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Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

People who upgraded to iOS 8 are also experiencing Wi-Fi woes that Apple has yet to address

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Microsoft Previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser to access company documents and the only way to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

Microsoft Continues Cross-Platform Tear, Releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a rebranded version of startup Acompli's app, to replace the oft-derided Outlook Web App.

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Hands on With the Windows 10 Preview: What Works, What Doesn’t

With a few small steps backward and some giant leaps forward, Windows 10 is shaping up as a worthy successor to Windows 7

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Bill Gates Tells Reddit About His Mysterious 'Personal Agent' Project at Microsoft

If it isn't Cortana, then what is it? The man who built Microsoft didn't elaborate, but he did have some cautionary words for the development of artificial intelligence over the next 30 years.

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3 Windows 10 Features That Every Admin Should Know

We don’t know exactly when Windows 10 will be released, but it’s a good idea for IT pros to start thinking now about deployment, training and security issues.

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Amid Blow-out Quarter, Apple Barely Mentions Mac Sales

Almost unnoticed during Apple's earnings call on Tuesday, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the final quarter of the year.

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No Windows 7 Version of Spartan Browser Planned, but Microsoft's Watching Demand

Don't hold your breath though.

Blackphone super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

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HoloLens: Abracadabra! Microsoft Unveils a Great Distraction

Microsoft invited all of us to ooh and ahh at the introduction of HoloLens. But pay no attention to what the company’s other hand is doing with Windows as a Service.

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The 6 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Best Quarter Ever

It wasn't just Apple's best quarter ever. It was the best quarter any company has ever had, ever.

Apple Posts Record Sales, Says Watch to Ship in April

Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.

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Microsoft Has Stopped Making the Surface 2 Tablet, Spelling Trouble for Windows RT

Don't worry, the Surface Pro tablet is safe and selling great. But the basic Surface and Surface RT operating system are dead in all but name.

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Apple Watch Starts Shipping in April, Tim Cook Confirms

It's not an exact date, but we're getting close to Apple Watch's launch.

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Enterprises: Get Ready to Pay to Go Slow on Windows 10

Microsoft's faster-paced release cadence for Windows 10 will require enterprises to either adapt or pay for the privilege of going slow, analysts said.

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In Microsoft's Mobile-First, Cloud-First Strategy, Windows Takes a Supporting Role

The operating system that built Microsoft will serve as a conduit for the cloud services that now earn far more for the company.

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Windows 10: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks

Windows 10 may still be in beta, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check 'em out here.

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Apple Readies Another Crack at Ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi Ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

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