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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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MS releases KB 4476976, a test Win10 1809 cumulative update, to the Insider Preview Ring. Bravo!

In the three years since Microsoft defined its Insider Rings, we’d seen it use them in the way they were intended only once. Now we’re up to twice. At last, more signs of intelligence in Redmond.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' More recently, the company said revenues would fall short of expectations. So what's going on?

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Nestle phases out Salesforce Chatter, deploys Facebook's Workplace

The Swiss company plans to use the enterprise social network for its 210,000 employees worldwide.

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Microsoft upgrades Teams mobile app to woo frontline workers

With location sharing, a camera module and audio-message sharing functions added to its team collaboration app, Microsoft hopes to draw in ‘first-line’ staffers.

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Enterprise iPhones will soon be able to use security dongles

It will be possible to enhance iPhone security with hardware-based physical authentication dongles.

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Patch Tuesday updates for Win7, KB 4480970 and KB 4480960 knock out networking

Reports are popping up all over that yesterday’s Win7 Monthly Rollup and Security-only patches are causing big problems with networks using SMBv2 shares. The known solution is to uninstall the patch. There’s also a registry fix that...

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Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a 'trough of disillusionment' for 2019?

A year ago, blockchain aficionados were all but declaring the distributed ledger technology would be bigger than the internet. Maybe so, but not yet. So where does blockchain go from here?

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7 Android trends to watch in 2019

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen — but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

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Microsoft spins off security, compliance bits from Microsoft 365's priciest plan for E3 customers

Microsoft is adding two new M365 add-on plans for corporate customers already subscribing to the Enterprise E3 version.

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Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain developers are commanding a salary premium for their services as the distributed ledger technology has heated up in the enterprise IT marketplace over the past year, but it's also spurring job growth in related fields as...

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CES 2019: Apple’s other trade show

Apple has a huge presence at CES with iTunes for Samsung TVs, HomeKit device launches and a strong security message.

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Microsoft is yanking patches already. Make sure automatic update is disabled.

The year is yet young, and Microsoft has already issued, then plucked, four bad patches. Do yourself a favor and let the cannon fodder test the patches before you put them on your machine.

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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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In 2019, look for AI-enabled mobile devices – and a UEM push

As AI finds its way into mobile devices and virtual personal assistants proliferate in offices and boardrooms, IT admins will have to manage more – and more sophisticated – end points.

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Apple wants to stop you from using dangerous USB-C devices

Friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified USB-C cables to their devices.

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Google yanks option to restore Chrome's older UI; users decry 'ugly' new look

The move, which came after Google upgraded its popular browser to version 71 last month, prompted an outcry from users who hate the latest user interface.

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