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Q&A: Cisco's Jeetu Patel on Apple, Webex, and the hybrid enterprise

"I don’t believe you can be a credible provider of enterprise software if you’re not part of the Apple ecosystem today," says Jeetu Patel, general manager and executive vice president, Cisco security and collaboration.

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What happens when you put iPhone chips in Macs?

Apple denied it planned a move to ARM inside Macs for years. Now its PC processors lead the industry. What next?

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Apple’s new MacBook Pros leapfrog the competition

Powered by the company’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, the just-announced notebooks set a new — and very high — bar for professional laptop performance.

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Apple gains traction as enterprise workplaces become hybrid

Research data shows that hybrid work has propelled Apple device use across the enterprise, with the cost-of-ownership argument cutting through.

What the iPhone 13 says about Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro

Apple could have made much more impressive claims when it launched the iPhone 13. What might these tell us about the Mac?

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The case of the insecure printer

Forget about pricey ink cartridge refills. The latest issue with printers is that now they won't work unless they're networked up with their manufacturer. This is not exactly a good idea for companies (or remote workers) who care...

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

If you want to see an early benchmark of a PC explicitly designed to show off Windows 11, take a look at the Surface Laptop Studio.

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Jamf survey: Employees will quit for platform choice

Almost 90% of employees would take a pay cut to use the platform they prefer, while 62% of them will choose Apple when they can, Jamf-sponsored survey claims.

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Should the brilliant new iPad mini go Pro?

Apple's iPad mini sales pitch made it clear it knows there's a professional market for the tablet. Will the mini go Pro?

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The rise of tablets: Why we don't need laptops or phones anymore

We may want them, but we don’t actually need them. Here’s why tablets can replace everything now.

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Windows 11: Just say no

In a few weeks, Windows 11 will arrive. Should you upgrade to it? Let me answer with a question: "Should you stop hitting your head against the wall?"

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What the iPhone 13 and iPad mini mean for the enterprise

Here are nine significant things enterprise users should be thinking about after Apple's iPhone 13 and iPad mini launch this week.

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Apple’s big reveal — the iPhone 13 — seems lucky for most

Apple shows us how powerful chips boosted by integrated software, hardware, and machine intelligence can deliver substantial benefits.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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3 smart shortcuts for a curiously hidden Chrome OS command

Chromebook owners, take note: These are the shortcuts you've been missing.

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How to check if your PC can run Windows 11

Microsoft has re-released its PC Health Check app, but not everyone can use it. Here’s how to use the tool and two third-party alternatives to assess a PC’s ability to upgrade to Windows 11.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows users an alternate way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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Apple’s great replacement cycle

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends, spurring adoption of hybrid working, cloud services, and the great replacement of PCs with Macs and iPads.

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