Symphony targets collaboration users outside financial services

ICYMI: The ‘Bloomberg-killer’ collaboration app maker hopes to attract new users in a variety of regulated industries with a focus on advanced security features.

The 14 best Firefox add-ons of 2017

ICYMI: These extensions for Mozilla’s browser can help boost your productivity, reclaim privacy and automate mundane tasks.

Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

ICYMI: ‘Hearables’ and smart glasses will keep us in range of our virtual assistants everywhere, all the time.

Critical updates to IE and Flash for November Patch Tuesday

ICYMI: A relatively light series of updates from Microsoft this month.

Strong and stable: The iOS security guide

ICYMI: Apple’s smartphones are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your iPhone (or iPad) is as secure as possible.

Patch alert: Microsoft acknowledges printer bug; forced 1709 upgrades continue

ICYMI: Patch Tuesday problems roll out, with a new acknowledgment from Microsoft about a dot matrix printer bug, continued reports of Win10 1703-to-1709 upgrades, one unconfirmed report of a forced 1607-to-1709 upgrade, and a memory violation error with CDPUserSvc. Welcome to the jungle.

The big unspoken problem with digital assistants

ICYMI: AI-driven virtual assistants are supposed to adapt the system to the human not the other way around.

Apple once again confirms it wants to iPimp your ride

Reports claiming the demise of the Apple Car project were obviously exaggerated, Apple is working hard to solve some of the big, complicated challenges of autonomous vehicles.

The best mobile threat defense is mobile threat detection

It’s time to add MTD to your Enterprise Mobile Management toolkit. Because it’s better to get ahead of mobile threats than it is to try and clean them up after you’ve been attacked.

Seven Linux apps that will change how you work

Here are seven killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about -- everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

Microsoft's Windows 10 update strategy is showing strains

Analysts argue that Microsoft should cut the number of Windows 10 upgrades in half and pledge to support each version for 24 months.

A breakthrough in Surface Book battery problems?

Microsoft claims the Surface Book 2 battery can be replaced by Microsoft Authorized Service Providers. If true, it's a miracle in the ongoing Surface battery debacle.

How to make free calls from your own number on any old phone

Turn your old Android phone into a functional extension of your current device with one download and two minutes of setup.

8 great gifts for Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro users

We've already looked at gifts for iPhone users. It seems appropriate to also grab a glance at a few great gift ideas for notebook Macs.

Why 2017 is the year that changed Windows management forever

In fact, it may have been the single most significant year yet.

10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users

A quick and easy guide to some of the best iPhone-related accessories you can get for the Apple user in your life this season.

Mingis on Tech: Coding for Alexa

To most users, Alexa is the helpful voice in the Echo and Echo Dot. But with a little coding, it can be made to do much more than play music, turn on the lights or tell you the weather.

Symphony targets collaboration users outside financial services

The ‘Bloomberg-killer’ collaboration app maker hopes to attract new users in a variety of regulated industries with a focus on advanced security features.

Strong and stable: The iOS security guide

Apple’s smartphones are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your iPhone (or iPad) is as secure as possible.

Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

Having spread from desktops to mobile devices and beyond, voice recognition is no longer a novelty filling niche needs -- and it’s spawning a new genre of gadgets. (Free reg. req.)

The 14 best Firefox add-ons of 2017

These extensions for Mozilla’s browser can help boost your productivity, reclaim privacy and automate mundane tasks.

Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

‘Hearables’ and smart glasses will keep us in range of our virtual assistants everywhere, all the time.

Critical updates to IE and Flash for November Patch Tuesday

A relatively light series of updates from Microsoft this month.

Strong and stable: The iOS security guide

Apple’s smartphones are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your iPhone (or iPad) is as secure as possible.

Patch alert: Microsoft acknowledges printer bug; forced 1709 upgrades continue

Patch Tuesday problems roll out, with a new acknowledgment from Microsoft about a dot matrix printer bug, continued reports of Win10 1703-to-1709 upgrades, one unconfirmed report of a forced 1607-to-1709 upgrade, and a memory violation error with CDPUserSvc. Welcome to the jungle.

