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The Inaugural XBASE Ugly Sweater Day.

December 13th, 2017

We are soooo ready for the holidays!!
Thanks to everyone who donned their finest (worst?) in the first of what will undoubtedly become an annual Ugly Sweater Day at XBASE.

 

Here come crapware-free PCs

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Useful keyboard shortcuts for Mac users

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Microsoft’s new productivity apps are live

In July 2017, Microsoft announced three brand new apps for Office 365: Connections, Listings, and Invoicing. They were designed for businesses with fewer than 300 employees and after a few months of beta testing, they’re finally available to Business Premium users.

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Passwords are your first line of defense against hackers. But over the years, they have developed plenty of methods to steal them. To gain a deeper understanding of how cybercriminals operate, Google analyzed the causes of leaked login credentials. Here are the results.

How to connect accessories on Android

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Outlook on Mac and Windows gets redesigned

Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows to reduce clutter and improve user experience. The design changes will be patterned after the iOS version of the app, which is much easier to use and more modern-looking than its desktop counterpart. If you use Outlook on a desktop, check out these new changes.

Windows Hello makes logging in simple

In another example of sci-fi technology becoming reality, Microsoft’s biometric logins can now recognize your face, fingerprint, or eyes when you attempt to access your device. It’s exciting as well as convenient and we’ve got everything you need to get started, right here.

Essential macOS High Sierra updates

The macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update “improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac and is recommended for all users.” This is a standard message in most operating system updates, but users seldom pay heed. This time, however, Apple’s latest Mac OS includes a security update that’s essential to keeping your devices safe from […]