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Microsoft sets IE's date with death — kind of

The company plans to retire Internet Explorer 11 next year, putting it on the path to a long, slow lingering death as the company fully embraces Microsoft Edge.

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Tech wages: Women, minorities still paid less in 2020

A survey of tech firms in the US, UK, and Canada shows that the wage gaps with white men are decreasing for new hires, but many existing employees lost ground in several segments.

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Accessibility takes a magic leap with Apple Watch gesture control

Apple offered up a series of announcements to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, including thought-provoking gesture controls for Apple Watch.

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Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie.

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Otter.ai launches Otter Assistant to help Zoom-fatigued workers

Otter.ai this week unveiled a new tool for Zoom: a virtual assistant that can automatically join Zoom meetings, takes notes, and share them with meeting participants.

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With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

Google this week unveiled a range of new ways to connect its productivity and collaboration apps, including the rollout of its smart canvas. But is it enough to keep up with innovative startups?

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 21H1 as another minor OS refresh

The year's first feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrived this week with little fanfare, largely because it offers little new functionality because Microsoft has abandoned its major-minor release cadence.

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How to make Zoom better with automated meeting transcriptions

Otter offers a useful tool that creates transcriptions colleagues can comment on while you speak (and they can be accessed and shared after a meeting has ended).

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Firefox previews site-isolation tech in move to catch up to Chrome

'Project Fission' is part of a long-term effort by Mozilla to harden Firefox's defenses by isolating malicious sites and components.

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Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

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Microsoft nixes Windows 10X

Windows 10X was expected to launch in the spring of 2021 in place of the year's first-half Windows 10 feature upgrade. Didn't happen.

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Jamf adds zero trust security to the Apple enterprise

Jamf is buying Zero Trust Network Access firm Wandera as it moves to enhance what it can offer Apple enterprise customers.

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Microsoft, Mozilla plan new upgrade tactics for Edge, Firefox

Edge users in IT-managed environments will continue to get all updates via established IT-directed channels. Meanwhile, Mozilla is rolling out a new background update process for its browser.

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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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How to create a digital workplace

Creating a digital work environment for employees, regardless of where they are physically, involves much more than handing out laptops, turning to cloud apps, and using a VPN. Here's what companies need to keep in mind as they plan...

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Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Apple and Epic Games, the developer behind the popular video game Fortnite, are in court over Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Epic Games attempted to bypass Apple's in-app purchasing system within Fortnite,...

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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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