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Google rolls out new Workspace app integrations, security features

Google’s Chat collaboration app now integrates with Atlassian’s Jira, while no-code platform AppSheet can be accessed directly from Gmail. The moves were unveiled ahead of the Google Cloud Next event.

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Async video messaging: Another route to productive remote work

Video messaging brings a new twist to asynchronous communications, and could help businesses connect staffers more effectively as hybrid remote work strategies continue post-pandemic.

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Box moves to tackle the shift to hybrid workplaces

The content management platform is making changes it hopes will help workers better find, share, and use the data and information they need to remain productive in an increasingly hybrid-workplace world.

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Google Keep cheat sheet: How to get started

Get up and running with Google’s powerful note-taking app.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? 93 improves SmartBlock, debuts sponsored search suggestions

Firefox version 93 blocks downloads over insecure connections, boosts the browser's anti-tracking prowess and introduces Firefox Suggest.

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What’s new in Office 2021?

The new release brings the non-subscription version of Microsoft Office closer to what’s available with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — but only partway.

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Apple's Siri needs to become a 'bicycle for the mind'

Siri tried to be a signpost, but instead became a weathervane. Like all Apple's other products, it must become something more.

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Microsoft sets perpetual-license Office 2021 prices, reveals new-feature list

Office 2021, which is aimed at consumers and very small businesses, launches Oct. 5. It's offered in two versions: Office Home and Student 2021 and Office Home and Business 2021.

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How to make sense of Microsoft’s upcoming mail security changes

Microsoft is cutting off some versions of Outlook from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 next month. And it plans more security moves a year from now that could affect how email is handled. Time to plan ahead.

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Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Given the advances in AR and VR in recent years, why are we trying so hard to re-create boring, old meeting rooms?

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Zoom’s $14.7B acquisition bid for Five9 falls apart

Shareholders of the cloud-based contact center Five9 rejected the all-stock deal, which Zoom had hoped would allow it to broaden its reach beyond video.

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The Chrome shortcut sidebar you didn't know you needed

Attention, Chrome-dwellers: This clever new browser enhancement will change the way you work on the web — for the better.

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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

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Dropbox’s 'Capture' feature embraces async video

Asynchronous video and audio communications offer another way to connect hybrid remote workers and are rapidly gaining traction among collaboration and productivity software vendors.

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Gmail vs. Outlook: Which works better for business?

When it comes to email, calendar, and contacts, Microsoft Outlook has long ruled the roost, but Google Workspace’s combo of Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts is worth a second look.

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Chrome, Edge kick off faster release cadence; enterprises can skip versions

Users will now get updates for the two browsers every four weeks, though companies can opt for a slower cadence.

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Apple, 1Password, and Cloudflare all move to protect email

Apple’s Hide My Email feature has quickly become just one of many options designed to protect you against phishing and spam.

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How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

With the future of work moving from office cubicles to the home, DaaS is becoming a more attractive choice than ever.

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