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That 5G BlackBerry phone you've been dying for is still on the way

That 5G BlackBerry phone you've been dying for is still on the way

It's all too easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding new phones. Maybe you're excited for Google's Pixel 6 and its Whitechapel chip, or you're dying to get your hands on Samsung's latest stylus-friendly foldable. Regardless of your personal preference, there are all sorts of devices ready to launch over the next few months. But forget all of them — they're old news. We know what you're really looking for: keyboards, 5G, and one of the hottest brands from the 2000s. That's right, folks — another BlackBerry phone is still in the works.

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Microsoft wants to stream Windows to all your screens, including your Android devices

Microsoft wants to stream Windows to all your screens, including your Android devices

Cloud-hosted virtual desktops aren't anything new, but Microsoft, as a first party to Windows, hopes to do the competition better with Windows 365. Built on Azure Virtual Desktop, the subscription service will be available to businesses starting next month.

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Using a VPN on Chrome OS with multiple users is about to get a lot easier

Using a VPN on Chrome OS with multiple users is about to get a lot easier

Digital privacy has long been a major concern for many, and one brought to the forefront when a global pandemic forced millions to shift their lives online. With ISPs and advertisers taking advantage of the work-from-home lifestyle, protecting yourself with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great solution for keeping prying eyes off your data. It may be easy to set up a VPN on your Chromebook, but it can be a hassle to turn it on again after a reboot. You may not have to wait long, though, as an upcoming change will keep your VPN engaged all the time.

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More Chromebook models can now run Windows apps in Parallels

More Chromebook models can now run Windows apps in Parallels

Parallels, a Windows virtual machine app for Chrome OS, is now available on more Chromebooks with the inclusion of AMD Ryzen processor support. VM users are also getting further access to USB and other peripherals as well.

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T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

With high speeds, low latency, and frequencies that work best in dense urban areas, 5G has often been touted as a wireless alternative to conventional internet systems. T-Mobile is putting its money where its mouth is by announcing a business class option for its home internet service. The system is similar to its current home internet offerings, but managed and paid by an employer rather than the end user, and packing a few more security tools.

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Google wants people to use Meet with its own Meet-y hardware bundles

Google wants people to use Meet with its own Meet-y hardware bundles

Google is once again expanding its hardware offerings by getting into the webcam business — though, this bid screams more of Cisco than Logitech. The company is selling videoconferencing equipment bundles, titled Series One room kits, that revolve around the somewhat ubiquitous Google Meet conferencing service and what group meetings may look like in the near future.

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Google+ is dead, long live Currents (for G Suite users)

Google+ is dead, long live Currents (for G Suite users)

Last year, Google announced the beta release of Currents. You'd be forgiven for not having a clue what that is, as the company hasn't exactly advertised it since, but it's the enterprise replacement/successor for Google+, so us regular folks don't get to use it anyway. Still, Google has been working on the new business social network for a year now and deems it stable enough to migrate G Suite Google+ users over starting July 6, 2020, as the company announced in an email to administrators.

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Chromebooks in schools and businesses can now use Linux apps

Chromebooks in schools and businesses can now use Linux apps

The Linux container on Chrome OS has become better and better since it was first introduced last year. It's now possible to run a wide range of Linux desktop software on Chromebooks, even though graphics acceleration still isn't working. Starting today, administrators can enable the Linux container on Chromebooks managed in an organization, opening the doors for schools and businesses to easily use the feature.

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Google Glass refuses to die, Enterprise Edition 2 gives it a new lease on life

Google Glass refuses to die, Enterprise Edition 2 gives it a new lease on life

Google has announced that it is re-adopting its Glass division — a longtime staple of Alphabet's moonshot incubator, X — and releasing the first major upgrade to its AR smart glasses product for enterprise customers. With the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 comes beefier components and potentially wider deployment opportunities.

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Google adds Pixel 3a to list of enterprise-ready Android phones

Google adds Pixel 3a to list of enterprise-ready Android phones

We've covered the Android Enterprise Recommended program a few times in the past — it's a list of phones and tablets that Google recommends for use in companies. All of the devices in the program are running a recent version of Android, receive regular security updates, and work with zero-touch enrollment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL have now joined the party.

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