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Tech event calendar 2019: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware on PCs running the outdated OS – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment

When you zoom out and consider Google's midrange Pixel in the context of recent Android history, a pretty telling parallel comes to mind.

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These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

KPMG has defined what it sees as the most important skills needed for a top-notch blockchain team – and knowledge of blockchain isn't necessarily the most important one.

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Apple invests in tomorrow’s coding talent

Apple opened up the application process for new students to join its Developer Academy in Naples, Italy.

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If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them

The much-publicized “wormable” security hole in Windows XP and Windows 7, and similar-era Windows Servers needs to be patched now. The benefits of patching those older machines outweigh the risks.

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Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

Augmented reality’s potential is on the rise as new enterprise use cases emerge. Lenovo hopes to position its device as a rival to Microsoft’s HoloLens.

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What happened to Windows 10 1909?

If past were prologue, this fall's version of Windows 10 would already be in the hands of Insiders for testing. But it's yet to be seen.

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The real story with Android's new security update setup

Android Q includes an ambitious new system for delivering system updates — but it isn't quite as black and white as you might think.

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The iPhone user's guide to the WhatsApp hack attack

Hackers have used a security bug inside WhatsApp to install spyware through an infected WhatsApp voice call, and Apple users are affected.

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Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system

Microsoft has taken another step toward creating a secure identification platform that will allow users to own their personal data and keep it from the prying eyes of marketers and others.

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Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

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Patches are coming Tuesday. Make sure Windows Update gets locked down.

With Patch Tuesday arriving, this is the time to make sure that you have your patching mechanism thoroughly clogged. You’ll have to apply the May patches sooner or later but, as has been amply demonstrated many times recently, you’re...

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Mozilla apologizes for Firefox add-on breakdown

The browser developer offered a detailed explanation for why Firefox add-ons stopped working earlier this month and a mea culpa to reassure users such problems would not happen again.

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Coming to Windows 10: More browsers, not fewer

As the company transitions its Edge browser in Windows 10 to one that's Chromium based, it also plans to maintain support for IE11. For IT admins, the variety of browser iterations could get confusing.

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Is Apple really about to kill the iPhone SE?

A rumor claims iOS 13 will not support the iPhone SE.

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Android Q gestures: The good, the bad, and the baffling

Get ready for a whole new way to get around Android (yes, again!). Here's an up-close look at Android Q's new gesture system, where it shines, and where it falls short.

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Edge for Mac leaks; Beta build for Windows 10 quickly follows

Microsoft is in the midst of revamping the browser, which will soon be based on the same open-source Chromium technologies that run Google Chrome.

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