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The hybrid workplace needs to work for everybody

After talking to Kristi Woolsey, a BCG Smart Environments Group consultant, I get the sense that many companies may be missing the boat when it comes to settling on hybrid workplace plans.

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Printer setup problems? There’s got to be a better way.

It’s not always easy to get a printer connected to your network and working reliably. So why are printer makers complicating things now by requiring smartphone apps to even get started?

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Nvidia’s StyleGAN could up-end a lot of creative industries

If you take a lot of images, add in a dose of powerful artificial intelligence, and blend them all together, what do you get?

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In a remote-work world, a zero-trust revolution is necessary

Zero trust is not just for cybersecurity specialists — it’s the new necessary way of life for business.

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When humans make tech mistakes

Just because a vendor has a good track record doesn't mean they can't make mistakes that could lead to data loss. After all, tech vendors are human, too.

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April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

This month's Patch Tuesday release was a big one, and includes fixes for Microsoft browsers and two zero-day vulnerabilities for Windows. Time to get busy updating!

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Apple plots a Mac revolution in interesting times

Apple's teams have plotted a path that makes Macs more than relevant all over again, but this revolution comes in the middle of very challenging times.

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Mergers and acquisitions and takeovers — oh my!

Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter this week might not work out as well as he thinks. Hostile takeovers can often lead to Pyrrhic victories.

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Apple calls out Meta for hypocrisy

Meta’s poked its face out the book as it admits plans to levy a 47.5% commission on virtual transactions in its metaverse.

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Apple has good privacy arguments, but critics aren't listening

The problem with Apple’s passionate stance on privacy and user security is that those attacking its position aren’t interested in the same thing.

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What to do about IE and .NET?

Internet Explorer is soon to be retired, and older versions of .Net are about to run out of support. But that doesn't mean Windows users should start deleting things right now.

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WWDC: It's all about the Four Ps — performance, parity, platforms, and partnership

Apple's pro users and developers will be looking for a lot at this year's WWDC when it rolls around in June.

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We’re one step closer to Windows in the cloud

Microsoft is bound and determined to move your old Windows setup to Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Here are its latest moves.

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WWDC: Apple's call to code and the no-code future

What’s a giant US corporation to do when there really aren’t enough developers on the planet to build all the things we need?

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Don't look now, but the blue-collar remote work revolution is coming

It's not just laptop laborers who can work from home. Technology will enable many jobs to go remote. Here's what we should all be thinking about.

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Windows 11 — we haven’t seen anything, yet

Microsoft this week talked up a number of changes and advances it plans to roll out for Windows 11 in the year ahead. Here's what the company has in mind.

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What will, might and could happen at Apple's hybrid WWDC event

Themed as ‘Call to Code,' Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held online for the third time since the pandemic began.

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Apple quietly stops meaningful auto-updates in iOS

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged Apple has dramatically slowed down auto updates — by as much as a month.

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Why are all those people resigning — and where are they going?

We all know workers are fleeing their jobs, but exactly why are they leaving and where are they going anyway? Here are some answers.

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When it comes to Windows, out with the old, in with the…what?

The arrival last year of Windows 11 has prompted a lot of Windows users to think about upgrades — and what can actually meet their technology needs. Some thoughts on what works and what doesn’t.

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