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Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

The Insider Preview disabled third-party software that makes it easier to bypass the Edge browser. One app developer accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices.

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Q&A: Phil Libin on the future of work — and why an office return is a bad idea

The serial startup founder talks about his companies' decision to become fully distributed and why other organizations should be following in their footsteps.

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This Made-for-iPad accessory can transform lives

People with disabilities such as ALS, Motor neurone disease, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injuries can control their iPads using only their eyes.

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Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Apple, Google, and especially Visa this month have given us yet another example of how security and convenience are at odds in the mobile world. Convenience seems to have won out.

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Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing

Microsoft rolled out a relatively light update for this month's Patch Tuesday, though two significant flaws in the Windows platform have been publicly disclosed and lend some urgency to the latest updates.

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Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

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No, sideloading is not good for you

The campaign to promote sideloading on Apple’s devices is all about self-interest, and will do nothing for you or your business.

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Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.

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Tableau’s new Slack capabilities democratize data

Tableau is counting on Slack to make its data visualization tools more accessible and is adding new data prep and governance tools to make enterprise data more trustworthy.

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What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

Eighteen years ago, a code-signing issue with Small Business Server 2003 caused problems for early installations. Last week, a similar problem has cropped up in Windows 11.

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SAP VP Martin Lang touts Apple, M1 Macs and the mobile enterprise

Martin Lang, SAP's vice president for product engineering mobile experience, says enterprise app-testing teams had "never tested a machine as fast" as Apple's M1 MacBook Air.

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5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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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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Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Built on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft’s Loop app comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents. While it’s unlikely to supplant traditional Office docs for now,...

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

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Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn't supposed to just magically (or mysteriously) install itself on a Windows 10 PC. But some users keep saying that's what happened. Hmm.

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Microsoft to bring Mesh avatars and virtual environments to Teams

Beginning next year, Teams users will be able to "meet" in 3D spaces to collaborate with colleagues, as Microsoft announced the upcoming public preview of Mesh for Teams.

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Slack launches Community Forum site and companion app

Slack’s user community has more than 14,000 members globally; the company wants to make it easier for users to connect and share info about the popular collaboration tool.

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Apple v. Facebook gets a lot less virtual with Meta

Even in a virtual world, trust is the currency you need for success. How will it go with Apple versus Meta?

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How to block Windows 10 version 21H2 (and Windows 11) from installing

Windows 10 21H2 is a very minor update, and you may not want to be a beta tester for Windows 11. Here’s how to keep both of the new releases off your system for now.

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