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Microsoft Patch Alert: Mystery patches for IE and Outlook 2013 leave many questions, few answers

With much of the Windows blogosphere in full Chicken Little mode over an undisclosed bug in Internet Explorer – and reports of problems with that patch – we’ve seen a reasonably tranquil patching month erupt in holiday-season glitter....

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Microsoft delivers emergency patch for under-attack IE

The company issued a rare emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability – reported by a Google security engineer – in the still-supported IE9, IE10 and IE11.

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Microsoft offers up Windows 10 1809 to nervy seekers

The troubled feature upgrade – pulled from distribution for more than five weeks this fall – is now available to users who choose to 'check for updates' in Windows Update.

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The best 100+ Mac tips from 2018

This comprehensive list of the best Mac tips we've published across the past year will set you up for a productive 2019.

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65 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Supercharge your Chrome OS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.

For Apple, 2018 meant a new enterprise tack

Though it's often seen as a consumer-centric company, Apple now touches a wide variety of enterprise IT operations. That growing corporate influence is likely to continue, and may even accelerate, in 2019.

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ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Microsoft Virtual Desktop is a game changer when tied to 5G.

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Apple discusses its approach to enterprise IT

Apple shares some ideas about how it sees enterprise IT

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Will 2019 be the year of the Mac?

There are some pretty good reasons why 2019 may be the year of the Mac.

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Head-to-head: Apple iPad vs. Microsoft Surface Go for Business

Business travelers needn’t opt for pricy “Pro” 2-in-1 tablets from Apple or Microsoft; their smaller siblings are more affordable and ready for business. Here’s how they stack up.

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Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again

LTSC, which was once called LTSB, is a specialized edition of Windows 10 Enterprise that promises the longest intervals between OS feature upgrades.

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8 Gmail tips for Mac users

Tips to improve your Gmail Mac browser experience

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Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

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12 Siri tips you’ll wish you’d used before

A dozen things Siri will do for you that you may not have asked it to do for you before.

Microsoft's $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

As many as 100,000 devices could be sold to the Army; the deal highlights Microsoft efforts to target augmented reality at the enterprise users.

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Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices

According to Dan Lyons’ new book “Lab Rats,” one of the worst workplace trends in recent years is the ‘open plan’ office. Excessive ambient noise and distractions reduce productivity, increase stress and drive employee churn. The...

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (Part 7)

Lock it down: The iPad security guide for people using an iPad as a laptop replacement

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