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Asana adds workflow automation, voice transcription

The company hopes to cut down on “work about work” with new automation features that include a mobile optical computer recognition tool for digitizing text from images.


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Woody on Windows

Windows 7 Pro gets nag patch KB 4524752 with a couple of eerily familiar registry keys

Last night, as promised, Microsoft started rolling out the patch to Windows 7 Pro that implements 'Support for Windows 7 is coming to an end' nag screens. While all indications at this point say that the nagging is tame, there’s an...


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IDG Contributor Network

Is it time to rethink Windows?

The ongoing move from desktop computing to the cloud, the coming move to quantum computing and what it means for the future of tech.


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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.


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Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

As the January end-of-support deadline for the aged OS approaches, Microsoft is ramping up efforts to get users to move to Windows 10.


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Flashback Friday: Give them a headache and they might be generous

But we bet they’ll find a way to get that 8 cents back.


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The Zen of Mobile

A revealing iPhone 11 headache

Sometimes, a mobile glitch is indicative of a much more pervasive issue. Our columnist's recent iPhone 11 iTunes headache perfectly illustrates how Apple's heralded focus on customer experience falls apart when doing upgrades.


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Android Intelligence

How the Pixel 4 epitomizes Google's hardware gamble

With the Pixel 4, Google's showing us why it started making hardware — and showing off the type of value it alone can deliver.


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Why 5G means new business models and user benefits

5G wireless technology will enable business opportunities that will bring new services and better performance that extend beyond the smartphone.


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Woody on Windows

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws 'unexpected error; quitting' and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

The first October cumulative update for Win10 version 1903, KB 4517389, triggers many complaints about rogue 'X' marks, black screens in Chrome, and an unnerving 'unexpected error; quitting' message on older programs. Microsoft hasn’t...


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Apple Holic

Apple’s iOS 13 adoption data hints at iPhone 11 sales

The number of older devices in use appears to be shrinking, but convincing iPhone 6 owners to upgrade is critical.


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Google Forms cheat sheet

How to use Google Forms to create online surveys, quizzes and feedback pages.


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Shark Tank

Throwback Thursday: Hardware isn’t his thing

Maybe he’s just toner deaf.


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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.


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Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Seven of the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook's non-profit governing council for its planned cryptocurrency, have jumped ship amid increasing scrutiny by U.S. and European regulators.