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BrandPost: How IT Leaders Can Do More With Less

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 13:51

Despite tight budgets, IT must find ways to integrate new technology, make their organizations more agile, heed increasing security and privacy concerns, and address stringent SLAs. How can IT can meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow’s disruption? The answer is in the infographic below. For more information, visit here.

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BrandPost: How IT Leaders Can Do More With Less

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 13:51

Despite tight budgets, IT must find ways to integrate new technology, make their organizations more agile, heed increasing security and privacy concerns, and address stringent SLAs. How can IT can meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow’s disruption? The answer is in the infographic below. For more information, visit here.

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Destiny 2 review: Gaming junk food that we can't put down

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 13:04

This past weekend I finished Destiny 2’s campaign for the third time. I’ve hit the (soft) level cap with all three classes, collected around a dozen exotic weapons, completed most of the Strikes, played some player-versus-player Crucible matches, shot thousands of enemies, killed off Emperor Calus to complete the raid (twice), and even spent two hours running up and down a hallway to exploit some bad code on Bungie’s part.

I’m still not sure why Destiny 2 keeps me coming back for more, the digital equivalent of an irresistible bag of chips. But I’ve officially run out of reasons to procrastinate writing this review—just in time for the first expansion to drop next week.

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iPad 2018 rumors: Thinner bezels, Face ID, and a faster processor

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 12:30

When it comes to the tablet market, there’s the iPad and there’s everybody else. Apple dominates the market, especially in the premium price range. To hold on to its position, Apple has been kept things fresh with new models like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new technologies like Apple Pencil and ProMotion.

But the fundamental design of the iPad hasn’t changed much in years. That could all change in 2018, as Apple gives use the first holistic new iPad design in a very long time.

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Microsoft sees the future of Windows 10 as Sets, ditching windows for a tabbed app interface

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 12:02

Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to overhaul Windows 10, with a browser-like, tabbed application view dubbed “Sets” that groups apps and files by project. The changes will roll out over a period of months, if not years—but an upstart competitor already has a similar idea.

Think of Sets as a mashup of existing and emerging Windows 10 technologies. Take Windows Explorer and the little-used Task View within Windows 10, mix in the newer “Pick up where you left off” and “Timeline” features, and wrap it all into a single-window experience. The idea is that every task requires a set of apps—Mail, a browser, PowerPoint, even Win32 apps like Photoshop—and those apps will be optionally organized as tabs along a single window.

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Animal Crossing Pocket Camp review: Nintendo's latest is a charming distraction

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 09:00

After making a big splash a year ago with Super Mario Run, Nintendo has turned its attention to mobile versions of games that aren’t quite as iconic or widely known. But just like with Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing has its die-hard proponents—which is kind of funny, given how low-key and incredibly chill the actual experience is on Nintendo’s own devices. 

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Equip your campsite with cool stuff, invite new acquaintances, and watch the friendships flourish.

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Kwikset Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt review: Slim and sexy, but not entirely smart

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 08:15
As electronic lock manufacturers up their design game, Kwikset gets to work.

Kwikset Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt review: Slim and sexy, but not entirely smart

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 08:15
As electronic lock manufacturers up their design game, Kwikset gets to work.

iCloud Photo Library: Finding a way to sort photos by the device they were created with

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 08:00

If you use multiple iPhones, iPads, and Macs, iCloud Photo Library is a handy way to keep photos from those devices in one place. However, all those photos are stored in one place, and Macworld reader Allan wants to know if there’s a way to separate out media brought in from all those devices in Photos for iOS and macOS.

Oddly, there’s not. In Photos 3 for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple added a kind of perpetual Imports history, so you can see in which batches images were imported into the app in macOS. But that doesn’t distinguish by device.

The smart album feature is both very powerful and very limited, in that it allows you to specify many different kinds of parameters, but not the name of device or other embedded metadata.

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Not cool for Yule: The AirPod-killing Pixel Buds

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 07:00

Pundits are wearing out their fake fainting couches over Apple missing the holiday gift-giving season with the HomePod. But what about devices other companies have shipped that probably should have missed the annual display of our collective avarice, uh, love, the Macalope meant love? Sometimes its actually better to finish a product before shipping it.

Let us go back to October when Google announced its Pixel Buds for your bud-holes. Writing for Mashable, Raymond Wong explained “How Google’s Pixel Buds will kill Apple AirPods.”

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A great phone that's not quite pro

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 06:30

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro stretches the limits of what justifies the word “pro” in a product name, even in the hype-driven tech world. It might look more impressive than the regular Mate 10, which sports a front-facing fingerprint scanner, but both models have the same chip and camera components. The Mate 10 Pro actually has a lower-resolution screen, and Huawei has abandoned the headphone jack and microSD storage slot that remain on the cheaper model.

But even with an identity crisis, the Mate 10 Pro is the kind of flagship phone you’d expect from Samsung and Google: packed with premium features, and oozing with power and performance. While it will no doubt struggle to compete with the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL once it releases in the U.S. (mainly due to a lack of carrier support), Huawei has nonetheless proven that it’s worthy of its No. 2 position on the smartphone charts. 

