The Document Foundation has a bone to pick with enterprise businesses

Jack Wallen joins The Document Foundation’s cry for enterprise companies to do the right thing.

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In a move that is equal parts surprising and not, The Document Foundation (TDF) has called out enterprise businesses for using an office suite clearly designated as a community version. This move is surprising in that most open source desktop projects fail to successfully target large businesses to gain further ground in an incredibly steep uphill battle for market share. The move isn’t surprising simply because every project needs to, at some point, turn a profit. 

That’s clearly what this move is

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Mi 11 hands-on: Xiaomi sticks it to Apple and Samsung with a charger in the box

The Mi 11 is Xiaomi’s inaugural global flagship for this year and it’s a phone for a “new generation of movie lovers,” whatever that means. It has a 6.5-inch OLED display, and houses Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 888 chipset, and with a 120 Hz display that features a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, it might just be the brightest phone available yet. 

I spent a couple of days with the Mi 11 ahead of its global launch on Monday, and can say it delivered a solid all-round experience packed in a sleek device with premium build quality. From the bright display,

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Barcode Scanner Play Pass App Turns Malicious After Recent Update, Removed From Play Store

Barcode Scanner, an app available on Google Play store for many years, has been removed from the app store after adware was detected. Malwarebytes says that users started to report of unruly ads opening via their default browser out of nowhere, and one forum users traced this unethical behaviour to Barcode Scanner, which enjoyed 10 million installs before being removed. Google delisted the app after it was made aware of this issue. Interestingly, Barcode Scanner was reportedly also a part of the tech-giant’s Play Pass program that offers paid subscribers perks like access to premium apps for free.

Malwarebytes, on

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How to easily check if an email is legit or a scam, and protect yourself and your company

Use these practical guidelines to determine if something’s a great deal or too good to be true.

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I spend a few minutes every morning blocking and unsubscribing from lists that send irrelevant messages. Because my email address is public, most of these messages are unsolicited; a few might even be dangerous. Fortunately, the more we take advantage of the internet, the better equipped we are to deal with messages that aren’t what they claim to be. The solution is always prevention. In this article, I’ll discuss a few guidelines that will help you discern whether

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Xiaomi’s Mi 11 has a 55W charger and an incredibly bright screen

The Mi 11 is Xiaomi’s inaugural global flagship for this year and it’s a phone for a “new generation of movie lovers,” whatever that means. It has a 6.5-inch OLED display, and houses Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 888 chipset, and with a 120 Hz display that features a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, it might just be the brightest phone available yet. 

I spent a couple of days with the Mi 11 ahead of its global launch on Monday, and can say it delivered a solid all-round experience packed in a sleek device with premium build quality. From the bright display,

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