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How Webex Legislate could boost government productivity, herald online voting

A big effort by Cisco to bring technology into government could help wary decision-makers get more comfortable with what tech can do.

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Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS

As Apple’s major Mac event looms, more information about Microsoft’s cunning plan that lets Apple devices run Windows leaks….

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Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

The next generation of mobile broadband will neither solve all our problems nor cause new ones.

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Microsoft’s 'Productivity Score' — filling a multi-decade-old critical need

Microsoft this week moved to address an age-old problem: figuring out how to measure productivity boosts. Enter the company's new Microsoft 365-based Productivity Score.

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Should IT buy the new iPhone 12 Pro? Almost certainly not

When it comes to whether enterprise IT should seriously consider this purchase — for those operations where BYOD hasn't yet alleviated the need to buy phones ever again — it doesn't make sense for most.

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Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the future

Technology now allows us to envision a world of virtual offices and classrooms.

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DOJ's antitrust fight with Google: how we got here

Piling on big tech companies is the fashion of the day, but don't expect the US government to break up Google.

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Zoom's new encryption approach is incremental, but better

Max Krohn, Zoom's head of security engineering, detailed what users need to give up to get the better encryption protection that's coming.

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Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

This was a surprisingly light update, with a reduced number of Windows updates, no Microsoft browser updates and some critical Office patches — so far. Microsoft is scheduled to release more updates this month and we will see whether...

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Best productivity practices during the pandemic

There are ways companies (and schools) can not only adjust to the "New Normal" but actually thrive.

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Zoom is becoming what Apple's FaceTime should have been

Apple had a chance to define the video collaboration space. It failed to take it.

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Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

With Election Day coming up fast, there’s evidence that Windows-based attacks could be imminent — or may have already started. Seeds of chaos being sown already?

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What's next for 5G now that Apple supports it in the iPhone 12?

The iPhone 12 supports 5G, but problems remain and all parties should avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

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How Apple’s iPhone 12 may boost your business

It's time for 5G, LiDAR, and details about how your business can exploit the new Apple smartphone's Neural Engine.

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WTH is happening with Office 365?

Okay, so Windows 10 updates have had issues, shall we say, for years. But, really, Microsoft, you're going to roll out the same kinds of problems for your services now, too?

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Microsoft 365 to get big Nvidia AI-editing boost

At GTC this week, Nvidia talked up plans to work with Microsoft to add its AI to Microsoft 365. For this columnist, that would be most welcome news.

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What we think we know about Apple Silicon Macs

Apple will soon introduce the first Macs based on Apple Silicon.What do we think we know about them so far?

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Make way for the new head of remote work

Large organizations are suddenly hiring for a new position that will change your work life forever. Here's what you need to know.

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The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The need for more screen real estate and support for flexible work locations will drive us rapidly to high-resolution head-mounted displays.

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How IT can use COVID-19 mobile crowdsourcing data to safeguard workers

Mobile apps galore have used crowdsourcing techniques this year to fight COVID-19. Now, a new app wants to build on those efforts by identifying communities (often down to the Zip Code) that are being aggressive or lenient in...

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