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May 14, 2021
The $400 million acquisition would bring cloud-based zero trust security to Jamf's Apple-focused endpoint management platform. It's Jamf's largest acquisition to date.
April 21, 2021
The proprietary Apple silicon allows for an iPad Pro and an ultra-thin iMac with faster processing and graphics than previous models. The new products will ship next month.
November 11, 2020
Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.
October 05, 2020
Find out how the new Jamf Pro integration with Microsoft Intune's conditional access can simplify the back-end management of user authentication for macOS devices in the enterprise.
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