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09/18/2019

How to change Windows 10 toast notifications into balloon notifications With a subtle manual edit of a specific Windows 10 configuration setting, it is possible to change modern toast-style system notifications into old-fashioned balloon notifications....
19:32, 09/18/2019

How to join an existing Slack workspace (or create one of your own) If you haven't already jumped on the Slack bandwagon, prepare yourself, as it is showing no signs of slowing down. Find out how to join a Slack workspace or create your own....
18:01, 09/17/2019

Software development tops list of most in-demand tech skills In the past year, an astounding 588,504 technology job descriptions included "knowledge of software development principles" according to RS Components....
05:16, 09/16/2019

How to choose between PowerShell Core and PowerShell Microsoft's PowerShell has been made open source with added Linux and macOS support for managing multiple OS environments from one integrated console. Here's how to pick the right PowerShell version....
09:32, 09/09/2019

How to streamline collaboration with these G Suite apps If your organization has G Suite, but people mostly use Gmail and Calendar, here are additional ways you and your team can enhance collaboration and conversation with other G Suite apps....
16:48, 09/06/2019

Mobility as a Service could convert car drivers to bus riders A study of 21,000 consumers shows MaaS could change commuting habits and reduce congestion. People need options beyond Uber to get where they're going....
00:48, 09/06/2019

How to use Excel's border options by creating a simple floor plan Applying borders to your sheets will make them more readable and easier to use. Learn how to use borders efficiently by creating a simple floor plan....
00:48, 09/06/2019

A tale of two PowerShells: Which is the right version for you? Microsoft's PowerShell has been made open source with added Linux and macOS support for managing multiple operating system environments from one integrated console....
15:48, 09/04/2019

How mobile app companies can better communicate with their users Too many frequent and irrelevant communications is the main reason mobile users end up deleting apps, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Leanplum....
09:48, 09/04/2019

GoodNotes v. Notability: Which note-taking app is best on iOS? iOS note-taking apps are plentiful, but two stand apart--GoodNotes and Notability offer pros and cons. Here's how to know which of these iOS note-taking apps is best for you....
15:16, 09/03/2019

How to turn on automatic Registry File backup in Windows 10 The April 2018 Windows 10 Update turned off the automatic backup process for the Windows 10 Registry File, leaving normal PC users more vulnerable than before....
15:32, 08/30/2019

LazyDocker is a user-friendly terminal GUI for Docker When you need to manage your Docker containers, but don't have a fancy web-based GUI to use, where do you turn? A terminal GUI built for efficient container work....
03:00, 08/30/2019

TypeScript's 3.6 release is out: New features for Microsoft's JavaScript programming language spin-off TypeScript 3.6 introduces a range of usability improvements, which should make it easier for developers to spot errors and give them greater control....
09:00, 08/29/2019

VMware's Pivotal purchase looks toward a containerized, not virtualized, future VMware is reabsorbing Pivotal after seven years apart, though customers looking for a radical change as a result will need to contain their excitement....
09:00, 08/29/2019

LazyDocker is a user-riendly terminal GUI for Docker When you need to manage your Docker containers, but don't have a fancy web-based GUI to use, where do you turn? A terminal GUI built for efficient container work....
20:00, 08/28/2019

Android 10: Cheat sheet Android 10's features will transform some phones into more user-friendly, customizable, and secure environments. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Google's Android 10.0....
23:32, 08/22/2019

How to back up files on exit from Windows 10 automatically with a batch file With a carefully crafted batch file, it is possible to create a series of commands that will back up data to a chosen location and then shut down your PC automatically....
23:32, 08/22/2019

How to edit RAW images using Affinity Photo on a Mac RAW photos provide a wealth of editing options unavailable in other file types, but not all image-editing apps support the format. Learn how to edit RAW images using Affinity Photo on a Mac....
23:32, 08/22/2019

How to avoid getting sued in your Oracle-to-the-cloud migration Oracle's reputation for aggressive use of audits to push customers to their own cloud services makes the prospect of an Oracle-to-AWS migration look turbulent, but it doesn't have to be....
18:16, 08/19/2019

How to configure WMI filters for Group Policy to better manage your Windows clients Using the Windows Management Infrastructure framework, Windows admins can create filters that apply GPOs in creative ways to provide more granularity over system management in Active Directory....
03:00, 08/17/2019

How to use Robocopy to back up all your data in Windows 10: Commands and examples If you're looking for a little extra peace of mind, double down on your data backups. This simple Robocopy script leverages a few useful switches to make the task convenient and efficient....
13:32, 08/14/2019

How to use Gradebook to enhance Google Classroom Learn how using Gradebook can give teachers a smooth workflow to track learning progress at schools and can also be helpful for businesses that use G Suite....
10:32, 08/14/2019

