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Here comes Apple’s spring event -- and it's an education

New iPads, stereo HomePods and something unique for education lead speculation as Apple invites media to its March 27 “field trip” in Chicago, which appears to be its spring event.

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Microsoft lifts update embargo on Windows 10

But Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs must still contain approved antivirus to receive post-Spectre/Meltdown patches.

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Mingis on Tech: What do we know about Android P?

For many Android smartphone users, Oreo hasn't even rolled out, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades...

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Microsoft lays out a Teams vision for intelligent communications

A year after launch, the company’s team collaboration tool is now used by 200,000 companies.

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Google unites Chrome OS tools and EMM vendors for single console control

After integrating with VMware's Workspace ONE's UEM cloud portal last year, Google has now expanded the number of enterprise mobility management platforms IT managers can use to control Chrome OS devices.

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Hold the pitchforks! 2 overlooked realities about Android upgrades

Yes, Android upgrades are a mess — but in bemoaning the real problems, too many people ignore the broader realities around them.

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Microsoft stops pushing buggy Win7 patch KB 4088875, hopefully as a precursor to yanking it

Microsoft no longer installs the Windows 7 March Monthly Rollup automatically, but KB 4088875 is still available in the Update Catalog.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? New tab page customization

With Firefox 59, Mozilla is now inviting corporate IT admins to participate in an invitation-only beta of Firefox Quantum for Enterprise.

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Massive March Patch Tuesday relaxes antivirus restrictions, but there are problems

With 74 separately identified plugged holes, every version of Windows and Office gets goosed. No known exploits for any “Critical” vulnerabilities, but there’s a report of more forced upgrades.

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Macs now account for 10% of active personal computers

According to Net Applications, macOS accounted for 10% of the global PC user share in January and virtually the same level in February.

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The collaboration conundrum: Companies look to consolidate around team chat apps

With so many collaboration and communications tools now available, companies face app fragmentation and hurdles to ensuring their workers can actually connect.

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Android P is a perfect example of why OS updates still matter

It's easy to see the present form of Android P as lacking in pizzazz, but our first glimpse at Google's next effort speaks volumes about the ongoing importance of the OS-level update.

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A.R., A.I. and 5G to help drive mobile spending through '21

Companies are expected to boost their deployment of augmented reality software and hardware this year as they bolster efforts to enable employee mobility.

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Turn Automatic Update off, temporarily, in anticipation of another round of pernicious patches

January’s patches were horrible. February’s were a little better. Take a moment now to make sure you aren’t tossed in with the cannon fodder, and wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

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Microsoft sets May kill date for OWA apps on iOS, Android

The move riles enterprise users who still rely on older apps to access email because Outlook apps don't cut it for them.

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Microsoft again forced upgrades on Win10 machines specifically set to block updates

For the third time in the past four months, Microsoft 'accidentally' upgraded Windows 10 1703 machines to version 1709 in spite of explicit, correctly applied, deferral settings.

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Warning as Mac malware exploits climb 270%

Don't panic about the increase in malware attacks on Macs, but do follow good security advice when using your Mac or iOS systems.

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California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states

California could join a growing number of states seeking to enact "Right to Repair" laws that let consumers take smartphones and other devices to third-party repair shops or fix them at home without voiding warranties.

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