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08/21/2019

How to configure WMI filters for Group Policy to better manage your Windows clients Using the Windows Management Infrastructure framework, Windows admins can create filters that apply GPOs in creative ways to provide more granularity ...
00:14, 08/17/2019

How to use Robocopy to back up all your data in Windows 10: Commands and examples If you're looking for a little extra peace of mind, double down on your data backups. This simple Robocopy script leverages a few useful switches to m...
22:14, 08/14/2019

How to use Gradebook to enhance Google Classroom Learn how using Gradebook can give teachers a smooth workflow to track learning progress at schools and can also be helpful for businesses that use G ...
20:42, 08/14/2019

How to assign a drive letter to Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 10 Bypass synchronization and save data directly to your OneDrive by assigning a specific drive letter to it using network mapping in File Explorer for W...
19:16, 08/13/2019

Modern OS/2 distribution ArcaOS adds support for booting via UEFI ArcaOS, an updated version of IBM OS/2, is adding experimental support for booting via UEFI as Intel is phasing out the legacy BIOS interface in 2020....
16:28, 08/13/2019

How to use your Apple Watch to get directions Getting directions and navigating around a new area can be daunting, but the Apple Watch makes it easier and safer. Learn how to get directions on you...
20:59, 08/12/2019

How to automatically deny UAC elevation requests in Windows 10 To install an app in Windows 10, standard level users are prompted for elevated credentials. With a few tweaks, you can change that behavior to deny s...
22:56, 08/09/2019

Why Canonical views the Snap ecosystem as a compelling distribution-agnostic solution Canonical's Martin Wimpress addresses Snaps, Flatpak, and other competing standards, and community unease around Canonical's control of the Snap store...
21:42, 08/06/2019

How to hide columns or rows in Google Sheets Learn how to hide columns or rows to reduce data entry errors, narrow focus, more easily compare data, or insert more columns or rows to increase the ...
00:14, 08/01/2019

Photos: 20 best resources for learning how to code Developers don't necessarily need a four-year degree to get into coding. Here are 20 tools to help you learn, exercise, and polish your coding skills....
23:56, 07/30/2019

How to use the macOS ColorSync Utility Maintaining color consistency between applications and devices and when printing can be a challenge. If you're unfamiliar with color matching in macOS...
23:56, 07/30/2019

It's 2019, and one third of businesses still have active Windows XP deployments As end of support for the still-popular Windows 7 draws near, risks of unpatched operating systems are likely to be a significant security concern in ...
18:14, 07/30/2019

How to administer clients on a domain using 5 common PowerShell cmdlets Systems admins managing Windows clients should brush up on these PowerShell cmdlets when performing common administrative tasks on their domain-connec...
18:14, 07/26/2019

How to use named ranges to quickly navigate an Excel workbook Named ranges aren't just for formulas. Here are two ways you can use named ranges to create shortcuts for quick navigation in a Microsoft Excel workbo...
00:14, 07/26/2019

Newly released Sailfish 3.1 isn't ready to be Huawei's "plan B" OS Sailfish is rumored to be Huawei's "plan B" OS, though it needs more work to bring it up to par if Huawei abandons Android. For instance, Sailfish OS ...
20:00, 07/25/2019

How to use Windows 10 Task Scheduler to run Office 365 tasks If the boss wants a report every day at the same time, don't worry about vacations, sick days, emergencies, or even forgetfulness, you should use Wind...
22:28, 07/23/2019

How to disable the blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen The blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen is new with version 1903, and it may not appeal to all users. There are three ways to disable this defa...
21:00, 07/23/2019

How to use built-in design settings to quickly format an Office document You can spend a long time formatting a Word or Excel document to get just the look you want, or you can create a custom style set and click an option....
07:14, 07/20/2019

Office Q&A: How to remove page numbers from a table of contents in a Word document You can use built-in options to build a simple table of contents, but quite often, you'll need to change the underlying field code to get the results ...
23:42, 07/19/2019

How to increase shutdown speeds in Windows 10 For some users, speed is everything. Eliminate the built-in delay in the Windows 10 shutdown process by performing a few strategic edits of the Window...
17:42, 07/17/2019

Huawei registers Harmony trademark in Europe for "Plan B" OS Despite pressure from the US government appearing to ease in rhetoric if not impact, Huawei is pushing forward with plans on the Android alternative....
17:42, 07/15/2019

