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Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

If you’re running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, and you haven’t yet installed the latest patches, drop everything and get patched now. For everybody else, it's Patch Tuesday week; you’d be well advised to remove the claws from...

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Mozilla makes anti-tracking the Firefox default

The Enhanced Tracking Protection technology, which Mozilla has been talking up since 2015, is part of Firefox 67.0.1.

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‘Sign In with Apple’ isn’t for business – yet

While Apple's new mobile authentication tool is targeted for consumers, not companies, it could eventually be used by enterprise MDM vendors to enable secure log-in. It was among several enterprise-focused announcements at WWDC.

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4 fancy new Chrome OS features to watch for this summer

Chromebook owners, take note: Some powerful new possibilities are headed your way.

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WWDC: Mac Pro — the computer for the few

Apple nails it with its new Mac Pro. Its high-end computer, while a high price tag, radically enhances the workflow of the high-end user and is the best a professional can get.

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NSA, Microsoft implore enterprises to patch Windows' 'BlueKeep' flaw before it's too late

The warnings refer to vulnerabilities in Windows' Remote Desktop Services that could be exploited by attackers; patches have been available since May 14.

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WWDC: What you need to know about Sign In with Apple

There’s lots of interest in Apple’s new Sign In with Apple system, a highly secure, private way to sign in to apps and websites. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Amazon might want to be America's next mobile carrier

Could Amazon provide the cellular service for your next Android phone? Maybe — and it might not be as crazy as it sounds.

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It’s time to install the May Windows and Office patches

If you haven’t yet installed the Windows XP/Vista/Win7 patches to guard against the “wormable” BlueKeep Remote Desktop hole, do so now.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 passes the 50% share mark

It took four years, but Windows 10 finally hit the 50% milestone in May; Windows 7 fell to 40.1%.

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WWDC: 12 big announcements for enterprise users

Apple’s most important developer conference in years had plenty of news for enterprise IT, everything from new hardware to a new iPad operating system and a revamped iOS 13.

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Salesforce offers blockchain lite to entice users

Salesforce is the latest company to offer customers a managed distributed ledger over which business transactions can be tracked.

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Top web browsers 2019: Chrome rebounds, back to eating the world

Google's popular browser is now used by more than two-thirds of web surfers, based on data from Net Applications. Its gains in May came at the expense of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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How to make sense of Windows updates and upgrades with Microsoft's new release dashboard

Microsoft's new Windows release health dashboard is a one-stop shop for Windows 10 users seeking information on the status of upgrades and ongoing problems.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

Google Operating System Confusion

Get ready for some serious Google operating system confusion

Think Google's lineup of overlapping operating systems is overwhelming now? Just wait.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Patching whack-a-mole continues

May’s Windows patches included location-dependent Win10 cumulative updates and the late arrival of the Vista fix for the 'wormable' BlueKeep RDP hole.

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Maersk adds two big shipping firms to its blockchain ledger

The three largest cargo shipment companies are now all using a single blockchain ledger to track vessels – and their cargo containers – around the world in near real time.

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Google's grand Assistant transformation is slowly taking shape

If you blinked, you might've missed it — but Google just took the first step to transform what Assistant represents and what types of experiences it enables.

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Enterprise alert: Microsoft slates next Windows 10 long-term release for 2021

The three-year gap between the current version – Windows 10 Enterprise LSTC 2019 – and the next will be the longest yet for Windows 10's most constant edition.

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