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Microsoft releases new perpetual Office for enterprise

The new Office suite, dubbed "Office LTSC 2021," is basically a subset of the feature catalog of Office 365 (and its more expansive sibling, Microsoft 365) that will remain unchanged until its support ends.

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What’s not coming (yet) in iOS 15/iPadOS 15

Apple will ship iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today. The OS upgrades introduce many new features, but some won't be available right away.

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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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What the iPhone 13 and iPad mini mean for the enterprise

Here are nine significant things enterprise users should be thinking about after Apple's iPhone 13 and iPad mini launch this week.

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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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Apple hits the alarm with multi-OS emergency update to patch zero-click flaw

The company on Monday pushed out emergency security updates for iOS, macOS, and its other operating systems to plug a hole that threatened security on a range of devices.

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Apple’s big reveal — the iPhone 13 — seems lucky for most

Apple shows us how powerful chips boosted by integrated software, hardware, and machine intelligence can deliver substantial benefits.

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Zoom talks up a video-centric workplace

At this week's Zoomtopia event, the company rolled out plans for video call centers, better transcription and translation features, integrated whiteboards, and hot-desking options for the hybrid workplace.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future Chrome updates?

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

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Apple's App Store payments loss isn't Epic enough

The court's decision to force Apple to permit use of external payment systems for in-app payments probably won't hurt the company's bottom line too much.

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As the hybrid workplace emerges, Microsoft and Google beef up video tools

Both companies are catering to growing demand for workforce flexibility as businesses look to roll out hybrid remote work strategies and keep employees connected — wherever they’re located.

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Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for easy project management

Competing against widely used task management tools such as Asana and Trello, Smartsheet has gained traction across a wide range of companies. Here’s how the cloud-based app works and why it's popular.

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Tech event calendar 2021: Upcoming US shows, conferences, and IT expos

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

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US IT job growth jumps in August; 2021 on track for record hiring levels

Businesses would have hired even more IT workers — especially developers, cybersecurity staffers, and compliance experts — had they been able to find enough qualified candidates.

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Apple backs off controversial child-safety plans

The company now plans to take a few months more to collect input and make improvements before releasing the features, which drew fire from privacy advocates.

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Microsoft sets Nov. 1 deadline for shutting off old Outlook clients from 365 services

Commercial customers running older versions of Outlook have two months to upgrade before losing access to the company's Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services.

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IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

Research firm IDC expects spending on collaboration software to continue to boom following the pandemic, with businesses investing to connect staff, and even clients, more effectively.

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Apple's next services opportunity? The Apple Car

If Apple can get the hardware right, what kind of services will it be able to build and deliver around the Apple Car?

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