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Microsoft's forthcoming Outlook for Mac should boost WFH

October's release of Microsoft Outlook for Mac adds new tools and features for Mac users in Outlook-based enterprises.

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Microsoft Teams gets custom layouts, new Together ‘scenes’

Video feed overlays and new virtual meeting spaces are among a range of Teams updates announced at this year's Ignite virtual event. Microsoft is increasingly catering to the needs of remote workers.

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Android 11's biggest letdown

One of Google's most promising Android advancements in ages isn't all it was originally cracked up to be.

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Mozilla tightens belt, folds two Firefox services

The Firefox browser maker is having to trim its sails again.

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Apple upgrades Safari on Catalina and Mojave in annual exercise

Safari 14 offers expanded tab management, website Touch ID authentication, a new privacy report and additional customization options for the new tab page.

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Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

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Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Whether you adored Google's old Inbox app or not, these advanced sorting functions left over from the service are well worth uncovering — and putting to use.

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How COVID-19 has changed IT’s focus and plans for 2021

Bread-and-butter investments to modernize workforce systems and improve IT operations are the post-pandemic focus for IT buyers in North America and Europe, a survey shows.

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2008 (Build 13127.20408), released on Sep. 9, 2020.

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Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

In the near future, you'll attend meetings in a conference room that exists in your Apple AR glasses.

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Edge computing and 5G give business apps a boost

It’s not just cutting-edge apps that can benefit from edge computing and 5G networks.

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How IBM’s Watson could boost productivity during the New Normal

Here's an idea: Have Watson serve as a stand-in for you in some of those meetings you don't have time for.

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Pro tip: Sock away a clean copy of Windows 10 (2004)

It looks like Microsoft will release the next version of Windows 10 – version 20H2 – sometime in the next couple of weeks. Now would be a good time to squirrel away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 2004, even if you don't ever...

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Flashback Friday: Comply and die

No good deed goes unpunished.

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How to get Android 11's best features on any phone today

Bring Android 11's most practical touches onto any phone this minute with these crafty and easily implemented workarounds.

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Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Soon, you'll be able to run not just Chrome OS, Android, and Linux on your Chromebook but Windows applications as well. Here's how and what that will mean for your company's PCs and laptops.

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Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

The defensive technology walls off untrusted Office documents to prevent attack code carried by malicious files from reaching the operating system or its apps.

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