Category Archives: Computing

Intel expunges its wearables division to focus on augmented reality instead

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The future is augmented reality, not wearables, Intel execs have decided Intel has thrown in the towel on its short-lived ambition to become a ‘leader’ in the wearable market by shutting down the division, lock, stock and barrel.  CNBC reports that Intel let go about 80… Source link

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How to get the latest Windows Server preview from Microsoft

Five weeks ago, when Microsoft announced seismic changes to how it developed, tested and released Windows Server, the company also touted the impending delivery of the first previews of the software. Microsoft followed through with that promise last week when it issued Server’s initial Insider builds, yet another in a line of moves to give […]

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Digital takes aim at the professions – disrupting doctors, lawyers, academics and accountants

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The work of doctors, lawyers, professors and accountants has been only moderately affected by IT so far. But the digital innovations of the 2020s – deep learning, expert systems, software agents, speech and image processing, algorithmic operations, shared ledgers, smart contracts, digital cash, neuro-imaging and the internet of things (IoT) – are aimed directly at […]

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Oracle expands Customer at Cloud, adds 1,000 cloud sales Emea staff

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Oracle is adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) elements, among other features, to its Cloud at Customer initiative that has reportedly gained interest in UK government. And in another cloud-related move, the supplier aims to recruit 1,000 cloud sales staff in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) by January 2018. By submitting your personal information, you agree […]

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How to expose flaws in custom-built mobile apps

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As enterprises develop more custom applications — many of them mobile apps as part of a mobile-first strategy — in-house developers are increasingly at risk of unwittingly using open-source code rife with vulnerabilities. Developing custom apps allows a business to differentiate itself from competitors by offering customers, whether internal users or consumers, a better mobile experience. Thinkstock Unlike […]

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How to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes

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Do you love using iTunes? Do you stick religiously to Macs and Macbooks? Do you buy all your music, movies and TV from the iTunes store? Well, in that case Apple’s media ecosystem might just cover everything you need. Sadly, however, we don’t all love using iTunes. Many of us don’t use a Mac, but […]

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Lords’ inquiry finds data flows key to post-Brexit trade and security

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Greater friction around data transfers between the UK and European Union (EU) after Brexit could present a non-tariff trade barrier and hinder police and security co-operation, according to a report by a Lords’ committee. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special […]

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M365 Business means free Windows 10 upgrades, but for business only

Microsoft has confirmed that upgrade licenses to Windows 10 Pro that businesses obtain from the free preview of Microsoft 365 Business (M365) will remain in place. That’s true even if the customer doesn’t transition to a paid plan. Also, companies that do subscribe to new Windows/Office suite combo when it’s available, then later cancel the […]

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'Mammoth' 50TB SSD launched by Viking Technology

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Mammoth 50TB SSD can slash data centre cooling requirements, claims Viking Viking Technology has introduced what it describes as the ‘world’s largest’ 50 terabyte solid state drive (SSD) – but that kind of capacity doesn’t come cheap.  The mammoth SSD, which the company claims is the highest-capacity drive of its kind shipping today, is part […]

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Verifying and testing that Firefox is restricted to TLS 1.2

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TLS is the protocol invoked under the covers when viewing secure websites (those loaded with HTTPS rather than HTTP). There are multiple versions of the TLS protocol, and the most recent version, 1.2, is the most secure. Last time, I discussed tweaking Firefox so that it only supports TLS version 1.2 and not the older versions […]

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