Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop A week ago, Microsoft released six patches that brought many machines to their knees. As I explained last Friday, when the dust cleared, it was apparent that all six of these April patches: Win7 and Server 2008 R2 Monthly […]

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10 There has been some concern that Windows 10 gathers too much private information from users. Whether you think Microsoft’s operating system crosses the privacy line or just want to make sure you protect as much of your personal life as possible, we’re here to help. Here’s […]

Google's Chromium browser explained

Google’s Chromium browser explained While the names are similar – Chrome and Chromium – the labels represent two different web browsers. But they are related. One leads to the other. One is open-source, the other is not, not really. One dominates the world’s browser landscape, like a single huskie dominates a team of Chihuahuas […]

Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know

Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know Every few months, the Redmond, Wash. company switches up scheduling or support or something about Window 10, just to make sure everyone is paying attention. Earlier this month, Microsoft again reshaped Windows 10’s delivery. Or maybe the change wasn’t about disbursing updates, […]

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools In two separate announcements last week, Google and Linux’s Hyperledger project launched tools aimed at enabling secure identity management for enterprises via mobile and other devices. Google unveiled five upgrades to its BeyondCorp cloud enterprise security service that enables identity and access management for employees, corporate partners, […]

Google boosts G Suite with collaboration, AI, integration features

Google boosts G Suite with collaboration, AI, integration features SAN FRANCISCO – Google on Wednesday announced a slew of enhancements to G Suite, its productivity suite that includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Hangouts Chat and a variety  of other business apps. The additions, many of them still in beta, are aimed at boosting […]

15 business ideas you can steal from Apple

15 business ideas you can steal from Apple “We’ve always been shameless about stealing great ideas,” Apple’s Steve Jobs famously said. So, which of Apple’s ideas about how to run a business can you steal to make your business better? Here’s some suggestions. Consistency takes discipline Consider Apple’s track record. Ever since the iMac […]

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI [Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.] Pretty much the same week Google disbanded their Artificial Intelligence Ethics Board – once again showcasing an inability to lead their own company (this is becoming a really bad problem for Google) – I was […]