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Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

A wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog Microsoft Surface owners. Is Microsoft doing enough to help?

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Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

During its OpenWorld event this week, the company also unveiled plans to have its Digital Assistant integrate with Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform.

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

France and Germany are the latest nations to come out against cryptocurrencies, saying they will block Facebook's Libra as it poses a risk to consumers and “the monetary sovereignty” of European nations.

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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

For more than a week, Mozilla touted a service called 'Mozilla Enterprise Client Support' for Firefox, then pulled the information off its website.

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Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

The distributed ledger technology has already become highly fragmented, making it difficult for companies to push ahead with real-world uses. On top of that, Gartner expects that fragmentation to collapse into no more than four...

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How wireless charging works

Wireless charging technology has been around for over 100 years, but it has only recently found mainstream practical use for powering electronic devices like smartphones. Learn how this technology works and what advancements we may...

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Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

CIOs have to continue to educate execs and senior leaders about blockchain opportunities and challenges and continue to develop proofs of concept to test its business worthiness, the research firm says.

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4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

These upcoming Assistant improvements could make Google's virtual helper infinitely more helpful.

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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

The company's Firefox Private Network is an extension that encrypts traffic between Firefox and websites to better secure user data and privacy.

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Gartner: Get ready for more AI in the workplace

At the firm’s Digital Workplace Summit in London, analysts said they expect artificial intelligence to be common in the office by 2025; they already see ‘huge pent-up demand.’

Can your employer spy on your iPhone or Android phone?

Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches

If you thought you could install Microsoft’s 'security-only' patches and just, you know, get security fixes, think again. This month’s KB 4516033 (Win7) and KB 4516064 (Win8.1) install and activate full telemetry.

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Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch

Last month we saw Microsoft slowly admit there were Search bugs in the second monthly cumulative update for Win10 version 1903. Although this month’s first 1903 cumulative update, KB 4515384, was supposed to fix the bugs, we now have...

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Zoho One gets new workflow management app, telephony features

Hoping to attract more mid-size and enterprise customers, Zoho is adding a number of features to its software suite, including a blockchain time-stamp feature in Zoho Sign.

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Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.

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Apple's iPhone 11 launch: What analysts are saying

Analysts were generally Luke-warm to cool to Apple's announcements this week. The new iPhones are seen as solid, albeit modest, upgrades, while Apple's content strategy continues to garner new attention.

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Will Apple's next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.)

Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone on Tuesday, and while speculation has centered on new processors and the camera, reverse-wireless charging appears to be in the mix of new features.

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It's Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

After the disaster that was August patching, we’re all hoping for some respite this month. But given the specter of patches past, it would be good to get out of the mainstream for now and wait for the howls of pain to subside. Here’s...

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What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades.

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