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How To Make A Bootable macOS Install Drive

In this article we’ll run through the steps necessary to create a bootable installer of the Mac operating system, whether it’s so you can install the latest version of the macOS on multiple Macs; perform a clean install of the macOS; to get access to a Mac that won’t start up; to try out a beta version of macOS, or just to be prepared with an emergency disk if your Mac experiences problems and you don’t want to connect to…

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Take the meeting into a virtual room

In my last two blogs, I introduced readers to a new way of thinking about communications, with the advent of cloud collaboration. I spoke about how telephony has become a part of a wider communication strategy — one that also incorporates collaboration tools, as well as voice in the cloud. The changes in the way we collaborate and communicate are being driven by a need to work across regions and borders in a seamless manner. We no longer just work…

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Atari’s new retro console is ready for your money … but it won’t ship until 2019

Since the Atari VCS was announced (and then known as the Ataribox), we’ve had a lot of questions about it. While many remain unanswered, the pre-sale date has been announced in a press release for the Atari VCS: It will go on sale May 30.  Just how much is Atari expecting you to fork over for the new console? Well, you’ll be able to find the Atari VCS on sale at Indiegogo with packages starting at $199. Packages? Plural? Atari…

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How to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS

Generally speaking, you don’t need to create a recovery partition for your Mac: since the launch of Lion (when Apple stopped selling boxed copies of its operating systems, so it knew buyers wouldn’t have backup install disks), macOS has offered a built-in recovery partition that is created automatically for you during installation and stored in a hidden section of the hard drive. (This is what enables you to recover a failed Mac by holding Cmd + R during startup, which…

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iPad (2018) Review: The Best All-Round Tablet

It’s a familiar phrase but there’s a new iPad in town and while almost all rivals have given up with the category, Apple continues to update its beloved slate. For 2018, the iPad is cheaper and now supports the Apple Pencil to boot. As you’ll read in our in-depth review, the new iPad is certainly not flawless but it makes for a very attractive purchase for anyone looking for a tablet that is suitable for just about anything. There are…

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No internet: The unbearable anxiety of losing your connection

SIphotography / istock.com Some of you were born before the internet. You, like me, lived through a period of time when analog was real. Think back. Do you remember setting an alarm clock by hand, maybe even winding a dial? What about reading a book? Did you flip sheets of paper to scroll through the narrative? Do you remember appointment TV, rushing to make sure you were home at the right time, on the right night, to watch your favorite…

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NHS switches to Windows 10 to beat the next WannaCry-style cyber-attack

The government has announced that the NHS will be upgrading its PCs to Windows 10, and that £150 million will be spent in the next three years to beef up NHS cybersecurity in general. In a press statement, the Department of Health and Social Care stressed that all health and care organisations will be using Windows 10 with ‘up-to-date security settings’ to better defend against major cyber-attacks like WannaCry, which hit the NHS hard a year ago. As well as…

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How to dual-boot two versions of macOS on a Mac

Updating to the latest version of macOS doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair. It’s possible to install two different operating systems on your Mac and dual-boot them, which means they’re both on there at once and you can choose the one that suits you on a day-by-day basis. In this article we explain how to set up a dual boot on your Mac, but first you might like to know the benefits that this offers. (For OS options beyond…

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Who leaked the idea of ASD spying on Australians, and why?

“Secret plan to spy on Aussies,” The Sunday Telegraph headlined the story. “Two powerful government agencies are discussing radical new espionage powers that would see Australia’s cyber spy agency monitor Australian citizens for the first time.” It was a “power grab” detailed in “top secret letters” proposing that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) be able to use its cyber offensive capabilities domestically. “The Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo first wrote to the Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty…

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Nokia 8 Sirocco flagship will be landing in Australia next month

Nokia has officially given Australia the launch dates and pricing on its latest range of phones that it announced at MWC this year, including its revamped flagship, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Although the Nokia 8 launched in late 2017, the new ‘Sirocco’ edition makes some considerably premium changes to HMD Global’s flagship. A 95% glass body with a stainless steel chassis, overhauled camera, wireless charging and a bigger, better OLED display bring the Sirocco up to scratch. Hoping to give…

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Reliance Jio climbs to $3.6b revenue

