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Microsoft adds shared channels with Teams Connect

Teams users will be able to collaborate with external partners in a single channel without setting up guest accounts, something rival Slack already offers.

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Apple-friendly debugger helps make apps and websites accessible

At a time when accessibility in apps and websites matters more than ever, Evinced is a new debugging tool that helps developers achieve just that.

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Microsoft’s Mesh aims for mixed-reality meetings of the future

At this week’s Ignite conference, the company unveiled the Azure-based developer SDK and offered a futuristic vision of remote collaboration.

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Of February’s patches, Ignite, and the fate of Windows 10 feature releases

February's over, so it's time to focus on this week's Microsoft Ignite event — and what the company has in mind for future features updates for Windows 10.

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Enterprise collaboration enters the innovation fast lane

The collaboration tools we use are iterating rapidly, driven by the huge surge in remote working as evidenced by the massive success of Zoom.

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3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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Cisco continues to overhaul Webex, now with real-time language transcription

Cisco users will soon be able to have their in-meeting speech translated in real time into over 100 languages, a feature first teased at the company’s WebexOne event.

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Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

The company’s core Workspace software suite, once known as G Suite, will also get new time management and productivity tracking features for remote workers.

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Apple on track for 3nm silicon iPhones and more in 2022

Expect even steeper performance and power management gains next year, as Apple's plans to switch to 3-nanometer chips fall into place.

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Apple's indoor maps format is now a standard; here's why that matters

Adoption of the standard is a foundational step for new business opportunity and voice-first interface design.

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The Poly Studio P15: Searching for a better home videoconferencing answer

With video chats such a vital part of the work-from-home world we're in, having the right hardware makes a big difference. Here's one system that, while pricey, does a good job.

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Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

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Android 12 and the big deal with little touches

The bigger picture of Android 12 won't come into focus for a while, but the software's smaller details present plenty of promise.

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Driven by pandemic, the US enters the world of Apple Pay

Use of mobile wallets is rapidly catching up with cash payments in the US; cash transactions worldwide have declined 42% since 2019.

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WhatsApp's new 'privacy' policy is a gift to other messaging apps

WhatsApp does not treat all interaction data the same. For now, user-to-user/customer-to-customer/consumer-to-consumer messaging is encrypted and considered private. But when a user communicates with a business, Facebook can do...

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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 Insider Preview Build 21322 for the Dev Channel, released on Feb. 24, 2021.

Samsung Android Security Updates

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Samsung's plan to provide security patches to its Android phones for a full four years is fantastic news, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

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Viva Connections: What your intranet wants to be

With Microsoft Viva, companies get a new integrated Employee Experience Platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights in a collection of apps delivered in Teams. Here's how Viva Connections...

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