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Teamwork / collaboration tools

IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

Research firm IDC expects spending on collaboration software to continue to boom following the pandemic, with businesses investing to connect staff, and even clients, more effectively.

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Apple's next services opportunity? The Apple Car

If Apple can get the hardware right, what kind of services will it be able to build and deliver around the Apple Car?

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Microsoft to launch Windows 11 on Oct. 5; rollout to last into ‘22

Though Microsoft plans to start pushing Windows 11 to users early next month, it may be mid-2022 before everyone gets the new operating system.

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Analyst: iPhone 13 may be a satellite phone

If the latest speculation from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is true, it means you could make calls from the mountain or do video chats while at sea -- though it may just be an emergency system

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Developers, regulators say Apple's App Store changes don't do enough

Apple has announced a series of slight changes in settlement of a class action by developers, but they don't seem to go far enough.

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Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

The virtual assistant, rolled out for Zoom users in May, gains support for three more platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.

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Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

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Apple’s great replacement cycle

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends, spurring adoption of hybrid working, cloud services, and the great replacement of PCs with Macs and iPads.

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Microsoft plots price hikes for most Office, Microsoft 365 subscriptions

The increases, which could be as high as 25%, are slated to take place March 1, 2022 and will affect most enterprise and business plans.

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Microsoft likely to offer Extended Security Updates for Windows 10 in 2025

By offering the extended support, organizations could safely run Windows 10 for years after its planned 2025 retirement.

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Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Virtual reality meetings have yet to live up to their potential, but Facebook says its VR environment will improve on video calls for team collaboration.

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Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans

There's an awful lot to like about Google's new Pixel 5a phone — and an awful lot to ponder about its bigger-picture significance.

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Windows Server deserts Microsoft's WaaS

In what may be a sign of things to come for Windows-as-a-Service, Microsoft has decided it will no longer update Windows Server multiple times a year.

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Salesforce unveils its first Slack integrations post-acquisition

Salesforce wants to make it easier for sales, marketing, and service teams to chat and share information when using its Customer 360 platform. But integration of the two platforms remains at an early stage, says analyst.

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Microsoft preps enterprises for 8-week 'Extended Stable' version of Edge

By default, Edge is set to automatically get updates every four weeks beginning later this year. But companies who see that pace as too quick will have another option.

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Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool

The company is increasing its focus on the healthcare sector with an Intelligent appointment management tool and HIPAA compliance for Salesforce Maps; the features were unveiled during this week's HIMSS 21.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? 91 nixes more cookies, gives nod to HTTPS by default

Firefox 91 patches 11 flaws, and starts the process of making the HTTPS-only setting the default, and better clears cookies to scrub browser trackers.

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As Mozilla talks up Firefox's future, the present is killing it

Firefox seems to be having an existential crisis.

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Apple’s plan to scan US iPhones raises privacy red flags

Once you scan for one thing, you can scan for anything.

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Cisco takes aim at meeting fatigue with Vidcast

The company is looking to boost productivity and provide greater workday flexibility with the use of asynchronous video.

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