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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.

New Windows 10 TP build adds Windows Phone Action Center

The new build, out Tuesday, includes almost 7,000 changes, most of them bug fixes and improvements

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New Windows 10 Technical Preview Build Includes Notifications, Battery Saver, Data Monitor

Build 9860 of Windows 10 adds new notifications capabilities via the Action Center, as well as the ability to sign up for more frequent build updates.

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Microsoft Releases First Windows 10 Update, Starts Testing Fast-Paced Delivery System

Microsoft today issued the first update for Windows 10 Technical Preview, inaugurating its fast-cadence release practice.

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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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