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Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

We’ve seen two – count ‘em two – security holes this month accompanied by blaring “Microsoft warns millions of users” clickbait-y headlines. Bah. Humbug. Once again, there’s no immediate threat. Here’s what you really need to know.

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Microsoft unveils Teams-equipped 365 subscription for front-line workers

The new plan, priced at $4 per user per month, gets the Microsoft 365 F1 moniker and is due to arrive April 1.

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17+ ways Apple is responding to coronavirus

Teams across Apple are attempting to find ways to respond to the pandemic that's engulfing the globe.

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Microsoft mirrors Google move, shelves Edge upgrades

In response to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edge browser will remain on version 80 for an undetermined amount of time.

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Video chat app Around could be a harbinger of ‘always-on’ video

A less intrusive interface brings the possibility of persistent video communications.

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Telstra suspends job cuts, will add staff to help nation cope with COVID-19

The telco will also hire more call centre workers and accelerate its 5G rollout, while still planning to reduce costs after the crisis.

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Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

The delay keeps client systems running 1709 protected until October, reducing pressure on IT admins at a time when everything has been disrupted.

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Why the Pixel 5 just got interesting

A recent discovery about this year's Pixel 5 phone could completely change the conversation about the device — and that might be a very good thing.

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Microsoft claims ‘inflection point’ for remote work as Teams surges to 44 million daily active users

Microsoft adds a range of features, including noise suppression for video calls, on Teams’ third anniversary.

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Google suspends Chrome upgrades as COVID-19 impacts software schedules

With 6.7 million residents in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered to stay at home to slow the coronavirus spread, scheduled Chrome and Chrome OS releases have been delayed.

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Microsoft starts to beat Windows 10 2004 drum for biz

The company is teasing several enterprise-friendly features likely to be in the upcoming Windows 10 update, but it hasn’t committed to a release date.

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Aussie telcos prepare for surge in residential data demand

As the coronavirus pandemic forces more people to work at home, learn what the six major Australian telcos are doing to cope

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Slack targets non-tech users with UI design tweaks

Amid competition from Microsoft for enterprise users, Slack aims to make its team collaboration app more accessible to a wider range of business users.

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Apple announces new iPad Pro, MacBook Air

Apple brings LiDAR and trackpad support to a powerful new iPad Pro and a new keyboard design to a faster, higher-storage MacBook Air.

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What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

When Trump said Google was working on a site, he really meant Verily. The company has launched an online tool to clarify when and where at-risk individuals should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19.

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Apple’s plans for four new iPad Pro models emerge

A trio of leaks hint that the introduction of new iPad Pro models may (still) be imminent.

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ASX carries on despite COVID-19 infection

The Australia stock exchange has advised all but "core" employees to work at home, says trading will continue normally

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One and a half years late, Microsoft finally puts Windows 10 over the 1 billion mark

It took Windows 7's retirement to put Windows 10 on 1 billion devices.

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Cancellation tracker: Australian IT and tech events

Cisco, AWS, and Akamai are among those who have had to cancel local tech events due to COVID-19

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Apple scratches in-person WWDC, will sub with all-online con

Preview code for the next versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS will be made available to developers at the start of or during the online event.

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