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Report: Google Ditches Windows Over Security Issues

Google employees are slamming Microsoft's Windows operating system, claiming security vulnerabilities in the OS left the company open to Chinese hackers in January 2010, a new report says. According to the Financial Times, Google will...

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How to buy PCs for your enterprise

IT has several judgments to make in deciding which Windows PCs — and other business computers like Macs and Chromebooks — should make up its computing fleet. Most aren’t about the PCs themselves.

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An Android shortcut secret

Tap into this treasure trove of time-savers and watch your efficiency soar.

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Kandji improves its Device Harmony Platform for Apple enterprise

Kandji has enhanced its existing MDM platform, so I reached out to Weldon Dodd, the company's senior vice president for product strategy, to learn more.

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Apple, iPhones, and China: Short-term problems need a long-term fix

But the company's current challenges will eventually become lessons learned as leadership reimagines Apple’s business for a changing age.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Builds 22621.1028 and 22623.1028 for the Beta Channel, released on Dec. 6, 2022.

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Buyer’s guide: How to choose the right business laptops

Business-ready notebooks come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Here’s how to pick the best laptops for all your users, whether you’re leasing or buying outright.

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A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding

Give yourself the gift of efficiency with this 20-second ChromeOS upgrade.

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Apple gives developers wider App Store price flexibility

Apple today gave developers 700 additional price points they can use when setting prices for their apps in the company's App Store.

JumpCloud hits AWS marketplace as Apple's enterprise market grows

Modern business environments rely on iPhones, iPads, Macs, WindowsPCs and more. The days of a pure, single-platform environment are over.

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Biometrics are even less accurate than we thought

Biometrics are supposed to be a fundamental pillar of modern authentication. Unfortunately, for a wide range of reasons and in a variety of ways, many biometric implementations are wildly inaccurate.

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Apple gives up on 'Reality,' but still wants to extend it

Collaborative environments, training, and experiences such as virtual visitor and product tours will dominate the first wave of enterprise Apple xrOS development.

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Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

The Pixel is meant to represent the very best Android has to offer. But it's lagging behind in one critically important area.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5020044 Preview, released on Nov. 29, 2022.

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3 quick tricks for smarter Android sharing

This just in: Moving stuff between your Android phone and computer doesn't have to be a hassle — no matter what desktop platform you're using.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Buyer's guide to business laptops

Business-ready notebooks come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Here’s how to pick the best laptops for all your users, whether you’re leasing or buying outright.

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When fees are 'taxes' and free speech costs $8 a month

Thanks to the headline-grabbing new boss at Twitter, Apple faces renewed criticism over App Store fees and its insistence on content moderation. That criticism misses the mark.

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Why you must remember to update T&Cs in Apple Business Manager

Apple frequently requests its customers approve new terms and conditions (T&Cs) when major OS updates are introduced.

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How to troubleshoot and reset Windows Update

When Windows Update refuses to cooperate, here are three basic troubleshooting steps to take in Windows 10 or 11 to get it back on track.

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