41 cool and useful IFTTT applets

The name is clunky: “If This, Then That.” The acronym, IFTTT, is awkward to say – “ift,” as in “shift” without the “sh.” But who are we to complain about a free service that connects otherwise unconnected services to automate our chores? Want to automatically save articles you’ve liked on Twitter to Pocket? There’s an More...

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By Tech jokers Desk On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Seven Linux apps that will change how you work

There’s no shortage of accounting suites out there. But the best known is proprietary, annoyingly eccentric, and expensive. (You know which application we’re talking about.) Even worse? It doesn’t More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

For three decades this was speech recognition: You would talk to your computer, typically using a head-mounted microphone and either the unpublicized speech-recognition app in Microsoft Windows or a version of More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

For three decades this was speech recognition: You would talk to your computer, typically using a head-mounted microphone and either the unpublicized speech-recognition app in Microsoft Windows or a version of More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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The 14 best Firefox add-ons of 2017

Firefox isn’t the most popular browser in the world — that honor now goes to Google Chrome — but it still has an ardent following. And after slipping in recent years, it has been on something of a rebound More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

Communication evolution Image by Thinkstock Since the very first days of the computer age we’ve been tinkering with how, exactly, we talk with our machines. The traditional keyboard and mouse have had a long More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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10 blockchain startups and how they can help your enterprise

While bitcoin was built for payment processing, Ethereum has bigger plans for its blockchain. It was developed from the start not just to record transactions, but to run code, giving it the ability to perform smart More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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7 free and cheap ways to learn about Windows administration

In most areas of IT, you can learn only so much from school or certification courses; eventually, it’s crucial to get hands-on experience. And so it is with Windows administration. Most fields have an experience More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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How does SD-WAN work? | Computerworld

Network World | Nov 7, 2017 Learn about the latest networking technology, SD-WAN, which uses policy-based rules to orchestrate applications routing in the cloud. Jerry Kennelly, CEO of Riverbed, describes the functionality More...

By Tech jokers Desk On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Get to know the Chocolatey package manager for Windows

I’ve administered both Windows and Linux systems for close to two decades now. Honestly, while Linux is a fantastic operating system and very appropriate in many respects for many applications, I’ve long preferred More...