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Pixel, iPhone, Galaxy, oh my! Why pay a premium when every phone runs the same apps?

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:04
When you start talking about a $400 to $600 difference in price, the mystique and perceived advantages of a brand and OS platform look a bit silly when they all run the same applications.
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​No, the Linux desktop hasn't jumped in popularity

Zdnet Linux and open source - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:29
Stories have been circulating that the Linux desktop had jumped in popularity and was used more than macOS. Alas, it's not so.
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10 best smartphones: Will updated Google Pixel challenge rival flagships?

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:03
Apple recently announced the new 2017 iPhone lineup, but even its best can't surpass Samsung's latest Galaxy Note.

Moto G5S Plus review: Get creative with the dual camera for $300

zdnet news - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:21
The Moto G5S is an affordable dual rear camera phone and while the output isn't perfect, it is fun to get creative with the depth enabled mode. The rest of the phone has all of the great Moto software enhancements with a fairly stock Android experience.

Open Source Asterisk 15 Released

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:46

Today marks the launch of Asterisk 15, the next great release of Asterisk.  Asterisk 15 continues in the line of previous major releases, such as Asterisk 13 and Asterisk 14. 

The post Open Source Asterisk 15 Released appeared first on Inside the Asterisk.

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Photos: From the first PCs to the ThinkPad – classic IBM machines

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:00
On the occasion of ThinkPad's 25th birthday, we recall some of IBM's best known creations: from the Selectric typewriter to the IBM PC to the iconic laptop brand acquired by Lenovo in 2005.
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WhatsApp, WinZip among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:00
These apps, among others, apparently pose a serious threat to business security.
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iPhone 8 Plus Review: Bigger is better, but not for much longer

zdnet news - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:54
Apple's iPhone 8 Plus boasts some fancy new camera tricks that make it attractive... for now.

iPhone 8 review: More of the same, but better in just about every way

zdnet news - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:15
We've put the iPhone 8 to the test, and while it may look boring, it's anything but.

​Long Term Support Linux gets a longer lease on life

Zdnet Linux and open source - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:30
LTS Linux will now have a six-year life, rather than a two-year life, which is just what Android developers want and what Android users need.
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How to improve your iPhone or iPad battery life with iOS 11

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:03
New to iOS 11? Here's how you can conserve your battery power with the latest software update.
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​Serious Linux kernel security bug fixed

Zdnet Linux and open source - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:48
Linux server administrators will want to patch their systems as soon as possible.
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iOS 11.0.1 update causes havoc for some iPhone and iPad users

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:55
The latest update for iOS 11 adds crashes, laggy performance, and frame drops to the already rocky release.
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A Mind at Play, book review: The life and work of information theory's founding father

zdnet news - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:46
You can use the internet without understanding any of Claude Shannon's work. But there is value in knowing how the technologies we use every day got here. This excellent biography is a good place to start.

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:26
The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.
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Moto 360 Camera, First Take: An all-round view for Moto Z-series owners

zdnet news - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:21
This 360-degree add-on Mod for Motorola's Z-series smartphones is fun to use, but has some limitations.

Here are the Apple products you shouldn't buy (and three that you can't buy anymore)

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Just because Apple offers something for sale doesn't mean that it's a good idea to buy it! Here's a list of Apple products that you shouldn't buy, along with three that you can't buy anymore.
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Information technology metrics are only part of the story

Zdnet Service oriented architecture - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 19:56
Survey finds surprisingly low adoption of formal service level agreements, but in the end, success factors are too intangible to measure.

Apple Watch 3 returned: There are better LTE and fitness-focused watches

zdnet news - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 16:47
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a very good smartwatch for iPhone users, but daily charging, chunky design, and iOS limitation forced me to return it after a week.

Tech News You Might Have Missed

Freeswitch Blog - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 03:18

A lot is going on in the world right now…it’s hard to miss. Natural disasters and politics are flooding our news feeds. But a lot of positive things are happening in the world of technology right now that deserve attention! Let’s take a break from the negativity …

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