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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. Credit: Microsoft The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version fo Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated ...

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Cisco's Q4 marred by losses despite revenue beat

Cisco reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Wednesday despite significant segment losses and a weak revenue outlook for the current quarter. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on revenue of $12.1 billion, down 4 ...

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MNF plans geographic expansion across APAC

(Image: MNF) Australian retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group has detailed its plans for the upcoming financial year, saying it will continue to push growth through geographic expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Such expansion will be driven by its Global Wholesale segment, MNF said, as it invests in ...

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The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere

VPN: Why you should hide your IP address special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. ...

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6 percent of FttN NBN connections cannot hit 25Mbps

Users sitting on the end of long copper runs could potentially be stuck with a connection incapable of hitting the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) mandated 25Mbps until well into the next decade. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said of all its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) connections, as of ...

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Verizon scoops up more fiber assets in deal with WideOpenWest

Verizon on Tuesday announced it’s spending $225 million to purchase a high-capacity fiber network serving the Chicago market from the Colorado-based company WideOpenWest. The transaction should close early in the first quarter of 2018. It’s Verizon’s latest investment in the sort of multi-use fiber assets that can help it provide ...

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How to check up and fix your internet connection

Everyone has internet connection troubles some days. I’ve been a network administrator and have used the internet since the 1970s and I still have connection problems! Here are a few simple tips on curing these headaches. Check your local network Before checking your internet, check your local network. Many “internet” ...

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