The big unspoken problem with digital assistants

AI-driven virtual assistants are supposed to adapt the system to the human not the other way around.

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

ICYMI: 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.

Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.

ICYMI: Apple's new iPhone X sets the scene for the next decade of iPhone development with a host of futuristic technologies. While expensive, it is the best smartphone available today.

10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

ICYMI: Speech recognition, gesture control and brain-computer interface systems are changing how we talk to our machines. Oh, and don’t forget about those digital tattoos.

How 5G will spur remote collaboration

ICYMI: The faster networks become, the harder it will be to distinguish telecommuting from being there.

How to turn Google Assistant into a powerful list-making machine

ICYMI: All it takes is a few minutes to teach your Google Assistant an incredibly useful trick for next-level organization.

Workplace by Facebook gains acceptance at Virgin Atlantic

ICYMI: Facebook’s enterprise social network app quickly gains users, helping the airline overcome some of the adoption challenges it saw with Microsoft’s Yammer.

7 things you’ll want to try first with your Apple Watch

ICYMI: Here are some of the first things you’ll want to do with the brand new Apple Watch you're hoping to get this season.

40 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

ICYMI: Supercharge your Chrome OS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.

Microsoft forces Win10 1703 customers onto 1709, and other Patch Tuesday shenanigans

ICYMI: Patch Tuesday toll: more than 1,100 separate patches, but nothing critical for Windows. We’re seeing many bugs. None have elicited more vituperation than the forced upgrade to Fall Creators Update, ignoring the “CBB” setting in 1703. Perhaps it’s not a bug but a feature?

How to get a cutting-edge web browser

ICYMI: 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.

Lock it down: The macOS security guide

ICYMI: Apple’s systems are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your Mac is as secure as possible.

7 free and cheap ways to learn about Windows administration

ICYMI: These projects can help you get real on-the-job experience before you get the job. (Free reg. req.)

Mozilla seeks return to glory with release of Firefox Quantum

ICYMI: The company said re-engineered browser -- Firefox 57 -- represents its biggest release since the debut of Firefox 1.0 in 2004 and showcases a significant speed boost.

How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

ICYMI: Individual users and IT administrators alike are confused by the options Microsoft offers for Windows 10 updates. Here’s help choosing the best update method for yourself or your business.

iOS 11.2 to unleash ‘fast’ wireless charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone X

ICYMI: With Apple's upcoming release of iOS 11.2, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X should finally get access to so-called fast wireless charging.

3 hilariously fitting things about Samsung's first Android phone

ICYMI: Look back closely at Samsung's earliest Android effort, and you'll find some priceless tidbits about the device.

‘Hey Siri, buy $100 Bitcoin for the burglar guy’

ICYMI: In tomorrow’s world, will burglars imitate our voices to trick smart speaker systems into stealing secrets and taking our money? Not if Apple gets it right.

Microsoft promises fixes for several long-standing Surface problems

ICYMI: A series of official comments on the Microsoft Answers forum give hope to those with bad batteries, pens and Type Covers, but opinions are divided whether they represent a real change in Microsoft’s support -- or just wishful thinking and smoke and/or mirrors.

Microsoft previews Near Share for ad-hoc file transfers in Windows 10

ICYMI: The new ad hoc file-sharing service -- similar to Apple's AirDrop -- is included in the latest Windows 10 Insider (Build 17035) and is likely to be available for non-Insider users next year.

What problems will Apple’s AR glasses need to solve?

ICYMI: While it may be fun to explore virtual worlds and learn more about this one while wearing Apple’s AR glasses, what problems will they actually need to solve?

Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

ICYMI: In the world of online publishing, there are two enemies that must be respected: the unsubscribe button and the ad blocker. Although both can be circumvented or ignored, how wise is it to thwart the stated intentions and desires of your visitors?

The future of smart glasses comes into focus

ICYMI: What will smart glasses look like? How will they work? Who will use them? And how widespread will they be? It all became clearer this week.

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.

Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.

Apple's new iPhone X sets the scene for the next decade of iPhone development with a host of futuristic technologies. While expensive, it is the best smartphone available today.

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