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What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla gives the gas, lays on new privacy options

Firefox 67 for Windows, macOS and Linux patches 21 security flaws, boasts a speed boost and includes new settings to better protect user privacy.

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Apple tries again with MacBook Pro keyboard design

Apple is back with a third redesign of the keyboard in the newly announced MacBook Pros, and it will include free keyboard repairs should something go wrong.

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Poorly designed systems make doctors 'a slave to their EHR'

Problems with clunky electronic health record workflows – and the inability to share patient information between clinics – are driving some physicians right out of healthcare. But some facilities have figured out how to make things...

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Windows 10 1903 arrives after stretch of extra testing

In the wake of last fall's Windows 10 rollout debacle, Microsoft put the follow-up version through additional testing. For enterprises, Windows 10 1903 is now ready for 'targeted deployment.'

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Microsoft returns to Mac browser market after 16 years with 'Chromium-ed' Edge

The developer has released the first public preview of its revamped Edge browser for macOS, with a more stable version coming 'soon.'

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Microsoft orphans Windows 10 1809, prepares to jump 1803 users straight to 1903

Windows 10 1809 – the ill-fated version initially launched last fall – powered just 29% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as of late April. It's a clear sign that Microsoft has largely stopped pushing 1809 to users.

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Over the weekend Microsoft unleashed a flurry of Windows updates to fix the 'gov.uk' bug

This month’s Patch Tuesday brought howls of pain to many Internet Explorer and Edge users who tried to get to certain websites that end with gov.uk. On Saturday and Sunday, Microsoft released new patches for all versions of Windows,...

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Google sees Gmail as key to its collaboration plans

‘We are not going to live in a world where everyone abandons email and moves all of their communication to chat,’ says Google’s Jacob Bank, director of product management at G Suite.

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The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment

When you zoom out and consider Google's midrange Pixel in the context of recent Android history, a pretty telling parallel comes to mind.

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These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

KPMG has defined what it sees as the most important skills needed for a top-notch blockchain team – and knowledge of blockchain isn't necessarily the most important one.

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Apple invests in tomorrow’s coding talent

Apple opened up the application process for new students to join its Developer Academy in Naples, Italy.

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If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them

The much-publicized “wormable” security hole in Windows XP and Windows 7, and similar-era Windows Servers needs to be patched now. The benefits of patching those older machines outweigh the risks.

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Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

Augmented reality’s potential is on the rise as new enterprise use cases emerge. Lenovo hopes to position its device as a rival to Microsoft’s HoloLens.

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What happened to Windows 10 1909?

If past were prologue, this fall's version of Windows 10 would already be in the hands of Insiders for testing. But it's yet to be seen.

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The real story with Android's new security update setup

Android Q includes an ambitious new system for delivering system updates — but it isn't quite as black and white as you might think.

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The iPhone user's guide to the WhatsApp hack attack

Hackers have used a security bug inside WhatsApp to install spyware through an infected WhatsApp voice call, and Apple users are affected.

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Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system

Microsoft has taken another step toward creating a secure identification platform that will allow users to own their personal data and keep it from the prying eyes of marketers and others.

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Enterprise Ethereum upgrades to boost interoperability, performance

New APIs will enable off-chain processing, standardized permissioning processes, and a new consensus algorithm – all aimed at helping programmers build blockchains for business use.

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