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How to block spam texts and robocalls for good

Robocalls are out of control despite the best efforts of commercial firms and government agencies. Here are some steps you can take to thwart them.


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Q&A: How employee monitoring can sometimes do more harm than good

There may be valid reasons for monitoring workers — to improve workplace safety, for instance, or safeguard against dangerous behavior. But workplace surveillance can also become invasive and break the trust between employer and...

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25179 for the Dev Channel, released on August 10, 2022.

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Patch Tuesday update addresses 123 vulnerabilities, two critical zero-days

This month's Patch Tuesday deals with a variety of security issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and Visual Studio. It's a broad update across Microsoft products that will require planning and testing before general...

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What Apple’s Freeform collaboration app offers remote teams

Freeform is an upcoming collaboration tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone that Apple says will give remote teams a limitless virtual whiteboard within which to work.

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ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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17 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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Apple builds slowly, thinks laterally, knows its customers

As development of the first-generation of its next platform, AR glasses, inches to a close, Apple’s innovation engine turns to content.

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In a hybrid workforce world, what happens to all that office space?

Just 11% of businesses use all of the office space they own or lease, and nearly 45% use half their available space or less, according to a new study. As companies come to grips with a more hybrid and remote workforce, their office...

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Has Apple invented one ring to rule them all?

Apple may have patented a smart ring to help make the multiverse a productive space.

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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

Despite previously claiming the DogWalk vulnerability did not constitute a security issue, Microsoft has now released a patch to stop attackers from actively exploiting the vulnerability.

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Companies move to drop college degree requirements for new hires, focus on skills

A new study shows employers are ending college degree requirements for many jobs openings, focusing instead on skills, experience, and personality traits. The sea change opens up tech jobs to a more diverse pool of candidates.

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Tech event calendar 2022: Upcoming US shows, conferences, and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of US IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5016616, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5016629, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Parallels — the easiest way to run Windows on any Mac

Parallels Desktop 18 makes it easy to run Windows or Linux VMs on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Big clouds aren't always the right fit for small businesses

Sometimes, you need just the basics from a smaller cloud provider for your SMB needs.

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If you've ever worked remotely, you likely want to keep it that way

Most people who have worked remotely at least some of the time do indeed prefer to do so in future, Deloitte explains.

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Banks face a WhatsApp reckoning as regulators clamp down on messaging apps

Financial institutions are being hit with millions of dollars in fines from regulators concerned about the use of messaging apps. That's forcing the financial firms to shift gears to deal with the issue.

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