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Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

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Apple’s first 5G iPhone 12 will ship late this year

There's a possibility Apple will need to stagger the introduction of new iPhone models as pandemic chaos strikes manufacturing.

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Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

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The key point most Android vs. iOS arguments miss

People (and, ahem, companies) comparing Android to iOS keep making the same silly mistake. Don't let yourself fall for it.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 restarts purge of Windows 7

Windows 10 grew by 1.8 percentage points in May to reach 57.8% of global OS share, resuming the trend away from Windows 7 that was upended by the pandemic.

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The UK’s contact tracing app: too little, too late?

As the UK government launches is contact-tracing strategy to fight the COVID-19 outreak, its much-lauded app remains noticeably absent.

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What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome snaps up more share, new Edge again gains ground

Google's Chrome browser edged toward the 70% mark in user share in May. No one else in the browser wars is close.

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Get your May 2020 Windows and Office patches installed

It was quite a month, with an undocumented drive-by patch, five (six?) zero-days, and voluminous reports of bugs that, with two exceptions, don’t appear to have any common cause. Now’s a good time to get Windows and Office patched.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: May 2020

May brought us an undocumented drive-by patch that rebooted most exposed machines. In addition to the usual problems with random patching bugs, five (!) zero-days were announced by malware sleuths ZDI. By and large, the patching scene...

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Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

The latest Windows 10 upgrade, released this week, won't immediately show up for everyone; Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade.

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BBC launches ‘Corona Bot’ to tackle COVID-19 confusion

The BBC ‘s new online tool aims to keep people updated about changes to the UK's coronavirus restrictions.

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Apple Glass: Apple’s rumored AR glasses

Apple’s new rumored wearable has been getting a lot of buzz. The Apple Glass (or iGlasses… just kidding) will likely be an augmented reality (AR) headset. But what will they look like? Who will use them, and why? Computerworld...

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The Android hardware truth Google won't tell you

Google doesn't like to talk about it, but there's one type of Android hardware you really shouldn't be buying.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Zoho looks to mimic the office for remote workers with user check-in, live video feeds

The company's Cliq messaging app gets a raft of features designed to help employees and managers keep track of workers in a virtual office.

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Apple rejects flawed claims about its contact tracing tech

Apple has been forced to reject damaging claims against its contact tracing tech now circulating on Facebook.

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Rethinking collaboration: 6 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at six now pushing the envelope.

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