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The Microsoft Patch Lady

VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

There’s been a growing focus on the use of VPNs for routine surfing. But browser choice, search engine selection, and third-party tools are at least as important for online security.


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Apple Holic

Apple's 'wild array' of expected 2022 releases include plenty for business

While the latest claims confirm earlier speculation, what’s key for enterprise pros in Apple's rumored announcements?


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After the shift to remote work, new hope for a four-day workweek

The five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the standard for more than 100 years. But the shifts brought about since 2020 by the pandemic are prompting new talk that a four-day workweek makes more sense.


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Apple: iOS 15 now installed on more than 60% of all iPhones

Apple's newest mobile OS has seen significant uptake over the past four months, but it's not even close to leading past versions of iOS in terms of having the fastest adoption rate. Meanwhile, iPadOS 15 is proving popular, too.


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Apple Holic

How to fix iPhone network coverage and hotspot problems

Poor mobile signals and unreliable personal hotspot coverage on your iPhone are frustrating challenges — especially if you use the phone for work. Here is how to solve them.


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16 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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Windows Into The Future

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

So many software tools these days are talked up as "collaboration tools." But videoconferencing is too often a one-way street, and mixed-reality options are still immature.


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Can Google be trusted?

The surprising answer is yes — as long as you’re not a competitor, advertiser, or consumer.


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Android Intelligence

Android's forgotten shortcut superpowers

These out-of-sight Android shortcuts can make you meaningfully more efficient — if you (a) figure out how to tap into their full potential and (b) remember to use 'em.


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Microsoft beefs up Edge's security against zero-day attacks

In the latest beta release of its Edge browser, Microsoft introduced a new feature for IT admins to better secure the Chromium-based app against web-based attacks on desktop systems.


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Today in Tech

Podcast: Microsoft’s Activision acquisition, explained

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced plans to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Microsoft branded the deal as a metaverse play, but some industry analysts see it as Microsoft capitalizing on Activision’s...


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Meta's Workplace touts upcoming WhatsApp integration for frontline workers

With research showing frontline workers feel more disconnected than ever from their organizations, Workplace aims to bridge that divide with an upcoming WhatsApp integration.


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Apple Holic

Apple (and everyone) needs harmonized digital health regulation

Perhaps Apple's hopes to innovate in digital health have been held back by the lack of an internationally agreed upon set of standards.


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Talent war to push CIOs toward consultancies, managed services in '22

As organizations struggle to find IT talent to fill their needs, CIOs will find they have little choice but to outsource work, according to a new IT spending forecast. But they may be able to move past short-term goals and focus on...


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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 KB5010795, released on Jan. 17, 2022.