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IT admins want one, and only one, Windows 10 upgrade annually

Though they question how Microsoft has cut the number of yearly Windows 10 refreshes, for admins it's clearly a case of less is more.

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Android 11's biggest letdown

One of Google's most promising Android advancements in ages isn't all it was originally cracked up to be.

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iOS 14: What’s new for enterprise IT?

Apple has introduced numerous enhancements for IT, including new tools MDM vendors can exploit.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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Mozilla tightens belt, folds two Firefox services

The Firefox browser maker is having to trim its sails again.

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Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of admins surveyed this summer say Microsoft's oft ballyhooed twice-a-year upgrades for Windows 10 aren't really worth the hassle.

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There’s something in the iPad Air for enterprise IT

Will the new A14 Bionic chip appear in future Macs? And how much more performance can Apple tweak from the 5nm design?

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Nvidia's $40B deal for Arm could affect Apple

Nvidia agreed to pay Arm's current owner, SoftBank Group, $12 billion in cash and $21.5 billion in stock, along with other payments for the chip design firm.

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Microsoft will bundle updates to streamline patching

Microsoft plans to change how it delivers updates to some parts of Windows 10, saying the new bundling tactic will end confusion and streamline the OS's regular refreshes.

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Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)

It looks like Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 – sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now would be a good time to squirrel away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 2004, even if you don't ever...

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Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches

July and August had relatively stable Patch Tuesdays. Not so, this month. Here’s the tip of the iceberg – the bugs that cropped up within a day of release.

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Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

The defensive technology walls off untrusted Office documents to prevent attack code carried by malicious files from reaching the operating system or its apps.

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Mobile workforce to reach 93.5M in U.S. by ‘24

Research firm IDC expects businesses to invest heavily in mobile devices as the pandemic increases remote working; 60% of the workforce will be mobile within four years.

With Patch Tuesday imminent, get Windows Update locked down

Patch Tuesday’s poised for another turn on the karmic wheel. Now’s a good time to check and make sure you’ve told Windows to pause patching. Wait for the crowdsourced beta testing to kick in. Let other folks take one for the team.

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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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Yes, you can install the August Windows and Office patches now

There are a few odd problems with the latest Microsoft patches, but they’re sporadic and reasonably-well understood. Go get the outstanding updates installed now, but avoid “optional” patches.

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Apple strengthens commitment to human rights with new policy

Will other enterprises find they must match Apple's move?

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