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JDK 13: The new features coming to Java 13

Official development targets for Java 13 include improvements to garbage collection, application class-data sharing, and text blocks

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Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

The popular team collaboration tool is getting something of on overhaul designed to cut memory utilization in half, speed up launch times and make connecting with colleagues faster.

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

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Why getting election security right for 2020 matters

The U.S. is moving at glacial speed to secure election systems against possible interference by foreign adversaries. We're not even close to ready, and that could call contests into question.

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Microsoft tells enterprises to be on Edge

The company has begun telling companies about a variety of corporate features that have been baked into the browser, which is built on underpinnings from Google's Chromium.

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Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

Eclipse says Jakarta EE 8 will be fully compatible with Java EE 8, with better cloud and microservices support slated for future versions

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Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade

The company said it's starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving those PCs to the latest version of the operating system.

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OpenJDK proposal: Dump Mercurial for Git

Proposal would migrate single-repo OpenJDK projects from Mercurial to Git for smaller repo sizes and superior tooling

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Upcoming Windows 10 1909: Update or upgrade? Microsoft clarifies

The next version of Windows 10, due out this fall, will continue to offer Windows Update for Business controls, the company says.

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Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

According to new research, more companies are enabling biometric authentication on devices to verify access requests.

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Microsoft previews 'chromified' Edge's group policies to win enterprise approval

Hoping to catch the interest of IT admins, Microsoft is offering a sneak peek of group policies they could use to manage the still-under-development "full-Chromium" Edge.

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How Teams is helping frontline workers at Ferguson

As the plumbing supply firm looks to transform and improve business, it’s turning to the team chat app to help its showroom workers and wholesale sales staffers do more in less time.

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To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

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Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

In a series of tweets, the president said he's not a fan of digital currency that's based on 'thin air,' a stance experts believe could signal government pushback and new regulatory scrutiny.

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Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of...

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Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack

The company this week unveiled new Teams features aimed at front-line workers as it continues to push its team collaboration platform in a still-growing market.

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Golang 1.13 adds number literal prefixes

Go language extensions should make it easier for programmers to move between Go and other C-family languages

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Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 13 and iPadOS?

With the arrival this fall of iOS 13 and iPadOS, there's some bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and some of Apple's older iPads.

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