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WWDC: Has Apple closed the door on non-Mac App Store apps?

Apple is making it a little more difficult to install apps not sold at the Mac App Store, but it isn't impossible to get Mac apps that come from other sources.

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How Windows 10 users can dial back upgrades to just one a year

In recent months, Microsoft has changed Windows 10's upgrade cadence in ways that allow users to slow the pace at which their computers are updated.

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The case against knee-jerk installation of Windows patches

You have to install Windows and Office patches sooner or later. But there’s little reason to install them as soon as they’re rolled out the automatic update chute — and all the reason in the world to wait a couple of weeks. Unless you...

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How to use /dev/null: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the /dev/null tool. You can send your outputs to /dev/null and it simply disappears. This is helpful when a command’s output isn’t interesting and you don't need to see it.

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Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

For years we’ve been flailing around in the dark after bad patches wreaked havoc on Windows PCs. It often took days, or weeks, to identify bugs based on sporadic reports. The last two months have seen improvement, but there's still a...

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4503293 (OS Build 18362.175), released June 11, 2019.

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Big, complex Patch Tuesday for Windows, critical updates for Adobe and Edge

This month, Microsoft delivers a big, complex series of updates to Windows, Azure and Edge. With 88 vulnerabilities addressed and four made public, we see "Patch Now” recommendations for both browsers, Windows and Adobe. I think that...

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Microsoft’s App Store now offers Apple’s iCloud for Windows

What it is and how to use it

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Apple eyes changes to iOS device management

At last week's developers conference, Apple rolled out a number of changes to the way iPhones, iPads and other devices are handled. Here's what those changes mean.

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Free course: Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune

Managing corporate hardware can be a bewildering process for some IT shops. With that in mind, Computerworld – in partnership with tech training provider PluralSight – is providing this free course on using Intune to make device...

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How did people react to Apple's WWDC news?

Based on social media activity, there was significant interest in the news out of Apple's WWDC event last week, with much of it positive.

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Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

If you’re running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, and you haven’t yet installed the latest patches, drop everything and get patched now. For everybody else, it's Patch Tuesday week; you’d be well advised to remove the claws from...

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The upside – and potential downside – of Apple’s WWDC twin OS PC strategy

One of the more interesting announcements at Apple’s WWDC indicates they finally seem to be making the move from x86 to ARM for their desktop PCs. It appears to be the opposite of what Microsoft did in the 1990s…which didn’t work out...

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

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

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4 fancy new Chrome OS features to watch for this summer

Chromebook owners, take note: Some powerful new possibilities are headed your way.

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NSA, Microsoft implore enterprises to patch Windows' 'BlueKeep' flaw before it's too late

The warnings refer to vulnerabilities in Windows' Remote Desktop Services that could be exploited by attackers; patches have been available since May 14.

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It’s time for Microsoft to kill the Microsoft Store — or else fix it

Fixing it would be easy: Just offer people the software they want to download.

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Which Macs will run Apple’s macOS Catalina?

Apple unveils its next desktop OS, sticks with odd-even support cadence.

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