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Buggy Win10 1709 cumulative update KB 4074588 redlining, bluescreening, borking USB

The February patch for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, has drawn criticism and problem reports of many shades, from many corners.

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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.

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Microsoft is distributing security patches through insecure HTTP links

Stefan Kanthak, reporting on the Bugtraq mailing list, shows how Microsoft’s own security patch download links are based on HTTP, not HTTPS

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HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

Once you understand why all these tech companies so desperately want you to adore their assistants, the push for a "smart" everything suddenly makes a lot more sense.

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IBM sees blockchain as ready for government use

In testimony before a congressional committee, IBM's Jerry Cuomo warned against over-regulation because of cryptocurrency volatility, said the government should embrace the distributed ledger technology and encouraged its use in the...

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February patches bring ominous Outlook fixes and a rebirth of KB 2952664

Two imminent problems with Outlook haven’t been exploited yet, but they’re worrisome. Also, the new-new KB 2952664, in addition to its snooping duties, scans for Meltdown/Spectre protection – but only for those with Azure...

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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

Microsoft plans to pilot a blockchain-based digital ID platform that would allow users to control access to sensitive online information via an encrypted data hub.

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5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Android P rumor season has begun — but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.

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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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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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Get Windows Update locked down in preparation for this month’s problems

If February turns out half as bad as January, you’ll thank your lucky stars if you take a few minutes now and make sure Windows Update is turned off. Temporarily, of course.

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iFixit: Apple's HomePod is 'built like a tank'

iFixit is impressed with Apple's advanced speaker design, but this is not an easy system to upgrade.

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Mobile app management is being driven by unmanaged devices

The growth in unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile application management (MAM) software and services, according to a new report.

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FAQ: Office 2019 is coming; here's what you need to know

Microsoft has provided few details about the next non-subscription version of Office, coming next year. We've teased out some answers to pressing questions about the suite.

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