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What the media doesn't say about Apple

There’s a real lack of nuance in so much Apple reporting.

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About Apple Business Essentials, I have questions

Apple made a big splash this month unveiling Business Essentials for SMBs. While the service doesn’t arrive until next year, there are a lot of questions IT admins should focus on now before considering it.

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Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Because the move to Windows 11 is likely to force users to buy new hardware, a lot of older computers may wind up in the trash — worsening environmental issues for everyone.

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Apple delays office return, but is it still too optimistic?

Apple has once again delayed its return to the workplace, but it will likely be forced to delay the return schedule yet another time.

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Edge and Windows 11 — the return of Microsoft's IE fiasco?

Microsoft, are you really planning to repeat your biggest business blunder?

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Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

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Now that Apple offers right to repair, what will you do?

Apple has at last agreed to make it a little easier for people to mend their own devices. What does this mean to your company?

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Latest Android security hole shows why IT should consider a mobile app allow list

The mobile app security headaches continue. This time it's spyware found by mobile security firm Zimperium that not only steals data, but can silently control mic and camera — and secretly delete security apps. Fun times.

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Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

While the newest version of Windows 10 has arrived as promised, don't rush to install it. Think of this as the best time to see what your PCs are running already, then plan ahead.

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What next for HomeKit — into the office or factory floor?

HomeKit could become a solution that puts people in control of their environment wherever they go. It's just a 'Matter' of time.

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Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Apple, Google, and especially Visa this month have given us yet another example of how security and convenience are at odds in the mobile world. Convenience seems to have won out.

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Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing

Microsoft rolled out a relatively light update for this month's Patch Tuesday, though two significant flaws in the Windows platform have been publicly disclosed and lend some urgency to the latest updates.

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Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

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Apple’s message for everyone: Keep up

With the arrival of new Macbook Pros running the latest Apple Silicon, Apple has a message for chipmakers, developers and IT admins. It's a company on the move in more ways than one.

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No, sideloading is not good for you

The campaign to promote sideloading on Apple’s devices is all about self-interest, and will do nothing for you or your business.

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What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

Eighteen years ago, a code-signing issue with Small Business Server 2003 caused problems for early installations. Last week, a similar problem has cropped up in Windows 11.

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

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Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn't supposed to just magically (or mysteriously) install itself on a Windows 10 PC. But some users keep saying that's what happened. Hmm.

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