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Android One - Google

What the hell is happening with Android One?

Google's once-pivotal program for exceptional yet affordable Android phones seems to be fading — and maybe for good reason.

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Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

The company has launched a new bug bounty program for Teams that offers as much as $30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities. It's a sign of the software's growing importance.

Slack logo / security / network

Slack blocks public DM ‘invite messages’ after backlash

Concerns over the potential harassment of individuals prompted Slack to swiftly change how its new direct messages feature works.

FinTech / electronic payments / banking / dollars / euros / pounds / yen

Gartner: Spending on social and collaboration software booms as remote work takes hold

The research firm confirmed that companies have been rushing to spend money on tools needed to keep their employees connected and productive.

Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory / automation

Apple’s iPhone factories are Industry 4.0 rock stars

Key iPhone production facilities have been recognized as global examples of great Industry 4.0 deployments.

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Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

The has not yet announced a launch date for this year's Windows 10 update, the first feature upgrade of 2021.

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Hackers target developers to break into Apple’s garden

Apple developers beware -- cybercriminals have figured out that you may be the weakest link in Mac, iPhone and iPad security.

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Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

The one-click tool is intended as a stopgap measure to protect vulnerable on-premises Exchange servers, deployed mainly by small and midsize businesses.

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WFH boom makes ‘employee experience’ a C-suite priority, says Microsoft Viva chief

Microsoft's new employee experience platform, Viva, is central to the company's bid to roll out software that helps organizations better manage and support a remote or hybrid workforce, says Chuck Friedman.

Microsoft Edge [browser logo]

Microsoft follows Google and Chrome, shifts Edge to four-week release pace

Because Microsoft hitched Edge to Chromium's wagon, it had little choice but to go along with a recent Google change to release timing.

Android Upgrade Disappointment

This year's biggest Android upgrade disappointment

The Android 11 upgrade picture may be bleak, but the biggest bummer of all is something that isn't even on most folks' radars.

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LogMeIn revamps GoToConnect to support shift to flexible work

The Unified Communications provider has refreshed its technology offerings to better support hybrid and remote work.

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Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

The company moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes — it had been used for decades — and users remain angry.

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Jamf move improves enterprise security and compliance for macOS

Jamf has acquired a security and compliance tool that should make it easier for more enterprises to move to Macs.

Microsoft Edge [browser logo]

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

Version 89 of Microsoft's Edge browser kills off 33 security vulnerabilities and is supposed to boost startup times by up to 41%.

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward

After last year's Android upgrade delivery improvements, this new data surrounding the Android 11 rollout is a little hard to process.

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Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

The company also plans to offer a new "Extended Stable" release channel for enterprises wary of frequent deployments. That channel will be refreshed every eight weeks.

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HSBC now offers Mac-friendly choice scheme

And the big bank says it plans to reduce office space by 40% as business becomes remote.

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Microsoft deepens Teams ties with Dynamics 365

Sales and customer service workers will be able to access Teams’ chat function without switching screens, one of several Dynamics 365 platform integrations highlighted by Microsoft at Ignite this week.  

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When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

Microsoft this week unveiled 'Known Issue Rollback,' which allows IT admins roll back individual non-security elements of an update if the change breaks something.

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