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Must-Read News

 
Between the Lines

IDF 2015: Intel woos developers to build for ‘the algorithm economy’

Intel reiterated its forecast projecting more than 50 billion connected devices and “things" in operation worldwide by 2020.

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Zero Day

Enterprise placed at risk by iOS sandbox vulnerability

Details have emerged concerning a severe iOS flaw which impacts mobile device management solutions.

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Ashley Madison hackers release fresh data dump, corporate secrets

The hackers behind the high-profile attack have made good on their promise and released more sensitive data to the Web.

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Mobile

Windows 10: Pushing my MacBook and iPad aside

The versatility of Windows 10 is gradually pushing my MacBook Air and iPad Air 2 to the side. This was unexpected and a testament to how good Windows 10 has become in such a short time.

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Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design

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Companies

 
All About Microsoft

Rumors of Microsoft’s big-bang October hardware launch start to coalesce

Microsoft may be gearing up to launch new Surface Pro 4 tablets, two new Lumia premium phones, the next iteration of its fitness band and maybe more in October.

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Operating Systems

 
The Ed Bott Report

Windows 10 upgrades continue at a torrid pace

More than two weeks after the worldwide launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is keeping quiet about how many upgrades it’s delivered. But third-party data suggests that the upgrade pace isn’t slowing. The next major milestone? 100 million installs.

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Mobile Platforms

Samsung woos iPhone owners with one-month, $1 Galaxy trial

It’s a smart move by Samsung: Even if few iPhone owners actually make the switch, the company will get valuable feedback through a pair of required surveys.

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Linux and Open Source

Ubuntu Linux is coming to IBM mainframes

Thanks to customer demand, IBM and Canonical are working on bringing Ubuntu to the Big Blue’s z System mainframe.

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Tech Broiler

PC laptops and accidental damage: Best and worst warranties 2015

Whoops, I broke it again. When shopping for a new PC, laptop, or ultrabook, make sure you investigate the terms of your warranty and the optional accidental damage coverage policies available to you.

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Robotics

Robots helping small businesses scale craftsmanship

Affordable automation has arrived for small businesses, but there’s still room for humans,

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ZDNet Government

Email may not be Hillary’s undoing, but it may be the straw that breaks her campaign’s back

Presidential email expert David Gewirtz looks critically at the Clinton email situation, explores how the Bill Clinton administration felt about email, and prognosticates on the survival of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy based on her current situation and long history with disruptive news items.

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Web 2.0

 
Social Business

Wearable Tech: Innovations in producing beats and sounds

From drum machines to musical hats, we bring you the best wearable tech that helps you make awesome music.

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Perspectives

 
Pulp Tech

Ashley Madison: A honeypot for people who had something to hide

OPINION: If Ashley Madison was a honeypot for people who had something to hide, its breach holds harsh truths about websites who safeguard our secrets.

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Identity Matters

FTC closes investigation into Morgan Stanley hack

Agency lauds firm for data protection policies, quick response to employee theft of 350,000 records

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Enterprise Corner

 

Consumerization: Survey highlights Mac vs. PC buying in back to school shopping trends

 

Virtualization: Join the containerization fray with Windows containers

 

SOA: At the desktop, it’s still very much a Windows world, for now

 

Five Nines: Does Apple lie about how it powers its data centers?

 

IT Failures: HCL Technologies: Huge outsourcer explains the digital enterprise








Small-Medium Business

 

Small Business Matters: PayPal’s Modest purchase is a bet on the buy button

 

DIY-IT: Is Google Voice still relevant? A phone buyer’s guide



Featured Photo Gallery

 

Nine Windows 10 tablets from companies you’ve never heard of

Europe’s budget tablet brands have constantly improved their products over the past years. Now, they’re among the first to cross the finish line in announcing Windows 10 tablets.

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Featured Videocast

 

Mobility “like a drug" says CEO of property buyer’s agent (highlights video)

Cohen Handler reaps client service and collaboration dividends from mobility investment.

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Hardware Corner

 

Hardware 2.0: Windows 10 upgrade left you low of storage space? Free up gigabytes with a few clicks

 

Smartphones: The pure Google experience is overrated: Five ways Samsung, LG, and HTC offer more

 

Computers: Microsoft Store to start selling Vaio Z Canvas Windows convertible tablet in October

 

Mobile: HTC’s most successful new product may not be a smartphone

 

Networking: ?Saving NTP: The protocol that keeps time across the internet


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