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Why you should watch The Imitation Game and why you might want to skip it

techrepublic.com — British mathematician Alan Turing is known as the father of modern computing. Decades before the onset of the information age, Turing conceived what he called a "universal machine", a concept that laid the groundwork for today's PCs and smartphones.
Nov 21, 2014

The Alan Turing movie: Why you should watch, and why you should pass tek.io/1Hw3nV7 from @NickJHeath @TechRepublic

Nov 21, 2014

Why you should watch The Imitation Game and why you might want to skip it tek.io/1xaKgaQ via @techrepublic

Nov 21, 2014

Why you should watch The Imitation Game and why you might want to skip it tek.io/1xaKgaQ via @techrepublic

Pro tip: Fixes for common Active Directory connectivity issues on OS X

techrepublic.com — Anyone who has ever had to manage systems on a network typically finds the tools and commands necessary to perform administrative tasks across the board that suit their type of computers. For example, Microsoft sys admins are encouraged to use PowerShell to implement management of Windows-based hosts.
Nov 21, 2014

Pro tip: Fixes for common Active Directory connectivity issues on OS X tek.io/1HuACrV via @techrepublic

Facebook at Work: Here's what you need to know

techrepublic.com — The phrase "Facebook at work" might take on a new meaning -- one that has less to do with procrastination and cat pictures. Financial Times reported earlier in the week that Facebook's rumored product, Facebook at Work, would be aimed at the enterprise and offer capabilities such as newsfeeds, groups, chat, and document collaboration for internal use in businesses.

10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked

techrepublic.com — TechRepublic has previously talked about some of the things you can do to increase your geek cred. Naturally, there are also some things that can hurt your geek cred. In fact, we've put together a list of 10 of the worst transgressions for any geek.
Nov 21, 2014

Look what I found from 2010... "10 geek sins that will get your geek card revoked" tek.io/1uNOisV pic.twitter.com/Y4SLxnLYXM

Stay in touch with Microsoft with the Windows Feedback and Insider Hub apps

techrepublic.com — As you know, on November 12, 2014, Microsoft released Build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that provides a small host of new features. Since the last build, 9860, was released on October 21, we can see that Microsoft is still holding true to their promise of a three week turnaround between builds, as I discussed in a previous article.
Nov 21, 2014

Stay in touch with Microsoft with the Windows Feedback and Insider Hub apps tek.io/11JRXNi via @techrepublic

Old challenges and new horizons for networked activism

techrepublic.com — It's no secret that there's a lot of foment around frustrated young people, social media, activism, and government today. It's rare, however, to see all of those elements come together in a single moment in front of you, as I did at the Fusion Network's RiseUp conference on November 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Smart guns: Can tech bring transparency to law enforcement?

techrepublic.com — We'll probably never know the full story of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. But what has transpired in the weeks after the tragic event -- the protests, the police militarization, the impending court decision -- have made problems with law enforcement processes glaringly obvious.

Z Launcher nails the Android home screen launcher

techrepublic.com — I've used plenty of home screen launchers over the years. Most of them seem a bit gimmicky, some of them are so minimal that they may as well be vanilla Android, and others rise above the rest. The most recent home screen launcher I've tested is Z Launcher (currently in beta).
Nov 21, 2014

Z Launcher nails the Android home screen launcher tek.io/1yxRYOx via @techrepublic

Why the best Android smartphone could be the Droid Turbo

techrepublic.com — By my count, there are a bajillion smartphones currently on the market. Make that a bajillion and one. With all that variety, which device should you choose? You need power, a great screen, good battery life, the flexibility of Android, and ... what? Why not throw in a camera with more megapixels than you'll ever possibly need?
Nov 20, 2014

Why the best Android smartphone could be the Droid Turbo tek.io/1ufbye7 via @techrepublic

Is the web dying? No, the browser's best days are still to come

techrepublic.com — Warnings that the web has had its day ignore the significant improvements to the browser that are in the offing.
Nov 20, 2014

Is the web dying? No, the browser's best days are still to come tek.io/1qAaVB8 by @NickJHeath @TechRepublic

Nov 20, 2014

Is the web dying? No, the browser's best days are still to come tek.io/1F6xRuN via @techrepublic

Use Google Apps? Try Google+ as your enterprise social network

techrepublic.com — Google provides Google+. Microsoft promotes Yammer. Add Salesforce's Chatter, Cisco's Jive, and IBM's Connections -- all corporate social networks -- and the enterprise social network marketplace seems crowded. Of the five networks, Google+ may balance personal and professional connections best.
Nov 20, 2014

Use Google Apps? Try Google+ as your enterprise social network tek.io/1HqGYZi via @techrepublic

G'MIC is an incredibly powerful filtering system for GIMP

techrepublic.com — I use GIMP every day. I use it to create my book covers, article graphics, and much more. Because of this, I strive to get as much power from the tool as possible. So, the day I stumbled upon G'MIC was a happy accident that I'll never forget.
Nov 20, 2014

G'MIC is an incredibly powerful filtering system for GIMP tek.io/1HqyFN9 via @techrepublic

Twelve South's new HiRise Deluxe and SurfacePad iPhone 6 accessories

techrepublic.com — I'm a huge fan of Twelve South, the South Carolina-based firm that exclusively sells Apple accessories of all kinds. I've previously written about their wooden MacBook stand, the BoomArc möd, and the iPad version of its minimalist SurfacePad cover. This week, the company came out with a pair of sequels to existing products.
Nov 20, 2014

Twelve South's new HiRise Deluxe and SurfacePad iPhone 6 accessories tek.io/1HqbX7Q via @techrepublic

Pro tip: Configure specific numbers to go directly to voicemail

techrepublic.com — One very handy thing you can do with Android is configure specific phone numbers to ring directly into voicemail. This means you can handily "ignore" those calls without actually "missing" them. Whether it's salespeople, customers, fans, or an ex girlfriend/boyfriend -- no matter who it is, if they're in your Android contact list, you can set them to automatically go to voicemail.
Nov 20, 2014

Pro tip: Configure specific numbers to go directly to voicemail tek.io/1r0fgbj via @techrepublic

UNICEF crowdsources report on world's children to inspire innovation and localize solutions

techrepublic.com — Kartik Sawhney was denied access to study science in India because he is visually impaired, and authorities said there were too many visual elements to the courses. He finally convinced them to let him in, but none of his textbooks were in a format he could use.
Nov 20, 2014

UNICEF crowdsources report on world's children to inspire innovation, localize solutions tek.io/1ueFk2s @lyndseygilpin @TechRepublic

Defy Ventures looks to turn former criminals into successful entrepreneurs

techrepublic.com — Imagine what your life would be like if you were defined solely by the worst thing you've ever done. That is the reality for many former criminals in America, especially when it comes to their professional lives. Many states have limitations on what potential employers may ask during the hiring process, but criminal history is a topic that is difficult to avoid.
Nov 20, 2014

Defy Ventures looks to turn former criminals into successful entrepreneurs tek.io/1qAyt94 by @ConnerForrest @TechRepublic

5 enterprise startups to watch from DEMO fall 2014

techrepublic.com — The growth of popularity in enterprise-focused startups means that businesses have access to more innovation, and more market-shifting technology than they ever have before. Advances in cloud computing, big data, networking, and automation have changed the game regarding how companies get work done.