Category: Technology

A breakthrough in Surface Book battery problems?

I’m not vouching for Microsoft, mind you, but if the latest official assertion about the Surface Book 2 battery is true, it’s a game changer.Since the dawn of Surface time, there’s been no way to have a battery replaced: Your only option was to swap out the entire unit, an expensive proposition. A recent post by a ...

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8 great gifts for Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro users

We've already looked at gifts for iPhone users. It seems appropriate to also grab a glance at a few great gift ideas for notebook Macs.A home hub: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock MacBook Pro users will want an Elgato Thunderbolt 3 dock (c.$300). Not only does the powered dock recharge any devices even when you take your Mac ...

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I’d love to help, and I will, if you’ll just…

This pilot fish has been both a regular IT employee and a consultant, and he's noticed a few key differences in what that means in practice -- especially with users.Case in point: "As an employee, I've been dragged into every request that someone on the business side thinks I can help them with," says fish. "That's ...

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Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

For three decades this was speech recognition: You would talk to your computer, typically using a head-mounted microphone and either the unpublicized speech-recognition app in Microsoft Windows or a version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, from Nuance Communications. If you enunciated carefully, words would appear on the ...

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10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users

What better for a slow news day than a quick and easy guide to some of the best iPhone-related accessories you can get for the Apple user in your life this season?  A Bluetooth speaker: JBL Flip 4 If you want a Bluetooth speaker system that’s high on audio quality and connection stability, take a look at this ...

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Sometimes saying sorry really ISN’T the thing to do

Flashback to the days of text-based email, when this company has a 32K limit on how big an email message can be -- and that's usually fine, says a pilot fish working there."But then someone sent a message to everyone in the corporation -- there were a few thousand of us -- and it crashed every email client in the ...

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