Modern OS/2 distribution ArcaOS adds support for booting via UEFI ArcaOS, an updated version of IBM OS/2, is adding experimental support for booting via UEFI as Intel is phasing out the legacy BIOS interface in 2020....
21:32, 08/13/2019

How to automatically deny UAC elevation requests in Windows 10 To install an app in Windows 10, standard level users are prompted for elevated credentials. With a few tweaks, you can change that behavior to deny such requests....
12:48, 08/09/2019

Why Canonical views the Snap ecosystem as a compelling distribution-agnostic solution Canonical's Martin Wimpress addresses Snaps, Flatpak, and other competing standards, and community unease around Canonical's control of the Snap store....
11:16, 08/06/2019

How to hide columns or rows in Google Sheets Learn how to hide columns or rows to reduce data entry errors, narrow focus, more easily compare data, or insert more columns or rows to increase the size of your Google Sheet....
13:16, 07/31/2019

Photos: 20 best resources for learning how to code Developers don't necessarily need a four-year degree to get into coding. Here are 20 tools to help you learn, exercise, and polish your coding skills....
02:16, 07/31/2019

How to use the macOS ColorSync Utility Maintaining color consistency between applications and devices and when printing can be a challenge. If you're unfamiliar with color matching in macOS, learn how to use the ColorSync Utility....
02:16, 07/31/2019

It's 2019, and one third of businesses still have active Windows XP deployments As end of support for the still-popular Windows 7 draws near, risks of unpatched operating systems are likely to be a significant security concern in the near future....
06:16, 07/30/2019

How to use Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS Apple's tool for reinstalling macOS on devices without using local media is a fail-safe function that allows admins to reinstall or upgrade the OS. It's the first step to recovery during deployment....
09:32, 07/26/2019

How to use named ranges to quickly navigate an Excel workbook Named ranges aren't just for formulas. Here are two ways you can use named ranges to create shortcuts for quick navigation in a Microsoft Excel workbook....
13:16, 07/25/2019

Newly released Sailfish 3.1 isn't ready to be Huawei's "plan B" OS Sailfish is rumored to be Huawei's "plan B" OS, though it needs more work to bring it up to par if Huawei abandons Android. For instance, Sailfish OS 3.1 adds security features Android had in 2014....
10:32, 07/25/2019

First preview of container platform Fedora CoreOS released Fedora CoreOS is the successor to Atomic Host and CoreOS Container Linux, and will serve as the upstream to Red Hat CoreOS, for running containerized workloads securely....
09:16, 07/24/2019

How to disable the blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen The blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen is new with version 1903, and it may not appeal to all users. There are three ways to disable this default feature....
16:32, 07/23/2019

How to use Windows 10 Task Scheduler to run Office 365 tasks If the boss wants a report every day at the same time, don't worry about vacations, sick days, emergencies, or even forgetfulness, you should use Windows 10's Task Scheduler....
16:32, 07/23/2019

Office Q&A: How to remove page numbers from a table of contents in a Word document You can use built-in options to build a simple table of contents, but quite often, you'll need to change the underlying field code to get the results you want....
17:00, 07/19/2019

How to use built-in design settings to quickly format an Office document You can spend a long time formatting a Word or Excel document to get just the look you want, or you can create a custom style set and click an option. You'll choose the latter once you give it a try....
17:00, 07/19/2019

How to increase shutdown speeds in Windows 10 For some users, speed is everything. Eliminate the built-in delay in the Windows 10 shutdown process by performing a few strategic edits of the Windows Registry file....
10:32, 07/17/2019

Huawei registers Harmony trademark in Europe for "Plan B" OS Despite pressure from the US government appearing to ease in rhetoric if not impact, Huawei is pushing forward with plans on the Android alternative....
09:48, 07/15/2019

The 10 most in-demand programming languages for developers at top companies For experienced programmers wanting to keep skills up-to-date, or new programmers in the field, here are the best programming languages to learn, according to Coding Dojo....
08:00, 07/11/2019

Ubuntu: What does the future look like post-Unity? The modern Linux desktop is one where "everything just works," and "you're able to use the applications that you've come to rely on in your day-to-day life," says Canonical's Will Cooke....
04:32, 07/10/2019

How to securely and completely delete files in Windows 10 without third-party software Deleting files in Windows 10 does not really delete the file. Security best practice requires deleted files to be completely overwritten more than once....
14:32, 07/09/2019

How to create a USB installer for deploying macOS Catalina Deploying a fresh copy of macOS to Apple computers couldn't be easier with this three-step process that uses a USB flash drive to fully install macOS Catalina on any supported device....
13:16, 07/08/2019

