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Apple’s Time Flies event recap; iPad Air vs iPad Pro

Apple released two new Apple Watches, new generations of the iPad and iPad Air and new subscription services and plans at its Time Flies event on September 15. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor...

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Apple upgrades Safari on Catalina and Mojave in annual exercise

Safari 14 offers expanded tab management, website Touch ID authentication, a new privacy report and additional customization options for the new tab page.

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Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of admins surveyed this summer say Microsoft's oft ballyhooed twice-a-year upgrades for Windows 10 aren't really worth the hassle.

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There’s something in the iPad Air for enterprise IT

Will the new A14 Bionic chip appear in future Macs? And how much more performance can Apple tweak from the 5nm design?

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How COVID-19 has changed IT’s focus and plans for 2021

Bread-and-butter investments to modernize workforce systems and improve IT operations are the post-pandemic focus for IT buyers in North America and Europe, a survey shows.

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Nvidia's $40B deal for Arm could affect Apple

Nvidia agreed to pay Arm's current owner, SoftBank Group, $12 billion in cash and $21.5 billion in stock, along with other payments for the chip design firm.

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Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching

Microsoft plans to change how it delivers updates to some parts of Windows 10, saying the new bundling tactic will end confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes.

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Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)

It looks like Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 – sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now would be a good time to squirrel away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 2004, even if you don't ever...

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How Jamf plans to let Microsoft Endpoint manage enterprise iPhones

A new solution due out soon will allow IT to use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage iOS devices as well as Macs.

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Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events

Apple’s September event may look a bit different this year, but the (virtual) show will still go on. Expect to see the new Apple Watch Series 6 and updated iPad Air at the September 15 “Time Flies” event. Rumors suggest that Apple...

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Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches

July and August had relatively stable Patch Tuesdays. Not so, this month. Here’s the tip of the iceberg – the bugs that cropped up within a day of release.

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Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

The defensive technology walls off untrusted Office documents to prevent attack code carried by malicious files from reaching the operating system or its apps.

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Apple announces Sept. 15 event, but is it for iPhone?

So now we know when Apple's next event will take place. But will the company actually unveil the iPhone 12?

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Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Research firm IDC expects businesses to invest heavily in mobile devices as the pandemic increases remote working; 60% of the workforce will be mobile within four years.

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Worst may be over for U.S. IT job losses in COVID-19 pandemic

For the first time in six months, the number of IT jobs has grown. The IT job market now shows a few signs of rebound—though a weak, uncertain one.

With Patch Tuesday imminent, get Windows Update locked down

Patch Tuesday’s poised for another turn on the karmic wheel. Now’s a good time to check and make sure you’ve told Windows to pause patching. Wait for the crowdsourced beta testing to kick in. Let other folks take one for the team.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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