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Parallels on Azure helps streamline remote desktop delivery for SMBs

An increasingly mobile and flexible workforce means greater demand for virtual desktops that can be delivered to any device. But complex and expensive to achieve, putting it beyond the reach of smaller organizations. Cross platform solutions specialist Parallels is aiming to simplify things with the launch of its Parallels Remote Application Server on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. "Microsoft Azure brings even more cost savings and simplicity to our solution, enabling SMBs to install Parallels RAS and deploy virtual desktops and apps to any device around the world in record time, so IT admins and end users can experience the simplicity… [Continue Reading]

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How to block the installation of non-Windows Store apps in Windows 10

If you want to keep your computer secure and clutter-free, it's important to keep an eye on what gets installed. This is fairly easy if you're the only person to use your computer, but less so if you share it with kids or other members of your household. To make it easier to lock down Windows 10 Creators Update, you can block the installation of all software that doesn't come from the Windows Store. Why would you want to do this? Well, blocking non-Windows Store software means blocking traditional programs, and these are the ones that are more liable to… [Continue Reading]

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Paste clipboard content to a file with Pastextra

Getting clipboard text or images into a file normally requires some help from an application.You might launch Notepad, paste in some text, click File > Save As, browse to the folder you need and enter a file name. Pastextra is a tiny Explorer extension which enables pasting clipboard text or images directly to a file, no extra steps required. The program has no installer, but it’s easy to set up manually. Extract the archive to a safe folder, run Pastextra as an administrator and it registers itself on Explorer’s right-click menu. Once it’s up and running, copy text or an… [Continue Reading]

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Samsung partners with Microsoft to create the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book

While attendees and fans of MWC 2017 were hoping for at least a little news about the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung forwent phones completely and instead offered up a pair of tablets: the Galaxy Tab S3, and the Galaxy Book. The Galaxy Book is the fruit of an "expanded strategic partnership" between Samsung and Microsoft, and is described as a "premium 2-in-1 designed with the mobile enterprise customer in mind". Available in 10.6" and 12" models, there are natural comparisons to draw with both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Both models are powered by 7th Gen Intel Core… [Continue Reading]

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Nokia reimagines the classic 3310 for 2017, complete with Snake

No, you have not just stepped back in time 20 years; the Nokia 3310 is back. The phone that was more likely to break the sidewalk when dropped rather than suffer a crack itself has today been relaunched by HMD Global, who has a license for the Nokia brand. While not an exact replica of the phone that was first seen back in the year 2000 (a phone could not get away with being quite so chunky these days!), it's a modern take on a classic device, and it's sure to win over many people. Snake is present for whiling… [Continue Reading]

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MWC 2017: Withings products to be rebranded as Nokia devices

Last year, Nokia decided to splash a bit of cash and bought Withings. Today at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, it was revealed that existing Withings health and fitness products will be rebranded as Nokia devices this year. Starting "early summer 2017", Withings' range of smartwatches, digital scales, and other smart devices will come under the Nokia brand. Withings also announced changes to its Health Mate app, and its plans to share user data with "caregivers" though its Patient Care solution -- moves that sees the company take Apple square on. Speaking at MWC 2017, Nokia's Vice President of Digital Health… [Continue Reading]

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MWC 2017: Huawei unveils P10 and P10 Plus

Today at MWC 2017, Huawei lifted the lid on its new P10 range. As with their predecessors, the Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus have a strong focus on photography, with the Leica brand being used as a draw. As is the norm these days, there are no huge surprises to be found here, with the latest flagships being really little more than an evolution of last year's models -- not that that's a bad thing of course. In addition to the cameras, standout features for this year's handsets include a serious boost to battery life, and a front-mounted (hooray!)… [Continue Reading]

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