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June 08, 2021
Apple's upcoming improvements to FaceTime would open it up to non-Apple users for the first time and allow for collaborative screen sharing. The feature debuts this fall.
May 14, 2021
The $400 million acquisition would bring cloud-based zero trust security to Jamf's Apple-focused endpoint management platform. It's Jamf's largest acquisition to date.
April 21, 2021
The proprietary Apple silicon allows for an iPad Pro and an ultra-thin iMac with faster processing and graphics than previous models. The new products will ship next month.
November 11, 2020
Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.
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Using DeX, users can create a Linux desktop with their Samsung smartphones. But IT should be aware of the challenges with its deployment and management. Continue Reading
IT professionals and users can avoid Windows 10 by following best practices, such as disk space cleanup and up-to-date security, to maintain the life of an older operating system. Continue Reading
Some of the most common Linux security vulnerabilities are also Windows vulnerabilities. They're all fairly easy to guard against, but some shops overlook securing any Linux systems that may be on their network. Continue Reading