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A tiny sop to Win10 1903 users bitten by the KB 4512941 Cortana/SearchUI.exe redlining bug

Microsoft has finally acknowledged – by tweet, no less – what many have known since Friday: The “optional, non-security” August patch for Win10 version 1903, KB 4512941, can redline your PC. Thanks, Cortana.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 69 thwarts web tracking by default for everyone

Firefox 69 switches on the browser's anti-tracking technology by default for all users.

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Edge embraces Chrome's kill-Flash timetable

The move means Microsoft won't stick to its own timetable for killing off Adobe Flash; instead, it will parallel Google Chrome's plan for eliminating the media player software.

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Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

The August 2019 Windows patches aren’t yet complete, as of today, but they’ve been churning in convoluted circles, thanks to a bizarre beta test numbering scheme. Even at this late date, the DejaBlue vs VB/VBA quandary still hangs in...

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A guide to Apple’s Sept. 10 iPhone 11 event

New iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watch are likely at Apple's September event.

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Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera is a distributed ledger that runs on a new protocol that enables higher transactional throughput than bitcoin or Ethereum and is aimed directly at business use.

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Microsoft removes August patch block on Win7/2008R2 systems running Norton, Symantec AV

Symantec and Microsoft have come to an agreement about Symantec/Norton AV problems with the August Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patches. The block is gone, but questions remain. Nothing has changed, so why was it blocked in the first...

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Microsoft: Enterprises have upgraded Windows 10 just once a year from the start

The company's decision to extend support for the fall editions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education reflects an upgrade cadence companies have already been following.

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Google delays Hangouts migration deadline for G Suite customers

The company now plans to start shutting down the classic Hangouts app in June 2020 as customers transition to the Hangouts Chat and Meet tools.

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7 ways Google's Smart Displays could get smarter

With a little fine-tuning, Google's Assistant-powered Smart Displays could turn into indispensable deskside companions.

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Why blockchain, despite some early success, remains a corporate enigma

While the benefits of blockchain seem straightforward, the nuances around implementing it — including adding business partners to a network, integrating it with legacy systems and navigating uncertain regulatory waters — make its...

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What people think about Apple’s iPhone 11, TV+ and Card

Twitter sentiment analysis suggests there's a growing interest in Apple's new products and services, including the iPhone 11, Apple TV+, and the Apple Card.

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Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

IT admins will be able to use the policies to manage, deploy and update the new browser to their corporate workforce.

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Android 10 and the end of whimsy

By ending its long-standing naming system for Android versions, Google is eliminating something even less tangible.

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Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

The consultancy said a modular computing system will enable hands-on testing of the distributed ledger technology by enterprises hoping to get a grasp on what it can, or cannot, do.

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Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

The WebKit team has unveiled a new Tracking Prevention Policy that could help bolster privacy for users of Apple's Safari browser.

Chromebook Hardware Trends

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Software isn't the only area that's evolving in the Chrome OS universe right now.

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Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away

Whether you’re installing Win7 from backup on bare metal or on a VM, watch out for a missing patch. On Friday, Microsoft issued a hidden advisory saying you need to run bcdboot.exe and get the SHA-2 patch KB 3133977 – a BitLocker fix...

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Will Apple launch iPhone on Sept. 10?

Hidden code in iOS 13 hints at a new iPhone launch – right on time.

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