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How to block the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, from installing

With the October 2018 feature update to Windows 10 (version 1809, build 17763, Redstone 5) now available, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

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Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees.

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What Apple’s iPhone eSIM support will mean for you

Apple's inclusion of an electronic SIM or "digital" SIM in its iOS 12.1 beta, will allow users of its newest iPhones to switch virtually between carriers and phone numbers, allowing business and personal use to be separated.

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Future Forward: Leadership lessons from IDG founder Patrick McGovern

This excerpt from the new book about IDG founder Patrick J. McGovern looks at how McGovern got his start and created a global publishing empire that included Computerworld magazine — and the lessons he learned on the way up.

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Enterprises expected to implement annual Windows 10 upgrade pace

The prediction from Gartner's Stephen Kleynhans follows Microsoft's announcement that it will extend support for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education to 30 months.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 will be here soon, so it's time to look at what's new – and why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Microsoft plans to sell post-2020 support for Windows 7

The developer agreed to offer 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' for three years beyond the operating system's January 2020 retirement date.

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Analysts: SD-WAN 5-year annual growth rate tops 40%

Becoming the “backbone of the enterprise,” SD-WAN market could hit $4.5 billion by 2022, IDC says, even as businesses seek integrated management and security features.

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The state of wireless charging: 2018 and beyond

While direct-contact pads have been the focus of wireless charging lately, the future might actually be more ethereal. Literally.

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At T-minus 18 months, Windows 7 still powers 184M commercial PCs

The aging operating system, still in wide use, leaves support in January 2020.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

Year four of Amazon's Prime Day sale is packed with good tech deals—and you can still find a few incredible gems, too. To help you skip straight to business, we're highlighting the best of the best.

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Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.

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As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too

The price of specialized graphics processors – lapped up in recent years by cryptocurrency miners to power their rigs – are falling in tandem with a sharp drop in digital token values.

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Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good

Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops – and better desktops than desktops.

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Apple patches Macs as it starts retirement clock for El Capitan

About one in eight Mac owners still runs OS X 10.11, which may only get one more update before gertting bumped off the support list.

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Windows 10 Pro is a dead end for the enterprise, Gartner says

Recent changes by Microsoft to the Windows 10 support schedule underline why Windows 10 Pro is an ill fit for most companies.

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What’s quantum computing [and why enterprises need to care]

Quantum computing is moving from science fiction to reality. Here’s what enterprise IT planners should know.

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Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the shift to subscriptions for Cisco services, the company's cloud strategy, intent-based networking

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