 2017 (or a princely $2,960 if you want a keyboard and pen), you actually get two 512GB SSD drives.…

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iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication

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Given that so many of the details of our digital lives are either with us (on our smartphones) or easily accessible (via the web), you should be doing everything you can to protect that information and data. On iPhones and iPads, data is…

Indexo patronum!

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It's a few decades back when this college student pilot fish lands a part-time IT job at a research hospital, where part of his job is helping out doctors who have -- surprise! -- research projects.

2017 IT jobs report: Southeast region

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This IT jobs report covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Also see our reports for the Pacific, Mountain,…

Thursday, Aug 17

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Mozilla nears finish line for 64-bit Firefox transition

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Mozilla now automatically delivers the 64-bit version of Firefox to Windows users with compatible hardware, the open-source developer said this week. (Firefox can be downloaded here.)

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Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone

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Losing your phone is one of the most stressful predicaments of modern-day life. We've all been there: You pat your pocket, swiftly scan every surface in sight — then suddenly feel your heart drop at the realization that your Android device…

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Free Windows 10 installation and configuration training

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There are now multiple editions and installation options for Windows 10, so picking the right version for the right purpose can get confusing.

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60% off Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard - Deal Alert

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The G105 gaming keyboard from Logitech features dual-level LED backlighting, fully programmable g-keys for single actions and macros, and anti-ghosting capabilities. Program 3 macros per key -- configure up to 18 unique functions per game.…

65% off AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer - Deal Alert

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How often do you check temps in your fridge or freezer? With the AcuRite wireless fridge/freezer thermometer you can be sure that your food is being stored at safe temperatures. It displays the refrigerator temperature, freezer temperature…

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Where’s the KB 4034661 jumbo bug fix for Win10 Anniversary Update?

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On Wednesday night, Microsoft claims it issued KB 4034661 for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, bringing version 1607 up to build 14393.1613. It was supposed to go out the Automatic Update chute. But as of early Thursday morning, U.S. time,…

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A Silicon Valley CIO’s conundrum: With mobile apps, do you build or buy?

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Ann Dunkin took over as the CIO of Santa Clara County's municipal government five months ago, and ever since she has been absorbed by reorganizing and restructuring the county's IT functions.