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What Apple’s Freeform collaboration app offers remote teams

Freeform is an upcoming collaboration tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone that Apple says will give remote teams a limitless virtual whiteboard within which to work.

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ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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17 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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10 out-of-sight Google Pixel settings worth surfacing

These tucked-away options will make your Pixel experience more pleasant and powerful — and they'll take you all of 20 seconds apiece to adjust.

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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

Despite previously claiming the DogWalk vulnerability did not constitute a security issue, Microsoft has now released a patch to stop attackers from actively exploiting the vulnerability.

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7 Gboard settings that'll supercharge your Android typing

These easy-to-apply Gboard adjustments will help you fly around your Android phone's keyboard like a total typing pro.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5016616, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5016629, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Parallels — the easiest way to run Windows on any Mac

Parallels Desktop 18 makes it easy to run Windows or Linux VMs on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

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Before you know it, Windows 11 22H2 will be here

And Windows 10 22H2 will arrive this fall, as well. Are you ready?

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Jamf's Q2 earnings show customers up 34%, devices up 22.4%

The Apple-in-the-enterprise solutions provider also confirms large-scale new customer wins as businesses migrate to Apple.

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The awkward thing about Android 13

Google's latest and greatest Android software isn't quite what it seems on the surface.

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Is it bad to give employees too many tech options?

When it comes to technology, offering "employee choice" can help attract new employees and keep current workers happy. But is there a downside to offering too much choice?

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How to protect Windows 10 and 11 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant, but there are several ways individuals and admins can protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Here’s what to do.

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As technology evolves, obsolescence is a given

Remember the old TV show ‘The Jetsons’? How is it that people in the near future never seemed to worry about outdated technology?

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7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

Got one of Google's Pixel phones? These easily overlooked adjustments will unlock some of your phone's most impressive advanced powers.

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19045.1865 (KB5015878) for the Release Preview Channel, released on July 28, 2022.

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The story behind Google’s in-house desktop Linux

The best-known Google operating system is Chrome OS, but inside Google itself, the company also uses its own Linux desktop distro — gLinux.

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