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Mingis on Tech: All about Google Fi

Google's foray into cellular networking, as an MVNO reselling wireless access, allows it to offer service that can undercut bigger rivals like AT&T and Verizon. Here's an explainer on what Google Fi is and does.

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Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox

Smartphone notifications come and go and are all too easy to get lost in the shuffle. What if there were a better way?

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Microsoft starts its 'phased rollout' of Win10 1809, now controlled by a next-generation machine-learning model

It’s official. In the mind-bending (and internally inconsistent) quagmire that has become Windows updating terminology, Win10 version 1809 is now in 'phased rollout' but not yet in 'Semi-Annual Channel (not Targeted).' If you don’t...

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'We need new privacy laws,' urges Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging government regulation to regulate shady data brokers and to protect user privacy.

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Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

The new blockchain protocol, Devv, was demoed at CES; backers say it outperforms other distributed ledger technologies and traditional financial networks such as VisaNet. Analysts are skeptical.

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7 things Apple’s ex-iOS chief, Scott Forstall told us about product design

Former Apple executive Scott Forstall recently shared several insights into how he thinks about product design.

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Brave browser previews ad-replacement feature in latest Dev build

The privacy-focused web browser strips all ads from websites and blocks ad trackers; it aims to eventually roll out an unusual advertising model that pays users in cryptocurrency tokens.

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Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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MS releases KB 4476976, a test Win10 1809 cumulative update, to the Insider Preview Ring. Bravo!

In the three years since Microsoft defined its Insider Rings, we’d seen it use them in the way they were intended only once. Now we’re up to twice. At last, more signs of intelligence in Redmond.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Mingis on Tech: Bent iPads and a bad quarter – Apple, WTF?

When some new iPad owners found their devices were bent, Apple acknowledged the issue and said, in essence, 'no problem.' More recently, the company said revenues would fall short of expectations. So what's going on?

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Nestle phases out Salesforce Chatter, deploys Facebook's Workplace

The Swiss company plans to use the enterprise social network for its 210,000 employees worldwide.

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Microsoft upgrades Teams mobile app to woo frontline workers

With location sharing, a camera module and audio-message sharing functions added to its team collaboration app, Microsoft hopes to draw in ‘first-line’ staffers.

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Enterprise iPhones will soon be able to use security dongles

It will be possible to enhance iPhone security with hardware-based physical authentication dongles.

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Patch Tuesday updates for Win7, KB 4480970 and KB 4480960 knock out networking

Reports are popping up all over that yesterday’s Win7 Monthly Rollup and Security-only patches are causing big problems with networks using SMBv2 shares. The known solution is to uninstall the patch. There’s also a registry fix that...

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Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a 'trough of disillusionment' for 2019?

A year ago, blockchain aficionados were all but declaring the distributed ledger technology would be bigger than the internet. Maybe so, but not yet. So where does blockchain go from here?

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7 Android trends to watch in 2019

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen — but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

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