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Microsoft dismantles its update naming scheme again, leaves unanswered questions

With the announcement Thursday that Microsoft will no longer use the “Semi-Annual Channel Targeted” mumbo-jumbo, we’re left with dozens of key questions, terminology be damned. Just when are we supposed to believe a new version of...

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Companies are keen to try blockchain to address key business needs such as efficient transactions and immutable audit trails. But many aren't taking advantage of the distributed ledger's most innovative features.

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J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

JPM Coin, the first of its kind from a major bank, will initially be used to transfer funds over a blockchain network internally and between internationally between institutional clients.

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Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

With 'Project Fission,' the developer hopes to wall off malicious sites and attack code so websites don't bring down the whole browser.

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Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?

It's finally time for the first real test of Google's effort to improve Android upgrades — and the results reveal some sobering truths.

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?

If you're using Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 and the subscription lapses, here's how much time you have to renew — or back up your data and move on.

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Why Android upgrades absolutely matter

If you think Android OS updates are relevant only for what you see on the surface, you aren't thinking deeply enough.

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Does Workplace have a Facebook problem?

Facebook is pushing into the enterprise with its Workplace collaboration software, but problems plaguing its better-known social media network could raise red flags for companies.

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Does Slack’s move to go public make it an acquisition target?

The popular team chat software firm is aiming for a public listing, which could make this an attractive time for a quick buyout by another big tech vendor.

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Windows 7 add-on support to cost up to $350 per PC for 3 more years of patches

A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.

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It's time to block Windows Automatic Updating

Patch Tuesday’s tomorrow, which means today offers an excellent opportunity to make sure your machine is braced for impact. Here’s your step-by-step guide to blocking patches as they come out the chute, so you can install them...

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Microsoft lampoons Office 2019 in PR pitch for Office 365

Microsoft is now slamming its own software, portraying Office 2019 as a second-class software suite when pitted against its rival...Office 365.

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Microsoft: Watch out for zero days; deferred patches, not so much

Yesterday’s Blue Hat IL presentation from MSRC shows that, in 2017-18, the threat from zero days far exceeds the threat of delaying patches by 30 days. Moreover, the vast majority of zero days are used in targeted attacks, not in...

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IoT and retail tech pushes envelope in 2019: TECH(talk)

What's ahead for Internet of Things technology in 2019? Prepare for more location-based advertising, warehouse robotics, and concepts such as the no-line, no-checkout Amazon Go store.

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What are the differences between Microsoft Office 2019 and Office 365?

Microsoft Office may be the most common productivity tool for corporate users, but it's no one-size-fits-all suite. Here's how to decide which version is best for you: Office 2019 or Office 365.

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Why Apple is disabling Safari’s Do Not Track feature

Apple's decision to get rid of the ‘Do Not Track’ setting in its Safari browser is absolutely correct.

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Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Pie

Six months after Pie's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? The grades are in — and they aren't exactly exceptional.

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