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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

For more than a week, Mozilla touted a service called 'Mozilla Enterprise Client Support' for Firefox, then pulled the information off its website.

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Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

The distributed ledger technology has already become highly fragmented, making it difficult for companies to push ahead with real-world uses. On top of that, Gartner expects that fragmentation to collapse into no more than four...

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Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

CIOs have to continue to educate execs and senior leaders about blockchain opportunities and challenges and continue to develop proofs of concept to test its business worthiness, the research firm says.

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IBM z15 mainframe, amps-up cloud, security features

IBM has rolled out a new mainframe – the z15 – that bolsters the speed and power of the Big Iron and promises to integrate hybrid cloud, data privacy and security controls.

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Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s when your device will be updated

The fall 2019 operating system updates for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV are staggered all over the place.

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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

The company's Firefox Private Network is an extension that encrypts traffic between Firefox and websites to better secure user data and privacy.

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Zoho One gets new workflow management app, telephony features

Hoping to attract more mid-size and enterprise customers, Zoho is adding a number of features to its software suite, including a blockchain time-stamp feature in Zoho Sign.

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Cisco adds speed, smarts to MDS storage networking family

Cisco brings 64G, Ansible and analytics support to SAN family

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All the things Apple didn't announce at its 'By innovation only' event

Apple's event was packed with new stuff, but some of the early rumors didn't pan out.

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New NetCAT CPU side-channel vulnerability exploitable over the network

NetCAT takes advantage of Intel DDIO technology to remotely execute keystroke timing attacks.

Internet of Things (IoT) / security alert / wireless network management

IoT vendors ignore basic security best practices, CITL research finds

New measurements by the CITL mass fuzzing project show just how bad things really are--and how IoT device makers could radically increase binary security with one day of engineering work.

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What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades.

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Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in digital money, as it has "interesting long-term potential."

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The U.S.-bound dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ is like an SNL parody of the Galaxy Fold

LG has unveiled the LG G8X ThinQ, which has an odd second screen attachment.

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HPE's vision for the intelligent edge

HPE plans to incorporate segmentation, artificial intelligence and automation into its wired and wireless gear in order to deal with the increased network challenges imposed by IoT and SD-WAN.

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Atlassian adds free tiers for Jira and Confluence

The Australian software firm is also adding premium tiers for Jira and Confluence users, part of its plan to entice more customers onto its cloud services.

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The redesigned Samsung Galaxy Fold’s best feature might be the service, not the design

Samsung is re-launching its Galaxy Fold in the U.S. later this month, and it comes with a new "Premier" support that could be as groundbreaking as the phone.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 user share surges as loafers heed impending deadline

Windows 10's share of all PCs jumped 2.1 percentage points in August as a January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 draws closer.

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