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Prepare For The ITIL Certification Exams With This $49 Training Bundle

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 09:04

Enterprise demands for IT services have grown considerably, so considering a role in IT service management (ITSM) can be a stable and lucrative career move. However, not just anyone can become an IT service manager; it requires earning IT certifications, which demand rigorous preparation. Not to mention, there are numerous courses to choose from online. If you want to earn an IT certification, this Ultimate ITIL Certification Training Bundle by Integrity Training can help you prepare for $49.

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Get BusyCal 3, The Award-Winning Calendar App, For Just $20 (60% Off)

Mac World - Wed, 2018-10-03 09:03

If you’re an avid planner with thousands of tasks, projects, and events to keep track of from month to month, your default calendar app simply won’t cut it. If you’re looking for a better way to structure your schedules, BusyCal 3 has you covered for $19.99.

BusyCal 3 is a robust calendar app for Mac users running OS X 10.11 or later. With BusyCal 3, you can customize your days, weeks, months, and even years from your calendar view, or view a custom breakdown of your tasks within List view. Your events can be edited through the Info Panel, and you can apply smart filters to filter out which events are most important to you.

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myCharge Unplugged 10K review: A portable battery pack that does it all

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 08:31

In our opinion, power banks over $50 should have at least one standout feature, like a large capacity. The myCharge Unplugged 10K effortlessly meets this criteria with a built-in Qi wireless charging pad.

That’s right—you can place a compatible smartphone on top of the battery pack and it charge it up without any cables.

Note: This review is part of our roundup of portable power banks. Go there for details on competing products and our testing methods.

Priced at $70, the Unplugged 10K power bank comes with a 10,000mAh (37W) capacity. (Hence the "10K" in the name.) myCharge also offers smaller capacity models that bottom out at $30 and 3,000mAh.

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The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon's remote problem

Mac World - Wed, 2018-10-03 08:00
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote.

How to use Apple’s new re-used password warning to reduce your risk of account hijacking

Mac World - Wed, 2018-10-03 08:00

The biggest risk when setting a password is when you re-use a password across sites and services. If you do this, you’re multiplying the risk of a breach at one of those services, allowing a cracker to try your account name and password from the breached service at other sites. If any match, they’ve now hijacked your account there, too.

A unique password at every site is the goal. And Apple added an alert in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave that will help you towards that.

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This warning tries to push you towards a slightly lower level of risk online. Don’t worry: I’ve changed all those passwords.

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The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon's remote problem

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 08:00
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote.

Paragon NTFS for Mac Mojave Edition review: Ready to embrace the dark side

Mac World - Wed, 2018-10-03 07:00

Insert a thumb drive formatted with Microsoft’s venerable FAT (File Allocation Table) file system into your Mac’s USB port, and you’ll have no problem reading or writing data to that volume, as long as those files are under 4GB in size. Likewise, Microsoft’s newer exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) works equally well on macOS, with maximum file sizes that exceed that of even the most capacious hard drives.

For whatever reason, Apple has chosen to handicap perhaps the most common file system in use today on Windows PCs. Buy a new hard drive, and you’ll probably find that media comes preformatted as NTFS (New Technology File System)-which isn’t a huge problem unless you need to write data to that volume.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 07:00

Microsoft touted its Surface Studio 2 as the “fastest Surface ever” while launching it at its Surface event on Tuesday. That may be true in the end, though Microsoft barely squeaks by with that definition on paper. Fortunately, performance isn’t why you’ll buy the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: It’s that amazing, vibrant display.

Let’s get this out of the way: We saw Microsoft’s latest Play Anywhere PC/Xbox game, Forza Horizon 4, being played on the Surface Studio 2, and it looked amazing. The Surface Studio 2’s 4500x3000 28-inch RealSense display puts out even more light than before—over 500 nits!—and it was like falling into a more vibrant, colorful world.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Still a great laptop, now without Windows 10 S

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 06:30

With Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, Microsoft used Windows 10 S as a tool to help enable the Laptop’s outstanding battery life. Now the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is here, complete with a higher-performing, 8th-generation Intel Core chip. But there’s one thing missing: Windows 10 S.

Performance is the name of the game this time around, and Microsoft’s claiming that the Surface Laptop is up to 85 percent faster, in part because of the new 8th-generation Core processors powering it. Battery life is also impressive, at a rated 14.5 hours. Naturally, that’s a feature that we’re eager to test.

Functionally, the Surface Laptop 2 appears to be exactly the same as its predecessor, in both dimensions and weight. As with the Surface Pro 6, Microsoft has separated  business and consumer customers, but the difference is more pronounced with the Surface Laptop. Microsoft claims that the base price of the consumer model is $999, though the only obvious way to buy it is via an “Essentials Bundle” that includes an Office 365 subscription.

