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Educational institutions can use Apple’s “Shared iPad for Education” feature to allow multiple students to share a single iPad device. This feature is only available for schools and requires the Apple School Manager service to pull it off. Everyone else is screwed. That’s because Apple wants everybody to have their own iPad. It’s another reason why the iPad won’t be a laptop replacement. Even though you can only have one user account for your iPad,…
As readers should already know, Windows 7 extended support ends on January 14, 2020. We’ve been recommending that users upgrade to Windows 10 for some time now. In a surprise move, Microsoft announced that it will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) to some users. “With that in mind, today we are announcing that we will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. The Windows 7 ESU will be…
According to a How-To Geek post, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is not dead. “there’s still a way to activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key, in addition to Microsoft’s accessibility offer.” The free upgrade offer is technically over, but apparently the processed described in the post still works in the Anniversary Update, either when installing Windows 10 with Anniversary Update media or by entering the key after installing…
Despite what Apple wants you to believe, the business world does not run on its products. Windows is still the most used operating system. More and more vendors are offering solutions to run their applications on a Mac, but there will still be times you need to have a Windows system available. One of the best decisions Apple ever made was using the Intel CPU to power the Mac. That decision means the hardware is…
The USB Implementers Forum has published the USB4 specification and it is not quite what people expected. The good news is that the specification will double the current speed of USB 3.2. The bad news is that support for Thunderbolt 3 is optional. Even though USB4 will be provisioned over the current USB-C connector, you may not get all of the capabilities of Thunderbolt 3. USB 3.2 is capable of speeds up to 20…
Technology changes so fast. Don’t like what you see today? Wait a bit and it will change. Wi-Fi network connectivity is no exception. Wi-Fi 6 is just rolling out and there is already talk about Wi-Fi 7. Devices such as the Galaxy Note 10 support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with speeds four times Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). CNET has some of the details, but engineers are already talking about Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be). Improvements to Wi-Fi 6…
One of the best features about Google Maps is the Street View feature. If you are traveling somewhere for the first time, street view allows you to visualize what the area looks like without you actually being there. As an example, you could see where a business is located in a strip mall by navigating through the street view. The Street View feature is now available on mobile Android devices. BGR has a post showing…
Apple recalled the 2015 MacBook Pro because the battery “may pose a fire safety risk.” In other words, the battery may explode. Not a comforting thought if you are on an airplane. Actually, it’s not a comforting thought no matter where you are. Airlines reacted by banning any MacBook Pro that didn’t have the battery replaced. I’m still not sure how the airlines will enforce that policy. The situation has worsened. Some airlines are banning…
All the recent news is about the rollout of 5G wireless networks. 5G cellular networks are faster than 4G, but they also come at a cost. As an example, Verizon is charging a premium for connecting to 5G. Forget about 5G connections and look to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6. By now your head is probably ready to explode. What’s the difference between 5G and Wi-Fi 6? 5G is the cellular connection and Wi-Fi 6 is…
Apple devices are constantly being attacked. The major goal is to successfully jailbreak a device to gain access to the all sorts of functions of the operating system. Apple has done a good job in almost putting the jailbreak teams out of business, except for recent events. On May 13th, Apple released iOS 12.3 which fixed a vulnerability where “a malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.” When iOS…