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Microsoft yanks buggy patch of a buggy patch, KB 4039884

There’s no official confirmation, and no explanation of course, but overnight Microsoft pulled a patch that was supposed to fix the main problems in this month’s Windows 7 security updates. I talked about the repair hotfix yesterday in "Micros.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 29th, 2017Related News

Undocumented patch KB 4033637 pushed onto Windows 10 1607 machines

Continuing another banner month of screwed-up patches, many people running Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, report that an undocumented patch “Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4033637)” just rolled out th.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 29th, 2017Related News

Why the iPhone 8 probably won’t be worth the $999 price tag

How much are we really willing to shell out for an iPhone? That’s the loyalty test Apple is expected to deliver during the iPhone 8 product launch on Sept. 12.With a price tag that will likely be a dollar short of $1,000, the iPhone 8 will use a.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 29th, 2017Related News

iOS: ‘superior mobile platform for business,’ says Accenture

Apple and Accenture today announced the latest in a string of deals and alliances that put iPhones, iPads and Macs straight inside the heart of the modern enterprise.Ready for business Accenture says it will create a dedicated iOS practice to crea.....»»

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CEO Pat Gelsinger talks about VMware"s strategy and partnerships

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks with IDG Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Eric Knorr about the company's strategy, future initiatives and new partnerships......»»

Source:  CwCategory: CloudcomputingAug 29th, 2017Related News

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger on edge computing, the latest trend in decentralization

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks about edge computing, including a consistent and secure management strategy......»»

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks about recent cloud announcements

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks about the company's recent cloud announcements, as well as future global availability......»»

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: "Containers are cool"

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks about open source and container technology......»»

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As Apple preps for the iPhone 8, wireless charging option seems more likely

A simple upgrade that Android smartphone users have enjoyed for years may finally be coming to the iPhone: wireless charging.The technology would allow iPhone owners to simply lay their devices on a charging pad – something that's also been embe.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 28th, 2017Related News

Bugs? What bugs? Microsoft sees no evil.

On Aug. 23, Microsoft released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16273. This late beta doesn’t introduce new features. It’s all about stabilizing the next Windows 10 update before releasing it to the public. In short, it’s a bug-fix vers.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update

Privacy MattersImage by Khanom/Woody LeonhardPrivacy means different things to different people; there’s no one-size-fits approach. Some people want to lock their machines down so they leak exactly nothing. Others figure they don’t have anything.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 28th, 2017Related News

Microsoft slates September release for Windows Server"s first fast upgrade

Microsoft will release the first upgrade to Windows Server 2016 the last week of September."We'll be launching Windows Server, version 1709, at Ignite," Jeff Woolsey, a manager in Microsoft's Windows Server group, wrote on a company blog on Thursd.....»»

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Microsoft repairs buggy Win7 security patch with buggy hotfix KB 4039884

Two weeks ago, I talked about a bug in Windows 7’s August Monthly patch rollup KB 4034664 that left many people who have two monitors reeling. After installing the security patch, the first monitor would work properly, but the second monitor cou.....»»

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iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

So, you're ready to leave your iPhone for greener pastures — specifically, the bright green hue of Google's Android ecosystem.It's a major move, to be sure, but it doesn't have to be daunting. Beneath the surface-level differences, Android and i.....»»

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Why smartwatches failed

Smartwatches failed as a product category because the main industry players made a huge mistake.They started with consumer smartwatches and treated the enterprise as an afterthought. It should have been the other way around.Three years ago, smartw.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 26th, 2017Related News

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.1. Swift is open source Apple’s.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 25th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: The 5G core network: 3GPP standards progress

The core network has always been one of the front lines in the evolution of cellular wireless technologies. Every generation has brought us a dizzying array of new acronyms in this space. In 2G there were Mobile Switching Centers (MSC), Home Locat.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 25th, 2017Related News

6 tips for the paranoid Windows traveler

Travelers carrying confidential or privileged corporate information need to take steps ahead of time to ensure that private data stays private. Watch this video for 6 quick tips......»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 25th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: Apple vs. Microsoft Windows – lessons both failed to learn from each other

Looking back both Apple and Microsoft (Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author) made pivotal strategic mistakes in their operating system strategies that the other firm did well.  In each case the company seemed to walk away with the idea.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsAug 25th, 2017Related News

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build app at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.1. It’s open source Apple’s de.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: TelecomAug 25th, 2017Related News