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Where we stand with this month’s Windows and Office security patches

August has seen a relatively normal number of bugs in Windows and Office security patches, some acknowledged by Microsoft, some not.

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Apple and the future of the insurance industry

Apple’s growing recognition as a provider of reliable, secure, high-end solutions means it is entering the insurance industry value chain.

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Two of this month’s Windows 7 patches cause second-screen problems

Two German sites report graphics problems in some applications when using multiple monitors. Solution: Uninstall the bad patches.

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Microsoft's still trying to figure out Windows 10 support

The company faces an inherent contradiction it has yet to resolve: It says Windows 10 is the last Windows ever, but has also set time limits on support.

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The most annoying iPhone change ever (plus a simple workaround)

An iPhone change a while back altered the ability to easily decline an incoming call when your phone is locked. This simple workaround addresses it.

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Another undocumented Surface Pro update — Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework

New undocumented driver updates for Surface Pro 2017 include “Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant."

Oh, boy. Just what we need. Another edition of Windows 10, WTFCUPFWP.

Microsoft’s just-announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs continues the product’s rapid descent down the rabbit hole.

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More problems with KB 4034658 August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016

New reports of broken WSUS connections and deleted Restore Points, plus MS confirms bugs in the August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016.

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Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune

IT can remotely, automatically deploy Office 365 ProPlus apps on systems running Windows 10 1703 with the company's cloud-based enterprise mobility management service.

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Slack moves to integrate with EMM for enterprise security

Slack will allow corporate admins to integrate its collaboration service with 21 different enterprise mobility management software platforms, enabling greater security, provisioning and management features through familiar software...

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When will your phone get Android O? A data-driven guide

Wondering when Android O will make its way to your device? Let data guide your guess.

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Microsoft Surface reliability problem: It’s more than hardware and software

Consumer Reports yanked the “Recommended” imprimatur for Surface devices — but Microsoft’s service should be sent to the woodshed, too.

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Surface Pro 4 Type Cover suddenly stops working

I’m seeing more and more reports of borked Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboards, likely linked to last month’s firmware/driver updates.

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Windows as a service in a nutshell, explained

Microsoft just posted a succinct, accurate description of the new 'Semi-Annual Channel' terminology, but there are a few important loose ends.

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Apple's ARKit needs a CMS to reach its potential

I spoke with a developer of content management systems for augmented reality (AR) to learn why ARKit developers will need to find one.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – for mobile security, which one's better?

Apple's iOS has long been seen as a more secure mobile operating system than Android. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security.

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New in Windows security: Automatically log off suspicious users

The Cloud App Security subscription service will boot users off the network, and out of apps and services, at the first sign of anomalous behavior.

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Windows 10 1607 cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History

If you’re updating the Anniversary Update, version 1607, it’s a good idea to take a screenshot of your Update History before installing this month’s KB 4034658.

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