Will your Mac upgrade to macOS Catalina? Apple plans to release macOS Catalina in the fall. Find out if your Mac is on the list of devices that fully support the new OS, or if you need to upgrade your hardware to run the latest version....
13:00, 07/03/2019

Review: macOS Finder alternative Commander One 2 features great enhancements Commander One 2 is a macOS Finder alternative that offers Mac users choice and flexibility. Cloud storage support is a key enhancement in the file management app's latest release....
10:32, 07/02/2019

5 questions software engineers should ask in an interview While interviewers ask the majority of the questions in an interview, candidates are usually given the opportunity to make inquiries as well. Here's what you should ask....
12:32, 06/27/2019

How to use Wget to download web-based packages on Windows The popular Linux utility supports a myriad of common web protocols, making non-interactive downloads a breeze when called as background processes or automated scripts....
14:16, 06/26/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: How to enable dark mode in any Windows app With Windows 10 Version 1903, users can enable dark mode for individual apps. Under certain conditions, dark mode will be the preferred configuration setting....
18:32, 06/25/2019

Fedora 31 to drop 32-bit kernel, retain support for 32-bit programs Proposed changes to a future version of the popular Linux distribution will decrease maintenance overhead while retaining support for 32-bit programs....
14:00, 06/25/2019

How to share files with another Mac using macOS Bluetooth File Exchange When you need to send a file to another Mac user, there are multiple options. Follow these steps to accomplish the task using macOS' integrated Bluetooth File Exchange....
15:00, 06/21/2019

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job....
10:32, 06/19/2019

How to prevent Windows 10 activation trouble when upgrading computer hardware Simple preemptive troubleshooting conducted before a major hardware upgrade could reduce the frustration of the Windows 10 deactivation and reactivation process....
23:32, 06/18/2019

How Salesforce is customizing Einstein Voice assistant for mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
10:48, 06/14/2019

Why Salesforce decided to open source its Lightning Web Components framework Salesforce's Ryan Schellack spoke with TechRepublic about the company's announcement to open source its Lightning Web Components framework and build a community of developers around its platforms....
10:48, 06/14/2019

Privacy improvements in Chrome 76 will make it easier to bypass paywalls Future improvements to Chrome will fix a gap in Incognito Mode, preventing publishers from blocking users from using incognito mode to jump over soft paywalls....
08:00, 06/14/2019

How to install AWStats on Ubuntu Server 18.04 Stats are important--especially to the number-crunchers who dictate your IT budget. AWStats will help you know the stats associated with your websites....
09:32, 06/13/2019

How to use Windows 10's Windows Sandbox to test software Learn how to leverage the built-in Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 to emulate a virtual desktop. This will come in handy when you're testing software applications and managed deployments....
09:32, 06/13/2019

How to disable the Windows 10 Timeline feature Admins and users can turn off Windows 10 Timeline through basic settings, but to truly disable the feature you must use the Group Policy Editor or tweak the Registry file....
10:16, 06/10/2019

Apple's Swift programming language: Cheat sheet Apple's Swift has far-reaching effects on all platforms, not just iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS. We dive into why Swift matters, how to use it, and how it differs from Objective-C....
15:16, 06/07/2019

Apple's ARKit: Cheat sheet ARKit is Apple's augmented reality development framework, and it's compatible with millions of iOS devices. Find out why developers and end users will be curious to learn about ARKit....
15:16, 06/07/2019

Apple macOS Mojave: Cheat sheet In Apple's macOS Mojave, there are security and performance enhancements, as well as new features and applications. Here's what business professionals need to know about macOS Mojave....
22:48, 06/05/2019

Top 5 investment robo-advisors It can be tough to decide how to best invest your money, or who to pick to handle it. Tom Merritt suggests five robo-advisors that can help make the task easier....
15:48, 06/04/2019

As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position Developers may be tiring of siloed, best-of-breed solutions and are increasingly looking to vendors to pull disparate tools together, giving Microsoft an edge....
15:48, 06/04/2019

WWDC 2019: Everything Apple announced and what really matters to business TechRepublic's Karen Roby and Bill Detwiler break down the important news from Apple's 2019 WWDC, but more importantly, they discuss why certain applications are important to business users....
15:32, 06/03/2019

Why a "closed" open source project may be just what a community needs Open source projects like Go get flak for being closed to outside contributors, but this may have less to do with Google and more to do with best practices....
17:32, 05/31/2019

Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems surface lack of basic security hygiene Standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without basic security measures in place....
06:48, 05/30/2019

How to modify systemd-boot on Linux Do you have multiple kernels on your Linux server, but aren't prompted to select which you want to run? The fix for that might lie in systemd-boot configuration....
12:48, 05/29/2019

How to become an iOS developer: A cheat sheet If you are interested in pursuing a career in mobile development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn....
12:48, 05/29/2019

