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Patch Tuesday Debugged

Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft started 2021 with a relatively benign update cycle for Windows and Microsoft Office systems, delivering 83 updates for January. There are no Zero-days or “Patch Now” recommendations.


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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 21292 for the Dev Channel, released on Jan. 13, 2021.


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NZ Friday Fry Up

Friday Fry Up: The Reserve Bank data breach; NZ COVID tracing card an Aussie invention; Tech knight anointed

Friday Fry Up is Computerworld New Zealand’s weekly look at the world of IT.


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Apple Holic

Apple makes welcome change to 'Big Sur' security for Macs

Even Apple's own apps can't bypass the firewall now quite as easily as before.


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Pandemic rebound? PC shipments post biggest upswing in a decade

The pandemic-induced rush to work at home also helped drive up PC sales at the fastest rate in 10 years. But will that buying surge last?


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Windows Into The Future

The future of work from CES: The headquarters at home

CES 2021 offered insights on what it's like to work from home and how far technology still has to go to make it the office we all need.


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Galaxy reality check: 4 big reasons to avoid Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy phones may have the best-known brand within Android, but they come with some underemphasized downsides every serious user should consider.


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Microsoft adds Teams ‘task publishing’ for front-line workers

The new features aimed at retailers include automated approvals, shift ‘tagging’ and integrations with workforce management systems.


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2012 (Build 13530.20376), released on Jan. 12, 2021.


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NZ emergency services take critical step in comms overhaul

The New Zealand government will not own the voice-and-data network, allowing its builders to include other revenue streams.


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Apple takes big steps to boost diversity in tech

Apple has announced major investments in education, developer-focused business support, and more to boost diversity in tech for communities of color.


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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4598242, released Jan. 12, 2021.


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Apple’s mythical AirTags shimmer slowly to release

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Apple seems much closer to actually introducing the near-mythical AirTags.


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5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Got a Chromebook? These advanced, mostly out-of-sight options will grant your computer new powers and change the way you work (for real!).


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Q&A: Workplace exec on employee productivity, app plans for 2021

With many companies eyeing “hybrid” workplace strategies this year, Facebook is looking to bolster its Workplace platform to make collaboration easier. Workplace executive Ujjwal Singh explained what's coming and why.