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CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

One of the biggest tech shifts I anticipate concerning productivity software is a shift from the desktop to the cloud. This shift was evident during the Qualcomm and Intel press announcements at CES this year, further confirming that...

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Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment so it can be answered in a future episode.

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Seven high points of Windows 7

What a long ride it's been for Microsoft's popular OS. Support for Windows 7 ends today, making this a good time to look at the highs and lows of its lifetime.

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Apple’s ‘Pro Mode’ is made for Mac professionals

Apple reportedly develops new ‘Pro Mode’ to boost application performance.

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The December 2019 Microsoft patches get the all-clear

There was – and is – no pressing reason to install the December 2019 patches, other than the imminent arrival of January’s Patch Tuesday on Jan. 14. The only major hiccup lies in wait for those who install Win7 patches (or .NET...

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Apple has a chance to grow as half a billion Windows 7 PCs hit EOL

Apple could reap a good harvest as Microsoft ends support for nearly half a billion Windows 7 PCs. That support stops on Jan. 14.

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That’s a turn-on

And a turn-off, depending on where we are in the cycle.

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FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: December patches hang Win7 Pro endpoints and force Server 2012 reboots

The few patches we saw last month tore a big hole in many admins’ holiday plans. The Win7 lockups appear to be sequencing screw-ups with the KB 4531786 Servicing Stack update. Server 2012 machines went into multiple boot loops. And...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 resumes march towards endless dominance

With support for Windows 7 ending in less than two weeks, the Windows 10 upgrade push continues.

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Grounded

How to foil a technology thief, 1995 edition.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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That boss is all wet

Is penny pinching its own reward?

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10 macOS Catalina features you (probably) didn’t know

New tools for Spaces, Activity Viewer, screen tinting and text zooming, among other new talents

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Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

3D XPoint memory could complement 5G and address the critical latency problem with both cloud gaming and the Windows Virtual Desktop, both of which are ramping to market. I believe our desktop and gaming future is in the cloud and the...

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Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

The company this week made more changes to its Windows 10 development model, changes that have implications for future releases.

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Desktop 2025

The desktop is undergoing change, but what will it look like in five years? Here’s what I see in my somewhat cracked crystal ball.

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No way out

Make that call or go outside; either way, you’re going to have red ears.

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