IDG Contributor Network: T-Mobile Sprint merger will be approved with conditions

IDG Contributor Network: T-Mobile Sprint merger will be approved with conditions I’ve been following the T-Mobile Sprint merger story for many years. If I were a betting man, I would say this merger will be approved, with conditions. Let’s take a closer look at why and what we can expect going forward for T-Mobile, Sprint, […]

Heads up: A ‘critical’ Win7/Server 2008 patch coming in February/March that’s really critical

Heads up: A ‘critical’ Win7/Server 2008 patch coming in February/March that’s really critical There’s an important move afoot, if you’re using Windows 7 or Server 2008, or an older version of Windows Server Update Services. Starting in April, Windows updates will all be sent out with SHA-2 encryption, usurping the old SHA-1. Before the cutoff, […]

ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has launched a standalone virtual private network app for iOS devices. With iOS now added to its list, ProtonMail said it now offers protection for the most popular operating systems, which include Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android. VPN functionality is prevalent in enterprise security […]

What Apple's T2 security chip brings to the enterprise table

What Apple's T2 security chip brings to the enterprise table There’s been a lot of discussion about Apple’s T2 security chip, particularly the restrictions it places on repairs not sanctioned by Apple. The controversy centers on an Apple utility needed to make changes like swapping out the built-in SSD drives. The overall argument ties into […]

Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes

Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes Two related Office 2010 non-security patches issued on Nov. 6 were pulled on Nov. 17. KB 4461522 and KB 2863821 are both related to changes coming in the Japanese calendar next month attributed to the abdication of Emperor Akihito in favor of his […]

Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam

Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam Job search service Indeed has published new data showing that interest in job roles related to bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency declined over the past year. The data, released Friday, flies in the face of other job search sites that have heralded a soaring blockchain-related […]

Google Maps is the new social network

Google Maps is the new social network What is a social network, anyway? To a consumer, a social network might be a place to share memes, cat photos and selfies. But to a business, a social network is a place to bolster and defend branding, share product information, interact with customers and participate in relevant […]

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Windows 10 cheat sheet Windows 10 is the best operating system that’s come along from Microsoft in a long time. It’s a shape-shifter that changes its interface depending upon whether you’re using a traditional computer or a touch-based one. It undoes the damage wrought by Windows 8, including eliminating the awkward Charms bar and bringing […]