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New malware program used in attacks against energy sector companies

The Trojan program is used for reconnaissance and distribution of additional malware, researchers from Symantec say

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Google Drive for Work gets new IT-friendly features

Google's premium cloud-storage service is getting an upgrade that includes new sharing controls for IT, information rights management tools and custom alerts.

Removing admin rights would ease 97 percent of critical Microsoft flaws

Analysis of Patch Tuesday bulletins uncovers danger of admin accounts

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Meteor JavaScript framework hits Windows

Windows support had been the most-requested feature for the framework, which now also works with MongoDB 3.0

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First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

Microsoft’s new browser combines a minimalist look and feel with a rendering engine designed to keep pace with a rapidly evolving Web

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Deep-dive review: New 13-in. MacBook Pro brings Force Touch to the trackpad

Apple's 13-in. MacBook Pro offers the innovative Force Touch trackpad that brings new features and abilities, along with generally improved performance.

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Tim Cook op-ed: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

"This is about how we treat each other as human beings."

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Windows 10 Preview coming to more phones: Is yours on the list?

Microsoft expects the next preview build of Windows 10 to support 36 Nokia Lumia smartphones.

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

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Microsoft updates Windows 10 preview for 'slow' testers

Microsoft earlier pledged to accelerate the pace of Windows 10 updates, but the firm has not committed to a specific timetable for either the fast or slow "rings."

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

It's clearer than ever: Internet Explorer is the past and Project Spartan is the future. Microsoft recently said IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine in Windows 10.

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

Secunia found that overall more than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

Five moves Microsoft must make to advance in mobile

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast

Benchmark tests on a new MacBook Pro show it can pin the needle at more than 1,400MBps.

Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

8K displays aren't here yet, but Microsoft's looking forward with Windows 10

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Windows 10's Secure Boot requirement could make installing Linux a big headache

PC vendors may not have to include a Secure Boot toggle with Windows 10, raising a bigger barrier for alternative operating systems.

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Inside Apple's gigantic Apple Watch rollout

The Apple Watch may or may not be an impressive piece of design or technology. But one thing is certain: Apple's retail preparations for selling the watch are amazing.

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