The 10 most in-demand programming languages for developers at top companies For experienced programmers wanting to keep skills up-to-date, or new programmers in the field, here are the best programming languages to learn, acco...
22:42, 07/11/2019

Ubuntu: What does the future look like post-Unity? The modern Linux desktop is one where "everything just works," and "you're able to use the applications that you've come to rely on in your day-to-day...
13:14, 07/10/2019

How to securely and completely delete files in Windows 10 without third-party software Deleting files in Windows 10 does not really delete the file. Security best practice requires deleted files to be completely overwritten more than onc...
21:28, 07/09/2019

5 questions software engineers should ask in an interview While interviewers ask the majority of the questions in an interview, candidates are usually given the opportunity to make inquiries as well. Here's w...
19:42, 06/27/2019

How to use Wget to download web-based packages on Windows The popular Linux utility supports a myriad of common web protocols, making non-interactive downloads a breeze when called as background processes or ...
23:00, 06/26/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: How to enable dark mode in any Windows app With Windows 10 Version 1903, users can enable dark mode for individual apps. Under certain conditions, dark mode will be the preferred configuration ...
00:28, 06/26/2019

Fedora 31 to drop 32-bit kernel, retain support for 32-bit programs Proposed changes to a future version of the popular Linux distribution will decrease maintenance overhead while retaining support for 32-bit programs....
23:14, 06/25/2019

How to share files with another Mac using macOS Bluetooth File Exchange When you need to send a file to another Mac user, there are multiple options. Follow these steps to accomplish the task using macOS' integrated Blueto...
03:28, 06/22/2019

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a secu...
17:28, 06/19/2019

How to prevent Windows 10 activation trouble when upgrading computer hardware Simple preemptive troubleshooting conducted before a major hardware upgrade could reduce the frustration of the Windows 10 deactivation and reactivati...
02:42, 06/19/2019

Why Salesforce decided to open source its Lightning Web Components framework Salesforce's Ryan Schellack spoke with TechRepublic about the company's announcement to open source its Lightning Web Components framework and build a...
22:42, 06/14/2019

How Salesforce is making Einstein Voice a customizable voice assistant for today's mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheadDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the ...
17:56, 06/14/2019

Privacy improvements in Chrome 76 will make it easier to bypass paywalls Future improvements to Chrome will fix a gap in Incognito Mode, preventing publishers from blocking users from using incognito mode to jump over soft ...
17:56, 06/14/2019

How Salesforce is customizing Einstein Voice assistant for mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheadDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the ...
17:56, 06/14/2019

Why Salesforce decided to open source Lightning Web Components Framework At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Ryan Shellack spoke with TechRepublic about the company's announcement to open source its Lightning Web Components Fr...
17:56, 06/14/2019

How to install AWStats on Ubuntu Server 18.04 Stats are important--especially to the number-crunchers who dictate your IT budget. AWStats will help you know the stats associated with your websites...
20:14, 06/13/2019

How to use Windows 10's Windows Sandbox to test software Learn how to leverage the built-in Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 to emulate a virtual desktop. This will come in handy when you're testing sof...
20:14, 06/13/2019

How to disable the Windows 10 Timeline feature Admins and users can turn off Windows 10 Timeline through basic settings, but to truly disable the feature you must use the Group Policy Editor or twe...
18:42, 06/10/2019

Apple's ARKit: Cheat sheet ARKit is Apple's augmented reality development framework, and it's compatible with millions of iOS devices. Find out why developers and end users will...
00:00, 06/08/2019

Apple macOS Mojave: Cheat sheet In Apple's macOS Mojave, there are security and performance enhancements, as well as new features and applications. Here's what business professionals...
07:00, 06/06/2019

As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position Developers may be tiring of siloed, best-of-breed solutions and are increasingly looking to vendors to pull disparate tools together, giving Microsoft...
00:14, 06/05/2019

Top 5 investment robo-advisors It can be tough to decide how to best invest your money, or who to pick to handle it. Tom Merritt suggests five robo-advisors that can help make the t...
22:00, 06/04/2019

Apple macOS Catalina: A cheat sheet Apple's latest entry to its operating system line is macOS Catalina. Read about the features, applications, and security updates that come with macOS ...
14:56, 06/04/2019

Why a "closed" open source project may be just what a community needs Open source projects like Go get flak for being closed to outside contributors, but this may have less to do with Google and more to do with best prac...
01:14, 06/01/2019

Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems surface lack of basic security hygiene Standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without ba...
15:42, 05/30/2019

