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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Duck Duck Go offers Mac users even more privacy

Duck Duck Go has revamped its Privacy Essentials extension for Safari users on Catalina.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19018 for 20H1, released on Nov. 5, 2019.

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Apple's ex-wireless lead plots a solid state future for electronics

Apple’s former 5G chief, Ruben Caballero, is working to solve one of the oldest problems in the consumer electronics business.

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Excel-lent!

We’re all adults here, right?

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 hits the accelerator as support cliff nears

A little over two months from its end-of-support deadline, Windows 7 saw its market share slide even further in October.

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With a few exceptions, all’s clear to install Microsoft’s October patches

October started in the cellar, with a third-time attempt at patching the CVE-2019-1367 Internet Explorer zero-day that nobody needed, but the situation has gradually improved. Get the October patches installed, but watch out for a...

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The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra vs. NVIDIA Shield TV: The emerging cloud client

This week I make an admittedly odd comparison between a cloud-connected TV settop box and modular design that can be altered rather than replaced when it comes time to pivot to the cloud. The Shield is similar to the...

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Well, it would be nice to have the must-haves.

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How to block the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, from installing

True to its trend toward simpler, less in-your-face updates, Windows 10 version 1909 presents a very genteel face — an invitation to install, rather than a “gotcha” grab for your PC. If you want to take control of your computer and...

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Throwback Thursday: Pics, or it didn’t happen

You have to admit the client was paying attention.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: October updates bring problems with Start, RDP, Ethernet, older VB programs

After a horrendously buggy start, October patching turned into a traditionally messy grab bag of botches. We’re still tracking update-induced bugs in Start, Search, RDP disconnects, and older Visual Basic programs. Microsoft...

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What happens after Windows 7's retirement?

The January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 is fast approaching. Here's a rundown of some of the issues companies should keep in mind as that date draws near.

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Apple seems to have its eyes on the road (map) for iPhone processors

iPhone contract processor manufacturer TSMC is making a $19B bet on 3nm manufacturing – and that means faster iPhones are on the way.

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How HP leads in sustainability through innovation, partnership and sharing

HP now stands out as a segment leader in sustainability – particularly with their printers. And Sims Metal Management is helping give HP leverage that no single company could otherwise hope to accomplish.

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Apple’s Catalyst will help bring Macs to the enterprise

The first wave of Catalyst apps have lessons for enterprise IT.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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