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Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Now updated for the Windows 10 Anniversary (and Creators) Updates, this story offers some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

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Microsoft: No, it's not an audit

Microsoft thinks enterprise customers have the wrong idea about the asset management investigations its partners tout as a way to save money on software licensing.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 16226, released on June 21, 2017.

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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

With the arrival of Apple's public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, users will be downloading unfinished software to their computers and iDevices. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?

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Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers -- so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.

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Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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FAQ: Microsoft drafts new Windows Server upgrade blueprint

Microsoft is changing its upgrade cadence for Windows Server, crafting a schedule that mimics Windows 10 and Office 365 release dates.

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2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

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The Microsoft security hole at the heart of Russian election hacking

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Did you know? Mac Office 2011 support conks out on Oct. 10

Companies with employees running Office for Mac 2011 have until Oct. 10 to replace the suite's applications with those from Office for Mac 2016.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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6 months using Office and a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I've been using Microsoft Office's Touch Bar integration on a new MacBook Pro for a few months, here's what I've found.

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Flash Player updated just 3 days after an update

Traveling a well-worn route, there is yet another update to Adobe's Flash Player. No critical security flaws.

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Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday is unique. Microsoft is not only attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, but also provided security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and...

Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight

Microsoft today followed May's unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems by issuing another dozen patches for the aged Windows XP.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on Windows 10 updates as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4022725, released on June 13, 2017.

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10 reasons macOS High Sierra is good for the enterprise

Apple has packed a range of improvements and technology enhancements inside its new operating system, macOS High Sierra, that enterprise users may need to know.

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Surface Pro 2017 Review

Microsoft's new Surface Pro (2017) Windows tablet packs the power of Intel's new Kaby Lake chip inside, offering a powerful, pricey upgrade to the Surface Pro 4.

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