Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?

You don’t necessarily need to install a desktop application to get your hands on a decent office suite any more, and the biggest names in tech all have free, online productivity tools you can access from any browser—so which one should you be using? We take a look at the features, strengths, and weaknesses of each.

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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review

Well, some healthy competition in the budget-friendly CPU market, and a good alternative to Intel’s i3 (slacking) lineup. Great news for customers!

They are missing an iGPU, especially in that price segment.

I’d pit them against the i5. Look at the gaming benchmarks, the 1300X…

Link: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review
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Microsoft joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, launches new container service

Microsoft has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a San Francisco-based organisation aiming at sustaining containers and microservices architectures, as a platinum member. The Redmond giant joins 14 other companies in the platinum membership category, including Docker, Google – who originally designed Kubernetes before donating it to the CNCF – and IBM.

Link: Microsoft joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, launches new container service
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Snowballs In Hell? Microsoft Pledges Support For Open Source And Linux Joining Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Microsoft wasn’t always particularly pro-open source. In fact, for much of its history, the software giant was very much focused on its own offerings often to the detriment of anything open source. That isn’t the case today with Microsoft contributing to open source projects and developing versions of its popular programs like Skype specifically for Linux.

Link: Snowballs In Hell? Microsoft Pledges Support For Open Source And Linux Joining Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon

Print. Email. The next version of Microsoft’s HoloLens may be better at navigating reality than the current version of the mixed-reality headset, thanks to a new coprocessor the company announced Sunday. The second version of HoloLens’ custom multiprocessor — called a “holographic processing unit,” or HPU — will incorporate artificial intelligence technology, Harry Shum, executive vice president of the Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, said at the annual CVPR computer vision event.

Link: Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon
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How to Safely Whet Your Appetite for Smartphone Apps

Does the public’s uncontrollable appetite for free smartphone apps also make you vulnerable? Right now there are approximately 4,000,000 apps combined that are available in the top four app stores. Are these apps being checked before being released to the public? Are we vulnerable as users by downloading free apps on our smart phones?

Link: How to Safely Whet Your Appetite for Smartphone Apps
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How You Can Save Money by Using Linux

Buying a new computer can be exciting, but not when it’s out of necessity, and definitely not when money’s tight. Who enjoys forking over hundreds of dollars for computer software? Even when we want to have fun and buy a game, the cost can be off-putting. Computing, frankly, can be pricey.
I like…

Link: How You Can Save Money by Using Linux
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