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Supply chain disruption, Apple, and the importance of ops

Supply chain management is critical and can make the difference between a company facing profit or loss — and consumers facing empty shelves.

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UK government ignites debate over privacy vs. safety

The UK plans a multi-million dollar campaign against end-to-end encryption as used in iMessage, WhatsApp, and other messaging platforms.

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20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there

Then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates spelled out what his company needed to do to build in better security two decades ago. And yet….

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How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates

You can significantly delay some Windows updates, temporarily pause others, control what time of day they’re installed, uninstall problematic updates, and more. Here’s how.

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Patch Tuesday gets off to a busy start for January

For the first Patch Tuesday of 2022, Microsoft offered up fixes for 97 security issues, with six of them rated as critical.

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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 Insider Preview Build 22000.466 for the Beta and Release Preview Channels, released on Jan. 14, 2021.

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8+ useful iPhone tips for better productivity

Here is a handful of iPhone tips to take a little more friction out of your day.

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Microsoft turns its focus toward frontline workers with Teams tweaks

With the pandemic accelerating digital transformation for information workers, it’s now time for those on the frontline to reap some of the benefits. Microsoft unveiled updates to its Teams and Viva platforms with that in mind.

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The 10 best new Microsoft Teams meeting features

Microsoft keeps adding new enhancements to Teams. Here’s how to use some recently introduced features for better Teams video meetings.

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The cold, bitter truth about the Android-iOS messaging mess

Google's getting all worked over the way Apple handles messages from Android users, but the reality of the situation isn't quite as black and white as it seems.

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Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

The same supply chain issues facing other industries slowed PC sales during the past two quarters, meaning enterprises can expect to wait up to a full quarter before receiving orders, according to research firm Gartner.

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Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic...

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The trillion-hour attention economy (and where the Apple Car fits in)

Morgan Stanley estimates that the time humans spend inside cars will reach 1.2 trillion hours by 2040.

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Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves

Every time Apple tries to bolster user privacy into the digital world — whether it's Do Not Track or iCloud Private Relay — it gets pushback.

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Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Along with thwarting malware, the Pluton chip handles BitLocker, Windows Hello, and System Guard and might help prevent physical insider attacks. The technology is also being used in Azure Sphere in the cloud.

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5 new Chrome OS features you should find right now

Got a Chromebook? These advanced, mostly out-of-sight options will grant your computer new powers and change the way you work (for real!).

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Triumph in adversity: Apple’s payment system opportunity

Will Apple be forced to turn App Store payments into its own third-party service?

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17 ways the iPhone transformed enterprise tech

In the 15 years since its arrival, the iPhone has changed the way we do and run our businesses. Here's a look at some of the major changes it brought about.

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