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Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

The company hopes to cut down on “work about work” with new automation features that include a mobile optical computer recognition tool for digitizing text from images.

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Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Last night, as promised, Microsoft started rolling out the patch to Windows 7 Pro that implements 'Support for Windows 7 is coming to an end' nag screens. While all indications at this point say that the nagging is tame, there’s an...

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How the Pixel 4 epitomizes Google's hardware gamble

With the Pixel 4, Google's showing us why it started making hardware — and showing off the type of value it alone can deliver.

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This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws 'unexpected error; quitting' and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

The first October cumulative update for Win10 version 1903, KB 4517389, triggers many complaints about rogue 'X' marks, black screens in Chrome, and an unnerving 'unexpected error; quitting' message on older programs. Microsoft hasn’t...

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Apple’s iOS 13 adoption data hints at iPhone 11 sales

The number of older devices in use appears to be shrinking, but convincing iPhone 6 owners to upgrade is critical.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Seven of the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook's non-profit governing council for its planned cryptocurrency, have jumped ship amid increasing scrutiny by U.S. and European regulators.

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The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

As usual for a third Tuesday, yesterday Microsoft released a round of “optional, non-security” cumulative updates for most Win10 versions. We also saw Monthly Rollup Previews for Win7 and 8.1, with an undocumented “compatibility...

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Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy

The missing piece of the puzzle that explains Google's curious-seeming new Chrome OS laptop has finally fallen into place.

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Windows 10: It's complicated

Think fast: How many versions of Windows 10 are there now, how often do they get updated and how long will Microsoft support them? You almost need a spreadsheet to keep track — and that's a problem.

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Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November.

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Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

It looks as if we’ve escaped the major inherited bug in Microsoft’s rapid-fire series of Windows patches — the printing problems have subsided. Now we’re seeing reports of a second wave of bugs: Start menu has critical errors, Edge...

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Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday.

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IBM launches blockchain-based supply chain service with AI, IoT integration

Tied to its existing Sterling Order Management System service, the new blockchain and AI-enabled cloud offering enables real-time views of order shipments, alerts and optimization recommendations.

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Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

It’s still much too early to give yesterday’s Windows patches a clean bill of health, but initial reports are most encouraging. In particular, the printer spooling problems introduced by the emergency manual IE zero-day patches on...

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Here's why there won’t be a quick enterprise blockchain revolution

While corporate CIOs see the distributed ledger technology as innovative, blockchain is unlikely to become technically and operationally scalable anytime soon.

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Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

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The courts have ruled: Mobile sites must be accessible. But why did enterprises ever resist?

Although this decision should end the debate and make it clear to companies that sites must be coded to be fully compatible—and, no, throwing in a toolbar option doesn't do it—it's astounding that companies ever resisted it.

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