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How to make an Image Resize app with Automator on your Mac

Do you spend time resizing images for reports, documents or the web? Use this tip...

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Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers.

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January in Mississippi can be nice

But if you need me, I’ll be in France.

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Will Chromebooks rule the enterprise? (5 reasons it may)

Google schooled Apple and Microsoft in the education market by growing market share from zero to 60 in eight years. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan examines whether they can they do it again in the enterprise.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

The August 2019 Windows patches aren’t yet complete, as of today, but they’ve been churning in convoluted circles, thanks to a bizarre beta test numbering scheme. Even at this late date, the DejaBlue vs VB/VBA quandary still hangs in...

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Cameyo: Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem

If you’ve been struggling with converting to a more aggressively cloud-based alternative to your current desktop deployment, this young company appears to have a solution.

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10+ essential Siri tips for productive Macs

Most Mac users already use Siri to search the web and solve maths problems, but you can do more...

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Microsoft removes August patch block on Win7/2008R2 systems running Norton, Symantec AV

Symantec and Microsoft have come to an agreement about Symantec/Norton AV problems with the August Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patches. The block is gone, but questions remain. Nothing has changed, so why was it blocked in the first...

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Microsoft: Enterprises have upgraded Windows 10 just once a year from the start

The company's decision to extend support for the fall editions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education reflects an upgrade cadence companies have already been following.

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Microsoft offers free post-2020 Windows 7 support for Win 10 Enterprise subscribers

The company will give Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to EA and EAS customers with active subscriptions to Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security.

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Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

IT admins will be able to use the policies to manage, deploy and update the new browser to their corporate workforce.

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Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a Beta build of its browser for all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10, and macOS.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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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.

Chromebook Hardware Trends

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Software isn't the only area that's evolving in the Chrome OS universe right now.

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Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away

Whether you’re installing Win7 from backup on bare metal or on a VM, watch out for a missing patch. On Friday, Microsoft issued a hidden advisory saying you need to run bcdboot.exe and get the SHA-2 patch KB 3133977 – a BitLocker fix...

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Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever

Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change.

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Microsoft ups effort to get firms off Windows 7 with FastTrack

The Windows 10 FastTrack service is designed to help folks in the operating system slow lane, late to the migration party and now facing Windows 7 end-of-life. Updating to new operating systems has always been problematic, and this...

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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

Chrome OS Features

4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

Chromebook owners, start your engines: These four incoming features will help you focus better and work more efficiently.

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