Just what we need. Another edition of Windows 10, WTFCUPFWP.

ICYMI: Microsoft’s just-announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs continues the product’s rapid descent down the rabbit hole.

Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R

Whether it's local or from the Web, there are several ways to get data into R for further work.

2017 IT jobs report: Southeast region

Ever-growing demand for technology pros of all stripes makes the jobs market particularly strong in the Southeast U.S. Check out average salaries for dozens of tech jobs in the region. (Free reg. req.)

Mozilla ramps up delivery of 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows

Mozilla now delivers the 64-bit version of its Firefox browser to Windows users with compatible 64-bit hardware.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1707 (Build 8326.2073), released on August 11, 2017.

Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone

Android's Find My Device feature makes it easy to track down and deal with a missing phone. Here's everything you need to know.

Free Windows 10 installation and configuration training

This free training video details what it takes to upgrade or install a clean copy of Windows 10 and walks you through the process, step by step. (Free reg. req.)

Where’s the KB 4034661 big bug fix for Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

The automatically installed patch is supposed to contain dozens of bug fixes for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but it hasn’t gone out through Windows Update yet.

A Silicon Valley CIO’s conundrum: With mobile apps, do you build or buy?

Santa Clara County CIO Ann Dunkin wants to build a more mobile-friendly environment for local residents, offering a one-stop shopping experience on municipal websites that are mobile platform agnostic. The question: Do you build or buy those apps? (Free reg. req.)

Using Apple’s ARKit for creative and historical expression

History, if understood, has a tendency to exorcise ignorance. Used correctly, Apple’s technologies could help do just that.

Top Slack app tips, tricks and hacks for power users

Slack is a powerful collaboration tool in its own right, which means it also has a lot of hidden ways of doing things. Here’s how to get the most from it from users who know it best.

Microsoft gets sloppy with Surface

Consumer Reports doesn't recommend Microsoft Surface laptops.

New Windows 10 Pro edition reveals Microsoft's inconsistency

The latest version of Windows 10 is aimed at workstations and offers support for up to four processors, Resilient File System and NVDIMM-N memory. It is slated to arrive in September.

8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro

Tired of the bugs in Microsoft’s pushed patches? Here’s how to take control in Windows 10.

Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

Enabling the multiverse of mini-internets

Edge and Fog computing is proposing to turn the deep edge into a multiverse of mini-internets but it will need crucial changes to how the internet works to make it possible.

The massive Android upgrade you probably didn't notice

Not many people realize it, but Android O isn't the only big improvement making its way to mobile devices this summer.

This month's Windows and Office security patches: Bugs and solutions

August has seen a relatively normal number of bugs in Windows and Office security patches, some acknowledged by Microsoft, some not.

Apple and the future of the insurance industry

Apple’s growing recognition as a provider of reliable, secure, high-end solutions means it is entering the insurance industry value chain.

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: undoing a huge 1990s mistake

Finally, Microsoft again recognizes the unique value of professional creators.

3 lessons for collaboration

Organizations won’t reap the rewards of powerful collaboration tools if they don’t make collaboration itself a strategic priority.

Android backups: A simple guide to keeping your stuff synced

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

Two of this month’s Win7 patches causing second-screen problems

Two German sites report graphics problems in some applications when using multiple monitors. Solution: Uninstall the bad patches.

Microsoft Windows 10 support policies remain confusing

The company faces an inherent contradiction it has yet to resolve: It says Windows 10 is the last Windows ever, but has also set time limits on support.

The most annoying iPhone change ever (plus a simple workaround)

An iPhone change a while back altered the ability to easily decline an incoming call when your phone is locked. This simple workaround addresses it.

Surface Pro 2017 users get more undocumented driver updates

New undocumented driver updates for Surface Pro 2017 include “Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant."

20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

A look at the future of Apple’s Smart Connector tech

Rumor claims Apple wants to build an ecosystem of devices around its currently iPad-only Smart Connector tech. What is Smart Connector, what can it do, and what’s next for the tech?

How IT can prepare for VR, AR and MR in the enterprise

Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality tools are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. Is your IT department ready?

Smartphones make people distracted and unproductive

A smartphone can sap attention even when it's not in use or turned off and in your pocket. That doesn't bode well for productivity.

Apple TV: The comeback king

Apple’s one-time “hobby” is a bit like the white walkers in Game of Thrones, it just keeps coming back, So, what's coming up in the next episode?

Review: How SharePoint, Confluence, IBM Connections and Yammer compare

Enterprise social software can deliver agile information sharing and help companies boost productivity, save time and collaborate more efficiently. Real-world users weigh in on four options for the workplace. (Free reg. req.)

Just what we need. Another edition of Windows 10, WTFCUPFWP.

Microsoft’s just-announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs continues the product’s rapid descent down the rabbit hole.

Windows 10 1607 cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History

ICYMI: If you’re updating the Anniversary Update, version 1607, it’d be a good idea to take a screenshot of your Update History before installing this month’s KB 4034658.

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

ICYMI: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 16257, released on August 2, 2017.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

ICYMI: Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1705 (Build 8201.2171), released on August 8, 2017.

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

ICYMI: Get the latest info on Windows 10 updates as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4034674, released on August 8, 2017.

iPad sales growth doesn't herald a tablet-as-PC rush

ICYMI: Though Apple posted a 15% sales increase in its last quarter, don't credit its campaign to replace computers with iPads.

How to get Apple's macOS High Sierra public beta

ICYMI: Apple's free preview lets all Mac owners try out High Sierra.

How Windows to Go can keep data secure for business travelers

ICYMI: Worried about workers traveling internationally with sensitive company data on a laptop? A Windows to Go USB stick might be the answer for intrusive searches or bans on airplanes.

As the iPhone turns 10, should we celebrate?

ICYMI: The iPhone just turned 10 and Apple sold 1.2 billion of the device, which has transformed our lives. Should we celebrate?

The case against Windows Automatic Update

ICYMI: If you’re moderately conversant with your Windows machine, you should consider avoiding Automatic Update. Here’s why.

More problems with Windows 10 1607/Server 2016 cumulative update

ICYMI: New reports of broken WSUS connections and deleted Restore Points, plus MS confirms bugs in the August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016.

Android file transfer: The no-fuss way to connect your phone and computer

ICYMI: Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.

10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly

ICYMI: If you’ve installed Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, take a few minutes to make sure you’re getting the most out what Microsoft offers.

What's in the latest Firefox update? Support for in-browser VR, among other things

ICYMI: Mozilla's Firefox 55 lets users tweak multi-process performance and takes another step nearer to kicking out Flash.

Google's turning up the gas on its Android-Chrome OS alignment

ICYMI: The tales of two platforms are about to intersect like never before.

Apple’s ARKit: Will networks cope with the bandwidth demands?

ICYMI: As developers introduce augmented reality (AR) solutions for Apple’s powerful iOS 11 platforms, will carriers be able to handle the bandwidth demands?

Windows 10 finally has become an adult product with a child’s heart

ICYMI: Windows 10 is maturing to finally place the needs of the user in the forefront again.

Check your Windows machines and temporarily turn off Automatic Update

ICYMI: With Patch Tuesday just around the corner, you should seriously consider disabling Automatic Update, and wait until the unpaid beta testers have their say.