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Grounded

How to foil a technology thief, 1995 edition.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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That boss is all wet

Is penny pinching its own reward?

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Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

The company this week made more changes to its Windows 10 development model, changes that have implications for future releases.

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No way out

Make that call or go outside; either way, you’re going to have red ears.

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Just because Microsoft sells Windows 7 support doesn't mean you can buy it

What good is extended support for an aging OS if you can't find a reseller to sell it to your company?

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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.

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DOS-si-do

Where the heck is CTRL-Z?

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Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark.

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Shake and bake

And I helped!

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Microsoft goes very small for Windows 10 1909's 'On' switch

The latest version of Windows relies on an 'enablement package' to turn on features that transform Windows 10 1903 into 1909. Microsoft now calls that move a pilot program.

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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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Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

It's a "feature upgrade" without many new features, shares release documentation with its predecessor, and was ready to go a month before its actual release. Yes, Windows 10 1909 is a rare bird indeed.

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The Undead PC: Dell has the best PC sales in their history

It’s time to push back on the idea that the PC market is all but dead. Dell has had solid sales, customers have never been happier and relationships (with one noted exception) between OEMs, Intel and Microsoft are improving. We’ve...

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Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

The latest version of Windows 10 is little more than a rerun of the May version of the operating system, though it does offer a few new features.

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Time-Machine Tuesday: She’s in the dark most days

Screen blank, nobody home.

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Excel-lent!

We’re all adults here, right?

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With a few exceptions, all’s clear to install Microsoft’s October patches

October started in the cellar, with a third-time attempt at patching the CVE-2019-1367 Internet Explorer zero-day that nobody needed, but the situation has gradually improved. Get the October patches installed, but watch out for a...

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The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra vs. NVIDIA Shield TV: The emerging cloud client

This week I make an admittedly odd comparison between a cloud-connected TV settop box and modular design that can be altered rather than replaced when it comes time to pivot to the cloud. The Shield is similar to the...

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Throwback Thursday: Pics, or it didn’t happen

You have to admit the client was paying attention.

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