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Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge

Smartphones and laptops may be good at what they do, but combining some of their features would be more helpful for remote employees stuck at home.

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Apple's big notebook opportunity knocks

The move to Apple Silicon means Macs now offer an exciting enterprise story as remote working becomes normalized.

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What we think we know about Apple Silicon and Thunderbolt 4

Will Intel's newly-introduced Thunderbolt 4 be supported on Apple Silicon Macs?

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Most bugs in Microsoft's June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

June was a cruel patching month, with loads of bugs, lots of initial confusion and a few belated fixes. We now have a pretty good handle on what’s going bump in the night. Here’s how to get your patching caught up.

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Wayback Wednesday: We call her Pointy Harriet

It’s a happy ending after all.

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Apple has built its own Mac graphics processors

Apple Silicon Macs will use an Apple-designed GPU – which makes complete sense and promises useful performance advantages.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 is on track to reach 85% by mid-2021

It's not unusual for Windows 10 use to rise as Windows 7's use falls, which is what happened (again) in June. One continuing surprise: it was the third straight month where Linux saw gains.

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Everyone, learn this chant

If only things could be this easy.

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Apple plots path to the next Intel iMac

But where is the next iMac Pro?

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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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13 privacy improvements Apple announced at WWDC

Apple maintains its focus on providing technology-driven convenience while also protecting customer privacy.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

June’s crop of Microsoft patches brought printer problems two ways from Tuesday, a debilitating Outlook conflict, more LSASS failures, a zinger from the Microsoft Store, masses of Win10 version 2004 bugs – and no fix for the...

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 20161 for the Dev Channel, released on July 1, 2020.

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Wayback Wednesday: He’ll figure it out

Just point him in the right direction

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Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

The first early Silicon Mac benchmarks are just a pale reflection of the potential Apple could unleash with these machines.

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Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

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Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

The company intentionally removed the “update deferral” options from the Win10 version 2004 Update Advanced options pane, ostensibly “to prevent confusion.” Riiiiight. But there’s good news: a newly documented Pro, Education and...

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WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

Enterprises can soon protect their internal and external facing web services with Apple's biometric authentication.

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