IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?  [Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.] The new version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is moving to beta. It’s hard to look at this new and innovative browser and not think back on […]

Android 10 and the end of whimsy

Android 10 and the end of whimsy When I first heard about Google’s plan to ditch the Android dessert naming system, my reaction was pretty minimal. After all, the name of an Android version doesn’t really mean that much. It’s what’s inside the Pie, the Oreo, the Ice Cream Sandwich that counts. So Android […]

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of ‘full-Chromium’ Edge updates Microsoft has published the template and documentation that will be required to manage updates of the not-yet-finalized “full-Chromium” Edge browser, making good on a promise of earlier this summer. When Microsoft first pounded the Edge-for-enterprise drum in June, the Redmond, Wash. developer unveiled […]

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator Consultancy Deloitte this week unveiled a mobile, self-contained computing platform that can be used to host a blockchain network on a small-scale so companies can test its capabilities. Called “Blockchain in a Box” (BIAB), the platform consists of four, small-form-factor compute nodes, three video displays and […]

Texas ransomware attacks: to pay or not to pay? | TECH(feed)

Texas ransomware attacks: to pay or not to pay? | TECH(feed) Nearly two dozen cities in Texas have been hit by a ransomware attack executed by a single threat actor. These attacks beg the question: Is it ever worth it to pay a cyber attacker’s ransom? In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet discusses the […]

Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft promotes ‘full-Chromium’ Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset Microsoft this week pushed the “full-Chromium” Edge one step closer to a production release with the launch Tuesday of a Beta build for macOS and all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10. “Beta is the third and final preview channel which will come […]

Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC Want Windows 10 to run faster? We’ve got help. In just a few minutes you can try out this baker’s dozen of tips; your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues. 1. Change your power settings If you’re using […]

3 reasons Apple’s iPhone 11 will exceed (muted) expectations

3 reasons Apple’s iPhone 11 will exceed (muted) expectations If the portents prove to be true, Apple’s next edition iPhone 11 will be announced Sept. 10. Here are three reasons I think it will exceed expectations. 5G doesn’t matter yet It really doesn’t. Outside of a handful of cities, no one has access to […]