Reliance Jio has posted full-year revenue of 23,916 crore rupees ($3.6 billion), with the Indian telecommunications provider planning to provide 4G coverage to 99 percent of the population in 2018. Quarterly net profit rose slightly from 504 crore rupees last quarter up to 510 crore rupees ($76.6 million), with Q4 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) of 2,694 crore rupees ($404.4 million), up 2.5 percent quarter on quarter. Jio said it is the only pan-India network offering 4G…

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Twitter introduces new timeline feature for news stories

In the microblogging site’s ongoing effort to transform into a news outlet, Twitter has confirmed the introduction of a new feature that groups multiple tweets linking to the same news story. The news-link will be pushed to your timeline and appear as a small preview, with the people that have shared it, along with their tweets, grouped below. This feature, albeit similar to Facebook’s own method of tidying up the newsfeed, is the latest news-centric Twitter tweak, joining the likes…

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The T-Mobile and Sprint merger: The numbers and assumptions you need to know

T-Mobile and Sprint are merging in a $26.5 billion deal that is wrapped around the 5G dream, U.S. technology leadership, disrupting multiple industries and creating jobs. The combined company will keep the T-Mobile name and John Legere will be CEO. Think Uncarrier innovation and price reduction at scale. Let’s give T-Mobile some credit. The company could sure spin a good narrative with its press release. But before you get sucked up into the T-Mobile-Sprint dream, it’s worth pondering the numbers.…

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We jumped from the tallest building in the world wearing a VR headset

Burj Khalifa and HTC have partnered up to create Mission 828, a VR adventure installed at the observatory deck on the 125th floor of Burj Khalifa The mission, should you choose to accept, takes you to the top of Burj Khalifa to intercept a satellite and then jump down. If that sounds familiar, it is because it loosely resembles the plot of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol where Tom Cruise performed a similar stunt. The whole experience has been recreated by…

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Singapore looks to tighten up antispam, do-not-call laws

Singapore is looking to tighten up its antispam and do-not-call legislations as well as provide better clarity on rules businesses must adhere to when sending out messages to customers. The country’s Personal Data Protection Commission said it was proposing several changes to existing laws to ensure they remained relevant amidst technological advancements and to better protect consumers from unsolicited commercial messages. Specifically, it mooted the need to merge the Spam Control Act and Do Not Call (DNC) legislations outlined in…

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Huawei could be working on its own OS as an Android alternative

Chinese mobile giants like Huawei aren’t having much success getting their devices out to the masses in North America, due partly to increased scrutiny from the US government. It turns out that Huawei might have a plan B ready, just in case it gets abandoned by Google and Android as well. The South China Morning Post reports that Huawei is working on its own mobile operating system, intended to be ready to go should the friction between the US authorities…

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The CIAM implications of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal

Video: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Is the genie out of the bottle? My fellow Forrester analysts have been covering the data and privacy implications of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal in several excellent blog posts, such as this one and this one, but this scandal has highlighted some customer identity and access management (CIAM) implications that CISOs and CMOs need to assess, particularly around the future role of social login. Read also: This malware targets Facebook log-in details For those unfamiliar…

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De bästa VR-spelen 2018: de 29 bästa VR-spelen för PC, konsol och mobil

De bästa spelen inom virtuell verklighet (VR) blir bara bättre och bättre. För två år sedan kändes framtiden inom VR tvivelaktig, men utvecklarna har fortsatt att pumpa ut nya VR-spel som får oss att tappa andan gång på gång. Med lägre priser på Oculus Rift, HTC Vive och PlayStation VR (artiklar på engelska), är det dessutom enklare än någonsin att bege dig till nya virtuella världar. Vi väntar fortfarande på att Triple-A-utvecklare verkligen ska lägga ned sig på en VR-titel…

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Digital transformation: think globally, act locally

When you move your database to the cloud, it’s digital transformation. When customers can make payments through a secure website, it’s digital transformation. When employees can manage and track their work schedules via mobile phone, that’s digital transformation. Photo: Joe McKendrick More often than not, you’re not even calling it “digital transformation.” It’s about productivity, it’s about access, it’s about getting customers what they want,when they want it. People across the enterprise see such transformation through their own lenses. So…

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Instagram is testing a feature to let you mute users in your feed

Got friends who like to share just a few too many Instagram pictures of their vacations? Want to tidy up your social media feeds without hurting anyone’s feelings? You could soon be able to mute specific users in your timeline without unfollowing them, based on limited tests Instagram seems to be running right now. Instagram user @wongmjane spotted the new feature in her app, reports The Verge. It would presumably work in a similar way to the mute option on…

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