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  • Why You Should Overclock Your RAM (It’s Easy!)
    by Anthony Heddings on September 15, 2019 at 10:40 am
  • 5 Best Traditional Seafood Bisque Recipes
    by Emilee Unterkoefler on September 15, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • Affordable Alternatives to Philips Hue Light Strips
    by Josh Hendrickson on September 15, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • Geek Trivia: Which Comic Book Artist’s Ashes Were Mixed Into Ink Used To Print Comics?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 15, 2019 at 6:02 am
  • How to Increase Your MacBook’s Storage
    by Tim Brookes on September 14, 2019 at 10:40 am
  • New tech inside iPhone 11 is the future of everything
    by Mike Elgan on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Apple introduced the new iPhones this week. It was all about the cameras.But no matter how good Apple’s lenses, camera electronics and computational photography AI gets, that’s all still an evolution of what everybody is already doing: taking selfies and cat videos.Apple didn’t even mention the real revolution, which will change everything.The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will contain an Apple-designed chip called the U1. The U1 chip enables ultra-wideband (UWB) positioning, which means it’s designed to pinpoint the locations of nearby objects.Ultra-wideband used to be called pulse radio. It’s been used for years in military and medical applications. But UWB is uniquely suited to real-time locating systems (RTLS), which is what Apple is going to use it for.To read this article in full, please click her

  • 5 Beginner Yoga Poses to Start Your Day Right
    by Karla Tafra on September 14, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • I Freakin’ Love the Logitech G603 Wireless Gaming Mouse
    by Michael Crider on September 14, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • Geek Trivia: Who Is The Longest Recurring Actor In Any Video Game Franchise?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2019 at 6:02 am
  • How to Use Twitter Bookmarks to Save Tweets For Later
    by Khamosh Pathak on September 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm
  • Tech event calendar 2019: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos
    by Ken Mingis on September 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Tech Events Event Description Starts Ends Location The AI Summit With more than 250 expert speakers and 200 sessions, this event demystifies AI’s core challenges for both tech and business pros. 2019-09-25 2019-09-26 San Francisco, CAAPI World 2019 API World bills itself as "the world’s largest API & Microservices conference and expo, offering insights and learning on the latest technology and trends in API Platforms, Design, Security, Scalability & Management, Microservices, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, the business of APIs and more. 2019-10-08 2019-10-10 San Jose, CAFiRe 2019 This year's "Future in Review" conference offers deep dives on a variety of cutting-edge technologies, including autonomous driving, CRSPR, facial recognition, neural networks and other topics. 2019-10-08 2019-10-11 La Jolla, CAMSPWorld MSPWorld offers a vendor-agnostic focus on Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems, based on real-world experiences and […]

  • How to Sync Faces Across Devices in Apple Photos
    by Khamosh Pathak on September 13, 2019 at 2:24 pm
  • How to Disable Swipe Typing on the iPhone’s Keyboard
    by Justin Duino on September 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • How to Enable Low Data Mode on Your iPhone
    by Khamosh Pathak on September 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • What Is TDP for CPUs and GPUs?
    by Ian Paul on September 13, 2019 at 10:40 am
  • Apple as a service: One day you'll rent it all...
    by Jonny Evans on September 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

    With iPhone 11 ordering beginning today, the world may be waiting to join the iPhone Upgrade Program, and it is becoming clear Apple is slowly but inexorably moving to a business model in which its products and services are available for a monthly fee.To read this article in full, please click her

  • The Best Weighted Vest for Exercise
    by Jonathon Heddings on September 13, 2019 at 10:24 am
  • Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years
    by Lucas Mearian on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Research firm Gartner, whose past evaluations of blockchain have been conservative to say the least, expects the distributed ledger technology to transform the ways businesses operate in most industries within five to 10 years.Right now, however, blockchain for most industries remains mired between inflated industry expectations and general disillusionment with regard to how it can improve business processes, according Gartner's latest "Hype Cycle" report.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Flashback Friday: Trial by error
    by Sharky on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    As the supervisor of the help desk, this pilot fish is in on the interviews of new applicants.“And I've decided to learn from my mista— I mean, my experiences,” says fish.Case in point: Fish’s department hires a tech from another part of the organization. She’s worked as a tech at the other department for a few years, has the right certifications, knows the organization and will be able to hit the ground running — which makes her an apparently perfect candidate.A few weeks into the job, a fix is released to enable use of a VPN. The change: just modify two registry entries. Simple enough, right?But when fish tells the tech to apply the fix to a user’s laptop, she tells him that she has never edited a registry entry.To read this article in full, please click her

