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Planning to update to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

With the Oct. 5 launch date less than a month away, it's time to think about when Windows users should move from 10 to 11. (Helpful hint: Don't rush.)

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12 ways to reduce data use on your Mac

If you are working remotely and reaching a data cap or in the field using your phone as a hotspot, you may want to cut data use on your Mac. Here are some ideas on how to do so.

Chrome OS Secret Weapon

3 smart shortcuts for a curiously hidden Chrome OS command

Chromebook owners, take note: These are the shortcuts you've been missing.

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4 quick tips for Cortana in Windows 10

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to take advantage of it.

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Apple backs off controversial child-safety plans

The company now plans to take a few months more to collect input and make improvements before releasing the features, which drew fire from privacy advocates.

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The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Build 19043.1202 (21H1) and Build Build 19044.1202 (21H2) for the Release Preview Channel, released on Aug. 31, 2021.

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The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

Save time and type faster than ever with this 30-second adjustment for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.

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Microsoft to launch Windows 11 on Oct. 5; rollout to last into ‘22

Though Microsoft plans to start pushing Windows 11 to users early next month, it may be mid-2022 before everyone gets the new operating system.

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How to check if your PC can run Windows 11

Microsoft has re-released its PC Health Check app, but not everyone can use it. Here’s how to use the tool and two third-party alternatives to assess a PC’s ability to upgrade to Windows 11.

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Analyst: iPhone 13 may be a satellite phone

If the latest speculation from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is true, it means you could make calls from the mountain or do video chats while at sea -- though it may just be an emergency system

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Triggered by email? Some thoughts on how to stay safe

When even previewing an email can let attackers gain access to your system, it pays to be cautious.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows users an alternate way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data usage can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

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Apple: It's time to bolster supply chain security

Apple has agreed to help secure the tech industry supply chain as part of a White House cybersecurity push. Perhaps you should also protect your supply chain as well?

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Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

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Apple’s great replacement cycle

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends, spurring adoption of hybrid working, cloud services, and the great replacement of PCs with Macs and iPads.

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Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Got a new Chromebook? This guide will help you navigate the ever-expanding world of Chromebook apps and figure out how to make the most of Chrome OS.

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How Apple’s Mail privacy may reshape business communications

Apple will change business communications with the introduction of privacy-focused features in its new operating systems this year.

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Cortana is AWOL in the war against COVID-19 disinfo

At a time when more people use voice assistants to retrieve the most basic information, Microsoft’s Cortana doesn’t provide even the basics about protecting against the coronavirus.

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