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Apple WWDC 2018 - macOS Mojave announcement

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Mojave?

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives this fall. When it does, a number of Mac models won't be able to upgrade. Here's who's left out in the cold.

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Why has Apple put Mac users in the Mojave desert?

Mojave macOS may be a metaphorical desert, with Mac users forced to endure a long dry march across it, but Apple has signaled two major events for next year that could bring relief.

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Win10 (1803) declared 'fully available,' throwing Windows Update for Business under the bus

Microsoft says its new A.I. is so good, it’s ready to push Win10 version 1803 to your machine – and businesses should follow suit. Patching pros say, 'Wuh?' Hubris, thy name is Microsoft.

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Microsoft proclaims Windows 10 1803 enterprise-ready in record time

The 45-day interval between the launch of the latest feature upgrade to Windows 10 and the announcement that it's ready for business is the shortest yet.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17692, released on June 14, 2018.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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WWDC: Accessibility has become a requirement

With Apple putting accessibility at the core of the company's mission, developers no longer have any excuse to avoid using the accessibility tools the company provides.

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Microsoft walks away from Windows 7, Office 2013 support forums

Beginning in July, the company will stop participating in several Microsoft Community forums; business-oriented TechNet support discussion forums, however, will remain unchanged.

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RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018

You may still love your Mac, but Apple doesn’t share your passion.

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Make sure Windows auto update is temporarily turned off, and watch out for SMBv1 fixes

On Patch Tuesday, as usual, you’d be well advised to avoid the first round of traditionally buggy patches. A possible “fix” for the well-documented SMBv1 vulnerability may make this month particularly exciting.

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Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good

Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops – and better desktops than desktops.

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How to get Apple's iOS 12 or macOS 'Mojave' betas

If you want to be on the cutting edge of Apple software this summer, you can sign up for the company's developer program, or wait until public betas of the OSes are released. Here's what to do and where to go.

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One month with an Always Connected PC

It sometimes takes time to fall in love.

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WWDC: What's in iOS 12 and macOS 'Mojave' for IT?

Many of the changes and new features Apple execs talked about this week will affect business users and the IT departments that support them. Here's a rundown of some of the major changes.

For sale: New PCs, never used

It's some years back, and this pilot fish is working on a project at a bank branch out in the sticks when a local woman asks him for help selling her brand-new PCs.

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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