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‘Sign In with Apple’ isn’t for business – yet

While Apple's new mobile authentication tool is targeted for consumers, not companies, it could eventually be used by enterprise MDM vendors to enable secure log-in. It was among several enterprise-focused announcements at WWDC.

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With iPadOS, Apple’s dream of replacing laptops finally looks like a reality

With mouse support, better file access, and improvements to multitasking, you can feel better about leaving the MacBook behind.

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Apple's new Mac Pro might be the monster Mac professionals have been asking for

With a 28-core Xeon W and dual GPU Radeon Vega II cards, Apple's new Mac Pro is going to be a worthy adversary to the PC again.

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WWDC: 12 big announcements for enterprise users

Apple’s most important developer conference in years had plenty of news for enterprise IT, everything from new hardware to a new iPad operating system and a revamped iOS 13.

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How to make sense of Windows updates and upgrades with Microsoft's new release dashboard

Microsoft's new Windows release health dashboard is a one-stop shop for Windows 10 users seeking information on the status of upgrades and ongoing problems.

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Enterprise alert: Microsoft slates next Windows 10 long-term release for 2021

The three-year gap between the current version – Windows 10 Enterprise LSTC 2019 – and the next will be the longest yet for Windows 10's most constant edition.

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Microsoft slates skip-Windows 10 1809 upgrades for late June

This marks the first time the company has jumped past a Windows 10 feature upgrade as it moves to put last fall's update debacle in the rear-view mirror.

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Who should buy Intel's 10th-gen CPU in a laptop: Five reasons for and against

Now that Intel's announced its 10th-gen CPUs, should you wait to buy a laptop? For some people, an existing 8th-gen laptop will be just fine.

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Windows 10 1903 arrives after stretch of extra testing

In the wake of last fall's Windows 10 rollout debacle, Microsoft put the follow-up version through additional testing. For enterprises, Windows 10 1903 is now ready for 'targeted deployment.'

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Microsoft returns to Mac browser market after 16 years with 'Chromium-ed' Edge

The developer has released the first public preview of its revamped Edge browser for macOS, with a more stable version coming 'soon.'

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Microsoft orphans Windows 10 1809, prepares to jump 1803 users straight to 1903

Windows 10 1809 – the ill-fated version initially launched last fall – powered just 29% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as of late April. It's a clear sign that Microsoft has largely stopped pushing 1809 to users.

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Google pulls Huawei's Android license: 5 reasons not to panic (yet) if you own a Huawei phone

Google is reportedly pulling its Play Store and Android app license from Huawei due to pressure from the U.S., government, but that doesn't mean your Huawei phone is turning into a brick.

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Coming to Windows 10: More browsers, not fewer

As the company transitions its Edge browser in Windows 10 to one that's Chromium based, it also plans to maintain support for IE11. For IT admins, the variety of browser iterations could get confusing.

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Nest Hub Max is the smart display Google should have started with

Google finally builds a smart display with a camera as it consolidates its smart home efforts under the Nest brand.

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A $399 Pixel 3a could be the Google phone we should have gotten all along

Google is expected to unveil a new member of the Pixel family during its I/O keynote on May 7, and it could be the killer phone we've always wanted.

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Should you buy a laptop with 8th-gen or 9th-gen Core CPU? It's all about cores and clocks

Intel's 9th-gen Core laptops are incoming, while 8th-gen laptops are still going strong. Which should you buy? It comes down to cores and clocks.

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Anki is shutting down, but its adorable Cozmo and Vector robots deserve a new home

Recode reports that Anki and its family of robots will be shutting down, but let's hope it's not the end.

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Microsoft tells IT admins to nix 'obsolete' password reset practice

The company now says forcing users to routinely reset passwords at pre-set time intervals doesn't work as well other security options.

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Apple plays strong privacy card in battle with parental control apps, but offers few solutions

Apple defended tis decision to limit and remove some parental control and screen monitoring apps in a lengthy explanation, but it offers few solutions for developers.

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The Half Nerd ep. 91.5: Gordon is wrong about PlayStation 5, cloud gaming, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The lesser half of The Full Nerd crew fires up their mics to counter Gordon’s stances on console gaming, game streaming services, and a delightfully 70s-era movie.

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