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How to create files faster with G Suite templates

Image: Andy Wolber / TechRepublic Must-Read Cloud When you notice that you’ve done a few document tasks twice, it might be time to create a custom template. In my case, I realized that every time I created a new set of Google Slides, I would change the font, adjust the title and end page layouts, and add contact information. I ...

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How to share your screen in Slack

Image: Slack Slack has now given paid users the ability to share their screen in a Slack video call. To use the feature, follow these three steps: Start a Slack call by clicking the phone icon toward the top of the screen. In the call, click the share screen icon toward the bottom of the call screen. If you’re using ...

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What Fuchsia could mean for Android

0SHARESShare Image: Jack Wallen Google has never been one to settle or to do things in a way that is not decidedly “Google”. So it should have come as no surprise to anyone that they began working on a project that had many scratching their heads. The project is called Fuschia and most people that follow Google and Android closely, ...

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Why patching Windows XP forever won't stop the next WannaCrypt

The WannaCrypt ransomware message. Image: Cisco / Talos The effects of WannaCrypt ransomware attack were far-reaching . Europol dubbed it “the largest ransomware attack observed in history”, with more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries. Computer systems were knocked offline in hospitals across England, European car plants, in Russian banks and Chinese schools and colleges. But does Microsoft have the ...

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How to upgrade an ASA 5506-X to the new Firepower Threat Defense software

Image: iStock/mrspopman One of the things that I appreciate is that Cisco is constantly developing their security portfolio in an attempt to keep up with today’s modern threats. I’ve long been a fan of the Cisco ASA and the new FirePOWER module and FireSIGHT management center which I wrote about here . It’s a bit frustrating that you have two ...

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Seven tips for working with Office shapes

Image: iStockphoto.com/satamedia Shapes are drawing objects—lines, circles, rectangles, and so on—that you can use to enhance Office documents. You might add a simple line to distinguish your name and address in your resume. Or you might add a bit of pizazz to a marketing document. Shapes are available in Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. You can enhance them using colors, ...

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Why chatbots like Ask Wiz aren't the future of tech support

0SHARESShare Image: Jack Wallen Way back in 2016 (because time moves so much faster in tech than the real world), Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, was quoted saying: “Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away…Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor — will be an ...

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How Google hopes to finally solve the Android update problem with Treble

Image: CNET Perhaps the most longstanding problem Android has faced since the launch of the first Android phone in September 2008 is the erratic rollout of major version updates across OEMs. While advancements have been made since then—the introduction of Nexus and Android One devices, monthly security updates that include older branches of Android, and adding seamless updates in Nougat ...

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Windows 10's slowing growth: Should Microsoft be worried?

Image: Microsoft When Windows 10 launched in July 2015, Microsoft predicted it would be installed on one billion devices within two to three years . Today, a few months shy of Windows 10’s two year anniversary, the OS is installed on half that original target, about 500 million devices. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that figure is a milestone for ...

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Major ransomware attack hits hospitals in England, shutting down IT systems

0SHARESShare Image: Shutterstock Hospitals across England are having to cancel patient operations and divert ambulances after a major ransomware attack on the National Health Service (NHS). Computer systems in 39 different hospital and health trusts across England and Scotland have been infected by the Wanna Decryptor ransomware. Declared a “major incident” by NHS England, the attack has led to phone ...

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