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Sure, go ahead and ask -- but don't tell

There's a significant data-loss incident at this small company, and once the lone IT pilot fish has restored the systems, he has one big question: How did this happen?

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Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud

The OS is no longer the heart and soul of the company, and Microsoft knows it.

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What use is Apple’s Mac mini, anyway?

Not updated for years, underpowered and expensive when compared to any iOS device, what use is Apple’s Mac mini?

Technically, they only had to replace one part

IT consultant pilot fish works mostly with small and medium-size businesses, and some of them have very specific requirements -- such as "no equipment purchases."

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Will T-Mobile, Sprint merger cool red hot cellular war?

After the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint there will be many changes, both pro and con. Let’s explore what we can expect to change in the industry, to the two companies, to pricing, to customers and to investors.

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WWDC: Up next -- What to expect in iOS 12

Apple’s WWDC developer conference takes place next month. Here’s a quick run-down of the latest speculation surrounding iOS 12 -- the next iPhone, iPad OS upgrade.

But it's just a planet!

Flashback a decade or so to the days when this IT shop is setting some standards for how it will name new servers -- and what could be safer than names from astronomy?

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Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple and Amazon simply won’t be able to compete with Google’s virtual assistant over the next few years.

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BJ's baffling mobile right-swipe machine-learning move

When BJ's Wholesale Club on Thursday (May 3) said that it would leverage machine learning in its mobile app, it joined the crowded club of companies boasting A.I. capabilities while remaining vague on the details.

'And the internet -- you've heard of that, right?'

IT pilot fish is working with a customer to set up a connection for secure file transfers, and it's not going well -- so the customer brings in a consultant to help out.

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iPhone vs. Android: Why the iPhone X notch is showing up on Androids

Apple’s iPhone X, with its all-new design and — dare we say it? — 'top-notch' display, is a clear example of form following function. So why are Android smartphone makers jumping on the notch bandwagon?

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Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of a hassle to redeem.

Throwback Thursday: Need to know? Yes!

New-hire IT pilot fish is assigned as contact person on a job that's already in progress. But the contact person on the other side isn't exactly the communicating type.

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Apple’s iPhone strong as industry enters replacement cycle

Android smartphone manufacturers continue their struggle for share in the value-driven market, while Apple’s iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X maintain their position.

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Dell Wyse 5070 vs the Always Connected PC: redefining the desktop in parts

Products designed to replace traditional PC counterparts with cloud-centric solutions are starting to arrive...and they are big steps toward what will eventually be PC as a Service end-game.

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Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

At least they didn't just unplug it to plug in the vacuum

It's the late 1960s, and refrigerator-size minicomputers are arriving at university computing centers. But the way-cheaper-than-mainframe machines do have a few issues.

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iPhone vs. Android: Which is better for you?

Choosing between the two main players in mobile depends on what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.

'...And if we're using it, why do we need training?'

The company where this pilot fish works is acquired by a very big IT vendor -- and naturally that means there'll be some changes made. First on the agenda: email.

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For IT, Microsoft 365 shows what still matters about Windows

You might think of it as a subscription bundle that gets your users Office and Windows, but for the company, Microsoft 365 is really about simplifying how businesses manage PC software.

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