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Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones

A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker


Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology &...

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Apple, Amazon, and the Growing Importance of Tightly Integrated Experiences

One of the star features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is how tightly integrated and seamless the user experience has become across all Apple devices. It's something that only Apple and a handful of companies can pull off, but it's also...

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Four Can't-Miss Deals on Intel Haswell PCs

As the holiday season approaches, PC makers are starting to clear their shelves. Here are four must-see deals on PCs with Intel Haswell chips.

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Security, Payments Experts Talk Apple Pay

Three security and payments industry experts discuss the pros and cons of Apple's new iPhone-based contactless payment system, Apple Pay.

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4 Security Tips for Apple Pay Users

A payments industry expert shares four tips to help you get safely and security started with Apple's new contactless payment system, Apple Pay.

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Vintage Apple-1 Sells for a Record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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What You'll Love and Hate About Windows 10

Hated Windows 8? Good news: Many of the features in Windows 10 aren't nearly as annoying

Debian Community Splits Over Systemd, But Fork Still Unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would branch off or create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if...

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OS X Yosemite Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Some tips to get the most out of Apple’s new operating system.

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Microsoft Misses Windows Bug, Hackers Slip Past Patch

Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit.

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I Thought the iPhone 6 Plus Was Too Big; I Was Wrong

A month ago, columnist Michael deAgonia bought an iPhone 6 based on the assumption that the larger iPhone 6 Plus would be too big. Then he had a chance to use the larger phone.

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance

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Unix: Showing Tasks By Run State (Sysvinit)

A quick way to see what runs in any run state

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Apple's Mobile Enterprise Strategy

How Apple could boost its sales in the enterprise.

Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw, publishes quick fix

Attacks are under way using PowerPoint file, the company said

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Microsoft Warns of Windows Zero-Day; Hackers Serve Exploits in PowerPoint Files

Microsoft warned users Tuesday that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day flaw using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

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Bottom Line: Should You Upgrade to OS X Yosemite?

Chris Breen considers the advances Yosemite brings to the Mac and what it means in Apple's vision of our computing future.

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Windows 10: The Votes are Pouring in for These 10 Features

The people are speaking! Users of the Windows 10 Technical Preview can suggest and vote for desired features. Here are the features getting the most thumbs-up right now.

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