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Do Not Give Up On a Microsoft Surface Phone

There’s one way to make the inevitable Surface Phone an instant success. By John C. Dvorak February 21, 2018 12:00PM EST Microsoft is doing its best to convince people it is out of the phone business. However, a handful of … Continue reading

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Intel releases more Meltdown/Spectre firmware fixes, Microsoft feints an SP3 patch

  One month ago today, Intel told the world that their Meltdown/Spectre patches were a mess. Their advice read something like, “Ooopsie. Those extremely important BIOS/UEFI firmware updates we released a coupla weeks ago are causing Intel machines to drop … Continue reading

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Apple is probably launching two new iPads soon

Do you need a new iPad? Of course you don’t, but you probably want one, and Apple will likely sate your hunger soon. Rejoice, iPad lovers: New Apple-branded tablets may be coming soon. New entries in the Eurasian Economic Commission … Continue reading

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This Super Stealth Startup Has Built An Apple Hacker’s Paradise

Thomas Fox-Brewster , Forbes Staff I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. Amanda Gorton Amanda Gorton, CEO of Corellium, a company that’s making it a lot easier to go bug hunting in Apple devices. Every benevolent … Continue reading

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Apple’s new $349 HomePod leaves strange white stains on wood furniture

Apple’s HomePod (Credit: Apple) Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is leaving a strange white stain on wooden surfaces, according to some users. The Siri-enabled device was launched recently to rival Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home offerings. While the smart speaker … Continue reading

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A new bug can crash any Apple device with just one simple character — and Apple’s working to fix it

Flickr/TechStage AAPL Apple 172.99 5.62 (+3.40 %) A character from an Indian language is at the heart of a new bug concerning all of Apple’s operating systems. As soon as the character shows up, whether typed or received as part … Continue reading

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Microsoft to add Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection support for Windows 7 this summer

© Credit: Microsoft Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is adding support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) this summer. To date, Windows Defender ATP — Microsoft’s post-breach security service — has been available only for … Continue reading

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