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Microsoft 365 Services Are Coming Back After Major Outage

(CNN) — Microsoft 365 was hit with a significant outage late Monday that affected users’ access to multiple services, including Outlook. By late evening, services appeared to be largely restored: Microsoft tweeted at 9:21 p.m. ET that “most users should be experiencing relief.” The company added that it was “continuing to see significant improvement for affected services.” Earlier, the company indicated affected services included Outlook.com, Office.com, Power Platform, Dynamics365, and Microsoft Teams including Teams Live Event. According to Down Detector, a website that tracks internet outages, users reported issues with logging in, server connection and Outlook. The downtime began around 5 p.m. ET for Office 365, according to the site. Microsoft initially attribu...
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Trump Issues Order Banning TikTok In 45 Days – Unless It’s Sold

President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders that would ban the social media app TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. The orders, which use similar language, do not state that a certain amount of money from the sale needs to be sent to the US Treasury Department, which the President has been insisting on for several days. The order regarding TikTok prohibits after 45 days “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.,” the Chinese company that owns the social media platform. The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app’s future through a potential sale. The d...
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New Program In SLC Brings Computers, Internet To Residents Who Need Them

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –  Rose Park on the west side of Salt Lake City has always been a blue-collar, hard-working community. But for many, they’re working harder just to get by. “It’s always had some core needs,” said Carlton Christensen. One of those core needs is internet. That’s why Carlton Christensen, a former Salt Lake City councilman, is excited his home community is the one chosen to test a new city program. Rose Park community members access free computers and internet as part of a new program. Throughout the month of August, anybody who needs a computer and internet access can visit the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church off 760 North and 1200 West in Rose Park. It’s a program called Rose Park Connect. Christensen is the Rose Park Stake ...
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Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking To Buy US Arm Of TikTok

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a statement, Microsoft said Microsoft and ByteDance have provided notice of their intent to explore a deal resulting in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company said it expects those talks to conclude by Sept. 15. Trump said on Friday that he would soon ban TikTok in the United States. Trump and CEO Satya Nadella have spoken, the company said, and Microsoft was prepared to continue exploring the purchase of TikTok’s U.S. operations a...
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Astronauts Prep For Splashdown From Historic Mission Despite Tropical Storm

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — is slowly maneuvering closer to Earth and preparing for a splashdown later today in the Gulf of Mexico. The spacecraft is expected to touch down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday at 2:48 pm ET. Behnken and Hurley’s safe homecoming will mark the end to an historic two-month mission and pave the way for the US to once again become a world leader in human spaceflight. The astronauts have been aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Dragon Endeavour, since Saturday evening when it undocked from the International Space Station. Behnken and Hurley began their historic two-month trip to the ISS in May, when the astronauts launched inside their Crew Dragon spacecraft...
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Create the perfect work-from-home setup with these tips and your own tech support service

In The Know is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. The product written about here is offered in affiliation with In The Know’s parent company, Verizon Media.Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Let’s be honest — the current global pandemic and subsequent quarantine life have altered the way we work. In an effort to foster an air of safety and accountability, several companies and businesses have enforced work from home policies, allowing their employees to work remotely.Several studies have been conducted to gauge the frequency of work ...
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This Summer, Multiple Spacecraft Are Launching To Mars. Here’s Why

If it seems like Mars is a popular destination right now, that’s for a reason: The chance to fly there only comes around every 26 months. Four missions were planned to launch to Mars this summer, including three rovers, from multiple space agencies. Two, including China’s Tianwen-1 (which is carrying a rover) and United Arab Emirates’ Hope Probe, launched last week and are now on their way to Mars. NASA’s Perseverance rover is up next, scheduled to launch on July 30. And Europe’s first planetary rover will have to wait a little longer to begin its journey to Mars.The European Space Agency and Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, have postponed the launch of their ExoMars rover, partially due to concerns over the coronavirus, they announced in March. The agencies ci...
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8 best-selling celebrity-authored books included with Kindle Unlimited

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Physical books will never go out of style, but thanks to modern technology, e-readers and mobile devices like Kindles, tablets and phones make reading much more convenient and sustainable.With one of the most common methods of reading our favorite books now being through Amazon’s Kindle devices, shoppers are often looking for ways to get the most out of their devices without breaking the bank. With this in mind, Kindle Unlimited was designed to give readers access to millions of titles at an affordable monthly rate. The folks at A...
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Yahoo Mobile is the unlimited phone and data plan dreams are made of

In The Know is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. The product written about here is offered in affiliation with In The Know’s parent company, Verizon Media.For many, mobile connectivity has arguably become one of the main priorities in life and one of the easiest and most common ways this is forged is through cell phones. From staying connected with our loved ones and friends to having the moment’s most urgent news available at our fingertips, this convenience is something that’s become second nature for most and a major necessity.To satisfy this demand while causing as little damage to your wallet as possible, Yahoo Mobile was launched, promising to meet all your day-to-day mobile connectivity needs at an affordable rate.Introduce...
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Amazon’s highest-rated Fire tablet is on sale for just $35

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Tablets have revolutionized the handheld tech space, with options from Apple and Samsung among the most popular on the market. Those two brands, in particular, have amassed a cult following over the years, sparking #TeamApple and #TeamAndroid debates across social media and tech forums. However, there’s one thing they both have in common: Steep price tags that often deter shoppers from taking the plunge.Created to fill this void for affordable tablet options that don’t sacrifice functionality, the Amazon Fire tablet lineup has blo...
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Yahoo Plus Tech protects all your devices for a super low rate

In The Know is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. The product written about here is offered in affiliation with In The Know’s parent company, Verizon Media.We live in a time where our electronics and tech gadgets are seamless extensions of our bodies. Regardless of age, class or location, the use of personal electronics has become a part of our daily routines. From getting the day started with a cup of coffee and a morning read on your tablet to simply turning on the TV to catch your favorite shows after a long day, regular tech use is now built into our lives.But let’s face it: Unplanned technical difficulties are almost guaranteed to occur with our devices — usually at the most inopportune times. Whether it be a computer that refuses...
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Gephardt: Protecting Yourself From Cybersecurity Risks While Working From Home

PARK CITY, Utah – If you’re working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll likely be doing that for the foreseeable future. That means cybersecurity has fallen on your shoulders, and the bad guys realize that. For many businesses, there was a mad rush to get their employees’ computers and network access so they could work remotely. Not every business could supply every employee a company device, so many remote workers are relying on their home networks and their own devices.When companies were abruptly forced to send employees home, it widely expanded many companies' networks – and left themselves and their employees vulnerable to cyber attacks. Tonight on @KSL5TV News at 6PM, the staggering number of victims and what you can do about it. pic.twitter.com/f...