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Microsoft Teams' new 'Together mode' aims to make video calls more engaging

In an effort to make video calls more “inclusive, engaging and reflective," Microsoft is rolling out a host of new Teams features – including a viewing mode that puts everyone in the same room.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 78 starts ESR transition for enterprises

The latest version of Mozilla's browser fixes 13 flaws and starts the annual process of retiring 2019's Extended Support Release and offering customers the latest enterprise-designed build.

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Most bugs in Microsoft's June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

June was a cruel patching month, with loads of bugs, lots of initial confusion and a few belated fixes. We now have a pretty good handle on what’s going bump in the night. Here’s how to get your patching caught up.

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Apple extends iPhone repair services across U.S., Canada, Europe

Apple's Independent Repair Provider Program grows across the U.S. and is to be extended into Canada and Europe.

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Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

A once-abandoned Google service is finding new life — and deserves a second look.

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Apple has built its own Mac graphics processors

Apple Silicon Macs will use an Apple-designed GPU – which makes complete sense and promises useful performance advantages.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 is on track to reach 85% by mid-2021

It's not unusual for Windows 10 use to rise as Windows 7's use falls, which is what happened (again) in June. One continuing surprise: it was the third straight month where Linux saw gains.

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome becomes third browser ever with more than 70%

Google's Chrome in June joined the ranks of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer, both of which once dominated the browser landscape.

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Apple plots path to the next Intel iMac

But where is the next iMac Pro?

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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

June’s crop of Microsoft patches brought printer problems two ways from Tuesday, a debilitating Outlook conflict, more LSASS failures, a zinger from the Microsoft Store, masses of Win10 version 2004 bugs – and no fix for the...

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When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

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FAQ: What's new in Safari 14

With the arrival this fall of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple users will get an updated Safari browser. Coming soon: web extension support, TouchID for password authentication and a variety of customizations.

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Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

The first early Silicon Mac benchmarks are just a pale reflection of the potential Apple could unleash with these machines.

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Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes $450M charge

The company has 82 retail stores, all of which have been closed for months because of the pandemic. All but four will be shuttered permanently.

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WWDC reaction, exciting iOS 14 updates

Hopefully you caught last week’s episode with our WWDC predictions… This week, we’re back discussing which WWDC announcements we’re most excited about. From Apple Silicon to App Library, Car Key and sleep tracking, Juliet, Mike and...

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Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

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Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

The company intentionally removed the “update deferral” options from the Win10 version 2004 Update Advanced options pane, ostensibly “to prevent confusion.” Riiiiight. But there’s good news: a newly documented Pro, Education and...

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