Balancing act

Big company starts a program to help employees balance their work and family lives, and it sounds appealing to this IT pilot fish. “At one point I looked into the program because my grandmother was ill at the time,” says fish. “Being able to have the time to assist her was important. “She ended up […]

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Google ups prices for G Suite Basic and Business customers

Google is set to increase G Suite subscription prices for the first time since the productivity and collaboration software suite was launched; Google said the move follows the addition of a variety of new features in recent years. As of April 2, G Suite Basic Edition will increase from $5 per user per month to […]

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Microsoft starts auto-update of Windows 10 1809 three months late

Microsoft this week restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade that was pulled from release just days after its initial debut. “We are now starting our phased rollout to users via Windows Update, initially offering the update to devices we believe will have the best update experience based on […]

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Google’s Chrome OS platform sure has come a long way. From the early days, when Chrome OS was little more than an experimental “browser in a box,” to today — with the platform powering first-class hardware and supporting a diverse range of productivity applications — Google’s once-crazy-seeming project has turned into one of the world’s […]

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Tech event calendar 2019: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Tech Events Event Description Starts Ends Location RStudio Conference 2019 Hadley Wickham hosts this conference on all things R and RStudio aimed at helping attendees become better at data science with R. 2019-01-15 2019-01-18 Austin, TX MWC Barcelona The original Mobile World Congress, now renamed MWC Barcelona, addresses a wide range of mobile topics, from […]

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Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless customers starting in March, about two years after AT&T and T-Mobile began offering free robocall blocking. “In March, we will be […]

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