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Survey says! What my informal survey shows about Windows

The vast majority of people who responded already know about Windows 11, most don’t plan to upgrade anytime soon and many have serious issues with the overall Windows patching process.

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Apple needs to act against fake app-privacy promises

App developers continue to undermine user privacy despite promising not to do so. Apple needs to identify those who do.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

If you want to see an early benchmark of a PC explicitly designed to show off Windows 11, take a look at the Surface Laptop Studio.

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A penchant for patching: After 20 years, the system’s still a mess

Though Microsoft has tried a variety of patching schemes over the past two decades, update problems continue with no end in sight.

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How Apple is changing MDM in iOS 15

Declarative management, rolling out today with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, is the most significant change to Apple MDM in its 11-year history. Here’s what IT departments need to know.

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Legacy apps are at risk with the September Patch Tuesday update

Testing your legacy applications and printing will be important when dealing with this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

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Should the brilliant new iPad mini go Pro?

Apple's iPad mini sales pitch made it clear it knows there's a professional market for the tablet. Will the mini go Pro?

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The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The Poly Studio E70 and X70 are perfectly fine as conference room video setups, but a lack of interoperability limits their appeal. It’s a major issue for the industry.

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The rise of tablets: Why we don't need laptops or phones anymore

We may want them, but we don’t actually need them. Here’s why tablets can replace everything now.

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Apple’s challenge now: innovation at scale

The usual suspects are asking whether Apple has run out of ideas. They don't get it.

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It’s been a big week for patches

In addition to Patch Tuesday’s retinue of updates from Microsoft, fixes arrived this week for zero-day flaws affecting Google’s Chrome browser and Apple hardware.

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Windows 11: Just say no

In a few weeks, Windows 11 will arrive. Should you upgrade to it? Let me answer with a question: "Should you stop hitting your head against the wall?"

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Facebook smart glasses and some lessons for Apple

Facebook grabbed some attention this week with its first smart glasses. Are there lessons here for Apple, which is thought to be working on its own smart spectacles?

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Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Head-mounted displays, better known as smart glasses, have come a long way. Case in point: Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 glasses.

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Apple News for Android? Why not?

Apple's decision to change its App Store rules around Reader Apps may open up new markets for the company.

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Planning to update to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

With the Oct. 5 launch date less than a month away, it's time to think about when Windows users should move from 10 to 11. (Helpful hint: Don't rush.)

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8 surprising ways remote work helps business

The sudden pandemic-driven rush to remote work in 2020 was an unprecedented experiment. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

From AI to cloud-native – is your organisation future-ready?

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Tired of distractions around the home office? Need some encouragement from the "boss"? Artificial intelligence could one day come to the rescue.

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Apple HR needs listen to its own peeps

Every enterprise faces more dissent than ever before, including Apple. Resisting change isn’t a good option.

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Triggered by email? Some thoughts on how to stay safe

When even previewing an email can let attackers gain access to your system, it pays to be cautious.

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