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Is there a human consequence to WFH?

Apple has done great business during the pandemic, with enterprise use of Macs up 23% and record iPhone sales. But is there a human cost to working from home?

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8K displays, eye-tracking for Apple’s AR glasses, are coming, report claims

Apple may introduce its mixed reality glasses in 2022, and enterprise developers need to get ready.

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Engageli and the coming wave of pandemic-era education tools

What’s good for instructors and students could be good for companies looking to keep employees and engaged and focused on the job at hand. One firm is already tackling the education side of the equation.

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AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

The surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos will leave later this year and hand over the reins to AWS leader Andy Jassy marks a remarkable rise for Jassy. He began as a marketing manager in 1997 and started AWS in 2003.

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Is it time to install Microsoft’s January updates? (Yes.)

Though there were a few rarified hiccups in last month's batch of patches from Microsoft, most users are good to go to install them.

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Have a pacemaker and an iPhone? Could be a deadly combination

Apple itself has issued a warning that its newest iPhone could attack your heart — literally.

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Why we need computer modeling and simulations to make better decisions

AI-based computer modeling and simulations could improve enterprise productivity, reduce waste and lead to better, smarter outcomes. So why aren't we doing more of this?

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When cryptographers looked at iOS and Android security, they weren’t happy

In recent years, the feds have stopped asking for a workaround to get past Apple security. Why? It turns out that iOS, along with Android, is simply not as secure as those companies suggested.

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Macs reach 23% share in US enterprises, IDC confirms

Apple is seeing astonishing Mac market growth in the US enterprise market.

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Apple promises something ‘new and wonderful’

Apple's hardware senior vice president is leaving his post to focus on a top secret project at Apple in which he's dedicating time to build something 'new and wonderful.' What is the company driving at?

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In a SaaS world, Tucows closes the Internet shareware barn doors

The end of the long-time software-sharing repository underlines that personal computing isn't what it used to be, as we keep moving apps (and desktops) to the cloud.

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Why smart homes are the future of the smart enterprise

It should become almost as easy to set up a smart factory as it is to build a connected home.

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Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.

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Is Windows 10X a Chromebook killer?

With Windows 10X, Microsoft could deliver a slimmed-down version of Windows that could help the company fend off growing interest in Chromebooks. Or it could make a mess of things, again.

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How mixed reality (and Hololens) boosted productivity at Lockheed Martin

By using Microsoft's Hololens system in manufacturing and assembly, the aerospace firm found ways to save time and money. That bodes well for the use of mixed-reality systems in other industries.

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The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights

In a WFH world, employees are entitled to these seven rights to do their work successfully.

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14 items of office equipment replaced by iPhone

Thanks to software and the iPhone, the office experience now sits in your pocket.

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For Microsoft’s January patches, no all-clear (yet)

In particular, KB4535680 could cause headaches for users running HyperV servers with hosted virtual machines.

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Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft started 2021 with a relatively benign update cycle for Windows and Microsoft Office systems, delivering 83 updates for January. There are no Zero-days or “Patch Now” recommendations.

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The future of work from CES: The headquarters at home

CES 2021 offered insights on what it's like to work from home and how far technology still has to go to make it the office we all need.

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