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Does Southwest’s new ‘password’ commercial need to get away?

If you watched any football yesterday, chances are you saw the latest in Southwest Airlines’ “Wanna get away?” commercial series, this one featuring a military general and his comical willingness to surrender his network access...

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Why is Apple letting Macs rot on the tree?

Apple has been selling Macintosh branded computers for 31 years, but with its emphasis shifting to smartphones, the company has neglected its Mac line, leaving the Apple faithful wondering if the company is still committed to desktops...

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Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Are you tired of your operating system dictating what you can and can’t do with your PC or laptop? Need more control over your computing environment? Dual boot might be the answer.


How to repair Windows 10's Master Boot Record

You should know how to repair your Master Boot Record, because if ransomware or some other disaster bricks your PC, you just might be able to save it. Here’s how.

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IBM says Macs save up to $543 per user

IBM already has the world's largest enterprise Mac footprint, and it adds 1,300 new Macs every week. The company says its Apple devices save IT time and money, but the cultural changes at the 105-year-old company may be even more...

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Microsoft Surface isn't the culprit in Patriots coach's blowup

It was likely the software, not the Microsoft Surface, that caused Patriots coach Bill Belichick to say he’s done with the tablet.

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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How switching to Macs is paying off for IBM

IBM employees prefer Macs, which is actually saving IBM about $543 per computer.

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19% off HooToo Shuttle Type C Hub With Charging, HDMI Output, Card Reader, 3 USB 3.0 Ports - Deal Alert

Charge or power your laptop while connecting multiple peripherals, transferring data, or even extending/mirroring your screen to an external display in 4k. This all-in-one adapter is currently discounted 19% on Amazon.

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GuardiCore helps security teams see into apps and networks before they segment

GuardiCore Reveal lets security teams discover, monitor and visualize activity inside applications and networks, as well as control traffic through micro-segmentation policies.

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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002.

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US intelligence targets advanced security management of virtual systems

The advanced research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rolled out the Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE) program which the agency says “is looking to use the federal government’s impending migration to...

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Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.

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Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says

Intel's hope of recovering a record antitrust fine have improved with a recommendation from a top European Union judge on Thursday that the case be reviewed.

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Dell EMC aims for a converged, custom fit in an off-the-rack world

Dell EMC says converged systems are too rigid in their deployment options and has come up with an on-premises offering it calls Validated System for Virtualization.

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Review: Lenovo Yoga Book advances the state of digital pen-based input

Innovative design and light-up virtual keyboard impresses


Intel's revenue soars with help from the PC group

Intel reports high third-quarter revenues, but its fourth-quarter projections will make the tech industry a bit nervous. Intel's PC group, as well as its upcoming 3D Xpoint technology, look like bright spots.

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