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Google Pixel Android Feature

The Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

One of Google's greatest Android concepts is making an overdue comeback — but this time, only Pixel owners will benefit from its presence.

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Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

Global tech merger-and-acquisition deals totaled $634.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Can 2021 match that for blockbuster activity?

Apple Business Essentials

What's needed to consolidate Apple’s enterprise gains?

Apple's recent moves show it wants to consolidate its place in the enterprise.

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

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The future of work: In a hybrid world, office downsizings are coming

Companies that have embraced the hybrid workplace are looking for less office space and more flexible facilities to accommodate the variable number of employees who come in.

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Analyst: Apple's AR glasses will run Mac chips

One day you will indeed wear your Mac like sunglasses, if the latest Apple AR glasses rumor proves to be true.

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Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

This week's lawsuit against the NSO Group could help end government spying on journalists, dissidents, and political activists. But digital rights activists fear it might be used to shut down researchers who investigate tech companies...

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Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Apple calls NSO Group "21st century mercenaries who have created highly sophisticated cyber-surveillance machinery that invites routine and flagrant abuse."

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Will Windows come to M1 Macs soon?

It looks a little more likely you may soon be able to run Windows on M-series Macs, as a deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm is allegedly about to expire.

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Biggest tech IPOs of 2021

After a big year for tech firms in 2020, will the lasting effects of the pandemic continue to affect the tech stock boom in 2021?

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FileMaker Pro now supports Siri Shortcuts on Mac, iPhone, iPad

FileMaker Pro’s embrace of Apple’s Shortcuts app is a big step toward low-code business automation and deployment.

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Slack moves to extend in-app workflow automation

The collaboration software maker hopes to make it easier for users to create and share workflow automations without the need to write code. The features are due out in 2022.

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As companies unfurl future-of-work plans, speed bumps remain

As organizations grapple with office reopenings, deciding which way to turn — the old in-office routine or the new hybrid workplace model — could mean the difference between employee attrition or improved productivity and business...

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Jamf CEO welcomes Apple Business Essentials

“When Apple innovates, Jamf celebrates,” Jamf CEO, Dean Hager told me following the introduction of Apple Business Essentials.

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Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.

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Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Built on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft’s Loop app comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents. While it’s unlikely to supplant traditional Office docs for now,...

Mesh for Teams

Microsoft to bring Mesh avatars and virtual environments to Teams

Beginning next year, Teams users will be able to "meet" in 3D spaces to collaborate with colleagues, as Microsoft announced the upcoming public preview of Mesh for Teams.

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Slack launches Community Forum site and companion app

Slack’s user community has more than 14,000 members globally; the company wants to make it easier for users to connect and share info about the popular collaboration tool.

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