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iPhone 9 release and high end vs. low end smartphones

Apple is rumored to announce its new, lower end iPhone at the end of March. Modeled after the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9 (or maybe it'll be called the iPhone SE 2) will offer consumers a cheaper alternative to the higher-end iPhone 11 or...


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Firefox starts switching on DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt lookups, stymie tracking

Mozilla hopes the change will stop criminals from intercepting traffic between its browser and a DNS server and then inserting bogus addresses pointing to a malicious site.


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Woody on Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: February 2020 patches bring fire and ice but seem to have settled – finally.

If you let Windows update itself with this month’s Patch Tuesday crop, you got a buggy UEFI patch that’s subsequently been pulled and a Win10 1903/1909 patch that jiggered profiles – think missing icons, desktops, files – on many...


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10 steps to smarter Google account security

Give yourself some added peace of mind by giving your Google account a thorough set of security reinforcements.


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Wayback Wednesday: The joy of do-it-yourself IT

You have no one to blame except …


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Vodafone gears up to launch first wave of 5G sites

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) — a 50-50 joint venture between Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (HTA) — says that the uncertain environment it faced last year meant it had focused on maintaining rather than...


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5G: ACCC prepares spectrum allocation limits for first mmWave auction

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun a public consultation on allocation limits for telcos that seek to snap up spectrum in the first ‘mmWave’ band to be auctioned for use with 5G services.


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Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.


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Android Intelligence

Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards

Manufacturers are testing our limits more than ever right now — and it's up to us to decide if we want to accept or reject what they're doing.


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Apple Holic

Apple may introduce an ARM-powered Mac in 2021

But Apple will need to convince customers and clients that there are real benefits to any such transition to a new processor.


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7 things Microsoft didn't tell us about the new Office app

The new Office mobile app for iOS and Android is designed to help users complete 'microtasks' while on the go and combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


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When you said, ‘Door,’ you could have been more specific.


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Competition watchdog ‘advancing many investigations’ into digital giants

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that the ACCC is “advancing many investigations” in the wake of its Digital Platforms Inquiry.


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Apple Holic

Why every user needs a smart speaker security policy

HomePods and other devices may listen to what you say up to 19 times each day, report claims.


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Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

Deepfake video and audio. AI-generated texts, poetry and lyrics. Fake sites. Fake influencers. Fake news. Will life ever be real again?