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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 a sneak preview of what's coming.

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Apple is working to make AR part of everyday life

Here's how the company wants to use the U1 chip inside iPhones and Apple Watch to support connected AR experiences (and more).

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With Patch Tuesday here, be sure Windows Update is paused

With all the flotsam floating around, it’s easy to lose sight of Second Tuesdays. October’s arrives tomorrow and, with it, another round of Windows and Office patches. Take a minute to make sure you aren’t in the front lines, as...

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An iPhone a day keeps the doctor away

Apple's iPhone is becoming an essential tool for medical care as smart medical devices enter use.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? Check for hacked passwords on mobile

Chrome 86 gets a password checking feature iOS and Android users and will warn desktop users about sites trying to trick them into visiting.

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IBM set to spin-off managed service business to focus on hybrid cloud

IBM plans to dedicate itself to hybrid cloud, AI, quantum computing, and mainframe technologies, and is breaking out its $19B Managed Infrastructure Services group in order to do so.

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How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

Microsoft in September announced that the next version of its on-premises Exchange Server will be available only as a subscription-based product. What does that say about its licensing plans for Office?

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The million-dollar Android-Chrome-OS question

The answer to Google's eternal Android struggle might be right in front of its face — if it reaches out to embrace it.

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Slack will soon let users DM people in other organizations

Users of Slack’s Connect service will be able to contact individuals at separate organizations, another step in the team chat company's efforts to replace email in the workplace.

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Apple is introducing iPhone Health Records to UK and Canada

Health Records are now available to some patients in the UK and Canada with coverage to be extended in the next few months, Apple says.

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Minority tech startups in the US have seen almost no progress in VC funding

Black and Latinx founders have the best chances of attracting investments in New York — but low odds in California.

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G Suite is now Workspace, as Google adds pricing tier, feature updates

Four years after the launch of G Suite, Google is updating its productivity and collaboration app portfolio with new features, branding and a premium business payment plan.

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Apple's T2 Mac security chip may be vulnerable, researcher claims

A security researcher claims to have figured out how to break the T2 security chip on modern Intel-based Macs.

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US IT jobs gain for second month in pandemic recovery

Economic uncertainty is making companies cautious about hiring IT pros, with a full recovery not expected until spring 2021.

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Wire targets Zoom, Teams and others with secure video upgrades

Wire, which touts its ability to offer secure video communications, now allows up to 12 users on a video call in a fully end-to-end encrypted environment.

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Windows by the numbers: Real gains or just an illusion?

A sudden spike of Windows' overall share led to increased user numbers for both Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

For workers whose home has become the de facto home office in recent months, broadband connectivity and security are ongoing issues, according to a Navisite survey.

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The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but...

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome takes a punch, Firefox stays alive

September wasn't a good month for Google's Chrome browser, which saw a decline in user share; Microsoft's Edge, however, won over some converts.

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Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Apple in the enterprise

During this week's JNUC event, the Microsoft VP talked about enabling enterprise class security for Macs.

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