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The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

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Apple finally releases first macOS 'Big Sur' public beta

Though Apple had said it would deliver the public beta of its upcoming OS in July, that month came and went without a release.

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COVID-related IT job losses mount in U.S. as outbreak continues

With many places in the U.S. seeing higher numbers of COVID-19 cases, the IT job market shows few signs of rebound.

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It's Patch Tuesday time. Make sure to have auto updates paused.

As Patch Tuesday rolls around again, now’s a very good time to double-check and make sure Windows Auto Update has been throttled. We see problematic patches every month, so put your machine on the sidelines while we watch the cannon...

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Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Microsoft pegs savings from Edge, Office 365 search as high as $43M

Microsoft says its Bing-powered search platform can boost worker productivity and save corporate money by making access to internal documents and data easier.

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The perfect contrast of the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note 20

This week's pair of Android phone launches reveals a lot more than what you see on the surface.

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Is Apple’s new 27-in. iMac a good fit for business?

Apple has introduced what may be the penultimate 27-in. iMac configuration powered by an Intel processor. But is this still a good fit for your business?

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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Mozilla is rolling out a new defense against advanced tracking tactics in Firefox 79; users should get it during the next few weeks.

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The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

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Microsoft points to October end-of-support for older Office apps accessing 365 services

As of Oct. 13 the company will stop supporting older versions of Office applications connecting to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10, Windows 7 pause their ups and downs

Windows 10 turned five years old in July, marking the anniversary with something of a pause in its market share growth.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox ends a sorta/kinda recovery as share losses return

Last month put a dent in Mozilla's plans to try and grow user share for its Firefox browser. Google Chrome continued its climb.

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Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches

If it weren’t for the schizophrenic behavior of Microsoft’s preview patches, July updating would be a slam dunk. As things stand, you’d be well advised to go ahead and patch – but be aware of the odd behavior.

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11 essential business management insights from Apple’s Q3

Managing the pandemic, the move to remote working and healthcare, the rise of the Mac and other essential insights to guide IT.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 79 adds under-the-hood improvements, but no pizzaz

The newest version of Mozilla's browser fixes 19 flaws – four of them serious – but added no new features of note.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: July 2020

Now that Microsoft has fixed an Outlook-killing bug on Microsoft’s own servers by updating Office 365, and re-issued the .NET patch so paying Windows 7 Extended Update customers can get it installed, the remaining problems are largely...

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Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

After years of tantalizing teases, Google's two primary platforms may finally be ready to take their relationship to the next level.

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