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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins

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How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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Lenovo Yogabook Review: Innovative touch capabilities trapped in an otherwise basic computer

You use touch all the time on your smartphone and tablet, and now you can do it on the Yoga Book, too, with its combination touch keyboard and drawing surface

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IBM building blockchain ecosystem

To help build an ecosystem around IBM Blockchain and the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Fabric, Big Blue is offering a revenue-sharing program, along with tools and expert support.

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Here’s how the Windows 10 Creators Update helps enterprises

A few weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update with a focus on the software’s benefits for end users when it launches next year. On Tuesday, the company showed a different side of the next major patch for its new...

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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support

Users who need to make sure they can get access to files stored in Dropbox while they're on the go and away from the web have a new feature to help with that. The company announced Tuesday that users of its mobile apps will soon be...

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Using IoT to help protect the U.S. food supply

Lineage Logistics uses IoT temperature and vibration sensors from Monnit Corp. to protect billions of pounds of warehoused food and cut energy costs.

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Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

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How to use data to design the best market for your company

Can you use technology to create the market your business wants? Behavioral economics say, ‘yes’ — and thanks to big data it’s about to become a service any business can access.

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Customer insights: Digital is changing who you compete against

You now compete against businesses across industries that provide experiences that are so great your customers will expect the same from you.

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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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Next big Amazon post Black Friday tech deal bonanza comes Dec. 12

Amazon.com and Microsoft go beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals with 12 Days of Deals offers featuring plenty of tech products, including Fire tablets and Windows PCs.

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10 most useful Slack bots

We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here...

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7 Linux predictions for 2017

In 2017, Bryan Lunduke sees changes for the Linux desktop market, Canonical shifting its focus, changes for Ubuntu installation and more.

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How to survive the death of Flash

What should an enterprise do with Flash. Ban it? Phase it out? Or accept that it will remain as legacy software for the foreseeable future? Here’s a guide.

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An Adobe Flash flashback

A timeline of key events in the life of Shockwave/Macromedia/Adobe Flash

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Artificial intelligence, instrumental convergence, and photos of cats

Artificial intelligence, instrumental convergence, and photos of cats

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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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