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Apple patches Bash vulnerability in OS X

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users

Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite

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Leaker Claims Only Some Windows 8.1 Users Will Get Free Windows 9 Upgrades

For those currently running Windows 7, the upgrade will come with a price tag, according to tweets from "Wzor," a notorious spiller of Microsoft secrets.

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Apple (Mostly) Not To Blame In iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' Fiasco

If you buy a gigantic phone, pack it into a pair of skinny jeans, sit on it for 18 hours and find that it's bent, Apple's not to blame for the damage — you are.

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'Critical Point' for Windows Starts Tuesday

Whatever Microsoft calls Windows 8's successor better wow the enterprise.

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Sorriest Technology Companies of 2014

It’s so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for the assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions. Here’s a rundown...

Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

Two new exploitable issues were found in the Bash shell and could lead to remote code execution, researcher warns

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9 Things to Look for in Windows 9

Microsoft is discussing the future of Windows Tuesday at which time it could make public some of these rumored upgrades.

With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday

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Microsoft Exec: 'Windows 9' To Be Announced Next Week

A tightly-guarded detail on the next version of Windows may have slipped out.

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Apple’s Disappearing iMessage Feature Just an Act

Apple just couldn’t help but throw itself into the rising tide of ephemerality when it updated iMessage in iOS 8. But SnapChat and WhatsApp are safe because Apple missed the mark completely.

What the WinHEC? Microsoft revives Windows engineering event

However, WinHEC won't be a large, annual show, but rather smaller events held more frequently in different parts of the world

Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

The GNU Bash shell can provide an entry point for launching more severe attacks, researchers find

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms

IT organizations must begin putting in place their migration plans now or risk major disruptions in 2015.

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How to Choose the Right Linux Distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

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10 Ways CIOs and CMOs Can Tap iOS 8 for Better Mobile Apps

New APIs abound in iOS 8, bringing the promise of making the lives of mobile users easier. But taking advantage of these opportunities won't be easy or cheap, according to a Forrester report.

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Windows Next: So What?

Microsoft is a platform company, but Windows isn't the only platform it cares about any more.

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said

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