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Why you should install the latest Apple updates

Why you should install the latest Apple updates If you use a Mac and an iPad to get things done, the fact that Apple hasn’t yet introduced Universal Control (now promised for spring), might put you off installing the latest Apple updates — iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2 and macOS 12.1. But there are very good […]

What you should do before your cloud goes down

What you should do before your cloud goes down Boy, was that fun or what? When Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) US-EAST-1 Region started having fits with its application programming interfaces (APIs) on Dec. 7, we found out just how much we all depend on AWS. (Even people who’d never heard of it knew something […]

Windows 11 cheat sheet

Windows 11 cheat sheet Released in October 2021, Windows 11 is the first numbered update to Microsoft’s operating system in more than six years. You would expect there would be dramatic changes between Windows 11 and Windows 10. But there weren’t. To a great extent, Windows 11 looks and works much like its predecessor. […]

After a rocky year for patching, a look ahead to ‘22

After a rocky year for patching, a look ahead to ‘22 For Windows users, it’s been a rough year for security vulnerabilities and patches. Now, my view about these kinds of problems is always a bit jaded. I pay attention to what people post about on the Askwoody forums, and they typically don’t say […]

2021 — the year Apple became a big player in enterprise tech

2021 — the year Apple became a big player in enterprise tech It may not be obvious right now, but 2021 is arguably the year Apple truly entered the enterprise market. In the years to come, we’ll grow to understand the consequences of that arrival, which has been largely overshadowed by everyone’s focus on […]

11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook

11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook In the beginning, Chromebooks weren’t really meant to manage files. It’s tough to even remember now, but in the earliest incarnation of Chrome OS, way back in the Paleolithic era of 2010, Chromebooks didn’t have a Files app. You couldn’t find files on your computer, […]

Using DISM to install Windows updates

Using DISM to install Windows updates Windows’ built-in Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command, a.k.a. dism.exe, is something of a Swiss Army knife when it comes to working on Windows OS images. Among its many capabilities — such as adding optional Windows features and packages, taking image inventories, performing image cleanups, and more […]

6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances

6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances By and large, Android 12 is a true treat to use. Google’s latest and greatest Android effort is without a doubt the most outwardly significant Android update since 2014’s Android 5.0 Lollipop release — at least, if you’re using a Pixel phone, where the software’s most noticeable […]

Apple should enforce the App Store privacy promise

Apple should enforce the App Store privacy promise A Financial Times report seems to argue that Apple has allowed app developers to collect customer data from iPhone users without their permission. This isn’t a new story, but shows that those of us who have denied App Tracking permission may still be tracked, thanks to […]

AWS outage hit collaboration vendors, highlights risk of cloud-based tools

AWS outage hit collaboration vendors, highlights risk of cloud-based tools The Tuesday outage at an Amazon Web Services data center affected services from several collaboration software vendors, highlighting how reliant companies have become on cloud providers for a variety of workplace tools.  Asana, Smartsheet, Trello, and Slack — all of which host their services […]