Make sure Windows Update is temporarily disabled, particularly on Win7

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3287912/microsoft-windows/make-sure-windows-update-is-temporarily-disabled-particularly-on-win7.html#tk.rss_all June 2018 was a relatively innocuous patching month, but even amidst the mediocrity there were a handful of persistent problems. We’ve seen the same pattern repeat  almost every month … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Wireless competition should heat up second half of year

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3288608/wireless-carriers/wireless-competition-should-heat-up-second-half-of-year.html#tk.rss_all Wireless is one of the hottest and most competitive industries. However, during the first half of this year, it has not been as hot and in-your-face as usual. That’s … Read more

Enterprises, emotion and the rise of the ‘empathy economy’

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3287092/artificial-intelligence/enterprises-emotion-and-the-rise-of-the-empathy-economy.html#tk.rss_all Big business is getting emotional. User interfaces and other aspects of enterprise computing are being increasingly designed to detect the emotional states or moods of users, and also to … Read more

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 gains ground but still trails Windows 7

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-gains-ground-but-still-trails-windows-7.html#tk.rss_all Windows 10 last month for the first time passed the 40% milestone, but adoption still lagged behind the venerable Windows 7, which refused to budge from its dominant spot. … Read more

Speed kills

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3286809/computer-hardware/speed-kills.html#tk.rss_all Flashback a few decades to this pilot fish’s first job in IT: the day-shift operator for a minicomputer with several dozen dumb terminals. “My first task for this particular … Read more

Does your Surface Book 2 or Pro 4 have super slow write speeds? You aren’t alone

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3287047/microsoft-windows/does-your-surface-book-2-or-pro-4-have-super-slow-write-speeds-you-arent-alone.html#tk.rss_all Way back in December, KyoHyoukKim, posting on the Microsoft Answers forum, had a simple question: My surface book 2 (15 inch, i7, 16G, 256G ssd) shows high read speed … Read more

Here’s the latest on when Apple will ship its wireless charger

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3286526/mobile-wireless/here-s-the-latest-on-when-apple-will-ship-its-wireless-charger.html#tk.rss_all It’s approaching a year since Apple announced that it would release its first wireless charger to go along with the first iPhones that could be wirelessly charged. To read … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Lenovo vs. Asus vs. Apple iPad: Approaching the ideal Always Connected PC

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3285911/windows-pcs/lenovo-vs-asus-vs-apple-ipad-approaching-the-ideal-always-connected-pc.html#tk.rss_all  [Disclosure: Microsoft and Lenovo are both clients of the author.] I’m fascinated with the Always Connected PC concept largely because it tries to meet the need that the iPad … Read more

Get the Microsoft June patches applied, but watch out for Win7 NICs and old antivirus

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3286217/microsoft-windows/get-the-microsoft-june-patches-applied-but-watch-out-for-win7-nics-and-old-antivirus.html#tk.rss_all Windows 7 customers should be on the lookout for a couple of, uh, challenges this month, as the Win10 1803 trail of tears continues and Win10 1709 finally looks … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Should regulators approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3285983/wireless-carriers/should-regulators-approve-t-mobile-and-sprint-merger.html#tk.rss_all Something interesting happened when T-Mobile and Sprint filed their intention to merge with the FCC. They said a merger would strengthen them and let them compete head to head … Read more