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R Consortium survey seeks input from R users

Have opinions about R? The Consortium wants to hear from you.

Google Pixel 2 Leak

The Google Pixel 2 leak highlights how ho-hum hardware has become

But believe it or not, that's not a bad thing -- because it lets us focus on the part of a smartphone that matters the most in 2017.

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Microsoft 365 Business: Office + Windows 10 in one SMB-friendly subscription

Microsoft this week introduced two additional software-as-a-service subscription plans: Microsoft 365 and Microsoft 365 Business.

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Mingis on Tech: The language of malware

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

Android O Missing Fix

The mundane yet meaningful fix Android O is missing (as of now)

Another Android release, another missed opportunity? Lamenting the ongoing presence of a seemingly small issue with significant real-world impact.

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What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?

If you're using Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 and the subscription lapses, here's how much time you have to renew -- or backup your data and move on.

Apple iPhone passcode ID

Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 10

Apple still has not patched the hole allowing you to bypass the iPhone lock screen. As of iOS 10.3.2 (and the 10.3.3 beta), you can still trick Siri into getting into a person’s iPhone.

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Linux group pushes out production-ready blockchain collaboration software

The Linux Foundation is touting availability of Fabric 1.0, a foundation for developing blockchain applications such as smart contracts.

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Cisco 'really excited' at Apple partnership, confirms CEO

"We are really excited about the deeper partnership between Cisco and Apple," says Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO.

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With Patch Tuesday imminent, make sure you have Automatic Update turned off

You have to patch sooner or later, but there’s no reason to directly expose your machine to malformed missives from Microsoft.

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What's the difference between MDM, MAM, EMM and UEM?

While BYOD made it easier for employees to get their jobs done anywhere, anytime, keeping company data safe requires serious management. Here's how to pick between Mobile Application Management and Mobile Device Management.

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High-def camera maker Red announces 3D smartphone

Red, a maker of high-def cameras used for filming blockbuster films, has created a smartphone with a 3D display and the ability to take holographic images.

New Surface Pro 2017 shuts off unexpectedly? Return it while you can

Another Microsoft lemon? Surface Pro expert Barb Bowman recommends that those affected by random shutdowns send the machine back.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

June's Windows numbers: Microsoft Windows 7 maintains grip

Windows 7 dug in its heels in May, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs. That could spell problems for later corporate migrations to Windows 10.

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The next logical step in Google's Android-Chrome OS 'merger'

Google's two primary platforms—Android and Chrome—are still coming together, and another significant step is in the works.

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Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink

An embarrassing Office 2010 fix—KB 4011042—doesn’t make the main listing in Microsoft's July patches.

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June's browser numbers: Microsoft's Edge strategy fails

The percentage of Windows 10 users who ran the Edge fell to 21% last month, as the Microsoft browser continued to lose ground to Google Chrome.

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Which iPhones and iPads can run iOS 11?

When Apple releases iOS 11 this fall, it will drop support for three older devices, effectively locking them into last year's operating system.

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Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has migrated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) admin consoles to the Azure web-service portal, bolstering corporate mobility management efforts.

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AI and mobile apps: What really matters

More apps use AI to do things for us, such block and remove offensive posts on Instagram. Soon AI will take the limelight, and the apps will move the background.

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