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Tivoli Audio Andiamo Bluetooth speaker review: Great looks, upscale performance, primo price

Mac World - Wed, 2018-10-03 06:00
In a market stuffed with me-too products, Tivoli breaks through with a speaker that yells “Look at me!”

Tivoli Audio Andiamo Bluetooth speaker review: Great looks, upscale performance, primo price

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 06:00
In a market stuffed with me-too products, Tivoli breaks through with a speaker that yells “Look at me!”

Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 6: The new tablet is easy to use, confusing to buy

PC World - Wed, 2018-10-03 06:00

If you were hoping for a dramatic change with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 6, you’ll be disappointed—unless you love black.

In what many Surface fans see as a throwback to the days of the original Surface, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is indeed available in a retro “black is back” color. But for those hoping that Microsoft evolved to next-generation USB-C ports—sorry. You’ll have to be happy with a new 8th-generation Intel Core processor under the hood. (The Surface Laptop 2, also announced Tuesday, also gets an 8th-gen Core CPU. Learn more in our hands-on of the Surface Laptop 2.) 

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Microsoft launches next-gen Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and more

PC World - Tue, 2018-10-02 18:23

Microsoft refreshed and expanded its Surface device family on Tuesday, revealing a new Surface Pro 6, a new Surface Laptop 2, a Surface Studio 2, and even headphones. Panos Panay, chief product officer at Microsoft, introduced the updated Surfaces at an event in New York City. The unifying themes: Helping you focus. And black. All black. 

The event kicked off with Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of modern life and devices, who made an obvious assertion: We’re all pretty busy. Mehdi defined three dynamics that shape Microsoft’s strategy: Life and work are blurring; there is a constant battle for attention with digital devices; and people want to pursue their passions. “We see these opportunities and we get excited about what we can do,” Mehdi said. 

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Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update releases today

PC World - Tue, 2018-10-02 16:51

The Windows 10 October 2018 update will be available starting Tuesday, October 2. Windows and Devices VP Yusuf Mehdi announced the new operating system's immediate availability at a Microsoft event the same day in New York, where new Surface hardware was also announced. More substantive details weren’t outlined, but hey, start jamming that Check for updates button. 

This update doesn’t include as many standout features as Microsoft’s prior cornerstone Windows 10 revisions, but you’ll still find some nifty extras for PC enthusiasts. Improvements include: 

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Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Mac World - Tue, 2018-10-02 16:47

We’ll talk about the various reports of different iPhone XS problems. iOS 12.1 is coming soon; what should we expect? We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 624.

Watch us live

The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Twitter poll: Have you experienced any of the reported problems with your iPhone XS?

Mac World - Tue, 2018-10-02 16:40
Beautygate, bad wireless, charging problems—have you had any of these problems with your iPhone XS? Let us know in our Twitter poll and we'll discuss the results on the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, October 3, at 10 a.m. Pacific, live on Twitter.(twitter.com)

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iOS 12.1 will add more than 70 new emoji

Mac World - Tue, 2018-10-02 14:26

Back in July, Apple celebrated World Emoji Day by announcing more than 70 new emoji that would make their way to iPhones and iPads in iOS 12. Unfortunately, those emoji didn't make it into the initial launch of iOS 12.

On Monday, Apple announced that the new images will be included in the iOS 12.1 release. The emoji are all part of the Emoji 11.0 standard list, and include people with red hair, grey hair, and curly hair. In addition, you'll find superheroes and villains, along with lots more food and animals.

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Get a leather 42/44mm Apple Watch band for just $5

Mac World - Tue, 2018-10-02 13:50

I’m a big fan of the sport bands that typically come with the Apple Watch, but there are times when I’d prefer to wear something a bit more elegant. That’s why this Amazon deal on a black leather 42mm/44mm Apple Watch band from Covery caught my eye. It normally sells for $9.99, but you can get it for just $4.99 when you enter the code Y4CDN622 at checkout.

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Amazon's new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet is 30% off and designed to keep children safe online

Mac World - Tue, 2018-10-02 10:11

Nobody likes sparring with kids over who gets to use the tablet. And if you lose the battle, you better pray that the tyke doesn’t wander into Facebook or your work email. Buying a dedicated child-friendly tablet avoids all that headache and Amazon's new Fire 7 Kids Edition—out October 15—is on preorder sale today for $70, down from a list price of $100.

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Amazon's new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet is 30% off and designed to keep children safe online

PC World - Tue, 2018-10-02 10:11

Nobody likes sparring with kids over who gets to use the tablet. And if you lose the battle, you better pray that the tyke doesn’t wander into Facebook or your work email. Buying a dedicated child-friendly tablet avoids all that headache and Amazon's new Fire 7 Kids Edition—out October 15—is on preorder sale today for $70, down from a list price of $100.

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