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Windows 10 version 1809 re-released. Pro tip: Wait.

Microsoft’s stumbling all over itself trying to get Win10 1809 released. Unless you need an updated Notepad, a clipboard that works almost as well as free add-ons, or a screenshooter that can’t even save in JPG format, wait for more...

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Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2: Why smaller bezels aren't that big a deal

The Pixel 3 packs in more screen space than its predecessor, but those shrunken bezels may not be as significant of an advantage as they initially appear.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall...

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Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37

Microsoft's fall feature upgrade, released on Oct. 2, was pulled from distribution four days later. The company has yet to restart the release.

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HTC Vive unveils standalone VR headset, collaboration app for the enterprise

The company's Vive Focus head-mounted display is now available in the U.S.; its Vive Sync app will arrive after beta testing gets under way in December.

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Time to block Windows Automatic Update — with a new twist for Win10 Pro

With Patch Tuesday right around the corner, it’s time to make absolutely sure that you won’t get the latest offal pushed onto your machine before we’ve had a chance to take a look. For those of you with any Win10 Pro version, I have...

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Microsoft's strategy: Force enterprises to buy every traditional Office upgrade

The company continues to find new ways to push companies to embrace Office 365 – and keep the money rolling in for Redmond.

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Tech event calendar 2018-19: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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Win10 activation server down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warnings

A bug in Microsoft’s activation server has led to pandemonium among people trying to activate or re-activate their Windows 10 Pro licenses. No need to panic. Microsoft will fix it “within one to two business days.” (Try telling your...

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Seagate is testing a blockchain ledger to track hard drives

Seagate and IBM have partnered to build a blockchain distributed ledger to track tens of millions of hard drives as they move through the supply chain from array manufacturers to technology integrators.

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BitLocker on self-encrypted SSDs blown; Microsoft advises you switch to software protection

Reacting to a recently discovered security hole in hardware-based encryption in solid state drives, Microsoft recommends that if you’re using BitLocker to protect a solid-state drive, you switch from hardware to software encryption. ...

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Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Google's Chrome 71 browser, due out in early December, will target particularly onerous websites by blocking ads.

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8 noteworthy new features coming to Chromebooks this month

These hidden gems will make Chrome OS more versatile and powerful — but it's up to you to find 'em on your Chromebook.

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Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data.

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Macs, iPads, price hikes and the enterprise alternative

Although Apple now claims an active installed base of 100M, that doesn't mean the company's computers and mobile devices represent a real alternative to Windows.

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Apple's big impact on wireless charging: 6 billion+ units to ship by 2023

Wireless charging received a big boost from Apple last year, but pads using tightly coupled charging technology are only the beginning; new markets for IoT, medical and mobile technologies are emerging.

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