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What the latest iOS passcode hack means for you

Cellebrite, an Israeli-based forensics company, claims it has advanced its hacking technology to include Apple's iOS 12.3 and 'high-end Android' devices.

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JLL creates ‘smart office’ AI voice assistant

The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana.

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How Windows 10 users can dial back upgrades to just one a year

In recent months, Microsoft has changed Windows 10's upgrade cadence in ways that allow users to slow the pace at which their computers are updated.

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The case against knee-jerk installation of Windows patches

You have to install Windows and Office patches sooner or later. But there’s little reason to install them as soon as they’re rolled out the automatic update chute — and all the reason in the world to wait a couple of weeks. Unless you...

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7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

The blockchain industry is still something of a wild west, with many cloud service offerings and a large universe of platforms that can vary greatly in their capabilities. So enterprises should beware jumping to conclusions about the...

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WWDC: Apple’s iOS 13 NFC improvements are good for business

Near field communication (NFC) improvements in iOS 13 will impact multiple industries.

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Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

For years we’ve been flailing around in the dark after bad patches wreaked havoc on Windows PCs. It often took days, or weeks, to identify bugs based on sporadic reports. The last two months have seen improvement, but there's still a...

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Mozilla to launch premium service subscriptions in new bid to diversify revenue

The company’s CEO, Chris Beard, has already pointed to two examples of services Mozilla could provide: online storage and a VPN.

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Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

An experimental Google project may finally be ready to make its way into the real world — and the implications could be enormous.

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FedEx exec: Blockchain will become a foundational layer – for everything

Like the internet, blockchain will eventually underpin new business models – and the movement in that direction has already begun.

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The enduring absurdity of our smartphone bezel obsession

Please, someone make it stop.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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That malware with its own backdoor into Android's framework? Don't worry; Google's on it. (Gulp!)

Google confirmed that cyberthieves had managed to pre-install malware into the Android framework backdoor. In short, the malware appeared to be blessed by Google at the deepest point within Android.

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How did people react to Apple's WWDC news?

Based on social media activity, there was significant interest in the news out of Apple's WWDC event last week, with much of it positive.

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Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

If you’re running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, and you haven’t yet installed the latest patches, drop everything and get patched now. For everybody else, it's Patch Tuesday week; you’d be well advised to remove the claws from...

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Mozilla makes anti-tracking the Firefox default

The Enhanced Tracking Protection technology, which Mozilla has been talking up since 2015, is part of Firefox 67.0.1.

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‘Sign In with Apple’ isn’t for business – yet

While Apple's new mobile authentication tool is targeted for consumers, not companies, it could eventually be used by enterprise MDM vendors to enable secure log-in. It was among several enterprise-focused announcements at WWDC.

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4 fancy new Chrome OS features to watch for this summer

Chromebook owners, take note: Some powerful new possibilities are headed your way.

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