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Monitoring used to be a relatively simply matter. Most companies had a fixed number of applications to monitor. These were usually delivered on the web and lived for a number of years on a fairly fixed number of servers.

Today’s environment is far more varied and New Relic made a series of announcements today designed to help customers deal with new ways of delivering applications.

In the modern world, companies could be dealing with mobile or web applications. These could live on prem or in the cloud with some delivered in containers as micro… Continue reading

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2016-11-07_0919Earlier this year, Google announced its plans to bring Android Auto, its phone-centric in-car infotainment platform, “to every car” by launching it as a stand-alone Android app, too. It’s taken a while, but the company today launched an update to the Android Auto app for — well — Android that makes good on this promise. Even if your car isn’t Android Auto compatible, you can now get all the benefits of Android Auto without the cost of a new mid-size sedan.

So what’s the point of that? Android Auto on the phone provides you with a… Continue reading

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The open source Kubernetes container management project is probably the most popular of the various competing container management services available today. The Cloud Native Compute Foundation, which plays host to the open source side of Kubernetes, is hosting its first Kubernetes conference this week and unsurprisingly, we’ll see quite a bit of container-related news in the next few days.

First up is Microsoft, which is not only making the source code of the engine at the core of its Azure Container Service (ACS) available, but also launching a preview of its native integration of… Continue reading

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The human brain wasn’t built to go at full steam for hours on end. Studies have shown that performance suffers when you spend prolonged periods focusing on the same task. Brief mental breaks can help you stay focused, as well as give your mind the freedom to wander (which is necessary for creative and complex problem-solving).  

Entrepreneurs, knowledge-workers and freelancers are responsible for their own break schedules. This means it’s up to us to figure out when it’s time to step away from the computer. Fortunately, there are plenty of websites and apps to help us create… Continue reading

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By default, System Restore automatically creates a restore point once per week and also before major events like an app or driver installation. If you want even more protection, you can force Windows to create a restore point automatically every time you start your PC.

System Restore is an important tool that can help you recover from many different types of problems. The only trouble is that when restoring to a previous restore point, you reverse many of the changes made to your PC since that restore point was created. These changes include apps and drivers that… Continue reading