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Microsoft's Office on iOS improvements puts enterprises everywhere

Both personal and enterprise users can now access enterprise-class Microsoft Office productivity and collaborative tools on Macs, PCs, iPads and iPhones.

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Microsoft releases emergency Windows update to hamstring earlier 'Spectre' defense

Intel urged customers not to deploy firmware updates aimed at the Spectre and Meltdown flaws because the updates caused system instability; Microsoft reacted with its own release – KB4078130 – on Saturday.

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Apple goes back to the future with web apps

Apple's about to introduce Service Worker support in Safari. So, what are Service Workers, and why might they matter to you or your enterprise?

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How to set up your office for video conferencing

We all want to look our best, especially when we're using video for a remote business meeting. These ten tips will make sure you can join that video conference with confidence.

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Target, education: Windows S vs MacOS vs Chrome

As Microsoft looks to entrench their hold on the education market, can they compete with the appealing, competitive offerings by Apple and Google?

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Let the BIOS/UEFI firmware recall begin!

If you own a PC from Dell, HP or Lenovo, chances are very good that the BIOS or UEFI firmware update you installed earlier this month is bad. Here’s how to dig yourself out of the Meltdown/Spectre mess.

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Belay that order: Intel says you should NOT install its Meltdown firmware fixes

The warning, which encompasses just about every Intel processor out there, from all PC manufacturers, takes effect immediately. And there’s no indication when it will get fixed.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 1o was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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iPhone addiction? You ain't seen nothing yet ...

iPhones and other smartphones truly are addictive, and we’re spending more time staring at them than ever before.

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How Apple Developer Enterprise license works

Apple’s Developer Enterprise Program lets enterprises develop and distribute proprietary iOS apps across the company outside of the App Store.

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IT buyer’s guide to business laptops

Business-friendly notebooks come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here's help picking the laptops best suited to your organization’s various employees.

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InSpectre: See whether your PC's protected from Meltdown and Spectre

Security guru Steve Gibson cooks up a new, easy, no-bull utility that scans your machine and tells you, point blank, whether you’re vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre.

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CES 2018: Microsoft’s broad near-term vision of our very different technology future

The near-term future of personal technology strategy from Microsoft comprises five distinct areas.

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Apple is getting very, very serious about enterprise IT

Newly updated guides and Apple at Work pages illustrate just how far the company has come to stake its claim for 21st century connected business.

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CES 2018: The top 9 new products for the enterprise

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

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Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems

A surprising admission from Intel: New firmware is causing "higher system reboots" on Intel Haswell and Broadwell chips, which appeared from 2013 to 2016.

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Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

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5 printing secrets every Mac user needs

Everyone knows how to print from their Mac, right? You just hit the Print button (or Command-P) – but are you using these print-related tricks?

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Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Microsoft warns that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after installing the updates, as will older PCs running Windows 10.

Throwback Thursday: Easy enough to fix

Network tech is sent to do some work at a remote customer site for the first time, and the visit is an eye-opener -- especially when a user comes in to fix a problem.

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