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14 Go-To Tools for Mac Sysadmins

Mac pro Gerard Allen shares his must-have sysadmin tools for enterprise Apple deployments.

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How Apple Could Exploit a Forever-Free iCloud

While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has so far stood above the fray. But there's no reason why Apple can't join in the fun.

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Can't Wait for the Apple Watch? You're Not Alone

In the past two weeks, new information has come out about the Apple iWatch. Columnist Mike Elgan is among the developers, analysts and vendors eagerly waiting for the new device to arrive next year.

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of the OS is designed to fix

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

Debian Vote Against Systemd Coupling Fails, Sponsor Steps Down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distributionā€™s integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

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Woz Talks Smartwatches, Apple Watch at DEMO

Steve Wozniak spoke briefly in Silicon Valley at DEMO, where he expressed his dissatisfaction with the current crop of smartwatches. He also said, however, that he plans to try the upcoming Apple Watch.

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SDN in Action: Hands-on With Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

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Microsoft Patches Kerberos Vulnerability With Emergency Update

Microsoft released an out-of-band patch on Tuesday, addressing a vulnerability in Kerberos KBC, a component that handles authentication on local networks. The patch was supposed to have been released earlier this month, but Microsoft...

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Prominent Developers Pulling Out of Debian as Voting Deadline Nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

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Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch to Stymie Windows Server Attacks

Microsoft today released an "out-of-band" security update to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software

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Apple's Remaining Co-Founders, Woz and Wayne, Reminisce About Early Company Relics

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn't surprised at the growing interest in early artifacts from the company, including the Apple-1. But Ron Wayne, another co-founder, is amazed by it.

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Microsoft: 'Nobody Loves Developers More Than Us'

At this week's TopCoder Open, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Matt Thompson made his pitch for the newer, gentler, more open Microsoft to the startups and independent developers in attendance.

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How to Set Up 802.1X Client Settings in Windows

802.1X provides security for wired and Wi-Fi networks

Microsoft's Defense of OneDrive Changes Fails to Silence Critics

Microsoft's explanation of why it discarded an advanced feature in OneDrive on Windows 10 failed to curb angry users' criticism.

Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

U.S. government issues alert about Apple iOS "Masque Attack" threat

Three days after security company FireEye warned of an iPhone/iPad threat dubbed "Masque Attack", the U.S. government has issued a warning of its own about the the risk to Apple iOS devices.

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Microsoft updates Windows 10, gets an earful from users about OneDrive changes

Microsoft yesterday rolled out the next update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview, but an alteration to how OneDrive, the company's cloud-based storage service, synchronizes files got a big thumbs down from users

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