Rest in Peace, SQL 2008 – 4 Pathways Forward for SQL Server 2008 End of Support

A couple months ago, Microsoft pulled the support plug on SQL 2008 – the database version that brought us enhanced data mirroring, transact-SQL debugging and multi-server query capabilities. For many organizations, SQL 2008 has been the workhorse under a multitude of applications, warehouses, and reports. These assets are critical to both ongoing operations of the […]

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Device of the decade: Why did it take nine years for the iPad to get its own operating system?

Apple has streamlined its entire iPad lineup to replace your laptop ZDNet’s Jason Cipriani tells Karen Roby that the base-model iPad is more capable than ever thanks to a recent update. Read more: https://zd.net/2NdaomS In January 2010, Steve Jobs famously sat on stage and walked the audience through what seemed like a scene straight out […]

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T-Mobile Alcatel GO FLIP 3 hands-on: Google Assistant and Maps make this a capable, modern flip phone

AI assistants on your phone: Who is the smartest of them all? Voice assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google all improve on smartphones but Google Assistant is still top dog. Since I cover smartphones here on ZDNet, I tend to focus on the latest and greatest flagship devices. Occasionally, other interesting phones catch my eye […]

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How Containers Are Making Way for the 5G and an Edge-centric World – Part II: Docker Architecture

In Part I of this container blog series, we covered the definition and origins of this technology and how companies like AT&T and Dell are leveraging the technology for 5G rollouts. In Part II, we’ll dive deeper into architecture and look at the major platforms available today. I’m sure all of you have heard about […]

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Skydio 2 first impressions: An improved experience all the way around Review

In October, Skydio announced its second autonomous drone, the Skydio 2. The Skydio 2 is priced at $999 and now works with a controller so you can manually fly the drone that uses artificial intelligence to not only avoid but navigate through dense areas to follow a subject.  The company’s Skydio R1 was completely autonomous, following […]

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Accelerating Digital Transformation to Capitalize on the Next Data Decade

Living and working in a digital world means we all expect our experiences, through applications and services, to run seamlessly and intelligently. We’ve come to expect the possible, where we’re engaging in well-designed experiences that are highly informed and relevant. For IT organizations, we’re on point to help drive these experiences, including making the relevant […]

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iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs

The best new features in iOS 13 With iOS 13 set to roll out on September 19, ZDNet’s Beth Mauder walks you through her five favorite new features and how you can add them to your iPhone. Read more: https://zd.net/2QbuNNR Another day, another new iOS update. This time it is iOS and iPadOS 13.3, which […]

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LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen, long-term test: Two screens good, but beware bulk and battery life

The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen is a Snapdragon 855-powered handset with two 6.4-inch 2,340×1,080 OLED screens. It costs $699.99 in the US. Images: LG While companies such as Samsung work on their folding-screen handsets, LG has taken a different approach. The LG V50 ThinQ, which is available in the UK on EE 5G, offers […]

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Autopilot White Glove Comes of Age

Microsoft made several announcements at Ignite 2019 regarding new or enhanced modern deployment capabilities and, as is often the case, those capabilities have been discussed in isolation by many other bloggers. This post, however, seeks to put them into a business rather than technical context. I have been tracking the development of these technologies for […]

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