How to create and edit PDFs in Microsoft Word

You don’t necessarily need expensive PDF editing software to create and edit PDFs -- try Word’s built-in tools first. We show you how. (Free reg. req.)

Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

Apple is getting very, very serious about enterprise IT

Newly updated guides and Apple at Work pages illustrate just how far the company has come to stake its claim for 21st century connected business.

Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

The Amazon Alexa platform dominated CES this year. The virtual assistant is shaping up to be the most important new operating system.

Intel: Firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell, Broadwell systems

A surprising admission from Intel: New firmware is causing "higher system reboots" on Intel Haswell and Broadwell chips, which appeared from 2013 to 2016.

Reports say Win10 Creators Update users are being forced to Fall Creators Update. Again.

With Microsoft’s declaration yesterday that Win10 FCU (version 1709) is ready for business, there are some reports that Pro 1703 machines with 'feature update' delays set at 365 days are getting pushed.

10 iPhone X hints for business users

Apple’s new flagship smartphone is extraordinarily powerful (nothing at CES comes close). These tips will help enterprise users get the most out of it.

Welcome to the post-OS era

ICYMI: It's the virtual assistant's world now. The operating system is just living in it.

Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

ICYMI: The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

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ICYMI: From sexism and racism on social media to influence peddling at Samsung and the Wild West world of distasteful YouTube videos, 2017 left a bad taste for many. Here's a look at eight tech industry scandals that burst into view.

Microsoft reinstates Meltdown/Spectre patches for some AMD processors

ICYMI: Microsoft announced it’s bringing back this month’s problematic Windows security patches for some AMD processors. You get to guess which ones.

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

ICYMI: As China clamps down on the use of bitcoin, other nations and businesses are also seeking to more heavily regulate cryptocurencies and, more generally, blockchain-based networks.

8 ways businesses can take advantage of the iPhone X

ICYMI: Apple's iPhone X is a powerful business tool. Be sure you’re getting the most out of it in your organization. (Free reg. req.)

Why is Microsoft so successful?

ICYMI: Why is Microsoft stock trading at yet another all-time high? The answer is simple: if you achieve all your goals, you probably didn’t set the bar high enough.

5 printing secrets every Mac user needs

ICYMI: Everyone knows how to print from their Mac, right? You just hit the Print button (or Command-P) – but are you using these print-related tricks?

Surprise! Excel gets a variation of the Word DDE block settings

ICYMI: Tucked away in an old Security Advisory, Microsoft announces new registry settings that control the automatic behavior of Dynamic Data Exchange in Excel.

Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

ICYMI: Microsoft warns that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after installing the updates, as will older PCs running Windows 10.

5 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint

ICYMI: Looking for a PowerPoint alternative? When it comes to business presentations, it has become a lot easier to wander from the Microsoft Office suite.

Amazon Alexa arrives on Windows 10 PCs as virtual assistants go to work

ICYMI: HP, Acer, Asus and Lenovo debut Windows 10 laptops and PCs supporting Alexa at this year’s CES. IT leaders are generally supportive of Amazon’s enterprise push.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

ICYMI: Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175), released on Jan. 9, 2018.

Microsoft releases mess of patches, warnings about slowdowns

ICYMI: Yesterday Microsoft released 56 security patches and a warning about slowdowns. Stay calm. Only one patch is of immediate concern.

Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

ICYMI: Windows users are being warned they must have up-to-date antivirus software on their PCs to get updates aimed at fending off attacks that take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

Apple’s future is pants

ICYMI: The release of Energous' wireless, at-a-distance charging solution makes it possible for tech firms such as Apple to imagine next-generation connected devices, including clothing.

How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

ICYMI: Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for everyone. Here’s how.

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

ICYMI: Ransomware is running rampant these days, but there are several ways Windows 10 users and admins can protect their PCs. Here’s what to do. (Free reg. req.)

Mingis on Tech: How networking will evolve in 2018

ICYMI: From Cisco's big plans for intent-based networking to SD-WAN, 5G and IoT, the networking industry is in the midst of big changes. Network World's Brandon Butler explains what's happening, and why.

8 Android narratives to approach with skepticism in 2018

ICYMI: New year, same ol' stories. Why do we keep buying into the hype?

Wireless is center of CES 2018 universe

ICYMI: A look at how wireless, apps and wireless data are an important element of the innovation wave at CES 2018.

Life after iTunes: Apple’s big media challenge

ICYMI: Apple is spending billions to produce original video content as it builds its place in the future of media, but it faces lots of challenges in its attempt.

Microsoft yanks buggy Windows Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD computers

ICYMI: After five days of debilitating blue screens on AMD machines, Microsoft pulled the buggy patches very early Tuesday morning. More problems remain.

The 5 best Linux distros for the enterprise: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and more

ICYMI: A variety of high-quality Linux distributions allow you to expand your Linux OS deployments beyond the data center. Here are five that fit the bill.

Samsung takes on Microsoft and Google with its Flip collaborative whiteboard

ICYMI: The company is looking to bring digital whiteboards into corporate meeting rooms, which one analyst called ‘the new battleground for business communications and collaboration.

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

ICYMI: What you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4056892, released Jan. 3, 2018.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

ICYMI: Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165), released on Jan. 2, 2018.

How to use Parental Controls to protect your iPhone

ICYMI: Apple already provides parental control Restrictions parents can use to limit their children’s smartphone use, here’s what you need to know.

Buggy Win7 Meltdown patch KB 4056894 throwing blue screens

ICYMI: AMD Athlon systems bear the brunt of the bugs, but other Windows machines get bit, too. There are a few possible fixes, none sure-fire.

Word 2016 cheat sheet

ICYMI: Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

ICYMI: Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

How networking will evolve in 2018

ICYMI: From Cisco's plans for intent-based networking to SD-WAN, IoT and 5G pilot programs, the networking industry is growing and changing by leaps and bounds.

Why you’ll fire Siri and do the job yourself

ICYMI: In the world of A.I., the best virtual assistant might turn out to be your virtual self.

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 4 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17074, released on Jan. 11, 2017.

8 ways businesses can take advantage of the iPhone X

Apple's iPhone X is a powerful business tool. Be sure you’re getting the most out of it in your organization. (Free reg. req.)

Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

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Welcome to the post-OS era

It's the virtual assistant's world now. The operating system is just living in it.

Microsoft reinstates Meltdown/Spectre patches for some AMD processors

Microsoft announced it’s bringing back this month’s problematic Windows security patches for some AMD processors. You get to guess which ones.

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

As China clamps down on the use of bitcoin, other nations and businesses are also seeking to more heavily regulate cryptocurencies and, more generally, blockchain-based networks.

Why is Microsoft so successful?

Why is Microsoft stock trading at yet another all-time high? The answer is simple: if you achieve all your goals, you probably didn’t set the bar high enough.

5 printing secrets every Mac user needs

Everyone knows how to print from their Mac, right? You just hit the Print button (or Command-P) – but are you using these print-related tricks?

Surprise! Excel gets a variation of the Word DDE block settings

Tucked away in an old Security Advisory, Microsoft announces new registry settings that control the automatic behavior of Dynamic Data Exchange in Excel.

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