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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

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4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

Chromebook owners, start your engines: These four incoming features will help you focus better and work more efficiently.

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Microsoft warns of Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript 'procedure call' errors after August patches

Sometime in the past few hours, Microsoft posted official warnings about an 'invalid procedure call error' associated with August patches for all versions of Windows, from Win7 onward, and encompassing all flavors of Visual Basic....

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Chrome, Firefox to expunge Extended Validation cert signals

Google and Mozilla have decided to eliminate Extended Validation signals in their desktop browsers; the certificates were designed to assure users they landed on a legitimate site, not a malicious copycat.

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Slack touts ‘announcement channels’ for team update broadcasts

The company also rolled out new APIs to make it easier for admins to manage and automate some functions in larger deployments.

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Flying for business? Don’t take (some models) of 15-inch MacBook Pro

The Federal Aviation Authority has banned certain model 15-inch MacBook Pros from flights...

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Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

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2 Android Q features we still haven't seen in action

Android Q has been in the spotlight for months now, but some of its standout elements are still in the shadows.

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MacStadium announces cloud-based Mac IaaS for developers

Kubernetes-compatible virtualization layer for Macs in the cloud...

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Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

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It’s the Monday before Patch Tuesday – make sure Windows Auto Update is off

Traditionally, August finds Microsoft in a mid-summer lull, with lots of folks on vacation and more than the usual chances of surprising screw-ups from second-string staff. It’s an excellent month to sit on the sidelines and see what...

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Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don’t be bullied. There’s a middle path.

Many people running Win10 version 1803 — the most common version of Win10 — are seeing dire notices that they need to upgrade to 'the next version of Windows,' by which Microsoft means 1903. Hogwash. You have options. Here’s what you...

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Microsoft axes Office 2019 from 'Home Use Program'

The company is moving away from perpetually-licensed Office 2019 and now offers annual subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home for $69.99 and $48.99, respectively.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Apple announces a new iPhone (and you can’t have it)

The pre-jailbroken iPhone for security researchers is a hit at Black Hat 2019.

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When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

Wondering when the soon-to-launch Android Q software will make its way to your device? Let cold, hard data guide your guess.

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Microsoft relaxes telemetry rule for PCs managed with Windows Update for Business

A rule that kept privacy-first organizations from using group policies to manage the update service will no longer have to set the "diagnostic data level" for devices to Basic or above.

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Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy

The Voicea acquisition is part of a “cognitive collaboration” initiative as Cisco revamps its collaboration software and eyes new AI capabilities.

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