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Cricket Wireless shows how fast pre-paid is rapidly growing

Pre-paid wireless is changing and is becoming a rapidly growing sector for more customers. Let’s take a closer look at what services like AT&T Cricket Wireless and Verizon Visible are doing in this space now and what is coming next.

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Where’s Apple’s collaboration service?

Across a range of software and apps, the company already has many of the pieces of a full-service collaboration suite in place. It needs to get busy tying them all together.

Memory-Lane Monday: Do as I say, not as I ...

The exception that proves the rule?

Flashback Friday: That’s unusual?

It’s a heat wave, but just in the server room.

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Next Android OS might allow app downgrade. This is a BIG deal.

Making apps downgradable would give IT just a little of its environment controls back. Just a little bit, but it's a start.

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Has Apple become IBM in the ‘80s?

Apple’s financial results bear a disturbing similarity to IBM’s near-collapse in the 1980s – which doesn’t bode well for Apple. The shift from growing the customer base to mining existing customers by increasing prices (while lowering...

Throwback Thursday: Anything better would be too good

At her most recent performance review, this pilot fish gets a rating of 3 of a possible 5 -- "fully satisfactory." Not bad, but she wants to do better. The question: How?

It's a hack!

A few years after Y2K, this pilot fish has overall responsibility for his company's website -- which is why the frantic CEO emails him to say the website has been hacked.

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Will the Motorola Razr comeback succeed?

Motorola is reviving the Razr smartphone. The rollout’s sure to be successful, but will it survive in the marketplace? That’s another question entirely…

Oh, grow up!...and down...and up...and down...

The plan is to add Wi-Fi to this factory, and to speed up the process they're trying something new this time: training an IT guy to run the scissor lift for himself

Rule #1: Don't. Rule #2: If you must, see Rule #1

This IT pilot fish lands a one-year gig working at an Army installation, and it turns out that the IT rules are just like in the civilian world -- only more so.

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How fake news is changing the internet

The tools we all use for knowledge, communication and business are being re-engineered to stop disinformation. Is our loss of control worth it?

Right now, wrong future

This soon-to-graduate IT pilot fish is in serious job-search mode -- better still, he's offered a job that pays well and really sounds like fun. Why wouldn't he take it?

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How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

This week Microsoft announced the end of Windows 10 Mobile, which prompted me to look back at its short life and reflect on both why it failed and how it could have easily succeeded.

Throwback Thursday: Logic, shmogic, we've got a process

Company's wired network is being upgraded, and this user sits right next to a main conduit for the wires -- so she has a good idea of what's wrong when things go south.

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5G or faux G?

Forget all those stories of 20 Gbps speeds and 1 millisecond latency. 5G will never deliver performance like that — and anyway its time is still years away for most of us most of the time.

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Apple’s next hit product is just a whisper away

The next-generation AirPod 2 smart earbuds are on the way and will augment their existing listening skills with new health monitoring features, according to reports.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's IP

Pilot fish is the volunteer on-call IT department for a church that has decided to let its congregation use the church's Wi-Fi network. What's so hard about that?

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The enterprise ROI/TCO argument for mobile is getting a lot more interesting

In 2019, executives need to look anew at mobile and figure out what technology displacements make sense. For example, do companies need to buy expensive dedicated barcode scanners?

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Why Apple iPhone sales are slowing

The iPhone and Android smartphone market is not going away, but its growth is slowing. Users are still happy, but investors are getting nervous. Here's why.

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