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Text authentication is even worse than almost anyone thought

For years, security experts have been sounding the alarm about texting numbers for authentication. Now, due to some excellent work from Vice, it's clear the text situation is far worse than we thought.

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Microsoft, we need to have a talk

This time it's not us, it's you, Microsoft. Your patching process and flawed updates are still creating problems.

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Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Critics, including a prominent U.S. senator, are pointing fingers at Microsoft for not warning customers about the Golden SAML security hole. Doing so might have headed off SolarWinds.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and the coming hybrid workplace

Apple's leader expects the future of work to be a hybrid mix of remote and on-premises roles.

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IBM’s Project Debater showcases next-gen AI-driven productivity

Could artificial intelligence help companies make better decisions? We may soon find out.

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Email is for yesterday, today, and tomorrow

You can yak all the time on Slack, Teams, or Google Chat — or get real work done with email.

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Apple lives by its own privacy rules

As Apple prepares to limit the way app developers track users, it also shows it lives by its own rules.

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Stuck on Windows 10 1909? Some workarounds on moving forward

The next feature release of Windows 10, 21H1, is due out in the next couple months. But what happens if you’re still on an older version and want to get unstuck? Here’s what to do.

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Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

If it weren't for some serious security issues involving on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers, I'd say things look pretty good for this month's batch of patches.

If you want to succeed: Go slow to go fast

To succeed in business, it's important to figure out where you're going before stepping on the accelerator.

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Why WWDC 2021 should take place online

We've all sacrificed too much to put recovery at risk for Apple to hold an in-person WWDC event this year.

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Apple's AR glasses and a future for 'AppleCare'

As big tech takes chunks out of private health, keep watching what Apple does in machine vision, as it may hint at plans to transform yet another industry — eye care.

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Pause Patch Tuesday updates, watch out for Exchange server attacks

It’s usually better to wait when Microsoft releases its monthly updates to avoid potential problems. That’s true for March. But companies using Microsoft Exchange should make sure they’re not affected by recent attacks.

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UK regulators launch Apple App Store probe

Apple faces yet more scrutiny over its App Store business model as UK regulators launch an investigation.

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Microsoft Mesh and Viva: Revolutionizing the corporate dynamic for success

The two big announcements from this week's Ignite conference are impressive offerings that can connect employees while enhancing their skills and assuring their employment. That's good for the workers, and for business.

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Of February’s patches, Ignite, and the fate of Windows 10 feature releases

February's over, so it's time to focus on this week's Microsoft Ignite event — and what the company has in mind for future features updates for Windows 10.

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Apple's indoor maps format is now a standard; here's why that matters

Adoption of the standard is a foundational step for new business opportunity and voice-first interface design.

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The Poly Studio P15: Searching for a better home videoconferencing answer

With video chats such a vital part of the work-from-home world we're in, having the right hardware makes a big difference. Here's one system that, while pricey, does a good job.

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Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

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Driven by pandemic, the US enters the world of Apple Pay

Use of mobile wallets is rapidly catching up with cash payments in the US; cash transactions worldwide have declined 42% since 2019.

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