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Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network

Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely.The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration…

Your Windows 10 download guide for 1709

Microsoft began rolling out the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade this week.Although this was the fourth upgrade since the mid-2015 debut of the operating system, and the process has much more structure around it than it did in November 2015 when th…

C’mon, who needs source code control anyway?

This retail energy bundler has a huge data warehouse that contains all sorts of promotions and aggregated billing data, according to a recently hired pilot fish who works on it.”I was tasked with modifying one of the packages that generated daily re…

10 Chrome browser alternatives for Android

10 smart browser alternatives to Chrome for AndroidImage by IDGJust because almost everyone else uses Google’s Chrome browser on their Android smartphone, doesn’t mean you have to. There plenty of alternatives in the Play Store, some of them tailored f…

iOS 11 uptake leaves iOS 10 – and Android 8 – in the dust

Apple released iOS 11 on Sept. 19 and within a week the latest version of iOS was already powering 30.21% iDevices. That’s still left it far behind the 63.47% running iOS 10.But what a difference three weeks makes. Apple’s latest mobile OS update ma…

Windows 10 quick tips: 7 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We’ve got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.1. Change your power settings
If you’re using Windows 10’s Power saver plan, yo…

How long til the true Google retail store arrives?

In the beginning, Google was a search company. Period.At some point, it shifted into being a software and services company — and then a software and services company that, y’know, kinda-sorta dabbled in hardware here and there.These days, there’s no…

IDG Contributor Network: What Configuration Manager’s 25th birthday party tells us about the future of IT

Configuration Manager is the unsung hero of corporate IT no more.Indeed, as if to make up for lost time, Microsoft has been marking the 25th anniversary of one of its least-celebrated, yet most-ubiquitous, products with significant fanfare – includi…

Mac users: Are you ready for the super-fast iMac Pro?

If you’re looking for a high-end Mac, you may want to shoot across to Apple.com and tap the Notify Me button to be among the first to learn when the iMac Pro hits the stores — probably in December.Huge performance gains with iMac Pro
Apple announced…

25% off Dyson V6 Motor Head Cord-free Vacuum – Deal Alert

The powerful, portable and wire-free Dyson V6 Motorhead vacuum is currently discounted by a generous $100 on Amazon, where it averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,000 reviewers. The Dyson V6 Motorhead cordless vacuum has an overall cleaning perfo…

Something needs adjusting, just not on the monitor

IT pilot fish hits his 60th birthday and, once the party’s over, begins to notice that he’s having trouble reading his monitor.”I tried brightness adjustment, bigger text and a new, bigger monitor,” says fish. “I was mildly nearsighted, so I tried c…

Anatomy of a spambot

For security pros, spambots are known enemies. For the uninitiated, they are unknown entities. And yet they proliferate like ants at a picnic or teens on messaging apps. You might be receiving countless messages from bots every day, and even worse, a b…

Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge

J.P. Morgan has created what is arguably one of the largest blockchain payments networks to date.The financial services company announced that the Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. are the first two banks to join …

These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

There are lots of good reasons you might want to analyze public data, from detecting salary trends in government data to uncovering insights about a potential investment (or your favorite sports team).But before you can run analyses and visualize tr…

Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Working together, Apple and GE have just opened the doors for further iOS deployment across industry infrastructure.Apple in the infrastructure
This is a pretty significant step that puts Apple inside future infrastructure, a move I predicted would …

48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery – Deal Alert

Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, and it accounts for over 72,000 cases of poisoning each year. Kidde calls their C3010D model “worry free” because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and…

With an idea this good, what can possibly go wrong?

It’s a few decades back, and this big steel company decides to modernize one of its furnace operations with the latest technology, according to an IT pilot fish in the know.”In this case, that was an electric arc furnace, where steel is continually …

Windows 10 IQ test (Part 2)

Still think you know a lot about Windows?Image by MicrosoftWindows 10 has been out for more than two years and, while it hasn’t caught on like wildfire, it’s certainly left lots of head scratching. As we barrel down the two-versions-per-year slalom sli…

IT and ‘citizen developers’ partner on mobile apps and more

Worker appetite for new applications, particularly mobile ones, is running high.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

Mobile collides with collaboration – and a new digital workspace is born

As smartphones and tablets become ever more indespensible work tools, enterprise mobility management platforms (EMM) are being used deliver collaboration tools, such as voice and video conferencing, directly to user devices.With implications for all…

For enterprises, the big changes to Windows 10 1709 aren’t obvious

Microsoft today released the newest Windows 10 feature upgrade, labeled “Fall Creators Update” and numbered 1709, to consumers and commercial customers. The upgrade was the first since Microsoft revamped its Windows 10 servicing model by pledging to…

Welcome to the era of the Google ecosystem

By now, you probably know everything there is to know about Google’s Pixel 2. You’ve no doubt read the reviews, mulled over the bigger-picture significance, and gotten a pretty good feeling of whether the phone’s right for you.Before you shift your …

Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier

Dropbox has launched a new portfolio feature, Showcase, designed to help independent workers and small teams of professionals display and share documents more easily.The idea is that freelance workers such as architects and designers can store conte…

Mingis on Tech: Pondering the Pixel 2 (as an iPhone alternative)

For high-end smartphone buyers – whether you prefer Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS – this may well be the best of times. The iPhone 8 is out, the X arrives in just a few weeks, and the latest device from Google, the Pixel 2, is available now.What’s…

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