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3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

Android 13's first beta release may seem subtle, but don't be fooled: This latest update has oodles of interesting elements — if you know where to look.

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Jamf adds network and endpoint security tools for enterprise Macs

Jamf has unveiled a series of significant updates designed to improve Mac enterprise security, and touted additional security solutions.

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Does Apple plan an Apple Pay surprise as Tap to Pay hits beta?

iOS 15.4 enabled the iPhone Tap to Pay API so payment providers could climb aboard in time for spring launch.

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Apple's Fleetsmith closes as demand for enterprise MDM expands

Apple will discontinue its Fleetsmith Mobile Device Management (MDM) service in October and wants customers to find other MDM providers.

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Apple explains Google Workspace integration for Apple IDs

Apple has detailed how it will integrate Google Workspace identity services with Managed Apple IDs to simplify cloud identity management.

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Planning a full return to the office? Beware 'a stampede of top talent'

Though some knowledge-based companies are insisting workers return full time to offices, the practice could result in a major exodus of workers from those jobs seeking more flexible arrangements.

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Execs to workers: Back to the office for thee, but not for me

Top brass are less likely to commute in every day, according to a survey by Slack, which claims workers are seeing more stress as a result of being required to go back into the office.

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Apple-friendly iDrive pushes price to build S3 service for SMBs

iDrive's e2 service pitches S3-compatible storage at a low price, as the company seeks to build its pitch in a rapidly accelerating cloud computing market.

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WhatsApp Communities unites multiple teams chats in one place

Communities has potential to further boost WhatsApp’s use in workplace communications at small businesses.

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How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

Google's next Pixel may not be the flashiest phone of 2022, but it may well end up being the most interesting — and important.

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As biz travel slowly returns, some companies expect workers to pay their own way

Business travel is still two years away from reaching pre-pandemic levels, according to Deloitte. But when it does bounce back, some companies expect remote workers to pay for trips back to the office.

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California eyes four-day workweek for larger firms

A bill proposed in the California legislature is already drawing fire from business, with one group warning that a shorter workweek would “discourage job growth” in the state.

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Microsoft to kill Patch Tuesday for some enterprise users

The company plans to launch its Windows Autopatch service for enterprise users with Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 licenses; it will continuously deploy patches, eliminating the need for admins to manually deploy them.

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More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report

New data from Lansweeper, an asset manager software provider, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems — the result of an inability to run the new OS.

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Google to invest $9.5B in US offices and data centers this year

Google plans to boost its real estate spending as offices reopen and the company's hybrid work strategy begins to roll out.

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For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

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Duckduckgo launches privacy browser beta for macOS

The company said its browser will act like any other in its simplicity, but won't collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. It can also block “hidden trackers” before they load.

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Q&A: What tech firms can do to grow their Black workforce

Research firm Jobs for the Future surveyed more than 1,000 Black adults and analyzed 200 organizations with successful strategies for hiring Black tech workers. JFF vice president and report lead author Michael Collins discusses the...

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