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Biggest tech IPOs of 2021

After a big year for tech firms in 2020, will the lasting effects of the pandemic continue to affect the tech stock boom in 2021?

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How to repair Windows 10 (and 11) in 4 steps

When Windows 10 gets wonky, try this series of repair techniques — in this order — to attempt to set things right.

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Builds 19044.1381 (21H2) and 19043.1381 (21H1) for the Release Preview Channel, released on Nov. 18, 2021.

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Edge and Windows 11 — the return of Microsoft's IE fiasco?

Microsoft, are you really planning to repeat your biggest business blunder?

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Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

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Now that Apple offers right to repair, what will you do?

Apple has at last agreed to make it a little easier for people to mend their own devices. What does this mean to your company?

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4 big ways to put Zoom apps to work

From collaboration tools to security platforms, Zoom apps and integrations can help you hold better meetings, capture and secure important data, analyze Zoom usage, and more.

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Latest Android security hole shows why IT should consider a mobile app allow list

The mobile app security headaches continue. This time it's spyware found by mobile security firm Zimperium that not only steals data, but can silently control mic and camera — and secretly delete security apps. Fun times.

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Apple gives in on right-to-repair

In a first, the company said it will open up an online site next year where Apple hardware owners can order genuine Apple parts to repair iPhones and other devices.

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FileMaker Pro now supports Siri Shortcuts on Mac, iPhone, iPad

FileMaker Pro’s embrace of Apple’s Shortcuts app is a big step toward low-code business automation and deployment.

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A 20-second tweak for smarter, simpler Android security

This tiny-seeming change will make a gigantic difference in your day-to-day Android experience.

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Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

While the newest version of Windows 10 has arrived as promised, don't rush to install it. Think of this as the best time to see what your PCs are running already, then plan ahead.

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Slack moves to extend in-app workflow automation

The collaboration software maker hopes to make it easier for users to create and share workflow automations without the need to write code. The features are due out in 2022.

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Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

The Insider Preview disabled third-party software that makes it easier to bypass the Edge browser. One app developer accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices.

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Q&A: Phil Libin on the future of work — and why an office return is a bad idea

The serial startup founder talks about his companies' decision to become fully distributed and why other organizations should be following in their footsteps.

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This Made-for-iPad accessory can transform lives

People with disabilities such as ALS, Motor neurone disease, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injuries can control their iPads using only their eyes.

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Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Apple, Google, and especially Visa this month have given us yet another example of how security and convenience are at odds in the mobile world. Convenience seems to have won out.

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Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing

Microsoft rolled out a relatively light update for this month's Patch Tuesday, though two significant flaws in the Windows platform have been publicly disclosed and lend some urgency to the latest updates.

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Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

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Apple’s message for everyone: Keep up

With the arrival of new Macbook Pros running the latest Apple Silicon, Apple has a message for chipmakers, developers and IT admins. It's a company on the move in more ways than one.

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