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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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Microsoft previews new enterprise-only telemetry option for Windows 10

The company has launched a preview of a new enterprise-focused option that blocks Windows' telemetry from reaching Microsoft's servers.

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Here's how Microsoft may slow down to only one Windows 10 upgrade a year

If Microsoft dumps its major/minor release cadence for Windows 10, opting for a lone feature update every year, the result could be chaotic for some users.

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The Windows 10 'End-of-Service' myth

Microsoft publishes an “End of Service” date for each version of Windows 10. While you might think you can hold onto your version of Win10 until that date, Microsoft starts pushing you onto the next version four months early. That...

Android Time-Savers

Android's oft-forgotten time-savers

These long-standing Android shortcuts can make you much more efficient — if you remember to use 'em and know how to tap into their full potential.

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Microsoft will pitch virtualized Windows-as-a-subscription service, update and maintain VMs for customers

A recent job posting by Microsoft indicates the company may be crafting a new device-as-a-service subscription offer for Microsoft 365 customers that won't actually include the device.

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Windows Update is a bifurcated mess

Windows 10 now has two different Windows Update subsystems, running simultaneously, with different rules, conflicting goals and little documentation. Can’t see this week's Previews? You aren’t alone.

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Microsoft releases some 'optional, non-security, C/D Week' Win10 patches. Avoid them.

In a return to its boorish behavior, Microsoft released several Windows 10 patches, presumably to preview non-security fixes as well as another .NET preview. Microsoft had stopped releasing these confusing middle-of-the-month patches...

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Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

July's Patch Tuesday update round-up deals with 123 separate security vulnerabilities, including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook and a very serious flaw in Windows CVE-2020-1350.

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Outlook Woes: I have no email and I must scream

Outlook, like Windows 10, has been plagued by one update problem after another. Come on Microsoft, can't you do better!?

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Apple refreshes macOS Catalina with final non-security update

If Apple hews to its macOS development timing of the last three years, it will release Big Sur on Sept. 27.

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When will Apple break up iTunes for Windows?

One year on and Windows users are still stranded with iTunes.

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