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HOUSE CHANGES HANDS—Should Smart Grid Care?

In my 25 years plus in DC, I've spent about 15 of those as a lobbyist and have seen many presidents and Congresses change hands. I have always prided myself on being an issues person, building my case in a non-partisan way to press...


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Critical zero-days make September's Patch Tuesday a 'Patch Now' release

Microsoft focused on Windows with this month's big patch release, pushing out 63 updates affecting the operating system, Microsoft Office and the Visual Studio and .NET platforms. The release came amid reports of three publicly...

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Sadly, IT can no longer trust geolocation for much of anything

This goes beyond simply not trusting location data for cybersecurity authentication. Geolocation is now used for a wide range of business reasons — but it shouldn’t be.

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iPhone users have become more cautious about fast iOS upgrades

People want to be certain the experience will be bug free, apps will work, and that consumer-simple remains enterprise-secure.

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Want to change a dysfunctional culture? Intel’s Israel Development Center shows how

You may not have heard of Intel's Israel Development Center, but it's at the center of efforts to reshape Intel's corporate culture.

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Why Apple's October event matters to business

It might be just another Mac and iPad launch, but Apple continues to show the strength of its coherent mobile and PC strategy.

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Email woes gotcha worried? How to fix problems and fend off attacks

Email has become a major vector for attackers, prompting ISPs to tighten up their defenses. That, in turn, may be causing some issues for behind-the-times email users. Here's how to sort things out.

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Extended reality — where we are, what’s missing, and the problems ahead

Whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality or the broader extended reality, things are heating up in the market. But we're not yet ready for all these realities.

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America is (almost) ready for Apple Reality distortion

As we wait on Apple’s iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro refresh event later today, spare a thought for another big reveal, mixed reality glasses branded Reality One.

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Is Apple preparing its big idea for digital health?

Apple may be about to make it much cheaper to get hold of an Apple Watch. Why would it do this unless it has a bigger plan in place?

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When Windows updating goes bad — the case of the problematic patch

To update or not to update, for Windows users that is the monthly question. And with last month's KB5012170, you better get the answer right.

Apple wasn’t fooling when it said it wanted to make Macs more secure

“We have a level of malware on the Mac that we don’t find acceptable,” Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said last year. He meant it....

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Will Apple make the App Store (more) business-friendly?

if you have an app, even a smaller app, that business users are installing, it makes sense to ensure your software is sold in a way that matches their purchasing system.

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Blockchain, AI, and the metaverse — tools for better decision-making?

When it comes to working together, people need help — whether they're in a conference room or in the metaverse. Could technology such as blockchain and AI make a difference?

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For most users, Windows 11 22H2 doesn’t move the needle

Data from my informal survey shows most Windows 10 users are content with the status quo, and feel no pressure to move to Windows 11 — even with version 22H2 arriving soon.

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Why Apple is building two different smartglasses platforms

A new theory is coming into focus: Apple’s first face computer probably won't be for you. It'll be for the developers.

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The need to ‘work happy’

At HP's Amplify this week, I saw a video that encapsulated something all workers should take to heart: you should be happy in whatever job you do. If you're not, you're doing it wrong.

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Planned ‘fixes’ for credit-card interchange fees will actually make fraud easier

The US Federal Reserve and the US Senate are both looking to lessen restrictions on retailers — ostensibly to rein in card fees. What they actually are doing is inviting more fraud.

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