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Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

It's never easy, figuring out what Microsoft is up to when it comes to its plans for Windows 10. But the way it's handled updates in 2019 could point to what it plans to do in 2020 and beyond.


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Salesforce to expand Einstein Voice Skills so users can create custom voice apps

Salesforce is among a number of tech firms aiming to bring voice to the enterprise, though most users will have to wait until 2021 to access its AI voice assistant.


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The Zen of Mobile

Facebook's iOS 'bug' secretly filmed users. IT, take note.

And a very different bug, planted by cyberthieves, presents even more frightening camera-spying issues with Android.


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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19028 for 20H1, released on Nov. 19, 2019.


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Apple Holic

Security lessons from a Mac-only fintech company

Build America Mutual, a leading U.S. municipal bond insurer, is an all Apple shop. And even though macOS and iOS are generally secure, threats to the platforms continue to rise.


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10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

Looking to speed up Chrome? Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you a noticeably better browsing experience.


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A real light bulb moment

Watt’s it all about?


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Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

A decentralized storage service that rents capacity from users around the globe is among a small cadre of vendors claiming their capacity is cheaper and more resilient than big players such as Amazon S3.


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Woody on Windows

Microsoft releases Monthly Rollup previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008 SP2, 2012 and .Net

While 'optional non-security' cumulative updates for Windows 10 are supposed to be on holiday hiatus, we just got a full assortment of optional patches for earlier versions of Windows — full of telemetry — including odd ones with no...


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1910 (Build 12130.20390), released Nov 18, 2019.


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Up close with CastAway, the Chrome OS add-on for your phone

A new crowdfunded product promises to attach a tiny functioning Chromebook onto your phone. I sit down with the device's creator to learn more.


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Apple Holic

iPhone users: Do you love or loathe Quick Share in iOS 13?

Why won't Apple put users in control of the QuickShare menu in iOS 13's Share pane?


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Become a certified IoT business leader

IDG Insider Pro and CertNexus are partnering to offer business leaders a course and associated credential to boost collaboration and drive informed IoT business decisions.


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Microsoft starts releasing fixes for Access bugs introduced in Office security patches this month

If you’ve been seeing new Access 'Query is corrupt' errors, they’re likely caused by buggy Office patches released on Patch Tuesday last week. Microsoft has started releasing fixes for the bad Office security patches. One of them, for...


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Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network

Walmart Canada's blockchain hits the sweet spot for the supply chain industry as it solves issues such as invoice dispute resolution and real-time data distribution.