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Throwback Thursday: Mini hands make light work

Pilot fish is doing support work for a local school where children in one particular classroom have trouble with their computers' mice -- and nothing seems to fix them.

The Intern Experience

This company makes software for people movers, and it hires dozens of interns every summer from local colleges -- whether they're ready for the real world or not.


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How to navigate the shifting sands of macOS Server

Apple's been moving to deprecate a variety of services it once supported and has now posted a Service Migration Guide for users. Here's what's important and what you should do now as you eye a migration.

When the going gets tough...

It's a few decades back, and this IT pilot fish is on the team converting a system at an organization in the Midwest on a grueling schedule -- and then there's bad news.

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AT&T Mobility wins GWS Best Network OneScore

AT&T Mobility wins the GWS Best Network OneScore ranking. Let’s take a look at what that means, how Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint and others in the wireless industry ranked, and what’s coming next.

Speed kills

It's the 1980s, and this IT pilot fish figures out a neat hack to speed up a data entry job for his company's minicomputer -- but there's just one small problem with it.

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In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

It fits a pattern that tells us that Google sees everyone as having equal value, which just isn’t true.

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Four industries Apple is set to disrupt

Though Apple tends to focus on the consumer aspects of its devices and software, the new iPhones and Apple Watch unveiled this week could shake up everything from healthcare to retail and even media.

One small step forward, one giant leap back

Pilot fish is paying his monthly bills online when he discovers one of his utilities has changed the payment part of its website -- and it's so secure, he can't log in.

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Agile teams define the modern model of work

How IT leaders can influence culture and efficiency.

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Smartwatches finally evolve into a viable platform

Why Qualcomm's latest move is a game-changer for both the smartwatch and watch markets.

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Apple just made the Apple Watch something you might not live without (u)

Apple’s FDA-approved heart health features mean its smartwatch is becoming a device you really don't want to leave at home.

Throwback Thursday: Just one more thing to worry about

Pilot fish and his wife are planning a vacation to an all-inclusive resort, which wants him to set up a password for its website -- but something's not quite right.

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An enterprise take on Apple’s 2018 iPhones

Enterprise-focused topics to watch for in Apple's big iPhone event on Sept. 12.

Why we (don't always) love the squeaky wheel

IT contractor pilot fish's project at a big company is winding down, so the company cuts him loose -- but also offers him a job doing the same thing he was doing before.

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Apple’s subscription push is a lesson for every enterprise

When Apple says it is time to develop services and subscription-based revenues, enterprises in every industry should probably listen.

There are great interns, and OK interns, and then...

IT shop hires a summer intern who comes from a decent university and interviews well enough, but when he gets his first relatively simple assignment, it doesn't go well.

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Wireless innovation on full display at MWCA 2018

The Mobile World Congress and CTIA wireless trade show called MWCA 2018 is coming up this week in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing changes we see with products, services, companies and the entire wireless...

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A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?

Microsoft’s smartphone failures have been spectacularly costly. Could it really be planning to give it another go?

Why security is the first thing to go, episode 65,723

IT contractor's project to upgrade some software for a client is way behind schedule. Why is that such a problem? The current software is about to go End-of-Life.

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