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Logitech Keys-To-Go review: A super-slim keyboard that'll click with mobile typists

PC World - Tue, 2017-11-28 06:00

Slim, light, and sturdy, the Logitech Keys-to-Go keyboard is a great match for tablet- or phone-toting users ready to type up a storm while they're on the road. While the keyboard lacks programmable keys or an easy way to switch its Bluetooth connection between multiple devices, the Keys-To-Go keyboard's ultra-thin design and impressive typing feel make it a compelling option for productivity-minded road warriors.

Basic features

  • Two versions: one compatible with Android and Windows, while another supports iOS devices
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Water-resistant
  • Rechargeable, with an advertised three months between charges
Design

The Keys-To-Go keyboard ($70 list) certainly lives up to its name as far as portability is concerned. A mere 6 millimeters thin, the 5.4x9.5x0.24-inch Keys-To-Go is about the same length as an iPad Air and a little more than an inch narrower, making for a nice fit when you're carrying both in one hand.

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Best MacBook: Which Mac laptop should you buy?

Mac World - Tue, 2017-11-28 03:01

It's the holiday season, and you're planning on buying that special someone a new Mac laptop. So you head over to your local Apple store, or you peruse the pages of Apple’s website, and you find yourself with money to spend but no idea on which MacBook to buy.

Don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. In this guide, we’ll go over Apple’s current MacBook lineup, point out their differences and similarities, and provide you with the information you need to pick the right MacBook for you. You can get more in-depth information in our reviews of the MacBook and the MacBook Pro.

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The iMac Pro might be the first ARM Mac, but it won’t be the last

Mac World - Mon, 2017-11-27 16:55

In the latest in a long line of leaks lately, a recent report says that the upcoming iMac Pro will also include an A10 Fusion chip—the same processor that powers the iPhone 7 series. This is a shoe we’ve been expecting to drop for some time, and it’s fueled a lot of discussion of whether or not a Mac solely powered by an ARM processor might be in the offing. 

I think it’s pretty clear that if this report is true—and the evidence is solid enough to believe it is—that this first Mac with an ARM chip won’t be the last. But at the same time, it doesn’t mean that Apple’s about to throw the x86 architecture to the side and put all its chips—if you’ll pardon the expression—on ARM.

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Cyber Monday Steal: Get 120+ Hours of iOS 11 Dev Training for $15

Mac World - Mon, 2017-11-27 16:07

From Siri upgrades to AR technology, iOS 11 brings a treasure trove of new features to the iPhone, and developers are scrambling to create apps on the new platform. You can stay ahead of the curve and create your own smash hit applications with the Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle. It normally costs over $1000, but today, you can get it for just $15 with code CYBER70 at checkout. 

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Cyber Monday Steal: Get Lifetime Access To 1000+ Tech Training Courses For $54

PC World - Mon, 2017-11-27 16:04

The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times throughout his or her career. So, you shouldn't feel guilty if you're itching to switch positions. However, it's important that you bolster your resume with new skills to keep your employment prospects up. Virtual Training Company offers thousands of tech training courses in all the most in-demand fields, and while they normally charge $2500 for a lifetime subscription, you can get one today for just $53.40 with code CYBER40. 

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Cyber Monday: The best software deals

Mac World - Mon, 2017-11-27 15:42

Cyber Monday isn't just a good time to stock up on tech devices. There are also quite a few good sales on software kicking around the Internet right now, too.

We've dug around and found the top deals on productivity and security software for today. The list includes antivirus subscriptions, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Elements: All the type of thing that get regular use but aren't nearly as exciting as, say, a $100 Android tablet.

For sales on PC games, check out the top 5 gaming deals for Cyber Monday.

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Cyber Monday: The best software deals

PC World - Mon, 2017-11-27 15:42

Cyber Monday isn't just a good time to stock up on tech devices. There are also quite a few good sales on software kicking around the Internet right now, too.

We've dug around and found the top deals on productivity and security software for today. The list includes antivirus subscriptions, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Elements: All the type of thing that get regular use but aren't nearly as exciting as, say, a $100 Android tablet.

For sales on PC games, check out the top 5 gaming deals for Cyber Monday.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides updates add support for iPhone X, iOS 11 drag-and-drop

Mac World - Mon, 2017-11-27 14:08

Millions of people rely on Google’s productivity tools for their daily work, and the last few months have been frustrating for iPhone and iPad users. Even though iOS 11 was released back in September—and was in beta for months before—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides did not support the drag-and-drop feature for iPad users. Such a critical productivity feature, ignored in some of the most popular productivity apps in the world!

And while the iPhone X may have been released just a few weeks ago, the emulator has been available since September for developers, and yet Google has been slow to support the new display size in many of its apps.

Today, Google fixes both of those problems with big updates to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. You now get proper formatting on the iPhone X and drag-and-drop on the iPad with iOS 11.

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Cyber Monday Exclusive: Save Hundreds on a Lifetime Subscription to Windscribe VPN ($30)

Mac World - Mon, 2017-11-27 13:03

Surfing on public Wi-Fi is certainly convenient, but what most users aren't aware of is the risk they take when they log on to an unsecured network. These networks can be home to snoopers and hackers eager to take a look at your browsing movements and personal information. That's why it's important to protect your privacy with a VPN like Windscribe. For Cyber Monday, they're offering a lifetime subscription (normally $900) for just $30 with code CYBER40 at checkout. 

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