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Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser

A new Windows 11 build allows users to set browsers other than Edge as the default, but the new feature is only available to users of Microsoft's Insider program.

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Windows 11 adoption nears 9%, but businesses are waiting

Data on the adoption of Microsoft's newest OS shows uptake ranging from 1% to 9%. But most enterprises will likely wait until at least 2023 before broadly rolling out Windows 11.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Microsoft aims Teams Essentials at small-biz customers

The new pricing tier from Microsoft costs $4 per user each month and offers a paid alternative to the existing free version of Teams

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 22509 for the Dev Channel, released on Dec. 1, 2021.

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What to expect from Apple in 2022

Here's a look at what business users can look forward to from Apple next year.

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The Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

One of Google's greatest Android concepts is making an overdue comeback — but this time, only Pixel owners will benefit from its presence.

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Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

Global tech merger-and-acquisition deals totaled $634.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Can 2021 match that for blockbuster activity?

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What's needed to consolidate Apple’s enterprise gains?

Apple's recent moves show it wants to consolidate its place in the enterprise.

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

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What the media doesn't say about Apple

There’s a real lack of nuance in so much Apple reporting.

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Analyst: Apple's AR glasses will run Mac chips

One day you will indeed wear your Mac like sunglasses, if the latest Apple AR glasses rumor proves to be true.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5007253 Preview, released on Nov. 22, 2021.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5007262 Preview, released on Nov. 22, 2021.

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Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Apple calls NSO Group "21st century mercenaries who have created highly sophisticated cyber-surveillance machinery that invites routine and flagrant abuse."

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Will Windows come to M1 Macs soon?

It looks a little more likely you may soon be able to run Windows on M-series Macs, as a deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm is allegedly about to expire.

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About Apple Business Essentials, I have questions

Apple made a big splash this month unveiling Business Essentials for SMBs. While the service doesn’t arrive until next year, there are a lot of questions IT admins should focus on now before considering it.

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Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Because the move to Windows 11 is likely to force users to buy new hardware, a lot of older computers may wind up in the trash — worsening environmental issues for everyone.

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