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Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating, will only get five years of support now.

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Something new, something old in Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro upgrade

The refreshed MacBook Pro laptops expected later this year will only be available with an M-series chip, offer no Touch Bar, add an SD-card reader and may support 8K displays.

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Apple publishes in-depth M1, Mac, and iOS security guide

Apple Platform Security Guide 2021 reveals all the latest security changes introduced in A14 chips and new M1 Macs.

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If you liked the M1 Macs, you'll love the M1X

Fresh speculation suggests Apple's next wave of M-powered Macs will deliver screaming+ performance.

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Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

The coming spring update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the fall upgrade will have more to offer users.

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iPad gains much-improved Microsoft Office app

Microsoft reads the zeitgeist with a welcome release for iPad-toting professionals that combines Word, PowerPoint and Excel inside an easy to manage experience.

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For February, a 'bumpy' Patch Tuesday ride

A few issues have already cropped up with this month's collection of patches from Microsoft. So, for now, pause updates if you can.

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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.

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Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

The company has signaled to commercial customers that Windows 10 2004, the the May 2020 feature upgrade, is reliable enough to widely deploy.

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Ahead of Patch Tuesday, a cautionary tale

As always, the second Tuesday of the month is a big day for Microsoft updates and patches. But even for versions of Windows 10 the company says are business-ready, issues can crop up.

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Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

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Microsoft pushes 'in cloud' settings collection to simplify PC management

The company is offering corporate customers a new set of configuration settings designed to ease management of PCs for a wide swaths of users, including remote workers and students who need little more than a browser and a few...

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How to rent a virtual M1 Mac mini for 12 cents an hour

Enterprises, developers and consumer users can now access M1 Mac minis online, thanks to a new service.

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Is it time to install Microsoft’s January updates? (Yes.)

Though there were a few rarified hiccups in last month's batch of patches from Microsoft, most users are good to go to install them.

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iCloud passwords are coming to Chrome for Windows

Apple has updated its iCloud for Windows application, hinting at the future introduction of support for Chrome.

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11 screen-mirroring devices for presenting wirelessly

Wirelessly sending presentations and videos from your laptop, phone, or tablet to the big screen is a breeze with one of these mirroring devices.

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Macs reach 23% share in US enterprises, IDC confirms

Apple is seeing astonishing Mac market growth in the US enterprise market.

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In a SaaS world, Tucows closes the Internet shareware barn doors

The end of the long-time software-sharing repository underlines that personal computing isn't what it used to be, as we keep moving apps (and desktops) to the cloud.

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