Apple needs to act against fake app-privacy promises

Apple needs to act against fake app-privacy promises Apple will need to become more aggressive in how it polices the privacy promises developers make when selling apps in the App Store. What can enterprise users do to protect themselves and their users in the meantime? What’s the problem? Some developers continue to abuse the […]

10 top file-sharing services: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more

10 top file-sharing services: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more Back in the pre-cloud days, sharing files involved using file transfer protocol applications or else copying files to a disc and then mailing it or walking it over to a colleague (affectionately known as ‘sneakernet’). Emails could also be sent (and many people […]

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop? Disclosure:  Microsoft is a client of the author. When the Microsoft Surface line was created, I thought then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was making the same mistake he made with Zune — and, in a way, he was. But at least with the Surface, it was […]

Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage

Android’s underappreciated upgrade advantage Well, gang, it’s that time of year again — time when a magical and revolutionary new iOS update is making its way into the world and everyone’s talking about how Android’s software upgrade standard is an embarrassment in comparison. Now, look, you know me: I’m not gonna beat around the […]

Jamf survey: Employees will quit for platform choice

Jamf survey: Employees will quit for platform choice If your employees want to use iPhones and Macs, you really should let them. That’s the main message today coming from a Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by Jamf. Employee choice remains an HR issue The international survey asked 2,000 employees and 500 IT decision-makers how they […]

How Windows 10 ends up a lot like Windows 7

How Windows 10 ends up a lot like Windows 7 Windows 10, originally pitched as a revolutionary break from Windows’ past in how it was serviced, may well end its career in the next few years as a Windows 7 act-alike. Yes, Windows 7 — the spitting image of “tradition” in Redmond’s history of […]

20+ iOS 15 changes that help you get things done

20+ iOS 15 changes that help you get things done Nearly 100 million of the world’s 1 billion iPhone users have already installed iOS 15, according to Mixpanel. Here are 20 of the most obscure or exciting features those who have chosen to install Apple’s new mobile OS can now access. Easier upgrades Every enterprise […]

MSRT vs. MSERT: When to use each Windows malware tool

MSRT vs. MSERT: When to use each Windows malware tool Microsoft provides Windows users with two tools that offer malware scanning and repair services, should those scans turn up anything in need of fixing. One is named MSRT; the other runs an executable called MSERT. To read this article in full, please click here […]

A penchant for patching: After 20 years, the system’s still a mess

A penchant for patching: After 20 years, the system’s still a mess As a Microsoft Patch Lady, I’ve been patching computers and servers for more than 20 years. We started with a process that wasn’t well planned. We had no set day or time for when patches were released, and no way to centrally […]