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Apple extends iPhone repair services across U.S., Canada, Europe

Apple extends iPhone repair services across U.S., Canada, Europe

It seems fair to say that Apple has never had an easy relationship with third-party iPhone repair services. So it’s good news that it's expanded the provision of repair services by extending its Independent Repair Provider Program to more shops in the U.S., Canada and Europe.A step forward Just a few years ago, Apple fell afoul of regulators and consumer groups when it attempted to make life much harder for customers who had used independent repair service providers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took the company to court, and the ‘Right to Repair’ movement remains a vibrant force.To read this article in full, please click here

What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 78 starts ESR transition for enterprises

What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 78 starts ESR transition for enterprises

Editor's note: This story does not include details about Firefox version 77, which was released June 2. That update offered few changes from version 76.Mozilla last week upgraded Firefox to version 78, patching a baker's dozen of security flaws and starting the annual process of retiring last year's Extended Support Release (ESR) and offering customers the latest enterprise-designed build.Company engineers patched 13 vulnerabilities, seven labeled "High," Firefox's second-most-serious label. Unlike most Firefox refreshes, version 78 did not fix any bugs marked "Critical."To read this article in full, please click here

Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Tech Events Event Description Starts Ends Location Google Cloud Next '20 (Online only) Google Cloud Next is where the company announces the latest updates to the Google Cloud Platform. The conference also offers educational, networking and hands-on opportunities for its more than 10,000 attendees. This year it will feature online offerings every Tuesday, and runs from July 14 though Sept. 8. 2020-07-14 2020-09-08 San Francisco, CA Microsoft Inspire (CANCELLED) Microsoft's partner-centric tech conference. 2020-07-19 2020-07-23 Las Vegas, NV Black Hat USA Four days of hands-on security training followed by the two-day main conference covering the information security research, development and trends. 2020-08-01 2020-08-06 Las Vegas, NV CIO 100 This event (and awards ceremony) allows CIOs and IT leaders from various industries to meet, share ideas and strategy and prepare for future business growth. 2020-08-17 2020-08-19 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Oracle OpenWorld Oracle's annual convention brings together IT management, business decision-makers and line-of-business end users. Typically, the conference includes keynotes from leadership at Oracle and from other partner organizations. More 2,500 additional sessions and workshops focus on other IT and business-related topics. 2020-09-21 2020-09-24 Las Vegas, NV Slack Frontiers 2020 (SF) At Frontiers, Slack shares best practices to help leaders and their teams create the right conditions for collaboration. You'll explore how new ways of working through Slack can accelerate performance, bring bigger gains, and keep your organization competitive as you boldly chart the new frontiers of work. 2020-09-23 2020-09-24 San Francisco, CA Computex Taipei Based in Asia, this massive technology trade show and expo focuses on information and communications technology, supply chain and IoT ecosystems. 2020-09-28 2020-09-30 Taipei, Taiwan MSPWorld 2020 MSPWorld offers a vendor-agnostic focus on Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems, based on real-world experiences and successes in the managed services industry. 2020-09-30 2020-10-02 New Orleans, LA TNW Conference TNW Conference brings together international tech execs, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing. 2020-10-01 2020-10-02 Amsterdam, NL Voice Summit 2020 This event bills itself as "the world’s largest voice-tech conference, attracting 5,000+ developers, conversational designers, startups, brands, agencies and executives at the forefront of the voice-first era. 2020-10-05 2020-10-08 Washington, DC FiRe 2020 This year's "Future in Review" conference offers deep dives on a variety of cutting-edge technologies, including autonomous driving, CRSPR, facial recognition, neural networks and other topics. 2020-10-06 2020-10-09 La Jolla, CA Acronis Global Cyber Summit The Summit allows attendees to meet with Acronis execs, partners and customers and offers technical breakouts focused on security innovation, forward-looking keynotes, and time to network directly with data security experts, industry leaders and company insiders. 2020-10-19 2020-10-21 Miami Beach, FL Spinnaker Summit (Online Only) This event is geared for users of Spinnaker, the open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes. 2020-10-26 2020-10-28 San Diego, CA API World 2020 API World bills itself as "the world’s largest API & Microservices conference and expo, offering insights and learning on the latest technology and trends in API Platforms, Design, Security, Scalability & Management, Microservices, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, the business of APIs and more. 2020-10-27 2020-10-29 San Jose, CA MWC Americas MWC Americas focuses on how mobile is changing the world, with a look at areas such as innovation, policy, networks, media and entertainment and the coming "Fourth Industrial Revolution." 2020-10-28 2020-10-30 Los Angeles, CA GOTO Berlin 2020 This software development conference is designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. 2020-10-28 2020-10-30 Berlin, Germany Blockchain Expo The "World's largest Blockchain Conference and Exhibition" focuses on the future of enterprise IT, with two days of information and insights about embracing and developing cutting-edge blockchain technologies. 2020-11-04 2020-11-05 Santa Clara, CA Dreamforce Annual conference for Salesforce customers, featuring keynotes, training, certification opportunities, hands-on demos, and more. 2020-11-09 2020-11-12 San Francisco, CA GOTO Copenhagen 2020 This software development conference is designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. 2020-11-09 2020-11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas (online only) DevOps Enterprise Summit is for tech leaders and practitioners at complex organizations who rely on DevOps principles and practices. The event focuses on next-gen operations and infrastructure for large companies. 2020-11-09 2020-11-11 Las Vegas, NV Splash 2020 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery. At the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. 2020-11-15 2020-11-20 Boston, MA AWS re:Invent AWS Re:invent is Amazon's opportunity to update IT and business leaders on the latest features of its cloud service.The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, and more. 2020-11-30 2020-12-04 Las Vegas, NV CSO 50 This event and awards ceremony is designed to showcase innovative IT security solutions and projects across a wide range of industries and companies. 2020-12-07 2020-12-09 Scottsdale, AZ GOTO Amsterdam 2020 This is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized "for developers by developers." 2020-12-07 2020-12-10 Amsterdam, Netherlands SharePoint Conference 2021 SPC 2020 bills itself as an event "where business leaders, IT pros, developers and consultants come together to learn how technology can power teamwork, employee engagement and communications, and organizational effectiveness." 2021-03-23 2021-03-25 Las Vegas, NV To read this article in full, please click here

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Microsoft never sleeps. Even before Microsoft made the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) generally available to users, the company began working on upcoming feature updates to Windows 10. As it did with version 2004, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program.After years of using “Redstone” in its code names for upcoming releases, Microsoft switched to a new format with version 1903, released in May 2019. The code names now use a YYH1/YYH2 format, with the YY standing for the last two numbers of the year and H1 or H2 referring to the first or second half of the year. So Windows 10 version 2004, which was released in May 2020, was code-named “20H1” (for first half of 2020). The next feature update, due in the fall of 2020, is code-named 20H2.To read this article in full, please click here