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How to be ready for offline work with a Chromebook

Adjust a few settings, install an extension, select files and you can work without an internet connection on a Chromebook. Photo and Illustration: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic Chromebooks are designed to work best with an internet connection. Start your system, open the Chrome browser and all the resources of the web are yours to access. Google designed…
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5 steps for replacing a Mac laptop with an M1-powered iPad Pro

Apple’s iPad Pros are now powered by the same chips as MacBooks. Replacing a laptop with a tablet, subsequently, has never been easier. Here are five tips for getting such a migration right. Image: Apple There’s no more debating whether an iPad can replace a laptop. With two models of iPads—both an 11-inch and a…
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How to choose the right CRM software

Choosing CRM software is difficult with all of the options available. Compare features of the best CRM tools of 2021. Image: iStock/HAKINMHAN For many businesses, customer data is the lifeblood of their organization. Customer relationship management (CRM) software organizes that information into a single console, making it easy to access and search to find what…
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Your voiceprint could be your new password as companies look to increase security for remote workers

Biometrics are moving beyond banks and joining fingerprints and faceprints as a way to confirm employee and customer identities. Image: Shutterstock/Carlos Amarillo As working from home moves from a temporary solution to the new normal, companies need new ways to secure data and protect internal networks . Banks are most likely to use voiceprints to…
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Remote cybersecurity concerns and labor shortages are front and center in a new small business report

Despite economic optimism, many companies are concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and have temporarily closed as they adapt to new tech tools and work models. Image: GettyImages/PeopleImages Over the last year, COVID-19 has transformed the way people work and socialize on short notice. While businesses have reopened amid mass vaccination efforts, surging…
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3 features business pros want in the new iPads

Longtime Apple watcher Jordan Golson on what features need to be in the new iPads to please enterprise and business users. Image: Apple Apple is expected to release updated versions of its two cheapest iPad models at a special event next week, the iPad and the iPad Mini. Though many business pros may opt for…
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Robodog patrols datacenter and checks server temps. Requires no treats or bathroom breaks

Novva Data Centers and BYU engineering students customized Boston Dynamics’ robot to greet guests and run pre-programmed patrols. Novva Data Centers has a new member of its security team: WIRE, a customized version of Spot, the dog robot from Boston Dynamics. Image: Novaa Data Centers Novva Data Centers and engineering students at Brigham Young University…
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Gartner: AI is moving fast and will be ready for prime time sooner than you think

Companies have two to three years to lay the groundwork for successful use of generative AI, synthetic data and orchestration platforms. Gartner analysts predict that numerous AI initiatives will move quickly from the first stage of the hype cycle to the final one over the next two to five years. Image: Gartner Users want more…
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Samsung launches new Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Pro laptops for business users

Equipped with Windows 10 Pro, the new laptops offer Intel Evo-certified 11th gen core processors, Super AMOLED displays, Wi-Fi 6 and a rated 20 or 21 hours of battery life. Image: Samsung Samsung has expanded its lineup with two new laptops aimed at business users. Launched on Thursday, the latest versions of the Galaxy Book…
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The top keywords used in phishing email subject lines

Some of these phrasings are standard day-to-day subject lines, but as one expert explained, “the attacker wants you to be moving too fast to stop and question if it’s legitimate.” Image: GettyImages/Maskot In recent months, hacking groups have brought critical aspects of U.S. infrastructure to a halt, and phishing is a popular tool in cybercriminal’s…
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