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2020: Apple’s still got a handful of songs to sing

What does Apple plan to introduce to us during the rest of the year? Quite a lot, it appears.

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Managing Windows 7 security risks

We’ve heard security experts warn that remote employees working on personal devices running old operating systems, like Windows 7, pose a huge security risk to enterprises. With some work from home regulations extending into 2021, IT...

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A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

With the OS reaching end of life, it’s time to migrate whatever old servers you have left, and it’s not a trivial job.

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Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

Microsoft is reconsolidating its Windows team and maybe, just maybe, we'll finally see Windows patches we can install without praying first.

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10+ WFH tips for Mac users

Here's a useful collection that will help you automate tasks using scheduling and reminder features Apple includes in every Mac.

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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 KB4566782, released Aug. 11, 2020.

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Yes, you can now run Windows on Big Sur

Parallels Desktop 16 lets you run Windows and Linux virtual machines on Macs, including Big Sur.

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30 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can help users get the most from their iMacs, MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops.

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Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

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Apple finally releases first macOS 'Big Sur' public beta

Though Apple had said it would deliver the public beta of its upcoming OS in July, that month came and went without a release.

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It's Patch Tuesday time. Make sure to have auto updates paused.

As Patch Tuesday rolls around again, now’s a very good time to double-check and make sure Windows Auto Update has been throttled. We see problematic patches every month, so put your machine on the sidelines while we watch the cannon...

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Is Apple’s new 27-in. iMac a good fit for business?

Apple has introduced what may be the penultimate 27-in. iMac configuration powered by an Intel processor. But is this still a good fit for your business?

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The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10, Windows 7 pause their ups and downs

Windows 10 turned five years old in July, marking the anniversary with something of a pause in its market share growth.

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Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches

If it weren’t for the schizophrenic behavior of Microsoft’s preview patches, July updating would be a slam dunk. As things stand, you’d be well advised to go ahead and patch – but be aware of the odd behavior.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: July 2020

Now that Microsoft has fixed an Outlook-killing bug on Microsoft’s own servers by updating Office 365, and re-issued the .NET patch so paying Windows 7 Extended Update customers can get it installed, the remaining problems are largely...

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Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

After years of tantalizing teases, Google's two primary platforms may finally be ready to take their relationship to the next level.

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Windows 10 recovery, revisited: How to perform a clean install in 2004

Windows 10 version 2004 removed the “start fresh” recovery option, and its replacement doesn’t currently work. Here’s how to work around it.

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