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Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

As the company now pegs the number of paid Workplace users at 7 million, an analyst sees Facebook’s growing focus on integration as important to continued enterprise uptake.

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With Apple's Claris, digital transformation goes to school

Claris Connect is a powerful new student information integration system that enables powerful digital workflows for educators.

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Microsoft previews new Windows servicing APIs for enterprises

Microsoft has launched a public preview of the APIs IT admins can use to control Windows Update for Business Deployment Service — part of the company's efforts to push commercial customers toward cloud-only servicing for Windows 10.

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The Epic/Apple battle shows how execs think about their business

Apple’s internal emails are perhaps the only interesting thing to emerge from Epic’s assault against the App Store.

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Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

Global tech merger-and-acquisition deals totaled $634.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Can 2021 match that for blockbuster activity?

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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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Apple confirms the hybrid workplace is here to stay

"It would seem that work from home and the productivity of working from home will remain very critical," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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The Android malware monster is back — and this time, he's coming for all of your deepest, darkest secrets. (Uh, maybe.)

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FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

Microsoft plans to continue to offer a "perpetual" version of Office for enterprises, with the latest in that line due out later this year. So just what is Office LTSC, and what's it mean for enterprises?

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Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Workplace management platform Jira is no longer just for software developers; Jira Work Management now supports all enterprise business teams.

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How long until Apple boots apps from its stores for privacy issues?

Now that Apple has made its privacy protections more robust, it's inevitable it will begin to enforce them.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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Why enterprises must install the latest macOS software patch

The latest version of Apple's desktop OS, macOS Big Sur 11.3, protects Macs against a serious software vulnerability that places data at risk.

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The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

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Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft has released to corporate customers a preview of its next pay-once, perpetual license version of Office: the tongue-twistingly named Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021.

Microsoft ships Office 2021 preview for Mac

Microsoft has made a couple of important announcements for Mac- and iOS-using enterprises.

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Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

The latest Google Meet update aims to make video calls more immersive, inclusive, and productive.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? 88 stymies shifty JavaScript tracker

Mozilla continues to push privacy protections in Firefox 88, which prevents the window.name property from leaking data across sites.

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