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Pros and cons of opening iOS to third-party developers

Speaking with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the All Things D conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the future of iOS might include opening the platform...

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Software & Web Development

Microsoft signs up 1 million Office 365 home subscribers

Over 1 million users have signed up for Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium service, Microsoft said Wednesday, a milestone that the company touted as a success for...

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New Start experience? Windows Blue is looking more like Windows Blah

Those still hoping for a Windows 7-styled Start experience for Windows 8.1--a.k.a. Windows Blue--will apparently be disappointed, according to two new reports filed...

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Cloud Computing

The cloud goes global: Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, Savvis all expand international footprints

As competition in the cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage....

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Desktop Management

3 reasons why tablets thrive while PCs dive

As the PC desktop and laptop market slumps and the tablets market grows, it might seem obvious to tablet users why that's so. However, details shared by analysts...

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IT & Systems Management

5 Things You Need to Know About Google Glass

I first heard of Google's odd and futuristic "Glass" gadget nearly a year ago, when it was announced at the company's annual I/O developer conference. I was seated...

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Business Management

Employee-Business Disconnect on Social Tools Hinders Productivity

Security concerns and productivity loss are the top reasons businesses restrict access to social tools, according to a new study commissioned by Microsoft.

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Le Vamp for iOS is the cutest endless running game ever

If I could rate a game based solely on how adorable it is, High Voltage Software's free Le Vamp for iOS would easily get five mice. Unfortunately, "adorableness"...

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Application Development

HP updates tools and services for application modernization

Hewlett-Packard has updated a number of its software packages and services to help developers and IT managers modernize their applications so they will better fit...

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Internet

Facebook puts its stamp on public figures with verified Pages

Just like on Twitter, Facebook is now putting a small, blue check mark next to the names of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses on the site...

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