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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Uber comes in for criticism in how it handled last year's hack – as does Google for allowing Android to track its users location. Meanwhile, AWS is selling off hardware in China and one panelist wonders about the future of Firefox.

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41 cool and useful IFTTT applets

Want to automatically save articles you’ve liked on Twitter to Pocket? There’s an IFTTT applet for that – and for a lot of other things, too.

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RStudio cloud service in the works?

An official RStudio cloud service appears to be under development

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Google Pixelbook: What the naysayers are missing

The common conclusion with Google's Pixelbook is that you'd have to be crazy to buy it, but that assessment is based on a flawed and myopic premise.

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Reality check: Can you use a Chromebook for work?

Some fresh perspective on a Chromebook's capabilities for professionals.

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Jamf, Microsoft confirm Apple grows in the enterprise

Microsoft just teamed up with Jamf to make it so much easier to integrate Macs into enterprise IT.

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Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier

Showcase is designed to make it easier for freelancers and small teams of professionals to share content.

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Don’t be the fool in the cloud

Is it really that hard to keep from making a security idiot of yourself?

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4 crazy Chromebook myths, debunked

Realize it or not, you've probably heard plenty of hokum about Google's Chrome OS platform. Time to separate fact from fiction.

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Developers race to support iOS 11 and its Files app

iPhones and iPads just became far more productive, as apps, storage and NAS system developers rush to support iOS 11 and its Files app.

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Review: 4 online backup services keep your data safe

We test cloud backup software from Mozy, Carbonite, Acronis and IDrive. Find out which offers the best security, speed, features, interface and price.

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Challenges in realizing the promises of the holistic edge

One thing that appears certain is that the holistic edge will manifest as a somewhat diverse beast that will present far-reaching challenges for innovators well beyond the relatively simple solutions of today.

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iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication

Apple’s iCloud is used for everything from storage to syncing to verifying purchases from the App Store and iTunes. That’s why you should keep it as secure as possible. Here’s how.

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SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

If your company needs reliable phone lines, SIP is the answer.

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Apple embraces a multi-cloud future, and that's exciting

In enterprise or personal tech, the future isn't just one-cloud-fits-all but multiple services across platforms and devices. Apple just showed us it gets it.

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Must-have features for enterprise VoIP

Make sure your big company doesn't buy a small-company phone system.

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Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's new offering, Zoho One, brings together all of the company's 30+ apps for $30 a month per user.

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Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

Poor call quality does not always go hand-in-hand with enterprise hosted VoIP. There is a simple way for companies to get guaranteed, land-line call quality. And surprising, the cost is usually no higher than the alternative.

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Tech Talk: Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Our panel digs into Microsoft's new Azure Stack, looks at why cyberattacks never seem to end, chews over the fate of Apple's Touch ID and debates whether QWERTY keyboards are tech relics.

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Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

IT has the best handle on what it will take to do a massive electric vehicle (EV) rollout.

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