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Apple Maps aims at business with Snapshots for email, web

If you run a public-facing business of any kind, you may want to look at Apple’s latest Maps enhancement; it lets you add a useful map to emails, websites or elsewhere.

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3 big workplace changes to expect in ‘22

If 2021 was all about the Great Resignation, 2022 is likely to be about keeping employees happy and engaged as companies sort out what a hybrid workplace looks like.

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

DuckDuckGo said its new desktop browser app will act much like its mobile app, allowing users to perform internet searches without tracking or installing cookies on Apple devices. The company claimed the browser is cleaner, more...

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The Great Resignation: Why workers quit (and how companies can respond)

A pandemic-driven exodus from the workforce has been marked by workers seeking more flexible working conditions, better pay and benefits, and career advancement. But companies can head off employee dissatisfaction — and boost...

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Office going hybrid? How to think through the options

As companies adjust to the reality of a hybrid workplace, a growing number of tools can enable better workflow, project planning, and communication. Knowing how to use those tools and engage employees remains a huge challenge.

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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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EU ‘gig worker’ rules look to rein in algorithmic management

Backers of the proposals argue that all workers should be protected from management by automated systems and want companies to be more transparent about what they’re doing.

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Atlassian’s Confluence gets new features aimed at making content more engaging

Confluence now allows teams to draft, polish, and present, all in one place — even when working remotely.

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Did Apple send its controversial CSAM scanning back to the lab?

Apple seems to have stepped back on its least popular innovation since the Butterfly Keyboard, deleting mentions of its CSAM scanning/surveillance tech from its site following universal criticism.

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2021 — the year Apple became a big player in enterprise tech

In a few years' time, when peering back through the coronavirus fog, we’ll fully understand that 2021 is the year Apple truly entered the enterprise.

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AWS outage hit collaboration vendors, highlights risk of cloud-based tools

Software-as-a-service providers including Slack, Trello, Asana, and Smartsheet saw disruptions after API and network issues hit Amazon Web Services’ U.S. data center.

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Q&A: JLL exec sees no return to pre-COVID work routines, but a 4-day work week

Peter Miscovich, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle IP (JLL), a global real estate investment and management firm, says new views on flexible work and a re-evaluation of what employees want will reshape commercial real estate and...

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Designer smartphone hacks will trickle down in 2022

State-sponsored attacks similar to NSO Group's Pegasus will begin to leak into the criminal hacker community in 2022, Watchguard warns.

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Eve Systems CEO: Matter standard is a 'foundational' tech

Jerome Gackel , the CEO of Eve Systems, explains why Matter and Thread will enable smarter homes, offices and more.

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New Goldman Sachs-AWS data service points to a larger banking trend

Goldman Sachs and AWS have teamed up to launch a financial services data analytics and management service to help businesses seeking to crunch massive pools of data for smarter business insights.

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Why Apple may be planning life after Arm

With Nvidia's Arm acquisition seemingly unlikely to succeed, what will Apple do?

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Windows 11 adoption nears 9%, but businesses are waiting

Data on the adoption of Microsoft's newest OS shows uptake ranging from 1% to 9%. But most enterprises will likely wait until at least 2023 before broadly rolling out Windows 11.

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Microsoft aims Teams Essentials at small-biz customers

The new pricing tier from Microsoft costs $4 per user each month and offers a paid alternative to the existing free version of Teams

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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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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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