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Apple Holic

Apple slaps hard against ‘mercenary’ surveillance-as-a-service industry

The company is introducing Lockdown Mode to protect individuals against corrosive surveillance and attacks, and investing millions to improve protection on its devices.


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The Zen of IT

Microsoft backs off facial recognition analysis, but big questions remain

Microsoft is backing off its support for some AI-driven features, including facial recognition. Although it's good Microsoft is acknowledging discrimination and accuracy issues, it had years to fix the problems and didn’t.


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Hiring across borders is tough. Global HR startups aim to help

Remote work opens up a global talent pool, but it can be tricky to hire workers in other countries. A new breed of global hiring firms wants to take the pain out of the process with user-friendly cloud platforms.


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The Polish IT market shows resilience despite challenges in H1

Skills shortages and market unpredictability are principal concerns but opportunities for advancement and investment remain attractive.


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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Builds 22621.290 and 22622.290 for the Beta Channel, released on July 5, 2022.


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Noteworthy tech acquisitions 2022

Global tech deals continued at a quickened pace in 2021 despite the economic drag of the pandemic, nearing $3 trillion in value before the final quarter was even calculated. Can 2022 match that for blockbuster activity?


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Apple Holic

Accused of ‘unfair’ practices, Apple faces App Store court battle in UK

Apple is accused of unfair business practices including forcing developers to use its own payment systems and taking up to 30% commission.


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European Parliament approves sweeping big tech antitrust laws

Two landmark pieces of legislation that target digital businesses operating in the EU will go into force early next year.


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How many jobs are available in technology?

A new jobs report shows entry-level hiring has slowed over recession fears, but job openings continue to grow, with the most in-demand technology positions as hot as ever and seeing pay increases across the board.


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Apple Holic

Apple (almost) says, ‘If you want to collaborate, stay apart’

What is to be gained in mythical ‘water cooler conversations’ if everyone gets too sick to put those ideas into motion?


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The Microsoft Patch Lady

Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.


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Tech talent shortage slows reshoring of chip manufacturing in US

Even as leading semiconductor manufacturers eye plans to build new fabrication facilities in the US, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, the lack of available tech talent threatens to stymie efforts.


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The Zen of IT

Are banks quietly refusing reimbursements to fraud victims?

There are disturbing reports that some major financial institutions are no longer crediting back all fraudulent transactions, even when the victim has filed a police report. This move by these financial institutions will soon come...


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Android Intelligence

10 next-level tricks for your Pixel Clock app

Your Pixel phone's Clock app is surprisingly smart and full of thoughtful features, but some of its most exceptional elements are all too easy to overlook.


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Today in Tech

Reviewing the latest Apple rumors

On Today in Tech, join Michael Simon and Ken Mingis as they separate the facts from fiction about the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the M2 chip, the M2 MacBook Air, and the latest rumors.