  • 4 Google Assistant additions worth watching
    by JR Raphael on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Google Assistant may not be perfect, but goodness gracious, is it ever growing.Seems rarely a month goes by these days where Google doesn't announce some new capability for its platform-defying (and, some would argue, platform-creating) virtual assistant. But Assistant's most significant growth spurt may still be ahead of us.A handful of new and upcoming Assistant features really jump out at me as having the potential to collectively catapult the service's utility to some impressive new heights. Only time will tell if they end up being as impressive in the real world as they seem in theory, of course, but these four features are absolutely worth keeping an eye on:To read this article in full, please click her

  • Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10
    by JR Raphael on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    What a long, strange trip it's been.From its inaugural release to today, Android has transformed visually, conceptually and functionally — time and time again. Google's mobile operating system may have started out scrappy, but holy moly, has it ever evolved.Here's a fast-paced tour of Android version highlights from the platform's birth to present.Android versions 1.0 to 1.1: The early days Android made its official public debut in 2008 with Android 1.0 — a release so ancient it didn't even have a cute codename.Things were pretty basic back then, but the software did include a suite of early Google apps like Gmail, Maps, Calendar, and YouTube, all of which were integrated into the operating system — a stark contrast to the more easily updatable standalone-app model employed today.To read this article in full, please click her

  • What Can I Do with All the Apples I Just Picked?
    by Emilee Unterkoefler on September 13, 2019 at 9:30 am
  • This 20,000 mAh RAVPower Battery Charges Up with Whatever Cable You Want 
    by Michael Crider on September 13, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • Traveling Internationally? Shop for Plug Adapters and Power Converters First
    by Andrew Heinzman on September 13, 2019 at 8:00 am
  • Work Remotely? Here’s Why Coworking Spaces Are Worth the Money
    by Elyse Hauser on September 13, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • 16 Products to Help You Prevent and Soothe Workout Injuries
    by Jonathon Heddings on September 13, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • Geek Trivia: The Acronym SSD Stands For What?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 13, 2019 at 6:02 am
  • Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point
    by Gregg Keizer on September 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Mozilla this week resurrected its Test Pilot preview program, offering Firefox users a free VPN-like service to encrypt browser-to-site-and-back transmissions over public networks."The Firefox Private Network is an extension which provides a secure, encrypted path to the web to protect your connection and your personal information anywhere and everywhere you use your Firefox browser," wrote Marissa Wood, vice president of product, in a post to the Mozilla blog.[ Related: Get serious about privacy with the Epic, Brave and Tor browsers ]The free service is available immediately, but only to U.S.-based users running the desktop version of Firefox. A Firefox account - typically used for syncing copies of the browser on multiple devices - and an accompanying add-on are required.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Gartner: Get ready for more AI in the workplace
    by Matthew Finnegan on September 12, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    LONDON – Artificial intelligence (AI) will be widely adopted in office environments in a variety of ways over the next few years as businesses invest in digital workplace initiatives, Gartner analysts said today.The trend is expected to gather steam as voice-activated personal assistants that have proved a hit at home begin to make inroads in the office.[ Related: How AI is changing office suites ]By 2025, the technology will “certainly be mainstream,” said Matthew Cain, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner – even though privacy and security concerns have limited deployments so far. Cain was among the analysts who spoke at Gartner’s Digital Workplace Summit here.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds
    by Preston Gralla on September 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) started to roll out, the company began working on upcoming feature updates to Windows 10. As it did with version 1903, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program.After years of using “Redstone” in its code names, Microsoft switched to a new format with the May 2019 Update. The new code names use a YYH1/YYH2 format, with the YY standing for the last two numbers of the year and H1 or H2 referring to the first or second half of the year. So Windows 10 version 1903, which was released in May 2019, was code-named “19H1” (for first half of 2019) rather than “Redstone 6.” The next feature update, due in the fall of this year, is code-named “19H2,” and the feature update that’s coming in the spring of 2020 is code-named 20H1.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Slack for Desktop and Web Gets a Dark Mode—Here’s How to Enable It
    by Justin Duino on September 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm
  • IDG Contributor Network: Complex September update brings large Windows, browser and development tool patches
    by Greg Lambert on September 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Back to school, back to work…and now back to Microsoft updates. I hope that you got some rest this summer, as we are seeing an ever-increasing number and variety of vulnerabilities and corresponding updates covering all Windows platforms (desktop and server), Microsoft Office and a widening array of patches to Microsoft development tools.This September update cycle brings two zero-days and three publicly reported vulnerabilities in the Windows platform. These two zero-days ( (CVE-2019-2014 and CVE-2019-1215) have credibly reported exploits which could lead to arbitrary code execution on the target machine. Both browser and Windows updates require immediate attention and your development team will need to spend some time with the latest patches to .NET and .NET Core.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches
    by Woody Leonhard on September 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Two months ago, the July Win7 security-only patch was found to install telemetry software, triggered by newly installed scheduled tasks called ProgramDataUpdater, Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser, and AitAgent. As best I can tell, Microsoft never admitted that its security-only patch dropped a telemetry component. The August security-only update didn’t include that bit of snooping, so it looked like the July snooping was a one-off aberration.To read this article in full, please click her

