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WebSite X5 Evolution 14 improves navigation menu, updates effects and templates

Incomedia has released a major new version of its wizard-driven web-building tool with the launch of WebSite X5 Evolution 14.0. Website X5 Evolution is accompanied by both higher (Professional) and lower (Start) packages.

Version 14.0 focuses its new features in three key areas: usability, graphics and performance. Highlights include more flexible navigational menus, better support for web fonts, additional special effects and revamped blogging and ecommerce modules.

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Security professionals say the need for soft skills has increased

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According to the results of a new survey, the need for soft skills like communication and critical thinking has increased in the IT security sector.

The study conducted by Dimensional Research for security and compliance specialist Tripwire finds that 72 percent of security professionals say the need for soft skills is now greater.

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SailPoint launches updated identity governance platform

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Identity management company SailPoint is announcing enhancements to its open identity platform, designed to enable identity to be woven throughout the IT operations and security fabric of organizations.

IdentityIQ version 7.2 enables a unified approach to identity governance that shares identity information across all IT and security investments.

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WhatsApp gains location sharing allowing real-time tracking

Following the lead of Facebook Messenger and iMessage, WhatsApp is gaining a location sharing feature. It's something that was tested earlier in the year, and now it has been deemed ready for prime time.

The "Share Live Location" feature can be enabled for a fixed period of time -- you can choose between 15 minutes, an hour, or 8 hours -- or you can manually switch it on and off as required. When enabled, WhatsApp will report your location to your contacts.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update -- what's in it for IT pros?

As the latest update for Windows 10 begins its roll out, many professional users will be wondering about its impact and whether it will make their lives easier or harder.

Fall Creators Update has a number of changes which should prove useful for IT pros including streamlined deployment, enhanced analytics and new security features.

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Apple responds to iPhone X Face ID privacy concerns but dodges law enforcement request query

One of the undeniable highlights of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID -- the face recognition technology that makes it possible to unlock a phone with a glance. While exciting and impressive, many people have security and privacy concerns about the feature, and last month Senator Al Franken wrote to Apple asking a series of questions and outlining his worries.

Apple has now responded to Franken, just ahead of the launch of the iPhone X in a little over two weeks. The company points to a series of documents that have already been made public, but also goes on to provide some detail about how Face ID data is stored and used.

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System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs

Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the all-new Surface Book 2. People all over the world are probably very excited about the device. Oh, what? You aren't excited? You mean, you don't want a super-expensive non-upgradeable Windows 10 tablet that plugs into a keyboard? What a shocker! All joking aside, that is very understandable. After all, most consumers would be better served by a traditional laptop.

If you don't want a gimmicky Windows 10 tablet, a laptop running a Linux-based operating system, such as Ubuntu, is a wise alternative. System76 is one of the best sellers of these types of notebooks, and today, two of its most popular models are getting huge upgrades. You see, both the Lemur and Galago Pro laptops now have 8th generation 'Coffee Lake' Intel Core CPU options.

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IBM speeds up international payments with new blockchain-based service

IBM has looked to take the pain out of transferring currency across territories with the creation of a new cross-border blockchain payment solution.

Built in partnership with KlickEx Group and Stellar.org, the solution should improve efficiency and reduce the cost of global payments for both consumers and businesses.

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AI could bring up to £630 billion to the UK economy over a few years

The UK government has revealed ambitious plans for boosting the Britain's artificial intelligence (AI) technology industry.

A new independent review, published on behalf of the AI sector, has claimed that AI could provide up to £630 billion for the UK economy over the next few years.

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Iran may have hacked the UK Parliament

It seems to be Iran, and not Russia, who is behind last summer's cyber attack against the UK Parliament. At least that’s what The Times is reporting, and it’s backing its claims with "secret intelligence assessment."

If that truly is the case, this would be Iran’s first foray into cyber-warfare. When it comes to possible motives behind the attack, it’s all still in domain of speculation. From looking into UK’s interests to try it to make any concessions, to scouting for advantages in trade, to changing the direction of the nuclear deal.

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Harness the power of DevOps to boost your skill set and make your IT organization perform better.

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Why orchestration and threat intelligence are a perfect match

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Today’s adversaries are moving faster than ever before, and for organizations trying to protect themselves against advanced and evolving threats, speed is essential. But the reality is that security teams don’t necessarily have the time to manage and evaluate every single alert they receive while also completing their everyday tasks -- and even the most skilled teams are struggling to keep up.

Certain aspects of cybersecurity are just inherently slow, like copying and pasting information from one tool to another. And if security teams are focused on getting through these simple, repetitive, time consuming tasks, it’s no wonder they struggle to achieve the speed needed to outpace hackers. And, at worst, it can mean a threat falls through the cracks.

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How to download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files direct from Microsoft

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and if you want to get your hands on the latest version of the operating system you can now download the ISO files straight from the software giant's website.

Microsoft has a dedicated landing page for Windows 10 ISO files, which lets you download both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO files without messing around with the Media Creation Tool. However, if you click that link from a Windows device you will be redirected to the Media Creation Tool page. That's a bummer, but you can easily avoid that. Here's how.

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How to create a bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators Update USB drive

Microsoft has officially launched the much awaited Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The latest release brings lots of exciting new features and improvements that make the operating system much more powerful and refined. And, naturally, many of you will want to create a bootable USB drive to perform a clean install of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Creating a bootable Windows 10 Fall Creators Update USB drive is very easy. All that you need is a USB drive, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ISO, a Windows device, and a couple of minutes to spare.

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How to download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and create your own installation USB flash drive or DVD

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is slowly rolling out to users with compatible systems, but don’t expect to be offered it any time soon. A quarter of users are still waiting to get the Creators Update.

If you can’t wait to try the new features, the good news is Microsoft has updated its Media Creation tool to include the update and you can use this to download Windows 10 now and create your own installation media on either a USB flash drive or DVD. This is particularly handy if you want to perform a clean install, or update multiple computers in quick succession.

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