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Asana touts new Teams integrations

Work management platform Asana has expanded its ties with Microsoft Teams, solidifying efforts by the two companies to make task management easier.

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The wild thing about Windows apps on Chrome OS

With Google working to bring Windows software onto Chromebooks, things are about to get seriously weird.

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Windows 10 version 2004 slams into a Storage Spaces brick wall

According to official sources, the latest Windows upgrade contains a bug in the Storage Spaces feature. Information, as usual, is sketchy. We have no idea what triggers the bug, or whether rolling back to 1909 will fix it, but … why...

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UK will (at last) use Apple/Google contact tracing tech

The UK plans to abandon its own attempt to create a contact tracing app in favor of using technology developed by Apple and Google.

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VC money flows to collaboration start-ups as remote work booms

Collaboration software, which one analyst said was a “white-hot category pre-COVID” for investors, is “now hitting the stratosphere.”

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Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

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WWDC: Developers (again) rebel at App Store costs

Developers are complaining about Apple's 30% App Store fee.

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Microsoft revamps Windows Insider release vernacular

For Windows Insider's build tracks, Slow Ring and Fast Ring are now out; Dev, Beta and Channel are in.

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WWDC: Apple ships a new Catalyst app for developers

Apple has introduced the Apple Developer app for the Mac for the first time.

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How voice tech could shape the post-pandemic workplace

As companies start thinking about how to reopen offices, contactless interfaces could be key to ensuring employees stay safe.

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Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Starting with Chrome 84 – scheduled to release July 14 – sites that Google thinks traffic in notifications meant to trick users will be blacklisted.

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June cumulative updates cause multiple problems with network printers

There are reports all over of the Windows June cumulative updates – KB 4560960 (Win10 version 1903/1909), KB 4557957 (Win10 2004), KB 4561608 (Win10 1809/Server 2019) and KB 4561612 (Server 2012) – breaking network printers....

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Microsoft ousts Office 365, crowns Microsoft 365 new monarch

For Microsoft, it's a case of out with the old, in with the new. For users, it's a recipe for confusion.

Android 11

Android 11's most important additions

Don't let the shiny new features fool you: The most consequential changes in Google's new Android 11 Beta are the ones most people probably won't even notice.

Microsoft windows 10 2004 on hold

Some Win10 PCs are apparently being upgraded to version 2004 without consent

I’m seeing an increase in the number of people who claim that their Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909 computers were upgraded to version 2004, without warning. The behavior might be due to a bug in the way Win10 handles “Pause...

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Imagine an 'Android Pro' subscription

Google's missing a major opportunity to build its business while elevating the experience of its most enthusiastic users.

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WWDC 2020: Apple to announce move to ARM-powered Macs

Apple reportedly intends to announce a move to use its own ARM-developed chips inside Macs starting next year.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday is nigh: Pause updates now.

Take a minute right now and make sure you have Windows Update paused. Every month we see problems with patches -- some rare and innocuous, others toxic to a specific subset of Windows users. Step out of the line of fire. It’s easy.

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Slack moves video and voice calls to AWS

The two companies are striking a closer "multi-year" partnership amid their competition with Microsoft.

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It's a bumpy road for the Win10 version 2004 rollout

Microsoft’s been testing the “final” version of Win10 May 2020 Update - better known as version 2004 - for almost six months now. The number and nature of extant problems at this late date hits a new low, even by Microsoft’s...

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