  • Review Geek is Looking for a Part-Time News Writer
    by Walter Glenn on September 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm
  • How to Rotate iPhone Videos Without Installing an App
    by Justin Duino on September 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm
  • How to Enable Dark Mode on your iPhone and iPad
    by Khamosh Pathak on September 12, 2019 at 2:24 pm
  • iPhone 11: What is Deep Fusion and how does it work?
    by Jonny Evans on September 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Maintaining its focus on machine learning and imaging, Apple’s Deep Fusion technology is designed to help you take better pictures when you use iPhone 11 series smartphones.[ Further reading: How AR and VR will change enterprise mobility ]What is Deep Fusion? “Computational photography mad science,” is how Apple’s SVP Worldwide Marketing  Phil Schiller described the capabilities of Deep Fusion when announcing the iPhone on Tuesday.To read this article in full, please click her

  • How to Quickly Search Google Drive
    by Brady Gavin on September 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch
    by Woody Leonhard on September 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Remember last month, when Microsoft kinda-sorta announced there was a Cortana/SearchUI redline bug in its second August cumulative update, KB 4512941? Although complaints about the bug poured in within hours of the patch’s release, it took Microsoft four days to 'fess up, with the first notification in a tweet. Several more days would pass before we had any details.To read this article in full, please click her

  • How to Use the chgrp Command on Linux
    by Dave McKay on September 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Could Your Bluetooth Devices Be Hacked in 2019?
    by Dave Johnson on September 12, 2019 at 10:40 am
  • How Often Should You Check Your Credit Score?
    by Angela Brown on September 12, 2019 at 10:24 am
  • The Best Gym Bags Under $50
    by Jonathon Heddings on September 12, 2019 at 10:24 am
  • How to handle Windows 10 updates
    by Preston Gralla on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Confused about how updates work in Windows 10? Join the club. Over the years, Microsoft has transformed what was once a straightforward procedure into an ever-changing, often complicated process that varies according to whether you have Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro or an enterprise or education edition — and that varies according to the specific version number of the operating system. As a result, there have been lots of misperceptions about how Windows Update works in Windows 10, and how to best use it.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

  • Throwback Thursday: Let’s get an expert opinion
    by Sharky on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Card-reader door locks are installed at this pilot fish’s company, and she’s tasked with setting up the software, configuring the locks and assigning employee access and times.A VP gives her a handwritten sheet of paper with the employee door access and times, reports fish. Then he promptly takes a one-week vacation.“The day the system goes live, the employees are standing in front of me yelling because their cards won’t let them in the door they want to use. They now have to use the main door instead.“The VP comes along hearing all the complaints, then starts yelling at me that this is not the way it should be set up.“I pull out his handwritten instructions. He looks at it and says, ‘That’s not my handwriting!’”To read this article in full, please click her

  • The Mophie Powerstation Hub Is a Great Workhorse Travel Charger
    by Cameron Summerson on September 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
  • The Best KitchenAid Accessories
    by Russ Houberg on September 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
  • 5 Pumpkin Flavored Treats That Aren’t Lattes
    by Emilee Unterkoefler on September 12, 2019 at 6:40 am
  • Geek Trivia: Prior To The Advent Of Erasers, People Removed Pencil Marks With?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 12, 2019 at 6:02 am
  • Zoho One gets new workflow management app, telephony features
    by Matthew Finnegan on September 12, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Zoho has added a range of new tools to its Zoho One suite as it seeks to attract new mid-size and enterprise customers. The changes include a new phone bridge system, a workflow management app, single sign-on service and a blockchain time-stamping feature for Zoho Sign.Zoho One was launched two years ago, taking on more expensive suites from the likes of Google and Microsoft, with the aim of becoming the “operating system for business.” It packages 45 apps spanning CRM, HR, business analytics, office tools and others, with subscriptions that start at $30 a month per employee.To read this article in full, please click her

 

 

 

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