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5G spectrum to be available from mid-2020

The government has announced plans to auction short-term access to 160Mhz of unused 3.5GHz spectrum to facilitate the introduction of 5G services.


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Can Google (yes, Google) save social media in 2020?

Laugh all you want. Google’s new approach to social might be the way forward for brands.


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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.


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Will Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure?

A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month.


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Can Apple do more to transform the health industry?

Apple CEO Tim Cook often says his company’s greatest contribution to humankind “will be in the health area.”


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The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The technology market is going through an amazing and unanticipated change as it adapts AI to its own needs. It’s moving from a model that favors lock-in to one in which the vendor preserves and drives choice, and where the customer...


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The usual suspects

So, she’s a one-woman IT department AND a private eye?


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6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Don't waste time getting around in Android. These tools save you time so you can get straight to work.


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Managed cloud to replace outsourced IT, IDC says

IDC says managed cloud services are set to replace outsourced IT with revenues hitting the $1.0b mark in 2023 after growing at 15 percent annually in the prior four years.


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Google's worst kills of 2019

Saying goodbye to Google services has become a bit of an annual tradition, but this year's farewell seems particularly poignant.


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What's in the latest Chrome update? A baked-in hacked-password alarm

Chrome 79 patches 51 vulnerabilties and its Password Checker will now warn users when a site password may have been exposed. The feature is being rolled out gradually to Chrome users.


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Just a few more updates for 2019 makes for a light December Patch Tuesday

There is an urgent update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and three critical updates to the Windows platform that will require some attention this month. In addition, we have cumulative updates for the .NET and SQL server platforms...


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Throwback Thursday: Just our way of saying thanks

It’s always nice to feel appreciated.


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Government encryption-busting powers should be curbed, study says

A new study funded by the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Information Law and Policy Project (ILAPP) has called for additional safeguards to curb the powers of government to order users and companies to...


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Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

This marks the second time Microsoft has taken the upgrade reins since changing its servicing model and means some users may be upgraded after running 1809 less than a year.