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What the Mac 32-bit app phase-out means to you

Apple has been pushing developers to move their software to 64-bit since last summer. Now it's warning end users about the upcoming change. Here's how to suss out which apps are affected.

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Does moving your pen drag the canvas? Welcome to yet another bug in Win10 1709 patches

The company hasn’t officially acknowledged the bug just yet, but a brave Microsoft engineer has presented a detailed explanation of it, complete with a manual Registry fix. It seems that beta testers liked the new behavior so much,...

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Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology – and police are buying

Local and regional police departments and federal agencies are lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone security mechanisms.

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Google updates Sheets with macro record features

The move is part of the company’s broader plan to make G Suite apps more appealing to enterprise customers.

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Surprise! There’s a new version of this month’s buggy Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118

Microsoft says it fixed the problem in April's Win7 Monthly Rollup that required installing the security-only patch KB 4093108 in advance, and it re-released KB 4093118.

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LG's 'Software Upgrade Center' feels slightly too familiar

How many times can a company cry wolf before we all stop listening?

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Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution

Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 continue to get beaten into the ground, and the Win10 1709 patch prompts complaints, as the Windows security patching business gets even more complex.

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What happened to the new spring update, Windows 10 version 1803?

Most of the Windows testing world anxiously anticipated that Microsoft would drop Win10 version 1803 yesterday, but we got bupkis — and a tiny patch that may hold the clue for the delay.

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Private by design: Why Apple’s iOS meets the needs of healthcare IT

For organizations to fully embrace mobile devices in their healthcare IT strategy, security and privacy must be ensured. Apple’s private by design strategy gives it an advantage in this area.

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A tale of two hospitals that adopted Apple’s Health Record app

Apple's Health Record app allows patients to pull in their healthcare info from multiple providers onto a single record they can share with clinicians, regardless of where they work. Here's how that's working for two hospitals.

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Slack’s Enterprise Grid gets security and compliance enhancements

More than 150 large organizations now use Enterprise Grid, which was unveiled a year ago.

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HP's detachable Chromebook and the ghost of Google's past

The HP Chromebook x2 is significant for several reasons — one of them being its uncanny connection to Chrome OS and Android's intertwined history.

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Microsoft shows IT how to get bigger bang from Windows Analytics

New documentation, still in draft form, details how companies can craft specialized reports and custom alerts from Windows Analytics' data and integrate the data with other info.

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Watch out for continuing bugs: Turn off Windows Update, temporarily

Patch Tuesday is just around the corner, and it’s likely Microsoft will finally pull some of the buggy March patches out of the fire. With ten 'critical' patches rumored to be in the pipeline, don’t leave your machine exposed to...

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How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem

Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even...

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Latest macOS update cripples enterprise docks, blanks external screens

Users spread the blame around as DisplayLink technology goes dark after Apple’s update to its PC OS.

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Get the March patches for your Windows machines installed, but watch out for Win7

With Patch Tuesday right around the corner, it’s time to salvage the fixed parts of March’s patches and get them applied. Win7/Server 2008 R2 customers have to choose between a gaping security hole and even more bugs. Here's what you...

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Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.

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Microsoft jiggles — but doesn’t fix — buggy Win7 patches KB 4088875, KB 4088878

A big shakeup last night rearranged the way the buggy March Win7 patches install and clean up after themselves, but added to the lengthy list of known bugs. The key looming bug — “Total Meltdown” — remains a patching enigma.

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Smartphones becoming primary device for physician and patient communications

Once considered a security risk, mobile devices are now becoming a mainstay in clinical settings for communication, the difference being the software and cloud services being used to secure data.

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