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Google Pixel Android Feature

The Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

One of Google's greatest Android concepts is making an overdue comeback — but this time, only Pixel owners will benefit from its presence.

Apple Business Essentials

What's needed to consolidate Apple’s enterprise gains?

Apple's recent moves show it wants to consolidate its place in the enterprise.

virtual eye / digital surveillance, privacy / artificial intelligence / machine learning

Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

Onedrive collaboration > shared workspace and files

Microsoft under fire in Europe for OneDrive bundling; legal fight brewing

Nextcloud and 29 other companies have signed onto a complaint against Microsoft's bundling of its OneDrive file-sharing app with both Windows 10 and 11, saying it's nearly impossible for users to choose other file-sharing services.

An empty office has been cleared out with only a moving box remaining.

The future of work: In a hybrid world, office downsizings are coming

Companies that have embraced the hybrid workplace are looking for less office space and more flexible facilities to accommodate the variable number of employees who come in.

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Analyst: Apple's AR glasses will run Mac chips

One day you will indeed wear your Mac like sunglasses, if the latest Apple AR glasses rumor proves to be true.

mobile security / threat detection / traffic analysis

Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

This week's lawsuit against the NSO Group could help end government spying on journalists, dissidents, and political activists. But digital rights activists fear it might be used to shut down researchers who investigate tech companies...

An anonymous hooded figure is surrounded by an abstract network of avatars.

Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Apple calls NSO Group "21st century mercenaries who have created highly sophisticated cyber-surveillance machinery that invites routine and flagrant abuse."

the M1 MacBook Air display with a sunset-themed wallpaper

Will Windows come to M1 Macs soon?

It looks a little more likely you may soon be able to run Windows on M-series Macs, as a deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm is allegedly about to expire.

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Apple gives in on right-to-repair

In a first, the company said it will open up an online site next year where Apple hardware owners can order genuine Apple parts to repair iPhones and other devices.

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FileMaker Pro now supports Siri Shortcuts on Mac, iPhone, iPad

FileMaker Pro’s embrace of Apple’s Shortcuts app is a big step toward low-code business automation and deployment.

Windows 10 fading

Microsoft releases its Windows 10 November 2021 update

The big news is that the Windows 10 release cadence is joining Windows 11 and returning to just one feature update a year from now on.

14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 notch

With latest Safari preview release, Apple tweaks ProMotion scrolling issue

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops offer a 120Hz screen refresh rate via ProMotion, but new owners complained Safari wasn't using the new display feature.

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Slack moves to extend in-app workflow automation

The collaboration software maker hopes to make it easier for users to create and share workflow automations without the need to write code. The features are due out in 2022.

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Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

The Insider Preview disabled third-party software that makes it easier to bypass the Edge browser. One app developer accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices.

iPadOS 15

This Made-for-iPad accessory can transform lives

People with disabilities such as ALS, Motor neurone disease, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injuries can control their iPads using only their eyes.

microsoft hybrid work

As companies unfurl future-of-work plans, speed bumps remain

As organizations grapple with office reopenings, deciding which way to turn — the old in-office routine or the new hybrid workplace model — could mean the difference between employee attrition or improved productivity and business...

m1 iMac

Jamf CEO welcomes Apple Business Essentials

“When Apple innovates, Jamf celebrates,” Jamf CEO, Dean Hager told me following the introduction of Apple Business Essentials.

Teams meeting live broadcast

Meta and Microsoft move to tie Workplace and Teams closer together

The two companies have partnered to ease collaboration for shared customers, with a video streaming integration also in development and due early next year.

Apple Business Essentials

Apple introduces Business Essentials service for SMBs

Apple Business Essentials offers small and midsized companies iCloud+ for Work, 24/7 Apple support, device, application, and user management among other services

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