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I am a big fan of Chromebooks. While recognizing their limitations (no Word or Skype), they are cheap, fast, secure, reliable and simple to use.
Chromebooks are so reliable, they go a long way towards putting consultants, like myself, out of business. That’s progress. Never needing help from a techie is also great Defensive Computing.
But, even Chromebooks have problems, as I recently found out.
Towards the end of 2013, I dealt with a non-techie whose ancient Windows XP laptop was acting up. Their computing needs were very basic and, in the end, they bought a Chromebook. Other than an occasional thank-you for suggesting a Chromebook, that was that.
Apple has acknowledged reports from Apple Music subscribers who claim some of their locally stored music files have been deleted. The company says that so far it hasn’t been able to replicate the issue, but suggests an upcoming iTunes update may fix it.
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Big data is now a familiar term in most of the business world, and companies large and small are scrambling to take advantage of it. Data exhaust, on the other hand, is less widely known, and in some ways it’s an evil twin brother. Here are five things you should understand about data exhaust’s pros and cons.
1. It’s essentially all the big data that isn’t core to your business.
The “data exhaust” term has actually been around for more than a decade, and it arose with the new streams of data coming from smartphones, said Tye Rattenbury, director of data science and solutions engineering at Trifacta, which makes software for data preparation. Today, more accessible data tools are bringing exhaust to the fore.
BMW’s Spanish division has introduced a limited-edition version of the M4 called Competition Sport. The CS gets a 450-horsepower engine and a carbon fiber body kit, but all 60 examples of it have been reserved for the Spanish market.
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