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Old PCs can find new life with Google ChromeOS Flex

Do you have Macs and PCs from the last ten years running outdated OSes or gathering dust? Want to use them with a modern, safe operating system? It's time to check out Google ChromeOS Flex.

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Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

There are a variety of versions of Windows 10 and 11 available, and picking the right one depends on your security needs. But first, don’t skimp on hardware.

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Printer setup problems? There’s got to be a better way.

It’s not always easy to get a printer connected to your network and working reliably. So why are printer makers complicating things now by requiring smartphone apps to even get started?

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PC sales start to slow after two years of pandemic-driven growth

After two years of explosive growth, global PC shipments are starting to slow, according to IDC.

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Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

The same supply chain issues facing other industries slowed PC sales during the past two quarters, meaning enterprises can expect to wait up to a full quarter before receiving orders, according to research firm Gartner.

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Windows 11: Just say no

In a few weeks, Windows 11 will arrive. Should you upgrade to it? Let me answer with a question: "Should you stop hitting your head against the wall?"

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How to check if your PC can run Windows 11

Microsoft has re-released its PC Health Check app, but not everyone can use it. Here’s how to use the tool and two third-party alternatives to assess a PC’s ability to upgrade to Windows 11.

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Patch Tuesday: The rules of updating Windows (and Microsoft apps)

It’s important to be proactive when it comes to Microsoft’s updates. Here are some of the rules of the patching road to keep in mind this week.

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PC shipment gains continue as students, workers remain remote

Last year’s supply-chain disruptions and increased demand brought on by the pandemic both contributed to the sustained growth.

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Skimping on drive space means Windows 10 update woes

Too many users have encountered the dreaded “Windows needs more space” message when trying to update Windows 10. Here’s the bare minimum drive space business and IT professionals should shoot for.

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Why 16 is the new 8 for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform has become something of a memory hog, meaning Windows 10 users need at least 16GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly.

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Hackers target developers to break into Apple’s garden

Apple developers beware -- cybercriminals have figured out that you may be the weakest link in Mac, iPhone and iPad security.

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How to make more effective use of Mail in macOS

While we wait for Apple to innovate an application most Mac users rely on daily, here’s a few tips that should help you use Mail more effectively.

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Use Stacks and Search in macOS to get work done

Here's how to maintain desktop law and order — and find those frequently wanted items fast.

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HSBC now offers Mac-friendly choice scheme

And the big bank says it plans to reduce office space by 40% as business becomes remote.

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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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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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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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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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