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Why the industrial enterprise is moving to iOS

Why iOS may be just the kind of impactful disruption that the industrial enterprise needs.

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Will macOS protect you from ransomware attacks?

The recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on Windows have some Mac users wondering if they are safe. Is macOS secure from ransomware attacks?

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Google's Chromebooks are getting a night mode to help you sleep better

Google is joining Apple and Microsoft and adding a night light feature to Chrome OS.

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Samsung to detail new Tizen OS for smart home appliances, IoT devices

In the future, your Samsung vacuum cleaner or washing machine will run on an OS called Tizen RT, which is being released and detailed on Tuesday.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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Android device updates: Android Nougat finally comes to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge

The Huawei Watch dials up Android Wear 2.0, ending a long wait for the latest version of Google's wearable OS.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

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7 things Microsoft left out of Windows 10

As usual in the tech industry, not everything that’s previewed by a vendor shows up in the final product. That’s what happened with the latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which was released last month. Microsoft showed...

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The real-world guide to Windows 10 migration

Our deployment guide preps you and your organization for the final upgrade to Windows

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Windows 10 S FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's streamlined operating system

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks in schools, but you'll be able to buy it too. Here's everything you need to know.

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Homebrew MacOS package manager gets easier to use

Homebrew 1.2.0 deprecates a number of repositories to improve ease of use and software quality

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Windows 10 S: It's for enterprise, too

Microsoft may have stuck to the script when it unveiled a Windows 10 spin-off aimed at education. But the new OS will be enticing to businesses as well.

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

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Meet Windows 10 S, a streamlined, simplified, Windows Store-only OS for schools

Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s new education-focused OS, may look like Windows RT, but it's actually targeting Chrome OS with key differences to make it more useful.

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Sorry Pixel owners, Google probably won't update your phones past Android P

Google announces that the Pixel and Pixel XL will only receive guaranteed version updates until October 2018 and security updates until October 2019.

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FAQ: How to skip a Windows 10 upgrade

Corporate users of Windows 10 may have as little as two months to deploy a feature upgrade after passing on the one prior.

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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

A new update will occur monthly, or sometimes more often.

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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises

Manually installing the Windows 10 Creators Update could introduce hardware compatibility problems, Microsoft warns.

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