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How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Windows by the numbers: Stubborn Windows 7 unmoved by Microsoft's call to change to 10

Migration watch: In July, Windows 7 remained behind the decline pace of XP

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58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert

Flexible, Soft, Foldable, Roll-up, Silent, Waterproof, Dustproof, Lightweight, Portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you won't have to worry too much about, this one is currently discounted 58% to just...

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Microsoft declares April's Windows 10 upgrade ready for business

Creators Update is now suitable for broad deployment in enterprise.

Size matters

It's upgrade time for this law firm's computers, and the IT team has decided to go with what used to be called a bookshelf PC. But the boss has a very specific objection.

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Mingis on Tech: Why companies love 2-in-1 tablets

Your next corporate computer may well be an iPad Pro, Surface Pro or some other hybrid laptop/tablet combo.

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Your next company computer may be a 2-in-1 laptop

While consumers and businesses are walking away from tablets, 2-in-1 laptops are finding their way into corporations in a big way; sales are expected to grow by more than 21% a year over the next four years.

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Tweaking Internet Explorer to only use TLS 1.2

For security purposes, it's best to stay away from Internet Explorer. But if you do run it, follow these steps to ensure it uses TLS 1.2.

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The PC business: Decline continues in Q2

Personal computer shipments declined between 3% and 4% in the June quarter from the same period in 2016; one analyst doubts Windows 10 will help much.

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Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2

With more processing power for AI, the HoloLens 2 could help us better interpret data and make better business decisions.

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43% off Pecham Vertical Stand for PS4 with Cooling Fan and Dual Controller Charging - Deal Alert

Keep your PS4/PS4 Slim console organized and functioning properly with this vertical stand from Pecham which features an integrated cooling fan, dual controller changing and a USB hub.

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CPU architecture after Moore’s Law: What's next?

As Moore’s Law loses relevance, specialization may have to replace raw speed in microprocessor design.

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If you're going to lose a laptop, better it be a Chromebook

I left my Chromebook on a bus yesterday, and my own Defensive Computing let me down.

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Tech Talk: Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Our panel digs into Microsoft's new Azure Stack, looks at why cyberattacks never seem to end, chews over the fate of Apple's Touch ID and debates whether QWERTY keyboards are tech relics.

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40% off Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Adapter - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 adapter from Inateck can interface with up to three drives simultaneously. It is compatible with 2.5"/3.5" IDE/SATA hard drives and 5.25" IDE/SATA CD/DVD drives, and features a one-touch backup function.

Case...er, DRAWER closed

User at this manufacturing plant calls the help desk because her PC keeps losing network connectivity -- and she says she even knows what's triggering the problem.

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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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Driver fix for Surface Pro 2017 hibernation seems to work; now, about that backlight bleed

Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro appears to have kicked the narcolepsy problem, but many customers still aren’t happy.

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The augmented reality boom will transform phones (and business)

Starting next year, look for AR to begin transforming enterprise communications, logistics, manufacturing, analytics, product design, training, marketing and collaboration.

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The IT upgrade cycle has never looked better for Apple

Goodbye and farewell Windows XP. I never knew ya. I was upgrading to OS X ‘Puma’ when you shipped. I never looked back. Did you?

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48% off Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure External Case - Deal Alert

This 3 port USB 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience. setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble. The built-in foam pad protect hard...

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