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Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

The browser maker unveiled version 64 of Opera, which now relies on the open-source EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List to bolster user privacy and speed up surfing.

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Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

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The courts have ruled: Mobile sites must be accessible. But why did enterprises ever resist?

Although this decision should end the debate and make it clear to companies that sites must be coded to be fully compatible—and, no, throwing in a toolbar option doesn't do it—it's astounding that companies ever resisted it.

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9 critical questions about Microsoft's first Android phone

Microsoft's Surface Duo deserves your attention, but some of the things we don't yet know about the device may prove to be the most pivotal.

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Apple delivers macOS Catalina

The company first unveiled the latest version of its desktop OS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It arrived for all users on Monday.

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As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily and — especially — disengage IE

Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday and, given all the havoc we’ve seen with the latest Windows patches, you need to get Automatic Update turned off for now. Based on a security report hidden behind a $690 Microsoft paywall, I also recommend...

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Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Remember the problematic rollout of last year's fall update to Windows 10? Microsoft would just as soon forget it happened, and hopes users do, too.

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Microsoft releases even more patches for the CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

Ten days ago, Microsoft released a half-fast set of manual patches aimed at fending off a newly described and “Exploited” Internet Explorer zero-day. Bugs crawled out of the woodwork. Yesterday, Microsoft finally released a true...

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Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

The company plans to add a hacked-password alert system into its browser by the end of year; Firefox aims to do much the same thing this month.

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FCC approves wireless charging tech for IoT devices, Walmart to adopt it

Ossia's Forever Tracker technology would charge multiple IoT devices.

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Facebook's Libra crypto backers step back amid regulatory pressure

Concerns over possible nefarious use of the cryptocurrency may be causing Visa, MasterCard and others to tap the brakes on the project.

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It's time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

Google's handling of Chrome OS upgrades has long been an asset for the platform — but now, it's starting to become a liability.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 continues to cannibalize Windows 7

Windows 10's share of all PCs rose 1.4 percentage points in September as users continued to shift away from Windows 7 ahead of a January end-of-support deadline.

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Time to install Microsoft's mainstream September patches – and avoid the dregs

This month’s lightning rod patch — the fix for the peek-a-boo Internet Explorer zero-day CVE-2019-1367 — still isn’t in any of the pushed updates. Unless you’re a Chicken Little acolyte, avoid it, but get the rest of the September...

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Survey: Half of U.S. workers face one or more serious mobile issues monthly

The survey showed a gap between the MDM and EMM tools and IT's ability to monitor mobile issues that could affect worker productivity.

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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft's browser share falls to record low

While Microsoft's browsers lost ground in September, Firefox managed another small gain. But the big winner continues to be Google's Chrome, which dominates the browser market.

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 1903 the 'go' sign for business, four months after release

The business-ready milestone is designed to give enterprises confidence that 1903 is both stable and reliable and can be widely deployed.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Botched IE zero-day patch leaves cognoscenti fuming

September’s surprise zero-day patch for Internet Explorer hole CVE-2019-1367 – released, but not released, then pushed sporadically, but only in preview, and never explained – leads us straight to the bottom of the barrel once again.

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Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare

Amazon's pilot program for providing healthcare to Seattle-area employees through telemedicine and at-home visits is only the latest in a concerted effort by companies to cut costs and improve care for employees.

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