Software

Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio
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Hardware

Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio

1,000-acre site for new semiconductor plants could house up to eight facilities
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance

Though the recommendations are supposed to simplify the management of environments, admins say they are being given conflicting advice from the compan…
21 Jan 2022
SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic
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mergers and acquisitions

SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic

The deal builds on a long-term partnership and will help create enhanced IT management and security services for federal clients
20 Jan 2022
Google to shut down free G Suite accounts
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Google Docs

Google to shut down free G Suite accounts

Legacy G Suite users have been able to continue using their custom domain accounts for free for ten years
20 Jan 2022
Applications open for government's Help to Grow: Digital scheme
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startups

Applications open for government's Help to Grow: Digital scheme

New small business support site provides a list of 'approved' CRM and digital accountancy providers
20 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE

The education-focused OS will be available on a range of low-cost laptops including a new Surface SE laptop
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The surprise acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world
18 Jan 2022
Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance
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Linux

Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance

The automated configuration tooling is specific to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
18 Jan 2022
Python developers release three "cursed" updates
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software development

Python developers release three "cursed" updates

Exciting developments in the next Python version are being observed while a score of bug fixes reach the most widely used Python builds
18 Jan 2022
NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?
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open source

Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?

A recent White House gathering exposes divisions between the open source community and the private companies that exploit it
14 Jan 2022
Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing

The partnership is aimed at improving software delivery and reducing test cycle times
13 Jan 2022
How to think like a Digital CFO
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Whitepaper

How to think like a Digital CFO

How the digital world requires us to think differently
13 Jan 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
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iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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ransomware

Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021
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Hardware

Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021

Impressive growth across the board shows industry weathering supply issues
13 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update
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cyber security

Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has kicked off 2022 with a score of security fixes for critical-rated vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used products used by busin…
12 Jan 2022
How to avoid corrupting your hybrid work strategy
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flexible working

How to avoid corrupting your hybrid work strategy

Promises of flexibility and empowerment risk being undercut with increased monitoring and control over workers
11 Jan 2022
Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search
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software development

Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search

The update also adds a new 'Always on Top' feature and the ability to preview G-code files using thumbnails
10 Jan 2022
Windows 11 problems and how to fix them
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 problems and how to fix them

A handful of the most common problems plaguing Microsoft's latest operating system
7 Jan 2022
How to speed up Windows 11
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 11

Is Windows 11 feeling a bit sluggish? Here are some handy tips for tweaking the OS to fit your system
7 Jan 2022
Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs
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Google Docs

Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs

Hackers have found a way to use Google's comment function to dupe victims into clicking on malicious links
7 Jan 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
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Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
6 Jan 2022