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Against the odds, Canonical and Jolla trot out iOS, Android alternatives

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer

Momentum grows around Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones

Smartphone makers and chip companies announce support for Microsoft's Windows 10 handset OS

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You Can Now Embed OneNote Images, Tweets, and YouTube into Microsoft's Sway

The type of files and sources that Microsoft is adding to Sway is steadily growing more diverse, with OneNote, Office Mix -- even other Sways.

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Mozilla Previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, Tentatively Slates Stable Release for Mid-May

Mozilla on Monday announced its first developer preview of a 64-bit Windows version of Firefox


Project Spartan Leaked: Here's How Cortana Will Work in Microsoft's New Browser

Brace yourselves: The Clippy jokes are coming.

BlackBerry launches all-touch Leap with $275 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor

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Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan Gives 1.5 Billion Reasons Why Windows 10 Will Change Everything

A mass migration of Microsoft’s installed base to Windows 10 will give developers one big reason to support the platform.

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Ultimate Guide to Linux Desktop Environments

A compilation of one Linux expert's adventures with 10 desktop environments.

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

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Google Proposes Sci-Fi Design for Movable New Headquarters

Google on Friday released the plans for what the company hopes will be its new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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Apple Watch Will Start Your Car One Day, Tim Cook Says

Apple's CEO shares new details about the wearable's capabilities in the weeks leading up to its launch.

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Microsoft's Vision for the Future: Smart Bracelets, Holograms, and Adaptive Wall Displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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Spring Forward: Apple Will Take the Wraps off Apple Watch at March 9 Event

We expect to see more features, new apps, and pricing details at Apple's big Watch event.

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20 Epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update Meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

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Google Designing New Mountain View Headquarters

Google will submit plans this week to build a new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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Google Scrubs Pwnium Hack Contest

Google has shut down its annual Pwnium hacking contest, which it has held alongside the better-known Pwn2Own challenge each spring since 2012.

Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014


Start10 Will Make Windows 10's Start Menu Even More Like Windows 7

Not satisfied with the new Start menu in Windows 10? Stardock still sees a role for replacements.

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

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