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Noteworthy tech acquisitions 2022

Global tech deals continued at a quickened pace in 2021 despite the economic drag of the pandemic, nearing $3 trillion in value before the final quarter was even calculated. Can 2022 match that for blockbuster activity?


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Apple Holic

Accused of ‘unfair’ practices, Apple faces App Store court battle in UK

Apple is accused of unfair business practices including forcing developers to use its own payment systems and taking up to 30% commission.


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European Parliament approves sweeping big tech antitrust laws

Two landmark pieces of legislation that target digital businesses operating in the EU will go into force early next year.


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Apple Holic

Apple (almost) says, ‘If you want to collaborate, stay apart’

What is to be gained in mythical ‘water cooler conversations’ if everyone gets too sick to put those ideas into motion?


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The Microsoft Patch Lady

Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.


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Tech talent shortage slows reshoring of chip manufacturing in US

Even as leading semiconductor manufacturers eye plans to build new fabrication facilities in the US, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, the lack of available tech talent threatens to stymie efforts.


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The Zen of IT

Are banks quietly refusing reimbursements to fraud victims?

There are disturbing reports that some major financial institutions are no longer crediting back all fraudulent transactions, even when the victim has filed a police report. This move by these financial institutions will soon come...


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How Limepay rebuilt its application from the ground up

Following a capital raise, Limepay decided to invest on its platform to make it scalable. The result was a switch in cloud infrastructure from AWS to Google Cloud and related tools like Kubernetes, BigQuery, and Lookr.


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Android Intelligence

10 next-level tricks for your Pixel Clock app

Your Pixel phone's Clock app is surprisingly smart and full of thoughtful features, but some of its most exceptional elements are all too easy to overlook.


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2022 Australia tech conference and event guide

Computerworld Australia’s updated guide to in-person and virtual events for technology and IT pros.


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Today in Tech

Reviewing the latest Apple rumors

On Today in Tech, join Michael Simon and Ken Mingis as they separate the facts from fiction about the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the M2 chip, the M2 MacBook Air, and the latest rumors.


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How to set up and use Focus modes on iOS 16

Also available on iPads and Macs, Focus mode is Apple’s way to keep you productive while filtering out the noise. This is how it works.


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2206 (Build 15330.20196), released on June 29, 2022.


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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 25151 for the Dev Channel, released on June 29, 2022.