Acer Chromebook, Amazon listing.

This time of year all the electronics seem to go on sale, except for Apple’s — why do you think that is?

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Ars Technica shows off a Japanese cell phone that can fit in your wallet.

The South China Morning Post, one of the continent’s premiere English newspapers, has an article out this week via Bloomberg on the Yuan’s (CNY) value against the US Dollar (USD) over the next 12 – 15 months. Why should you care?

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Bloomberg reports that Facebook has been hacked, again.

Insttake: This won’t seriously affect the breached users. However, it continues to show that Facebook has been more focused on growth than security over the last several years. They will harvest that for years to come.

Managed Services can help prevent phishing fraud

A university just paid $12m to a fraudster. Prevention would have been easy. Read more

There is nothing more valuable in the world than time.

There is nothing more valuable that any of us have than time. 15 minutes can be a lot, it can also be life changing, for us and for others.

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Illustration for 2018 windows update pause, Knoxville managed services news

Following “isolated” reports of users’ files being completely erased during upgrades Microsoft announced a “pause” of the Windows 2018 Fall Update. Microsoft has gone so far as saying that if you have a copy of the upgrade already, you should delete it instead of installing it.

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Starting with the next generation of WiFi devices, WiFi will finally have a comprehensible naming scheme. In the past, different versions of wifi went by various letters, that were hard to keep track of even if you were in the industry. 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and so on up to 802.11ay. Each version works with the last version but unless you memorized all the versions it was hard to know which was which.

Now, WiFi will go by simple numbering, and the latest standards will be renamed WiFi 6.

It’s nearly the best thing since sliced bread.