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Microsoft pledges changes to European cloud licensing policies

Microsoft has outlined a new set of European Cloud Principles in response to criticism from rival European cloud providers and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

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How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users, far less than many need. Here's a rundown on what you can do to put your iCloud storage needs on a diet and what other options are available.

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Apple’s self-repair program is bad for consumers, but might work well for IT

Apple has changed its self-repair program and has gone out of its way to make the program a horrible option for its intended audience: consumers. But it might make a lot of sense for enterprise IT wanting to do iOS device repairs.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features, and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for Windows 10 version 21H2.)

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RIP, macOS Server

Apple finally made official what's been the de facto truth for years: macOS Server is dead after 23 years.

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Apple improves enterprise training to meet growing demand

Apple has completely redesigned its professional training and certifications for IT support and management to help build the skills base a fast-growing number of enterprises now need.

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Google's potentially pivotal Pixel Tablet curveball

Android tablets are making a comeback — and if Google's Pixel Tablet plans are any indication, the future of the form could have some intriguing surprises.

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Apple backs off its return-to-work policy, cites virus resurgence

After telling employees they had to be in the office three days a week beginning May 23, Apple softened its position; it will continue a two-day-per-week office mandate as official hybrid policy. An Apple employee group said the...

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Apple boosts diversity with its latest accessibility tools

Apple’s latest accessibility features gives us a sense of new ways in which tech and humans can augment each other.

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Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep workers through pay hikes, bonuses

Microsoft is scrambling to keep workers in the fold amid tempting wage increases from rivals as tech talent becomes harder to find. Among other things, it's increasing annual stock-based compensation by at least 25% for some mid- and...

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The future of work: Apple’s heroes-to-zeroes story

If the business contortions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have taught companies anything, it should be that workforce resilience is a good thing.

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Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

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Apple is the latest example of how the remote work fight has gone lunatic

The recent corporate pushback against working from remote locations (referred to, unfortunately, as work from home) is both self-destructive and bizarre.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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Apple's Mac shortage is a big red flag for enterprise IT

Apple’s supply and logistics problems reflect a wider set of challenges as enterprise and education upgrade season begins.

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Zoom pushes further into the contact center with Solvvy acquisition

After its failed attempt to purchase Five9 last year, Zoom is once again looking to bolster its nascent contact center software proposition.

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The missing piece in Google's Pixel puzzle

Google's got big plans for Pixel products this year, but there's one pressing problem it still has to solve.

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Dell, Cisco, and HP vs. Apple and the hybrid-work test

Apple's under fire from employees who don't like its hybrid return-to-the-office plans. Maybe it could learn something from some of its tech rivals.

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