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The surveillance-as-a-service industry needs to be brought to heel

Yet another example of government surveillance affecting smartphones from Apple and Google has emerged. Enough, already!

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Human digital twins and evolution: The real Westworld?

At the moment, digital twins are rudimentary and limited. But as they evolve, could we wind up with Westworld-type twins that could be a boon to productivity?

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There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

It’s time to let go of the belief that a single global internet was ever going to be possible and embrace the real world of many separate internets.

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Let’s put smartphone mics to better use

What if smartphone sound-recognition could be tweaked to do core IT and operational chores? This would be an option to customize the phone to listen for sounds specific to your company.

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Apple doesn’t want a metaverse, it wants a better universe

Apple will want to take AR to the intersection of technology and the liberal arts to augment and enhance human capabilities.

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Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Where you turn in case of problems with Windows depends on which version you're running, whether it involves a work computer or one at home, and whether you have IT help or you're on your own.

The dangers of embracing cryptocurrency

Do not invest company assets in crypto, hoping for a big score to keep the lights on in tough times. It's a scam.

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How Apple is updating mobile device management

At last week's WWDC, Apple rolled out a slew of changes that affect device management overall or apply to declarative management used on individual devices. Here's a rundown of the changes and why they matter.

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Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday updates deal with 55 flaws in Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Visual Studio, and include a zero-day vulnerability in a key Windows component.

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Apple offers devs two useful enterprise security tools

New technologies Apple highlighted at this month's WWDC show the company understands how the enterprise security landscape is changing — and underline a commitment to provide the tools needed to deal with that landscape.

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'Sign in with Apple' comes to the enterprise

Users get simpler logins to business or education apps and websites. IT admins get greater control. What's not to love?

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Merlynn and the promise of human ‘digital twins’

The prospect of using a "digital twin" to handle onerous, routine tasks at work may appeal to some workers. But there are pitfalls, too.

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The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for the IE desktop app. Finally!

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What to do if the Mac you need is delayed?

Serious supply chain delays have hit Apple, so if your company (or university) is looking for new Macs, you'd better order them as soon as possible.

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Before Patch Tuesday, a to-do list to avoid trouble

Whenever the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, Microsoft pushes out a raft of updates and patches for Windows users. What should users do to get ahead of any potential trouble?

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How to master the diversity hiring challenge

It’s not often that you see two cybersecurity vendor CEOs agree on an issue — and yet get into a very public insult-fest with each other. Then again, this did start at RSA, so anything is possible.

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Amazon to pass Walmart as No. 1 retailer by '24; the latter's store-based tack is to blame

A June report from an analytics firm has Amazon knocking Walmart out of its No. 1 retailer slot by 2024. Walmart bet on a store-based approach years ago, but consumers changed their habits and Walmart is soon to pay the price.

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Note to IT: Apple's upcoming public betas can be your friend

The public betas for Apple's iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 (Ventura) will be released in July. What's an IT desk to do with eager would-be beta testers? Use them to your advantage.

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