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Chrome OS Plan

Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.

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Microsoft releases native Office apps for M1 Macs

Collectively tagged as "Microsoft 365 for Mac Apps," the company's core Office productivity applications have been updated for Apple's new ARM-based laptops.

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The bit of Googley brilliance Android needs to borrow from Chrome OS

One of Android's worst lingering pain points could be improved immensely with a little help from a familiar Google cousin.

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Apple's Privacy Nutrition Labels, available now and good for business

Apple's iOS 14.3 introduces Privacy Nutrition Labels for apps sold at the App Store, and that's good for users, developers and the enterprise.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

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WFH ‘until June 2021,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook

The message couldn't be clearer -- but does this mean WWDC 2021 will again be an online show?

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Adobe lays Flash to rest

After 24 years, Adobe Flash Player — the once-ubiquitous utility that fueled the Internet's transformation from text-only to a multimedia bonanza — is heading into the sunset.

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The (subtle) second coming of Google+

Google may have given up on its official social service, but it never really left the underlying ambitions behind.

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Facebook eyes paid Workplace feature expansion, ends free tier

The company says EU regulations accelerated planned pricing changes and will allow resources to be used to build new features for paid users.

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Microsoft starts Teams public preview for enterprises

The move should give commercial customers the same kind of early-bird look at developing features that they have for Windows and Office 365.

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Cisco overhauls Webex with an eye on seamless collaboration, smart hybrid work

At its WebexOne event, Cisco unveiled a slew of new features — and three devices — designed to help users make virtual meetings as good as the real thing.

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Mozilla reports $338M revenue spike from settlement over Yahoo contract

The Firefox browser maker got a one-time financial boost in 2019 that masked a gloomy underlying trend: for the second year in a row, Mozilla's expenses outweighed revenue.

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Apple VP Federighi wants competitors to copy Apple's privacy protection

"When it comes to privacy protections, we’re very happy to see our competitors copy our work," says Apple software chief Craig Federighi, who warns of a "data-industrial complex."

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Salesforce acquisition: What Slack users should know

The mega-deal makes sense for both vendors, but what does it mean for Slack customers?

A digital hub marked with crossed wrench and screwdriver branches circuits through a system.

Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

The company is now touting 'Windows Feature Experience Packs' as a way to increase the number of features it rolls out to users over the course of a year.

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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Why Android apps on Windows will be an uphill battle

Microsoft supposedly has a plan for a new kind of Android-Windows marriage — but it isn't quite as simple as it seems on the surface.

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AWS now offers Mac mini in the cloud

Developers can now build across all Apple's products using hosted Mac minis on AWS.

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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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Windows runs fast on Apple Silicon, developer shows

Apple’s M1 Macs don’t officially support Windows, but a developer has managed to get Microsoft’s OS running on an ARM-based MacBook anyway.

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