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12 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2021

Make the most of the upcoming holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android phone.

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What’s all the fuss with Log4j2?

As companies scramble to determine whether they're vulnerable to the Log4j2 flaw, SMBs may not have the resources to do so themselves. Here's what you can do.

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Patching isn't enough for December's Patch Tuesday

With 67 flaws addressed, six publicly-reported issues and one vulnerability already exploited, this month's updates pale in comparison to the challenges addressing the Log4j issue.

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8+ useful tips for Notes on iPhone, iPad, Mac

You're likely juggling typical end-of-the-year business tasks, endless holiday season lists, and a pandemic. So you probably need to make Notes work for you better.

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The smart way to switch to a new Android phone

Here's how to transfer data, apps, contacts, and more from your old Android phone to a new one, along with tips for a smooth transition.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Did Apple send its controversial CSAM scanning back to the lab?

Apple seems to have stepped back on its least popular innovation since the Butterfly Keyboard, deleting mentions of its CSAM scanning/surveillance tech from its site following universal criticism.

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Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.

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Why you should install the latest Apple updates

The latest software updates from Apple address critical security problems, introduce improved privacy tools and include the SharePlay feature. Still missing? Universal Control.

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Windows 11 cheat sheet

Get up to speed with the new interface and features in Windows 11.

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After a rocky year for patching, a look ahead to ‘22

If 2021 was all about ongoing patch issues with Windows 10 — and the arrival of Windows 11 — 2022 might be the year those issues become at least manageable.

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2021 — the year Apple became a big player in enterprise tech

In a few years' time, when peering back through the coronavirus fog, we’ll fully understand that 2021 is the year Apple truly entered the enterprise.

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11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook

Working in Chrome OS? These are the efficiency-enhancing file tricks you've been missing.

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Using DISM to install Windows updates

If Windows Update can’t install a particular update (or isn’t working all), Microsoft’s DISM command provides a simple way to get Windows updates installed.

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6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances

Blast away Android 12's most bothersome buzzkills with these super-simple 60-second solutions.

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Designer smartphone hacks will trickle down in 2022

State-sponsored attacks similar to NSO Group's Pegasus will begin to leak into the criminal hacker community in 2022, Watchguard warns.

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Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade

Your Chromebook's got a new and improved way of getting stuff accomplished, and it'll take you all of 20 seconds to turn it on.

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A look at Microsoft's patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

This year saw the (planned) end of Windows 10, the birth of Windows 11, a new version of Edge, a plethora of patches — and not a few spillover effects from them. It wasn't your typical year for Microsoft.

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Why Apple may be planning life after Arm

With Nvidia's Arm acquisition seemingly unlikely to succeed, what will Apple do?

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How to use FileVault to protect business data on Macs

If you use Macs for business, you should be familiar with FileVault. Apple’s built-in disk encryption system for macOS can help protect corporate data.

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