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Apple is a top three PC vendor for enterprise, report claims

When it comes to corporate notebook purchasing, Macs are just as likely a choice as HP, with Dell still ahead, according to 451 Research.

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The perils of shouting 'fire' in a crowd of PC patchers

It happens over and over again. Microsoft releases a patch and the world panics. Dire predictions of doom stampede Windows customers into installing patches, then – poof! – the threat disappears. Who gets hurt when the industry cries...

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Microsoft expands forced upgrade for 1809 users

For Windows users still running the October 2018 Update – otherwise known as 1809 – Microsoft thinks it's time to move to 1909.

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What every enterprise needs to know about Apple’s $91B quarter

Healthcare, digital services, subscription-based business models, localization for developing markets and the move to mobile payments are all realities that are changing your business.

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What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

NeXT co-founder Dan’l Lewin, president and CEO of the Computer History Museum, explains why people matter to IT.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

In spite of what you’ve read, that NSA-advertised Crypto API security hole still doesn’t pose an immediate threat. There are minor problems with various patches, Win7 saw a sloppy farewell, and threats of browser search hijacking...

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Time-Machine Tuesday: That’s really escalating the problem

What took you so long?

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Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

In case the message isn't clear, Windows 7 PCs will soon show a full-page nag screen reminding users that they could fall victim to cyber criminals by running unpatched software.

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CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

One of the biggest tech shifts I anticipate concerning productivity software is a shift from the desktop to the cloud. This shift was evident during the Qualcomm and Intel press announcements at CES this year, further confirming that...

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Seven high points of Windows 7

What a long ride it's been for Microsoft's popular OS. Support for Windows 7 ends today, making this a good time to look at the highs and lows of its lifetime.

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Apple’s ‘Pro Mode’ is made for Mac professionals

Apple reportedly develops new ‘Pro Mode’ to boost application performance.

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The December 2019 Microsoft patches get the all-clear

There was – and is – no pressing reason to install the December 2019 patches, other than the imminent arrival of January’s Patch Tuesday on Jan. 14. The only major hiccup lies in wait for those who install Win7 patches (or .NET...

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Apple has a chance to grow as half a billion Windows 7 PCs hit EOL

Apple could reap a good harvest as Microsoft ends support for nearly half a billion Windows 7 PCs. That support stops on Jan. 14.

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That’s a turn-on

And a turn-off, depending on where we are in the cycle.

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FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program.

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Grounded

How to foil a technology thief, 1995 edition.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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That boss is all wet

Is penny pinching its own reward?

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10 macOS Catalina features you (probably) didn’t know

New tools for Spaces, Activity Viewer, screen tinting and text zooming, among other new talents

Intel Optane 3D Xpoint DIMM

Intel Optane: The missing link to a good virtual PC or gaming solution

3D XPoint memory could complement 5G and address the critical latency problem with both cloud gaming and the Windows Virtual Desktop, both of which are ramping to market. I believe our desktop and gaming future is in the cloud and the...

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