News Analyses

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How Apple is being deployed across the COVID-19 enterprise

Jamf shares useful insights on real world enterprise use of Macs, iPads and iPhones during the pandemic.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox, IE, Chrome all fall

Firefox took the biggest market-share hit in August as Mozilla’s financial woes continue.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: August 2020

Lenovo warns about Win10 version 2004 patch problems, Win8.1 plays catch-up, and we see the 50th reincarnation of an old “blast away the barnacles” Windows upgrade patch.

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Apple makes COVID-19 Exposure Notifications an iOS feature

Apple is introducing limited support for COVID-19 Exposure Notifications without downloading an app in iOS 13.7.

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Microsoft adds 6 months support to Windows 10 1803, again cites pandemic

The company extended security support for Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 and Windows 10 Education 1803 until May 11. The original end-of-support date was to be Nov. 10.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Nothing notable (again)

Firefox 80 is the fourth upgrade in a row that lacks compelling new features – even as the browser is struggling to attract new users.

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Apple Maps is becoming business critical

Apple plots user-submitted business reviews and images plan for Apple Maps in iOS 14.

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Android and the art of awkward timing

"Hello! Here's an interesting new feature you'd almost certainly like to use. There's just one thing..."

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Zoom’s outage causes chaos, especially for educators, teachers

Though schools and universities appeared to be hardest-hit by the outage — many are just starting online education efforts — the outage highlights the need for backup plans and alternatives.

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Will Apple's iPhone 12 generate an upgrade 'supercycle'?

...Or will simply maintaining current levels of demand represent success in the current climate?

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Is it EOL for IE11? (Not yet.)

Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has been around since 1994 and once owned 90% of the browser market, appears to be on its way out for good.

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Tim Cook has now led Apple for nine years

Under his leadership the company has grown from a $400 billion operation to $2 trillion corporation.

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Facebook Portal adds Zoom, Cisco video app access

Facebook hopes to broaden the business appeal of its smart display by offering access to several video conferencing apps, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.

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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

The goal is to make it harder for phishing attacks to succeed by hiding much of a site's URL. The change will roll out to some users in October in Chrome 86, but doesn't affect enterprise-enrolled devices.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

Android Upgrades

Here's what needs to happen next with Android upgrades

For once, we're seeing a positive change within the realm of Android upgrades — but we aren't out of the woods yet.

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Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

With the Chromium-based version of Edge now in place, Microsoft is looking to move on from its older browsers – IE11 and the original Edge.

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Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

The two collaboration vendors are intertwining their services in a bid to bolster productivity for users.

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Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

The new 'Bing enterprise homepage' marries the company's online search tool with internal document discovery for companies.

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2020: Apple’s still got a handful of songs to sing

What does Apple plan to introduce to us during the rest of the year? Quite a lot, it appears.

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