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How to fix iCloud sync in seconds

Here's what to do when your contacts or calendar events don't sync between devices.

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6 Mac tips that will make you more productive

Apple designs its products so users can be productive from the moment they power their hardware up. These six handy Mac hints will let you do even more.

IT: It's not just a job, it's an epidemic

Student walks into a university's IT support area, asking for help fixing her laptop's keyboard after something was spilled in it -- but she's cagey about what that was.

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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.

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6 reasons iMac Pro is ready for the enterprise

The iMac Pro -- and the powerful applications you can run on it -- has much to offer many industries, including architecture, product design and film making.

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HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Apple's macOS Server strategy shifts again

The company is planning to deprecate a number of services that could hit SMB customers, though larger enterprise users are less likely to be affected.

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Mac: What does 'System Scan is Recommended' mean?

If you ever receive the 'System Scan is Recommended' message on your Mac, it's a scam. Here's how to handle it and prevent your system from becoming infected.

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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

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How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Learn how to use Apple's iCloud Keychain to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and other critical data safe, as well as create and recall complex passcodes.

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Tech Talk: Apple's home speaker, HomePod, arrives

It's about the sound, not the smart. Apple's new home speaker, HomePod, integrates its Apple Music subscription by voice. It carries a hefty price tag of $349.99. The panelists call the move late and half-baked.

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The game-changing side effect a Chrome OS tablet could create

Big changes are afoot at the intersection of Chrome OS and Android — and if you don't look closely, you're bound to miss something significant.

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FAQ: Microsoft monkeys with Windows 10 support – again

Microsoft unveiled a slew of changes to Windows 10 support, acknowledging that its rapid development-and-release tempo is still being resisted by enterprises.

Throwback Thursday: Old PCs never die -- we hope

Pilot fish at this big distribution center is called in to investigate a PC in the shipping area that -- according to the trouble ticket -- is "making a loud noise."

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020.

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The next phase of Google's Chrome OS takeover

As the lines continue to blur between Chrome OS and Android, some once-crazy-sounding concepts are about to shake up mobile computing as we know it.

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Spectre and Meltdown | Salted Hash Ep 17

What is it about the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that scared everyone so much? Host Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup talk through the impact of these hardware flaws.

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