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My work kit when I travel includes my smartphone, a lightweight notebook computer and a small tablet. At the moment that kit is very Apple-centric with an iPhone 7 Plus, iPad mini 2 and an iPad Pro. But the iPad mini isn't fitting in all that well. So I'm looking for some advice on replacing it and I figure the Lifehacker army will have some answers for me.

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With an average of 20 employees connected to one device at any time at large businesses, and with 40 billion pages printed worldwide in the last year, good ol' fashioned paper printing isn't going anywhere any time soon - especially for enterprise-grade operations. Slow printers, though, are universally hated, but Epson says it has the answer.

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I'm going to admit something. I'm on LinkedIn but I really have no idea why any more. Adding to their social media for business and employment ads, they've now added Trending Storylines in an attempt to salvage some relevance .

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Although I'm a multi-platform user - I flip between a Mac, iOS on an iPad Pro and a Windows 10 system - my days as a Windows power user are probably behind me. So I'm still discovering features that many people would know about. One of those is Windows Hello which allows you to complete secure authentication through facial recognition.

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Scarcely a day passes when I don't receive a report from some analyst or research organisation informing me of how a new product has saved a bunch of companies a massive sum of money, or how a product has been identified as a leader or innovator in their chosen market niche. But can we trust these reports?

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We are at the dawn of a new era - and like the dinosaurs who just thought they were having an off day - many Aussie retailers aren’t going to know what’s hit them. In the coming months Amazon will start opening its online doors in Australia. And already locals are seeing an impact.

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There’s been an uproar over new software locks that prevent farmers from performing their own repairs on John Deere tractors. But the farmers have struck back, by using tractor firmware that has been cracked in Eastern Europe.

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Walk into your data centre or through your office and you’ll see the fruits of the last 75 years or so of computing. But a recent article at The Atlantic looks back at the real origin of computing: mathematical logic. And it harks back all the way to Aristotle. It’s an interesting read, particularly, dare I say it, for younger IT professionals. Understanding history is a great way to understand why some trends keep coming back.

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If you’re a SharePoint developer, admin or user, pencil May 16, 2017 into your diary. Microsoft has announced the SharePoint Virtual Summit where new product features and the product roadmap will be discussed. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper will chat about that and be joined by corporate Vice Presidents James Philips and Chuck Friedman who’ll get into how Office 365 and how it’s connected with Windows and Azure.