Month: November 2021

versions based on Android 11 and Android 12 coming soon, list of devices revealed

After years of yearly updates for MIUI, Xiaomi took an alternative route with MIUI 12. This particular version had one of the longest-ever life spans for MIUI versions. MIUI 12 was revealed back in the first quarter of 2020 and received an incremental upgrade in the form of MIUI 12.5 earlier this year. A few months later, the software got its second incremental update in the form of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced. After a few months, the company is expected to finally unveil MIUI 13 in all its glory. The new skin update should come with the Xiaomi 12 series, but

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OptConnect Acquires Premier Wireless Solutions, Expanding Hardware and Connectivity Options as well as Managed Services Offering

KAYSVILLE, Utah & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OptConnect, a longtime leader in managed wireless services, today announced it has acquired Silicon Valley-based Premier Wireless Solutions (“PWS”), a leading IoT network solutions provider who is a top-tier partner with the world’s most sophisticated IoT hardware and wireless providers.

The acquisition will allow the two complementary and innovative organizations to add additional strategic capabilities, product lines, and service capabilities, while also providing opportunities to scale with greater end-market diversification and global reach. Together, the two organizations will be able to provide a full range of hardware and connectivity options,

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Reconditioning retro hardware: 30-year-old laptop is running again

Everything always revolves around shopping – be it for Black Friday, Christmas or Easter. But why not just repair and reuse instead of always buying something new? This is what our series of articles “Repairing and Upcycling” is all about.

In 1990 the standard operating system for PCs was still called MS-DOS, the graphical user interface Windows 3.1 fit on seven floppy disks and mobile PCs were heavy and expensive. At the time, they usually cost several thousand D-Marks, so I couldn’t resist the offer from the grabber table in a wholesale market: a 368 – a real DX! –

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Free Microsoft Office? Get Word, Excel and PowerPoint for $0 with these tips

You can use Microsoft Office apps for free. 

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It’s likely you’ve needed access to a Microsoft Word document, a PowerPoint presentation or other basic tools from Microsoft 365 at least once — for either work, school or personal use. Although the software may seem like a necessity, its high price tag makes some people run the other way. If you don’t want to spend your money on Microsoft 365, don’t stress. There are a few ways to get the service for free.  

Microsoft’s suite of productivity software contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.

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Gaming PC Cyber Monday Deals (2021): Top Gaming Computer & Gaming Hardware Sales Compiled by Retail Egg

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Find the best gaming computer deals for Cyber Monday 2021, including all the latest Alienware, CyberPowerPC, HP & more discounts. Browse the latest deals using the links below.

Best Gaming PC Deals:

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Recuperaron bicicletas y una netbook

En la zona ribereña conocida como La Tosquera, del barrio Río Paraná, hallaron cuatro bicicletas de alta gama nuevas y una netbook, que eran buscadas tras el robo en un depósito del barrio Progreso.

Efectivos de la División de Investigaciones Metropolitana llevaron a cabo un trabajo de inteligencia a fin de esclarecer el delito que fuera perpetrado el jueves último.

Las pistas condujeron al barrio Río Paraná, donde tras averiguaciones y posterior rastrillaje encontraron los objetos buscados que estaban en un monte y tapados con cartones. 

El valor de las bicicletas recuperadas rondaría en $280.000 aproximadamente cada una, según indicaron

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LASU, DELSU partner on software development training

The Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has offered to train members of staff of Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka on software development services and other relevant skills in Information Communication and Technology (ICT).

The vice-chancellors of both institutions, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello (LASU) and Prof. Andy Egwunyenga (DELSU) alongside their registrars, Mr Emmanuel Fanu and Mrs. Rufina Ufiofio respectively, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect on Wednesday at the LASU campus when the latter paid a courtesy visit to the former.

The knowledge transfer collaboration which will last 12 months but renewable and at a financial cost to

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How remote software locks can inhibit computer reuse

Software locks can be an effective tool to prevent theft and loss of sensitive data, but they can also gum up ITAD firms’ refurbishment processes. | rangizz/Shutterstock

Casey Mathson at Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations dreads this scenario: An individual buys a refurbished computer online, only to have previously undetected firmware brick the device and claim it was stolen from “XYZ” company. That angry consumer calls XYZ, which contracts with Dynamic for ITAD services.

“We don’t want the customer to think that we’re stealing laptops and selling them on e-commerce,” said Mathson, quality and inventory specialist at the Onalaska, Wis.-based ITAD company.

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11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

Fancy new features are fan-frickin’-tastic. But let’s face it: We aren’t all carrying Google’s shiny new Pixel phones. And we don’t all have Android 12 in front of our shiny faces just yet.

With all of that in mind, I thought now would be a fine time to turn our attention to some of Android’s many buried treasures — phenomenal time-saving and productivity-boosting possibilities built right into the software on our existing phones, no matter who made ’em or how old they may be (within the realm of reason, anyway; if you’re still totin’ around a phone with Froyo, sorry

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Razer, the gaming lifestyle brand and hardware supplier, opening new store in Seattle

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Gamers looking for gear in Seattle will have a new brick-and-mortar retail destination to check out next month. The lifestyle brand Razer — with its distinct neon green aesthetic — is opening in the University Village shopping center on Dec. 4.

The RazerStore is the third in the U.S. for the company, behind San Francisco and Las Vegas. Other locations are in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Razer, which was founded in 2005, sells gaming hardware such as laptop and desktop computers, headphones and controllers, as well as apparel, bags, chairs and more.

The RazerStore in London.
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