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Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2: potential game changer for conference rooms

The Surface Hub 2 could be a significant to digital conferencing and collaboration.

Overboard

IT pilot fish at a maritime support company gets a call from a field employee whose laptop has been running slowly for some reason -- but he thinks he's found a solution.


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Yet another bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803

If you shelled out $3,000 to $4,500 for a Surface Studio, you may be a bit disconcerted to discover that many don’t work with the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803. Mice and keyboards keep disconnecting.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17672, released on May 16, 2018.

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Patch update: Monthly Rollup previews arrive for Win7, 8.1, along with updates for Win10 1607, 1703

The Monthly Rollup preview for Win7 doesn't fix the network driver bug in this month's Monthly Rollup. The 1607 and 1703 cumulative updates tackle long lists of boring fixes.

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Why Linux apps on Chromebooks are a really big deal (really!)

Linux app support for Chrome OS may sound like a big heaping bowl of irrelevant geek stew, but don't be fooled: This move is enormously significant.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

The great thing about the accessibility tools inside Apple products is that they make those products better for everyone. Here are some accessibility solutions every Apple user needs to know.

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5 Mac Terminal tips you’ll want to use

Apple’s Terminal application is supremely powerful on your Mac. Here are five Mac Terminal tips most Mac users may want to use.

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Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Here's how to work on the go without all the extra hardware.

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HoloLens and anticipating the next big smartphone/PC-converged solution

But, when it comes to Microsoft versus Apple in this space, will history repeat itself?

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What it costs to keep up with Windows 10's upgrade tempo

Microsoft's twice-a-year feature updates are a greater burden on companies than the old upgrade-every-six-years pace businesses used to face, according to Gartner Research.

Clean, redefined

IT support pilot fish gets an instant message from one of the company's front-line techs, who has a customer on the line -- wanting to know how to clean his flash drive.

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WWDC: AltConf announces London, San Jose alternative developer conferences

Developers will be able to meet and talk about WWDC at AltConf events in London and San Jose, California.

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Weighing a move from Windows 10 to macOS? An IT checklist

With the end of extended support for Windows 7 drawing ever closer, companies will soon have to decide whether to move to Windows 10 or something else. This IT checklist details why macOS is a viable option.

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Microsoft: 200M now use Windows 10 in the enterprise

The latest numbers from the company show businesses are close to schedule to move away from Windows 7 before the older OS retires in early 2020.

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Mac users say, ‘Keep the Mac mini’

Apple users made it crystal clear that there is still plenty of demand for something like Mac mini.

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What use is Apple’s Mac mini, anyway?

Not updated for years, underpowered and expensive when compared to any iOS device, what use is Apple’s Mac mini?

Technically, they only had to replace one part

IT consultant pilot fish works mostly with small and medium-size businesses, and some of them have very specific requirements -- such as "no equipment purchases."

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Microsoft drops support extension for Windows 10 Enterprise

The move came with the release last week of the Windows 10 April 2018 feature upgrade.

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