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Microsoft drops support extension for Windows 10 Enterprise

The move came with the release last week of the Windows 10 April 2018 feature upgrade.

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Time to turn off Windows auto update – unless you’re using Win10 version 1803

With Patch Tuesday coming tomorrow, here’s your regular monthly warning. Given all the problems we’ve seen with patches this year, you’d be well advised to block automatic updating and wait for the screams to subside. This month,...

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The evolution of the Macintosh (and the iMac)

We outline the transformation of Apple's most formative desktop computer, from the first Mac to the latest iMac Pro.

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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.

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Win10 1803 bugs roll in: Chrome freezes, Skype burps, Alienware craters and… hey, Cortana?

While it’s still early in the rollout cycle, the new and hastily released Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, build 17134.1, has delivered more than its fair share of bugs -- many of which are tied to Microsoft software.

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Windows by the numbers: It’s a topsy-turvy world, with Windows 10 down, 7 up

Migration watch: At a time when Windows 7's user share should be falling, and Windows 10 on the rise, Net Applications' data for April shows the opposite.

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It’s a mess: Microsoft patched Windows or Office on 11 different days in April

We’ve come a long way from Patch Tuesday, baby. In April, Microsoft dropped significant patches, or fixes, or fixes of patches on 11 different days. No wonder your admin’s getting gray hair.

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20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

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11 Apple numbers you need to learn today

Alternative facts: Apple, which people often speculate is close to death, has become the world’s biggest PC vendor and is selling six iPhones every second.

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Dell Wyse 5070 vs the Always Connected PC: redefining the desktop in parts

Products designed to replace traditional PC counterparts with cloud-centric solutions are starting to arrive...and they are big steps toward what will eventually be PC as a Service end-game.

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Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

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Why Microsoft gave Windows 10 (version 1803) a different name

Rather than recycling 'seasonal' names for OS upgrades, the company changed things up this time around.

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How to see everything Apple knows about you

Apple has at last introduced a new tool that lets you request and download everything the company knows about you. Here is how to use it.

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How to block the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, from installing

With the spring feature update to Windows 10 (version 1803, build 17134, Redstone 4) now rolling out, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

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Apple has become an HR issue for enterprise IT

If you want to attract and retain the very best employees, you let them use a Mac and iPhone, explains Jamf CEO Dean Hager.

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12 thoughts on the new Apple enterprise

With Apple's place in the enterprise growing, what do CIOs need to understand today as they make decisions for tomorrow?

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11+ Mac keyboard skills to learn today

In this guide, you'll learn how to unlock the most useful hidden keyboard characters on your Mac.

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Still looking forward to the promise of the converged desktop

The converged future of the desktop is still calling us. We are just waiting for a vendor with enough vision, budget and a willingness to fully execute to pick up the line.

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18+ Apple product secrets we didn’t know before

Apple’s 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report reveals dozens o fascinating details about its products.

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Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug

The company delayed the update, which had been expected to arrive on either April 3 or April 10, for an unspecified period.

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