Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser

Podcast: What Apple's lawsuit against NSO Group means for digital rights

Podcast: What Apple's lawsuit against NSO Group means for digital rights

Last week, Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO Group, the technology firm behind the Pegasus spyware. In its lawsuit, Apple seeks to hold NSO Group accountable for alleged surveillance of select iPhone users, as well as ban the firm...

Windows 11 adoption nears 9%, but businesses are waiting

Windows 11 adoption nears 9%, but businesses are waiting

Data on the adoption of Microsoft's newest OS shows uptake ranging from 1% to 9%. But most enterprises will likely wait until at least 2023 before broadly rolling out Windows 11.

Microsoft under fire in Europe for OneDrive bundling; legal fight brewing

Microsoft under fire in Europe for OneDrive bundling; legal fight brewing

Nextcloud and 29 other companies have signed onto a complaint against Microsoft's bundling of its OneDrive file-sharing app with both Windows 10 and 11, saying it's nearly impossible for users to choose other file-sharing services.

The future of work: In a hybrid world, office downsizings are coming

The future of work: In a hybrid world, office downsizings are coming

Companies that have embraced the hybrid workplace are looking for less office space and more flexible facilities to accommodate the variable number of employees who come in.

Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

Apple’s NSO lawsuit targets illegal spying by oppressive regimes

This week's lawsuit against the NSO Group could help end government spying on journalists, dissidents, and political activists. But digital rights activists fear it might be used to shut down researchers who investigate tech companies...

Apple gives in on right-to-repair

Apple gives in on right-to-repair

In a first, the company said it will open up an online site next year where Apple hardware owners can order genuine Apple parts to repair iPhones and other devices.

Microsoft releases its Windows 10 November 2021 update

Microsoft releases its Windows 10 November 2021 update

The big news is that the Windows 10 release cadence is joining Windows 11 and returning to just one feature update a year from now on.

With latest Safari preview release, Apple tweaks ProMotion scrolling issue

With latest Safari preview release, Apple tweaks ProMotion scrolling issue

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops offer a 120Hz screen refresh rate via ProMotion, but new owners complained Safari wasn't using the new display feature.

Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

The Insider Preview disabled third-party software that makes it easier to bypass the Edge browser. One app developer accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices.

As companies unfurl future-of-work plans, speed bumps remain

As companies unfurl future-of-work plans, speed bumps remain

As organizations grapple with office reopenings, deciding which way to turn — the old in-office routine or the new hybrid workplace model — could mean the difference between employee attrition or improved productivity and business...

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: What Intune's successor does and how it works

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: What Intune's successor does and how it works

Microsoft's unified endpoint management offering, Endpoint Manager, is designed to reduce the time and effort needed to manage desktop and mobile work environments. Here's what it does.

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