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IT can now force Windows 10 feature upgrades past Microsoft blockers

Microsoft has now empowered IT admins to push a Windows 10 feature upgrade onto PCs, even if Microsoft attempts to block the hardware from getting the refresh.

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Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Google's business-aimed plan for making Windows apps available on Chromebooks is officially now available — and for the first time, we're able to test it out firsthand.

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Microsoft expands anti-IE tack, compels 1,000 sites to open in Edge

Beginning with the release of Edge 87 in November, Microsoft plans to push more than 1,000 websites away from Internet Explorer to the much newer Edge browser.

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How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

Android widgets seemed to be on the brink of extinction — but in a crazy twist, Apple's late adoption of the concept could end up bringing them back to life.

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Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

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Apple MDM services are essential for the WFH enterprise

Apple MDM vendor Addigy confirms that more companies than ever are making the move to fully remote work.

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Mozilla sees 'collateral damage' in DOJ antitrust fight with Google

In a carefully worded statement after the Justice Department announced antitrust action against Google, the Firefox browser maker implied it might suffer financially in the fight.

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Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

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Microsoft Patch Alert: October 2020

The big news with this month’s patches – aside from the usual smorgasbord of strange errors – has more to do with the patches that are outside the regular cumulative update stream. Remarkably, we didn’t get any security fixes for IE...

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Microsoft previews Edge browser on Linux

Microsoft has released a preview version of Edge on its Dev Channel that runs on Linux.

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Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available, which means enterprise users can begin testing it before embarking on a broader deployment.

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Women do better, minorities worse, when it comes to the tech wage gap

Salary data tells a troubling story on the continued disparities in the tech industry, though women engineers and Asians have nearly closed their paycheck gaps.

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Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

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Zoomtopia 2020: Zoom looks to super-charge videoconferencing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lurch on, Zoom announced a slew of new features to help improve its offering for remote workers.

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What's in the latest Edge update? Rollbacks and new browser telemetry policies

Microsoft's Edge 86 includes a "rollback" function that lets IT admins restore an earlier version of the browser and gives the built-in PDF viewer support for document tables of content.

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What the iPhone 12 means for 5G

You’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 line-up will have 5G capabilities. And you've likely heard us discuss how 5G speeds are only available in some parts of the US with some carriers. With millions of new 5G users coming, will...

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Signal intelligence shows strong iPhone 12 demand

Businesses hoping to deploy fleets of Apple’s first 5G phones may have a wait on their hands

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The Pixel purchasing puzzle of 2020

Pixel 5? 4a? 4a (5G)?! Gesundheit! Time for some straight talk about Google's perplexing new Pixel lineup and how to figure out which phone is right for you.

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