The evolution of Apple's iPhone

Orders for the highly anticipated iPhone X start Oct. 27, so we thought we’d take a look at how the iPhone has evolved over the years.

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

Online shopping is killing brick-and-mortar retail, right? Wrong! The reality is better than you think.

Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network

Following others in the financial services industry, Mastercard unveiled its own blockchain distributed ledger for cross-border payments.

What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 62 for Windows, macOS and Linux patches nearly three dozen security vulnerabilities and sets the stage for a new warning when users enter data on an unencrypted website.

Anatomy of a spambot

ICYMI: Your computer could be busy right now making money for someone else. But that’s not the worst thing that spambots do.

Your Windows 10 download guide for 1709

ICYMI: Customers -- particularly corporate customers -- face a jumble of option-rich upgrade methods to get the latest version of Microsoft's OS. Here's how to decide which is best.

Windows 10 quick tips: 7 ways to speed up your PC

ICYMI: Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

Welcome to the era of the Google ecosystem

ICYMI: Android? Nope. Chrome OS? Nah. Google's new focus is firmly on itself as an ecosystem -- and that is one monumental change.

Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update

ICYMI: The company last week quietly patched vulnerabilities in the WPA2 protocol used to secure wireless networks, but did not reveal the fix until today.

How to block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing

ICYMI: With Windows 10 FCU -- version 1709, build 16299, Redstone 3 -- just around the corner, here are the best ways to ensure you install the update when you’re ready, not when Microsoft says so.

Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests

ICYMI: NSS Labs says Windows 10's default browser is better at blocking phishing and socially-engineered malware attacks than Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Smartphones are driving us to distraction. Here’s help.

ICYMI: Smart people are starting to cancel their social accounts and turn off smartphones. (Maybe that’s why they’re so smart.)

Your Windows 10 download guide for 1709

Customers -- particularly corporate customers -- face a jumble of option-rich upgrade methods to get the latest version of Microsoft's OS. Here's how to decide which is best.

iOS 11 uptake leaves iOS 10 – and Android 8 – in the dust

One month after its release, Apple's iOS 11 has blown past its predecessor and is now on more than half of all iPhones and iPads. That's in stark contrast to Android Oreo, which is on less than half of 1% of all Android devices even though it's been out longer.

Windows 10 quick tips: 7 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

How long til the true Google retail store arrives?

As Google goes further into the hardware-hawking rabbit hole, a real-world retail presence seems all but inevitable.

What Configuration Manager’s 25th birthday party tells us about the future of IT

While the near future seems to be all about Windows 10, CM may be more necessary than ever... especially for the enterprise.

Mac users: Are you ready for the super-fast iMac Pro?

The latest Geekbench figures suggest that the new iMac Pros will be extremely fast.

Anatomy of a spambot

Your computer could be busy right now making money for someone else. But that’s not the worst thing that spambots do.

Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge

Banks and financial tech companies are increasingly embracing blockchain’s native capabilities as the basis for cross-border payment networks.

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

How to get a cutting-edge web browser

From Chrome Canary to Microsoft Insider Preview, you can experience tomorrow’s browser features today -- if you don’t mind the risks of pre-release software.

Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Apple and GE are working together to create industrial apps that will bring predictive data and analytics from GE’s industrial IoT platform to the iPhone and iPad.

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 2)

We're back with round two to put your Windows 10 knowledge to the test.

IT and 'citizen developers' partner on mobile apps and more

With low-code and no-code tools, ordinary business users can quickly and easily spin up new apps or add features and functions, but IT oversight is crucial. (Free reg. req.)

Mobile collides with collaboration – and a new digital workspace is born

As more workers depend on smartphones and tablets for business communications, collaboration apps are making the leap into mobile via EMM platforms.

Greenpeace gives Apple a B- for its green electronics efforts

Apple leads when it comes to environmental efforts, according to the 2017 Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, but it can do better.

6 tips for the paranoid Windows traveler

Take these steps ahead of time to ensure your private data stays private.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

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 1709 (Build 8528.2139), released on Oct. 16, 2017.

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 17017, released on Oct. 13, 2017.

Welcome to the era of the Google ecosystem

Android? Nope. Chrome OS? Nah. Google's new focus is firmly on itself as an ecosystem -- and that is one monumental change.

Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier

Showcase is designed to make it easier for freelancers and small teams of professionals to share content.

Mingis on Tech: Pondering the Pixel 2 (as an iPhone alternative)

Google's latest reference smartphone, the Pixel 2, is out. Our reviewer, Dan Rosenbaum, has the details on what it's like to use and whether it's enough to tempt an iPhone user to switch.

7 chat services compared: Slack, Microsoft Teams and more

If you’re still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams and five other chat providers have to offer. (Free reg. req.)

Excel, Access, external DB driver errors linked to Windows patches

If you’re seeing new “Unexpected error from external database driver” error messages, chances are you recently installed one of this month's Windows security patches.

Review: Google’s Pixel 2 phone is the smart (and safe) choice for biz

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer a perfect showcase for Android Oreo and the Google Assistant -- and for businesses, the peace of mind that comes with prompt OS updates.

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon’s car trunk delivery system, which uses a mobile app from a smart lock vendor, sounds convenient, but it raises security concerns.

Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update

The company last week quietly patched vulnerabilities in the WPA2 protocol used to secure wireless networks, but did not reveal the fix until today.

Don’t be the fool in the cloud

Is it really that hard to keep from making a security idiot of yourself?

Windows Mobile RIP – or how Steve Ballmer committed avoidable career suicide

One of the ironic things this century on technology is CEOs from many tech firms tried and failed to move their PC efforts to Smartphones and lost their jobs. In some cases, more than one CEO at the same company lost their job only to find their successors killed the programs and did just fine.

9 hidden Android shortcuts that will save you time

Speed up your interactions with your Android phone using these easy slides and swipes.

Review: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from A to Zzzzzzzz

The latest version of Windows 10 won’t shake your world, and that’s okay. The good news? Security, OneDrive and Cortana all get useful enhancements.

FinTech builds on blockchain for international mobile payments

IBM unveiled a cross-border blockchain payments service with a Polynesian payments system provider designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for business and consumers.

How to block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing

With Windows 10 FCU -- version 1709, build 16299, Redstone 3 -- just around the corner, here are the best ways to ensure you install the update when you’re ready, not when Microsoft says so.

Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests

NSS Labs says Windows 10's default browser is better at blocking phishing and socially-engineered malware attacks than Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Smartphones are driving us to distraction. Here’s help.

Smart people are starting to cancel their social accounts and turn off smartphones. (Maybe that’s why they’re so smart.)

New SharePoint features: metadata magic, connected site families

ICYMI: Microsoft announced major capabilities to organize and manage information in SharePoint lists and libraries -- and connect related sites using the new Hub site.

Apple, ARKit and the future of TV

ICYMI: Consumers and enterprise chiefs need to think about the impact of virtual experiences on traditional media channels if they want to stay relevant

Duck! Windows and Office patches are coming

ICYMI: Last month’s buggy patches don’t instill confidence. For your own peace of mind, delay Automatic Update at least a few days, until the bugs have shaken out.

7 reasons Chrome OS computers are ideal for enterprises

ICYMI: This year, 5.5% of all PCs sold will be Chrome OS devices. That means Chrome has overtaken Linux as the ‘third OS’ at work. Credit the cost, security and manageability benefits of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes for the rise.

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