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Apple gains traction as enterprise workplaces become hybrid

Research data shows that hybrid work has propelled Apple device use across the enterprise, with the cost-of-ownership argument cutting through.

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Google Keep cheat sheet: How to get started

Get up and running with Google’s powerful note-taking app.

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Google now tells criminals when Chrome users are 'idle.' What could go wrong?

Another day, another revelation that mobile vendors might not always have users’ needs in mind, but they sure are helpful to cyberthieves.

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What’s new in Office 2021?

The new release brings the non-subscription version of Microsoft Office closer to what’s available with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — but only partway.

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Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.

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Windows 11 in-depth review: Windows 10 gets a nip and tuck

Microsoft’s new OS gives Windows 10 a much-needed facelift, tighter security, and a better overall experience.

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How one coding error turned AirTags into perfect malware distributors

A security researcher found that an open area for typing in a phone number has unintentionally turned AirTags into God’s gift to malware criminals.

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My first week with an iPhone 13 mini

I’ve been using a Product (Red) iPhone 13 mini. It manages to be small, highly portable, and pretty much uncompromised.

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Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Given the advances in AR and VR in recent years, why are we trying so hard to re-create boring, old meeting rooms?

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Apple deepens its engagement in enterprise security

Following security promises made at The White House, Apple has become a co-chair of the Cyber Readiness Institute to help enterprises secure themselves

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Zoom’s $14.7B acquisition bid for Five9 falls apart

Shareholders of the cloud-based contact center Five9 rejected the all-stock deal, which Zoom had hoped would allow it to broaden its reach beyond video.

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Podcast: iPhone privacy settings still allow apps to track users, plus Android's privacy measures

Last week, The Washington Post revealed that, despite update app tracking transparency measures, iPhone apps continue to track users. This presents a serious privacy issue, since the type of data gathered about a user's device could...

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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

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Apple makes a quiet transition to post-consumerism

The extent to which Apple under CEO Tim Cook is making the transition to becoming a mass market post-consumerist company should guide anyone making a similar transition.

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Dropbox’s 'Capture' feature embraces async video

Asynchronous video and audio communications offer another way to connect hybrid remote workers and are rapidly gaining traction among collaboration and productivity software vendors.

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Apple’s latest right-to-repair trick is delightfully evil

I’ve always been impressed by how clever Apple can get when trying to protect its repair revenue. A new report from MacRumors doesn’t disappoint.

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Apple, 1Password, and Cloudflare all move to protect email

Apple’s Hide My Email feature has quickly become just one of many options designed to protect you against phishing and spam.

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On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

While Google has announced plans to reset permissions for older, rarely used Android apps, Apple’s app-tracking-transparency efforts in iOS have fallen short of the company’s grand vision.

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Apple puts a Map to the future on iPhone

Apple is rolling out augmented reality city guides, which use the camera and your iPhone’s display to show you where you are going. So where is Apple going with this?

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Survey says! What my informal survey shows about Windows

The vast majority of people who responded already know about Windows 11, most don’t plan to upgrade anytime soon and many have serious issues with the overall Windows patching process.

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