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Alibaba's mobile OS in China boosted by Meizu partnership

Alibaba's YunOS has struggled to attract partners, amid Android's dominance

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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.

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Ubuntu Turns 10: A Look Back at Desktop Linux Standard Bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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Apple iOS 8.1 is Here: Not Your Run of the Mill Dot One Release

Apple iOS 8.1 software release points to the future and harkens back to the past: NFC-powered Apple Pay comes to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the United States, while the unceremoniously dumped Camera Roll feature is resurrected.

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Why Apple Pay is Apple’s Most Important Product in Years

Good timing, solid security, and major partnerships will make Apple Pay the most disruptive product of 2014.

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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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You'll Pay a Lot More for an Unlocked Nexus 6 Smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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Deathmatch Review: Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Yosemite

Windows 8.1 has languished as Microsoft seeks to move past its failure, while Apple has extended its Mac OS into an intriguing new direction

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5K Display Aside, Apple's New iMac is Barely Changed From 2013's Desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model, according to iFixit

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Apple's New iMac is its Most Expensive Ever

Apple yesterday launched its most expensive-ever iMac, the $2,499 iMac with Retina 5K display, a desktop that will appeal to professional creative customers and well-heeled consumers who want the best money can buy.

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Universal Apps is the Future of Windows Development

Microsoft's new app development model is at the heart of Windows 10. What is it, and more importantly, what do developers think of it?

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No New Apple TV? Here's Why We Must Watch and Wait

Chris Breen's educated guess: Apple TV is waiting for a few other new Apple products to move with it into the smart home of the future.

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Apple Pay Hits U.S. Stores Monday -- Assuming Buyers Can Find Anywhere to Use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

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The Best New Features in OS X Yosemite

Look for these cool capabilities in the Mac's newest OS

Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

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Apple's New iPads and Retina iMac: 'Empty Calories' or Nutritious Adds to Portfolio?

Apple today unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3, both revisions of their predecessors, with the new Mini getting the shortest shrift on stage time and changes.

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McDonald's CIO on Why It's Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day

In an exclusive interview with CIO.com, McDonald's U.S. CIO talks about why the fast-food giant chose to support Apple's new contactless payment technology out of the gate and how it built on its experience with Google Wallet to help...

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