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Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Google’s slow, limited, browser-only, cloud-centric laptop platform is now the most powerful and capable user platform on the planet. Yeah, I said it. Apple fans laugh at this idea, saying that a MacBook Pro can run the Chrome browser and gain all the benefits of a Chromebook, as well as all the benefits and leading-edge content-creation tools of a far ... Read More »

Microsoft partners with Accenture and Avanade to build vertical AI services

Microsoft is partnering with Accenture and Avanade to build custom AI services tailored for customers in specific industry verticals. The partnership, announced May 22, builds on custom virtual-support agents that Microsoft has been developing for customers like HP and Macy’s. That custom agent work, which Microsoft dubbed “Dynamics 365 AI solutions,” doesn’t have anything to do with Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s ... Read More »

Microsoft pushing Win10 version 1803 to PCs specifically set to avoid it

If this weren’t so infuriating it’d be heartbreaking. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 version 1803 onto PCs that are specifically set to bypass the upgrade until it’s declared fit for business use. Susan Bradley has details. [ Further reading: How to handle Windows 10 updates ] We saw forced upgrades three times with Win10 version 1709. ... Read More »

Windows 10 tip: How to turn on System Protection and create System Restore points

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what you can expect Use this dialog box to enable the option to create System Restore snapshots. Click to enlarge The System Restore feature has been a part of Windows for decades. In Windows 10 it’s still useful for recovering quickly when a new app or device driver causes instability. System Restore works by ... Read More »

Windows 10 tip: How to turn on System Protection and create System Restore points

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what you can expect Use this dialog box to enable the option to create System Restore snapshots. Click to enlarge The System Restore feature has been a part of Windows for decades. In Windows 10 it’s still useful for recovering quickly when a new app or device driver causes instability. System Restore works by ... Read More »

24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know Command-C means copy and Command-V means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life much easier. I’ve assembled this short collection to illustrate this truth: Command-W Closes the active window you are currently in. Use Option-Command-W to close all currently active app windows. [ Further reading: 40 ... Read More »

New Spectre variant 4: Our patches cause up to 8% performance hit, warns Intel

Video: AMD and Microsoft join forces to block Spectre attacks. Intel’s upcoming microcode updates to address the just-revealed Spectre variant 4 attack are likely to put a significant drain on CPU performance. Intel has anticipated questions about performance this time around by confirming upfront that its combined software and firmware microcode updates to mitigate Spectre variant 4 will cause a ... Read More »

FAQ: Microsoft 365 explained

Microsoft has spent considerable marketing and promotional capital on its newest by-subscription suite, Microsoft 365, since late April, trumpeting it as the firm started to roll out the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade and continuing the huzzahs during Build, its annual developers confab. Why? What’s so important about yet another cluster of software? [ Further reading: How to handle Windows ... Read More »

Indeed rolls out platform to remove bias from hiring

The jobs website Indeed.com is rolling out a new platform, called Indeed Assessments, that gives employers a more automated, objective way of evaluating job candidates. The platform leverages technology from the startup Interviewed, which Indeed acquired in 2017. Assessments provides short tests and professional simulations to evaluate how a candidate measures up when it comes to specific skills. The platform ... Read More »

Win10 version 1803 incompatible with Toshiba solid state drives, too

By Woody Leonhard, Columnist, Computerworld | May 14, 2018 6:18 AM PT Read More »

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