Salesforce TrailheaDX: Everything you need to know Salesforce announced a low-code blockchain platform, an AI bias module for Trailhead, and its newly open sourced developer platform at its annual conference....
11:00, 05/29/2019

Microsoft Office 365: A cheat sheet Office 365 provides the productivity tools required by a modern enterprise workforce. This guide covers key details, including available applications, system requirements, and subscription options....
06:00, 05/28/2019

How to use the Apple Support app to resolve technical problems If there's a tech issue or glitch with your Apple product, you can use the Apple Support app to find troubleshooting tips and chat with a representative....
17:00, 05/24/2019

Nessus expands vulnerability scanner offerings to 16 IPs in commercial environments Tenable introduced the free Nessus Essentials product, and also discussed the wisdom of building apps in Electron, along with fixes for Spectre and Meltdown....
12:00, 05/24/2019

How to activate and use the built-in Windows 10 back-up feature Criminal activity targeting personal computers continues to grow at an alarming rate. Even the most basic of back-up systems can prevent future headaches....
15:00, 05/22/2019

South Korean government planning Linux migration as Windows 7 support ends The Interior Ministry is preparing a test deployment to determine compatibility with existing systems ahead of a potential broader deployment across the government....
19:00, 05/17/2019

RHEL 8 now available, though CentOS users will need to wait for updates Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are able to upgrade, though users of RHEL derivatives like CentOS and Oracle Linux will need to wait, along with Scientific Linux users....
12:48, 05/10/2019

The top benefits of using a suite-based approach in the enterprise At the 2019 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference, Thomas Hertz spoke with TechRepublic about the ins and outs of suite-based approach to systems in a business....
12:48, 05/10/2019

How to bulk rename files with File Renamer With a bulk file renamer, you can rename a group of files in one shot with a specific filename, extension, prefix, suffix, and more. Here's how to do so with the File Renamer tool....
12:48, 05/09/2019

Today's most innovative enterprise solutions Max Wessel spoke with TechRepublic at the 2019 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference about the most beneficial enterprise solutions organizations should be using....
13:16, 05/08/2019

How to choose the best time tracking software and systems Choosing time tracking software or services for your organization requires a thorough assessment of your current business operations. Here's a look at key features to keep in mind....
09:32, 05/08/2019

Microsoft Search rolling out to all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial customers Offering businesses the ability to search for information across their internal networks, the tool should reach all supported customers by the end of May....
13:32, 05/07/2019

Microsoft courts developers with Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0 Microsoft is aiming to make developers' lives easier with the addition of Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0. Learn how you can potentially benefit....
13:32, 05/07/2019

Bring developers and designers together with Framer X Playground Disconnects between design and development can bring production to a grinding halt. Low-code dev platform Framer things it has the answer in its new Playground platform....
13:32, 05/07/2019

Certificate issue disabling add-ons in Firefox and Tor Browser finally fixed Mozilla forces third party add-ons to be digitally signed, though an expired certificate disabled these, causing confusion among users of Firefox and the Tor Browser over the weekend....
10:48, 05/06/2019

How to create a Gmail label from the compose window If you're on the lookout for ways to make your Gmail workflow a bit more efficient and your inbox a bit less cluttered, Jack Wallen has a tip for you....
08:32, 05/03/2019

The difference between apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and do-release-upgrade If you've ever gone to upgrade a Debian- or Ububuntu-based machine, you might have been confused as to which command to run. Jack Wallen demystifies the three commands used for upgrading....
19:48, 05/02/2019

How to use Micropad as a synchronized note-taking tool Find out how to install and sync a mobile note-taking tool, which offers a couple of unique features that might appeal to open source users who want a bit more control over what is synched....
17:32, 05/01/2019

How to increase virtual disk size when running Windows 10 in a VM Newer versions of Windows 10 require larger amounts of free space for installation. Here's how to expand your Windows 10 virtual machine disks to prepare for your upgrade....
06:16, 05/01/2019

How to become a developer: A cheat sheet If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn....
13:32, 04/30/2019

Facebook Messenger hits 40M business users, but won't replace Slack anytime soon Businesses are increasingly using Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, but the company is far from dominating the internal communications market....
13:32, 04/30/2019

Fedora 30 brings immense quality of life improvements to Linux on the desktop Fedora 30 brings the usual mix of performance improvements and new packages, though progress in Fedora and associated projects makes Linux on the desktop easier to use....
07:00, 04/30/2019

Windows 10: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details including features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service strategy....
09:48, 04/28/2019

How to set, change, and recover a MySQL root password If you never set, forgot, or need to change your MySQL password, you're in luck. This article walks you through these steps, so you'll never be at a loss for that database root user password....
09:48, 04/28/2019