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Windows revenue remains in a $4.6B rut

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Windows remains in a revenue rut, with commercial sales up courtesy of Windows 10 but with consumer sales down as individuals continue to eschew PCs, Microsoft’s latest earnings report revealed this week. Specifically, Windows revenue was up 6% during the September quarter to approximately $4.6 billion, or about 42% of the total for the More Personal Computing group, the accounting
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Amazon opens up Alexa for Business to third-party devices

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Alexa can now be integrated into office equipment such as audio calling headsets and video conferencing systems. Amazon has created an Alexa for Business integration for third-party device makers, allowing its the popular voice assistant to be cembedded into a wider variety of office equipment. Alexa for Business was launched last year to help companies deploy and centrally manage large
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Well, do you trust ’em or don’t you?

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Flashback a few decades to the days when this pilot fish is a supervisor in the call center for a big mail-order PC company. “Our agents were privy to a customer’s credit card information right in the call tracking system,” says fish. “We trusted 600 agents with nearly unlimited access to this customer information without ever a single theft from
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Excel: Your entry into the world of data analytics

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For many office workers, Microsoft Excel is simply the go-to spreadsheet application. But since the late 1990s, Microsoft has been adding analytics functionality, and it’s accelerating the process with its monthly updates to Office 365. Excel now has some fairly potent tools for doing much greater data analysis than calculating a few rows. And a lot of people are using
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Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey iPhone hacking tool

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Apple has apparently been able to permanently block de-encryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox device was embraced by government agencies to bypass iPhone passcodes. Atlanta-based Grayshift is one of two companies that claimed it could thwart Apple iPhone passcode security through brute-force attacks. The blackbox technology purportedly worked, as Grayshift’s technology was snapped up by regional law enforcement
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Apple appears to have blocked GrayKey’s iPhone hacking tool

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Apple has apparently been able to permanently block de-encryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox was embraced by government agencies to bypass iPhone passcodes. Atlanta-based Grayshift is one of two companies that claimed it could thwart Apple iPhone passcode security through brute-force attacks. The blackbox technology purportedly worked, as Grayshift’s technology was snapped up by regional law enforcement and