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October 13, 2020
IT pros should lean on Mac users to protect corporate networks against exploiters of the Apple T2 chip vulnerability. Hard drive encryption will also help defend against attackers.
October 05, 2020
Find out how the new Jamf Pro integration with Microsoft Intune's conditional access can simplify the back-end management of user authentication for macOS devices in the enterprise.
September 29, 2020
An improved search function, additional customization options and a newly revised aesthetic are among the Outlook for macOS improvements planned by Microsoft.
June 24, 2020
Future Macs will not run on Intel processors but on Apple silicon chips. The change could present compatibility issues, although it could be a step toward a consistent user experience.
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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