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  1. Google’s HTC move borrows from Apple’s playbook

    09.21 / 22:44 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of HTC's smartphone engineering arm is not a direct assault against its chief rival, Apple. But it is a recognition of Apple's successful strategy.It is also an acknowledgement that an ecosystem dominated by hardware manufacturers and telecom providers – each with a set of priorities and plans that doesn't dovetail with Google's – results in a myriad of devices that run the gamut of quality.With that in mind, Google's buyout of HTC's engineering IP will ena…
  2. Where we stand with messy September Windows and .NET patches

    09.21 / 22:44 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    This month’s Windows and .Net patches hold all sorts of nasty surprises — some acknowledged, some not, some easy to skirt, some waiting to swallow the unwary whole. Here’s a quick overview of what’s going on with this month’s missives.Most important: If you can’t keep yourself (or your clients) from clicking “Enable Editing” in Word, you must install a broad range of .NET patches (if you’re running Windows 7 or 8.1) or cumulative updates (if you’re running Windows 10), like, NOW.Windows 10 …
  3. Keybase takes on Slack with new end-to-end encrypted team messaging tool

    09.21 / 22:44 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Keybase has unveiled a Slack-style team messaging service that promises to protect private communications with end-to-end encryption.The company launched in 2015 with the aim of making encryption technology more accessible to consumers. Its latest service, Keybase Teams, has a look similar to Slack with features such as chat rooms and channels. Admins can add set up groups of users to work on a particular project, and encrypted files can be uploaded and shared.An early release version of…
  4. Office 365: A guide to the updates

    09.14 / 22:53 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be hard to keep track of the changes in each update and know when they’re available. We’re doing for you, so you don’t have to.Following are key updates to Office 365 for Windows sin…
  5. Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

    09.14 / 22:53 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 Creators Update was rolled out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, code-named Redstone 3. As it did with the Creators Update, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Insider Program.What follows is a list of every preview build of Redstone 3, which will officially be named the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, starting with the most recent.To read this article in…
  6. Windows 10: A guide to the updates

    09.14 / 22:53 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    The launch of a big Microsoft Windows 10 update like the Creators Update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as a major update is released, Microsoft quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.Here we’ve summarized what you need to know about every Windows 10 update since the Creators Update, with the most recent on top. For each build, we’ve included the date of its release and a lin…
  7. Trello adds desktop apps for Windows and Mac users

    09.14 / 22:53 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Trello users can now access the project management tool directly from their desktop after the launch of native Windows and Mac apps.The software had previously been browser-based only, meaning that Trello boards could easily get lost amid a multitude of browser tabs.  The company said in a blog post that the desktop app should make the software simpler to use, since Trello has added a navigation sidebar to help keep track of boards in a similar fashion to channels on collaboration tools …
  8. Update: How to get the macOS ‘High Sierra’ GM

    09.14 / 22:53 computerworld.com Computerworld - News
    Apple has released a golden master candidate for macOS High Sierra, the desktop operating system slated to debut Sept. 25. The first public preview of the upcoming OS arrived June 29.A summertime beta program let anyone with a Mac -- including workers with their BYOD MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, and IT admins responsible for supporting Apple's OS -- try out the upgrade, test application compatibility and explore its new features and functionality.If the past is any predictor, as many as…