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Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

The bugs in this month’s Windows and Office patches were so bad that Microsoft rushed out a second set of patches six days later. Every version of Windows is affected.

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Get ready for the next silly smartphone superlative

From megapixels to pixel density and millimeters to bezels, phone makers have a history of focusing on superficial metrics to get your attention. Here comes the next one.

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Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.

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Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.

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Surface Pro 2 owners wonder: Will Microsoft ship TPM firmware that works?

On the one hand, Surface Pro 2 machines say they need a TPM firmware update. On the other hand, Microsoft doesn’t have one -- and doesn’t appear to be working on one.

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Microsoft yanks buggy Office 2016 patch KB 4018385, republishes all of this month’s patch downloads

Bugs galore in the July patches led to an unprecedented (and unexplained) re-release of everything, and a complete takedown of KB 4018385. Note to self: Who’s testing this stuff?

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Adobe has killed the ‘iPad is not productive’ story

Adobe’s decision to put its creative apps on iPads means there is now no justification whatsoever to argue that iPads are not productive devices.

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Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Two companies are planning to soon launch smartphones with native blockchain capabilities that will allow users to trade digital tokens and store them offline.

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Google flips switch on Chrome's newest defensive technology

With 'Site Isolation' in use, the browser should be better protected from Spectra-like attacks designed to steal info such as log-on credentials.

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Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

The free version of Teams, which doesn’t require an Office 365 subscription, is designed to counter competition from Slack.

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Patch Tuesday problems abound, Server 2016 crashes, and a .Net patch goes down in flames

The July Patch Tuesday crop teems with bugs — some of them acknowledged. Snooping patches KB 2952664 and 2976978 return. If you ever needed a good excuse for delaying patches, this month is it.

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8 things we learned about Apple Car this week

We’ve learned a lot about the Apple Car this week, and it seems the technology it is developing is also being deployed across the company’s wider ecosystem.

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Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

The state envisions a blockchain network that lets firms incorporating in Delaware automate business processes and will allow regulators and investors to track stocks and assets in real time.

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Microsoft puts Dynamics 365 on twice-a-year release cadence

The move puts the software on essentially the same schedule as Windows and the company's Office 365 suite.

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As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too

The price of specialized graphics processors – lapped up in recent years by cryptocurrency miners to power their rigs – are falling in tandem with a sharp drop in digital token values.

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Android P's biggest shift may be one of philosophy

Beyond the new features and visual changes, Android P represents a gigantic pivot for Google's approach to its mobile platform.

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Make sure Windows Update is temporarily disabled, particularly on Win7

With Patch Tuesday arriving, take a moment to make sure Auto Update is turned off. Reports of Win7 users getting pushed to Win10 (again) make the check even more imperative.

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What Apple's 32-bit app phase-out on Mojave means to you

Apple has been pushing developers to move their software to 64-bit since mid-2017. Now, it's warning end users that it plans to bar 32-bit apps from running on the macOS desktop in 2019. Here's how to suss out which apps are affected....

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