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Why Cambridge Analytica means it’s time for an Apple social network

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook crisis shows that Apple’s principled approach to user privacy will become more important as the full implications of connected intelligence are better understood.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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5 tips for working with SharePoint Online

Go beyond the basics with these power user tips for Microsoft's online collaboration platform.

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SharePoint Online cheat sheet

Learn how to find your way around SharePoint Online, create sites, share and manage documents, work with calendars, integrate with Outlook and more.

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How ad-blocking works in Google’s Chrome browser

Google on Feb. 15 turned on the browser ad-blocking feature it's been talking about for a year. Here's how it works and why Google acted.

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How to use OneDrive in Windows 10 to sync and share files

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here's how to use Microsoft's cloud storage service in Windows 10.

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Predictions about Google’s predictive internet

Google’s new core competency is guessing what you’ll do, then doing it (so you don’t have to!).

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Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer

Google in July will start inserting a 'not secure' label in the address bar of every website that uses HTTP connections between its servers and users.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?

This year's MWC gets under way Feb. 26 in Barcelona, and while hardware announcements are a given, attendees are more likely to be hearing a lot about 5G networking.

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Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it.

The browser isn't as glamorous as it used to be, but it's still among the most powerful and reliable tools of the Information Age. On the 25th anniversary of Mosaic – remember that? – take our quiz on the history and technology of...

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Governments eye their own blockchain cryptocurrencies

This year will see the maturation of blockchain, as 2017's pilot projects turn into 2018's real-world implementations in a variety of industries. That includes governments, some of whom are now testing cryptocurrencies as fiat money.

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8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work

If some of your workers are too far away to join you in your huddle room, here are eight options to help them feel they're really there.

You give US a number, then we'll give YOU a number

It's very late in the day when this networking services outfit is upgrading a client's internet connection. And the ISP's tech support guy is quite helpful -- at first.

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Apple goes back to the future with web apps

Apple's about to introduce Service Worker support in Safari. So, what are Service Workers, and why might they matter to you or your enterprise?

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15 Alexa skills for business success

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is now ready to play a role in the enterprise. These skills will help make the AI behind Alexa more business-savvy.

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Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Future web-facing features in the browser must now meet a standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted.

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Welcome to the post-OS era

It's the virtual assistant's world now. The operating system is just living in it.

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How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for...

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Mingis on Tech: How networking will evolve in 2018

From Cisco's big plans for intent-based networking to SD-WAN, 5G and IoT, the networking industry is in the midst of big changes. Network World's Brandon Butler explains what's happening, and why.

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