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The January Windows and Office patches are good to go

There are some rather obscure issues, but by and large, now’s a very good time to get Windows and Office caught up on patching. If you want to avoid Win10 1809 for now, block it. Watch out for the, uh, edge cases, and patch away.

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Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: January patches include a reprisal of KB 4023057 and a swarm of lesser bugs

Patches are crawling out of the woodwork, and bugs follow as night unto day. Be particularly cautious if you’re running a turn-of-the-century database application; and if you don’t want to be forced to Win10 1809, get your shields up. ...

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How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

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.

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Android's stalled revolutions

With each new Android release, we hear about plenty of promising-sounding new features — but sometimes, things don't pan out exactly as expected.

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Now you can run Windows 10 on an iPad Pro, Android

Solutions that put your Windows and Mac computers on your tablet, virtually

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Windows 10 1809 fiasco may hinder enterprise migrations from Windows 7

The delayed delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update could put the pinch on companies looking to upgrade from Windows 7 before support for the aging OS ends next January.

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How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

This week Microsoft announced the end of Windows 10 Mobile, which prompted me to look back at its short life and reflect on both why it failed and how it could have easily succeeded.

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Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

Grid, a new project from the Linux Foundation, will offer developers tools to create supply chain-specific applications running atop distributed ledger technology.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 12 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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How to clean up your Windows 10 act

Performing a regular disk-cleaning regimen frees up precious space on your hard drive and helps keep Windows 10 operating smoothly. Follow some or all of these steps for a lean, clean machine.

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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3 things to consider about those early Android Q clues

An early glimpse at Android Q is revealing — but if you really want to grasp Google's Android plans for 2019, you have to look beyond the surface of the recent leak.

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5 Dock tips most Mac users need

Most Mac users still use the Dock at least some of the time, so here are a few tips that may help you get even more out of using it.

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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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Microsoft starts auto-update of Windows 10 1809 three months late

Microsoft has finally restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade pulled from release in October just days after its debut.

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There’s a newly acknowledged Edge local IP networking bug in Win10

Responding to complaints, Microsoft acknowledges that all of this month’s Win10 Patch Tuesday cumulative updates make it impossible to access certain local pages from Edge.

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The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

Make your Chromebook even more capable with this carefully selected set of Linux apps for expanding Chrome OS's potential as a business tool.

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Microsoft expands Windows 7-to-Windows 10 app compatibility pledge

The company's 'Desktop App Assure' program launched in October in North America; it's now been expanded worldwide.

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Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox

Smartphone notifications come and go and are all too easy to get lost in the shuffle. What if there were a better way?

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