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Apple Event [2018-10-30] > Laura Legros unveils the new MacBook Air.

Apple puts its money where its mouth is for more women in tech

With its Entrepreneur Camp, Apple is trying to do something positive to support women tech entrepreneurs.

That bus rolls both ways

This new IT boss calls an all-hands meeting so she can get to know her widely dispersed staff -- and they get an early look at her critical decision-making skills.

Now THAT'S the old-school way to pull wire!

Sure, we knew IT people have recruited animals from time to time to pull network wire through tight spaces -- but who knew it's been going on for a century and a half?

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Amazon Echo sets the bar for the perfect PC, smartphone or tablet upgrade experience

The PC market largely lives on churn because it has reached near saturation. But if people resist buying a new PC, churn is damaged...and that's partially what resulted in slowing PC sales and the seeming decline of the PC. I found...

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Apple feels the tech transition heat

The blind spot in most Apple analysis has always been the notion that it is a hardware company.

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AT&T, Verizon, mobile 5G and what’s coming next in wireless

5G is coming on strong. Let’s take a look at what AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, Altice Mobile, Apple with the iPhone and Google with their Android and others are doing. Let’s take a look at what 5G...

See, this is how reputations are made

This database group's manager is out while recovering from surgery, and the remaining pilot fish has twice the workload -- but he finds a way to keep everyone happy.

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What Apple is doing in 2019

Some highly speculative predictions around some of the all-new Apple products and services I’m expecting to learn more about in 2019.

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Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.

ThrowBlack Friday: Let me repeat that

Retailer's director of stores decides that every time a store employee gets an email, a copy should automatically go to the employee's supervisor. How's that working out?

Throwback Thursday: Just our way of saying thanks!

A software-based simulator is this company's cash cow, but the project to update it is running months behind. Luckily, a senior software engineer is up to the challenge.

As usual, there's a simple explanation

IT manager puts in an order with an ISP to boost the company's bandwidth and get a bigger block of IP addresses, and the hardware is installed -- so why isn't it working?

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T-Mobile Sprint merger will be approved with conditions

Reading the tea leaves so far, I predict the T-Mobile and Sprint merger will be approved but may have several conditions. Let’s take a look at why this merger must happen for both companies to remain competitive in the coming world of...

The big fix

Pilot fish at a federal agency is visited by a user who can't access data he needs, and he doesn't just want the issue fixed -- he wants to know what went wrong, and why.

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What Apple's T2 security chip brings to the enterprise table

Apple’s T2 security processor offers a real measure of data protection, even as it requires changes in how Apple hardware is imaged, updated or copied. But on balance, the T2 presages good things from the company.

So much for THAT excuse

It's 2:30 a.m. when this data center pilot fish is awakened from a sound sleep by a call from an inexperienced mainframe operator -- with a show-stopping problem.

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Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

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Smartwatch wars: Apple Watch vs. Fossil Sport Smartwatch

The first real challenger in the smartwatch segment (of what will be many) just hit the market and, on spec, it’s a far better watch than the Apple Watch is.

Oh, THAT SMP!

Mainframe database admin is responsible for supporting two divisions at this big bank -- and they're not on the same page when it comes to rolling out software updates.

Throwback Thursday: That WOULD explain it!

User's computer won't boot, so this support pilot fish begins his troubleshooting questions at the beginning -- which, it turns out, still isn't quite early enough.

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