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How to sum the top n values in Excel

Image: iStockphoto.com/AlexBrylov Quickly discerning your top five customers or products isn’t difficult in Excel. However, returning a quick total of your top five commissions is a bit harder. How you approach the solution depends on how you intend to use the resulting information. In this article, I’ll show you two ways: An expression that references an n input value, making ...

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How to migrate applications between Macs

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) Image: Josh Miller/CNET Receiving a new laptop is almost always a welcome experience, particularly when it’s a MacBook, a MacBook Air, or a MacBook Pro. What’s not always so enjoyable is tracking down and installing applications to run on the new machine. SEE: Apple’s first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez (TechRepublic) Unfortunately, several ...

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80% of IoT apps not tested for vulnerabilities, report says

Image: iStockphoto/chombosan A staggering 80% of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and 71% of mobile applications are not tested for vulnerabilities, according to a new report released Wednesday. The report, issued by the Ponemon Institute, surveyed 16,450 IT and IT security professionals who worked in mobile and IoT app security at their organization. One element that could contribute to the ...

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How to more effectively manage mobile devices in Google's G Suite

Image: Andy Wolber / TechRepublic The mobile device management settings for G Suite admins used to show a long list of options. Configuration could take a while, since you had to look at each option to determine if the setting affected only Android devices, only iOS devices, or all devices. More about Mobility G Suite mobile device management makes more ...

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How Apple will have to earn its next $1 trillion in the cloud

Image: CNET Lost in the hand-wringing over Apple’s iPhone 13% year-over-year slide in sales is the recognition that, in just 10 years, Apple’s iOS devices have generated more than $1 trillion dollars in revenue for Apple, according to Asymco founder Horace Dediu’s analysis . With $980 billion in iOS device revenues, and another $100 billion from services, Apple has built ...

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Gallery: 10 mobile apps for making job hunting and networking easier

​1. LiquidTalent If the new year finds you considering a change of work scenery you may already be looking around for good mobile apps to aid in your search. If so, look no further: These 10 job-hunting, gig-landing, and networking apps are for you. First up is LiquidTalent. It’s an iOS exclusive app designed to cater specifically to developers, designers, ...

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How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

If you have an iPhone, Mac, or even an iPod you have an Apple account. Now think of what it’s associated with: Your phone’s location, your credit card, iMessage account, iCloud storage, and more. The password that protects your Apple ID is protecting a lot of sensitive information that a hacker would love to get their hands on. More about ...

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How to fix slow Android app installations

Image: Jack Wallen Every so often the installation of Android apps slow to a terrible crawl. When this occurs, things get very frustrating very fast. No matter how many times you reboot your device, nothing changes. The problem persists even if you disable Wi-Fi—the most common reason why is a combination of two issues: DNS and Google Play cache. Sometimes ...

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Trump's tech transition: Will the president's new phone change his Twitter game?

Image: iStockphoto/mfhiatt US President Donald Trump recently turned in his personal smartphone for a secure device with limited features, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). While the new device certainly improves security for the new president, it could impact his frequent use of the social media site Twitter. If the device received by Trump is similar to the latest ...

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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1B over held money, extortion

Image: iStockphoto/AVNphotolab On Friday, Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the chip maker Qualcomm, alleging that the company pursued unfair and monopolistic business practices. Chief among Apple’s concerns are that Qualcomm overcharged for its chips and refused to pay back promised rebates, according to a Reuters report . The $1 billion figure was calculated from the amount Apple claims ...

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