What follows is a list of every preview build of Redstone 4, starting with the most recent. For each build, we've included the date of its release and a link to Microsoft's announcement about it. We've also kept the list of all the preview builds that led up to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) and the Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2), which are below the builds of Redstone 4.
HP is expanding its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering to cover Apple's iOS and macOS hardware.
As part of HP's expanded DaaS offering, known more generally under the industry term of managed mobility services (MMS), customers will be able to pair iPhones, iPads, Macs and other Apple devices with HP's support, managed services and analytics.
Apple for years pushed, without much success, to get its hardware and software into the office. But the organic adoption of its iOS devices" '-" especially the iPhone '-" finally forced enterprises to take it seriously.
Microsoft's free Windows Analytics service now scans enterprise Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs, and reports whether they've been updated to defend against potential attacks exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.
The new capabilities of Windows Analytics' "Upgrade Readiness" were announced Tuesday by Terry Myerson, the top Windows executive at the company. Myerson called the vulnerabilities - found by Google security researchers and reported to vendors in mid-2017 - "a new challenge for all of us" because they were in the silicon, not in software.
"We have added new capabilities to our free Windows Analytics service to report the status for all the Windows devices that [IT professionals] manage," Myerson wrote in a post to a company blog.
Late last month, Apple quietly unveiled major changes to macOS Server. Although the announcement didn't disclose much about the new abilities macOS Server will gain, it does detail services to be deprecated starting this spring. Though these features won't disappear immediately, they will eventually be removed from future releases and hidden on new macOS Server installations.(Insider Story)
Some tasks are common to almost all users, though, regardless of subject area: data import, data wrangling and data visualization. The table below show my favorite go-to packages for one of these three tasks (plus a few miscellaneous ones tossed in). The package names in the table are clickable if you want more information. To find out more about a package once you've installed it, type help(package = "packagename") in your R console (of course substituting the actual package name ).
With Apple's better-late-than-never arrival into the smart speaker market this month, there's been lots of talk about the state of the smart assistant '- and why, ultimately, all these companies are working so hard to get you talking to their technology.
From Siri to Alexa and Google Assistant to Bixby (yes, even Bixby), the virtual assistants are all soldiers in the tech world's latest battle for our attention. And what these artificially intelligent entities are really all about comes down to a single four-syllable word:
Whether you're Apple, Amazon, Google, or any of the less equipped companies fighting to get a foot into this arena, the virtual assistant is the latest and most promising way to get folks further entrenched in your ecosystem '- and thus likely to keep using the associated products and services that benefit your bottom line.
The very early reports are in, and it looks like this month'-s monstrous panoply of patches isn'-t as destructive as last month'-s '-" so far, at least. Aside from a few reported incompatibilities, the big news involves two Outlook security holes that kick in when you download email, or preview a message. There are no known exploits, but if you use Outlook, you need to understand the dangers '-" and should seriously consider patching sooner rather than later.
First, the blast. Yesterday, Microsoft released its usual Patch Tuesday security updates, which include" 50 separately identified security holes (CVEs). Those 50 are in addition to the one Adobe Flash Player security hole, CVE 4074595, that was plugged on Feb. 6. Of the 50, 14 are rated Critical, 34 rated Important (which means they aren'-t) and two are Moderate.
Many Mac users may have come across a small window that appears on top of their browser when surfing the Web that warns them, "System Scan is Recommended."" So, what is this message, and what should you do if you see it?
TL;DR: Don't panic
The first thing to learn is that this is not a Mac system message. If you ever come across this message, you can be utterly certain that it is a scam. Whoever is behind the message (and it may not be the website owner, but some poorly policed ads network) wants you to agree to something that will probably cost you money, leave your data at risk, or otherwise cause you unwanted problems. While scams like these are nowhere near as widespread on Macs as they are on other platforms, they do appear sometimes.
Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office '- currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be hard to keep track of the changes in each update and know when they'-re available. We'-re doing for you, so you don'-t have to.
Following are key updates to Office 365 for Windows since Office 2016 was released in September 2015 '- all the 2017 updates and the most important ones from 2016 and late 2015, with the latest releases shown first. We'-ll add info about new updates as they'-re rolled out.
Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7.
The decision, announced this week, is a turn-about for Microsoft, which had limited the service to Windows 10 machines. In a post to a company blog, a Microsoft director cited customers' heterogeneous set-ups to explain the change.
"We know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments," wrote Rob Lefferts of the Windows group's security and enterprise team. "We want to help our customers achieve the best security possible on their way to Windows 10 ahead of the end of support for Windows 7 in January 2020."
Flashback to the late 1990s, when this pilot fish has landed a job supporting PCs and a Novell network for a manufacturer that has engineers onsite.
"Most of the workstations had switched to Windows 95, which was the company standard at the time," says fish.
"One day my supervisor gave me a ticket to go install a new laser printer in the office of an engineer. I had rarely interacted with him and had never stepped foot inside of his office, though I knew he was well respected among his peers as being incredibly knowledgeable."
Fish knocks on the office door and says, "Fred, I have your new laser printer." The door flies open and the engineer says, "Come in! Come in! Lets see where we can put it!"
HTC and Valve'-s Vive was the first virtual reality headset that really made me jump on the VR hype train. Not only could you escape into virtual worlds, but thanks to its motion tracking sensors, your movement in the real world was translated into the digital. Like Facebook'-s (FB) Oculus Rift, the Vive'-s display resolution made individual pixels clearly visible in certain situations, killing any sense of true immersion.
CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
At CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.
Intel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.
It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.
You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won'-t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider:" http://www.businessinsider. ...