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What is Apple Stage Manager and how is it used?

Coming in iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, Stage Manager is Apple's latest attempt to improve multitasking on M1 iPads. What is it and how does it work?

There's still a role for small business servers

Yes, cloud-based options are great, but office servers can still be your best business choice.

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Striving for a better balance in the future of work

Employers insisting on a 9-5 working culture in the digital age reduce productivity and increase staff churn for little reward, a new report explains.

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For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

Microsoft this month unveiled a preview of server protection aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, bundling the added security with Microsoft Defender for Business.

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Apple, T-Mobile offer Business Essentials to US SMBs

T-Mobile and Apple join forces to offer the first and only US wireless plan to include Apple Business Essentials, an iPhone 13, and more for small and mid-sized businesses.

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Apple’s iMessage is looking more like a workday collaboration platform

While iMessage will get some serious collaborative boosts later this year in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it already has many of the features in place to make it a powerful platform.

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7 ways to keep remote and hybrid teams connected

A downside to remote and hybrid work environments is fewer opportunities for informal interactions with co-workers. Here’s how company leaders can create a sense of connection among employees.

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Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

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Slack Pro is getting more expensive in September

From the beginning of September, both the monthly and annual Pro plans will increase in price, while free users will see changes to message retention policies.

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Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Not so long ago, IT admins would scorn the use of an in-place upgrade for Windows hardware. But you don't have to do everything from scratch now.

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With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

When it comes to building customer trust, service trumps sustainability

New PwC data documents a disconnect between customer and executive perceptions of what makes a business trustworthy

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Mobile convergence accelerates as 'Tap to Pay' dings US retail

Fifteen years since iPhone begat the modern smartphone, mobile now sits at the center of almost every interaction we make.

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The future of work is a tech (and management) challenge

A Corel survey indicates 78% of employees say leadership should do more to boost collaboration, and 27% say their company has invested in the wrong tools for the job.

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Miro integrates with Google Meet to boost hybrid collaboration

Miro is extending its partnership with Google Workspace by offering access to new and existing Miro boards directly inside the Google Meet platform.

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Apple’s Car ride (likely) shows augmentation beats automation

Apple has always said it tries to put the human at the center of everything it does. It must do the same thing with Apple Car.

Where, oh where are the new hires?

Do you need new employees? Join the crowd. Half of all small businesses are looking for staffers.

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Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

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Q&A: Marketcircle CEO on leadership in tomorrow's workplace

Alykhan Jetha (AJ), president and CEO at Marketcircle, offered up his views on the leadership qualities the future of work will need.

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