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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier to wrap existing desktop apps in the new Universal Windows Platform format. Is that a stepping stone to more modern Windows 10 apps or recognition that traditional PC...

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows, starting Tuesday. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, letting testers collaborate with one...

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Hadoop fails to live up to the promise and the hype

The cost and complexity of Hadoop keep people from achieving anything, according to big data experts.

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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades

If Microsoft rolls out next month's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade as it did 2016's mid-year refresh, it will take about three months for the latest version to reach most eligible devices.

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Google apps you didn't know you needed

All Android phones come with a bunch of pre-loaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play.

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Cisco Talos warns of Apple iOS and MacOS X.509 certificate flaw

Cisco Talos today warned of a flaw in the X.509 certificate validation feature of Apple macOS and iOS that could let an attacker remotely execute code and steal information.

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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Jared Kushner has had a twitter account for eight years but uses it nothing like his famous father-in-law, President Trump.

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Skype for Business admins get tool to diagnose call problems

IT administrators managing a fleet of Skype for Business users will have an easier time of diagnosing and fixing problems that may arise for them. Microsoft unveiled the beta of a new Call Analytics Dashboard on Monday, which is...

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Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

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Hitachi reveals new AI for real-time identity detection and tracking

Hitachi developed a new image analysis system that uses AI for real-time people tracking and detection.

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SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities.

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6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

Tech darlings come and go, and it won't be long until collaboration vendor Slack becomes a memory—like what happened to Netscape.

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40% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

Testing the limits of what a customer might do for gettiing $5 off.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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RingCentral aims to unify ‘unified communications’

RingCentral Office lets customers consolidate down the number of unified communications (UC) tools they use, making it easier and faster to collaborate.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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