How to modify systemd-boot on Linux Do you have multiple kernels on your Linux server, but aren't prompted to select which you want to run? The fix for that might lie in systemd-boot con...
22:00, 05/29/2019

How to become an iOS developer: A cheat sheet If you are interested in pursuing a career in mobile development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the ...
22:00, 05/29/2019

Microsoft Office 365: A cheat sheet Office 365 provides the productivity tools required by a modern enterprise workforce. This guide covers key details, including available applications,...
14:14, 05/28/2019

Nessus expands vulnerability scanner offerings to 16 IPs in commercial environments Tenable introduced the free Nessus Essentials product, and also discussed the wisdom of building apps in Electron, along with fixes for Spectre and Me...
19:28, 05/24/2019

How to activate and use the built-in Windows 10 back-up feature Criminal activity targeting personal computers continues to grow at an alarming rate. Even the most basic of back-up systems can prevent future headac...
18:28, 05/22/2019

South Korean government planning Linux migration as Windows 7 support ends The Interior Ministry is preparing a test deployment to determine compatibility with existing systems ahead of a potential broader deployment across t...
21:56, 05/17/2019

The main components of SAP SuccessFactors At the 2019 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference, Brigette McInnis-Day sat down with TechRepublic to discuss which organizations can benefit most from SAP Succ...
19:14, 05/14/2019

RHEL 8 now available, though CentOS users will need to wait for updates Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are able to upgrade, though users of RHEL derivatives like CentOS and Oracle Linux will need to wait, along with Sci...
21:14, 05/10/2019

The top benefits of using a suite-based approach in the enterprise At the 2019 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference, Thomas Hertz spoke with TechRepublic about the ins and outs of suite-based approach to systems in a business....
21:14, 05/10/2019

How to bulk rename files with File Renamer With a bulk file renamer, you can rename a group of files in one shot with a specific filename, extension, prefix, suffix, and more. Here's how to do ...
13:56, 05/09/2019

How to choose the best time tracking software and systems Choosing time tracking software or services for your organization requires a thorough assessment of your current business operations. Here's a look at...
19:28, 05/08/2019

Microsoft Search rolling out to all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial customers Offering businesses the ability to search for information across their internal networks, the tool should reach all supported customers by the end of ...
19:56, 05/07/2019

Microsoft courts developers with Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0 Microsoft is aiming to make developers' lives easier with the addition of Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0. Learn how you can potentially ...
19:56, 05/07/2019

Bring developers and designers together with Framer X Playground Disconnects between design and development can bring production to a grinding halt. Low-code dev platform Framer things it has the answer in its new P...
19:56, 05/07/2019

Certificate issue disabling add-ons in Firefox and Tor Browser finally fixed Mozilla forces third party add-ons to be digitally signed, though an expired certificate disabled these, causing confusion among users of Firefox and ...
00:42, 05/07/2019

How to create a Gmail label from the compose window If you're on the lookout for ways to make your Gmail workflow a bit more efficient and your inbox a bit less cluttered, Jack Wallen has a tip for you....
16:14, 05/03/2019

The difference between apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and do-release-upgrade If you've ever gone to upgrade a Debian- or Ububuntu-based machine, you might have been confused as to which command to run. Jack Wallen demystifies t...
04:42, 05/03/2019

How to use Micropad as a synchronized note-taking tool Find out how to install and sync a mobile note-taking tool, which offers a couple of unique features that might appeal to open source users who want a...
22:56, 05/01/2019

How to increase virtual disk size when running Windows 10 in a VM Newer versions of Windows 10 require larger amounts of free space for installation. Here's how to expand your Windows 10 virtual machine disks to prep...
13:14, 05/01/2019

Facebook Messenger hits 40M business users, but won't replace Slack anytime soon Businesses are increasingly using Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, but the company is far from dominating the internal communications...
21:56, 04/30/2019

How to become a developer: A cheat sheet If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best pr...
18:14, 04/30/2019

Fedora 30 brings immense quality of life improvements to Linux on the desktop Fedora 30 brings the usual mix of performance improvements and new packages, though progress in Fedora and associated projects makes Linux on the desk...
13:14, 04/30/2019

Windows 10: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details including features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-se...
19:14, 04/28/2019

How to set, change, and recover a MySQL root password If you never set, forgot, or need to change your MySQL password, you're in luck. This article walks you through these steps, so you'll never be at a l...
19:14, 04/28/2019