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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 11  11h00 22 février
JR Raphael
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...
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With a fix for the ’temporary profile’ bug still elusive, Win10 1903 and 1909 customers should check Pause Updates  16h05 21 février
Woody Leonhard
By now you’ve probably heard about the disappearing-profile bug in this month’s Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update. The buggy patch went out on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Reports started rolling in shortly afterward about desktops that were wiped clean, wallpaper replaced, even files that disappeared. I...
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Challo pushes enterprise collaboration across company walls  15h15 21 février
Jonny Evans
One of the big weaknesses of many enterprise collaboration solutions is that they aren’t always good at letting employees work with external parties. That’s a problem one of the latest entrants to the space tries to solve.Collaboration without walls Like many such solutions, Challo is a feature...
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Spatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality  14h22 21 février
Matthew Finnegan
Augmented reality is seen as a boon for the workplace of the future because it would allow co-workers to collaborate remotely using digital avatars and 3D virtual objects that can be viewed and manipulated in real-time during a meeting. That vision is behind the announcement Thursday by Spatial and...
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Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos  13h59 21 février
Ken Mingis
Tech Events Event Description Starts Ends Location MWC Barcelona (CANCELLED) CANCELLED: The original Mobile World Congress, now renamed MWC Barcelona, addresses a wide range of mobile topics, from AI to Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and connectivity in general. 2020-02-24 2020-02-27...
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Apple joins industry effort to eliminate passwords  11h00 21 février
Lucas Mearian
In a somewhat unusual move for Apple, the company has joined the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, an authentication standards group dedicated to replacing passwords with another, faster and more secure method for logging into online services and apps.Apple is among the last tech bigwigs to...
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Flashback Friday: They’re due someone’s undying gratitude  11h00 21 février
Sharky
President of the company calls the IT department to ask how to recall an email message, reports a pilot fish in the loop.Impossible, tech tells him. Once an email message has been sent to the server, it can’t be recalled, and trying to do so will just draw attention to the email. The president does...
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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds  23h08 20 février
Preston Gralla
Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909) started to roll out, the company began working on upcoming feature updates to Windows 10. As it did with version 1909, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft’s...
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Office 365: A guide to the updates  18h04 20 février
Preston Gralla
Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug...
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The mess behind Microsoft’s yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244  14h23 20 février
Woody Leonhard
Remember the warning about watching how sausage is made? This is an electronic sausage-making story with lots of dirty little bits.First, the chronology. On February’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a bizarre standalone security patch, KB 4524244, which was then called Security update for...
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RIP: Larry Tesler, inventor of copy & paste  13h47 20 février
Jonny Evans
You cannot reduce the complexity of a given task beyond a certain point. Once you’ve reached that point you can only shift the burden around. Larry TeslerOne of the people who helped create the current age of personal computing passed away this week: Larry Tesler (74), the computer scientist who...
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The 11 most interesting takeaways from Android 11 (so far)  11h00 20 février
JR Raphael
Well, I’ll be: We’re not even all the way through February yet, and Google’s next big Android version is already upon us.Google announced the first Android 11 developer preview on its Android Developers blog Wednesday. To be clear, this is a very early peek at the software, intended explicitly for...
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University’s mobile app streaming idea has enterprise IT potential. But, oh yes, there’s that security annoyance.  11h00 20 février
Evan Schuman
Purdue University has announced an interesting mobile concept, a means to free up lots of space that is now housing apps and app data. Why not, the university asks, stream the apps themselves from the cloud?Let’s let the school explain its own idea: New software streams data and code resources to...
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How to build a collaboration environment for a changing workforce  18h37 19 février
Jack Gold
By 2025, most workers will be millennials. These digital natives’ will have a major impact on how collaboration takes place - and it won’t involve walking next door to an office to collaborate.
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Windows as we know it is dead; what comes next?  18h15 19 février
Rob Enderle
Disclosure: Most of the vendors noted are clients of the author.Windows arose after IBM behaved very unlike itself in the 1980s as it looked outside itself for technology from then-young companies Intel and Microsoft. The move led to AMD, created an alternative to Apple - and nearly killed its...