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  • News: Windows 9 on ARM could kill the desktop, merge Windows Phone and Windows RT

    Surface 2 buyers and other Windows RT tablet owners may be left out of the fun when Microsoft reveals Windows Threshold (a.k.a. Windows 9) at the end of September, as the tipped release is said to be for PCs and tablets built around traditional x86 processors alone, according to a recent report. But when the next generation of Windows does make its way to ARM processor-powered devices, it could provide a startling--and welcome--glimpse at a post-desktop future for Microsoft's "Universal Windows" concept.

  • News: BitTorrent Sync: From hackathon to 10 million users in 16 months

    The curious thing about BitTorrent Sync, a service that lets users share files in a peer-to-peer fashion rather than via the cloud, is that security-conscious users make up a significant portion of its audience. Since BitTorrent is probably best known as a technology used by illegal file sharers, it has a reputation, at least among companies with intellectual property, as a mechanism for leaking their valuable content.

  • News: Poshmark takes on eBay, makes shopping more social with iOS update

    Online shopping is usually easier and faster than in-store buying, but it still sucks up an incredible amount of time. You either have to know exactly what you're looking for or lose hours browsing through pages of stuff you'll never wear. Buying pre-owned goods is even tougher: I just a want a pair of riding boots in a size 7 that are new with tags. Is that really too much to ask?

  • News: An Inside Look at LinkedIn's Unbundling' Mobile Strategy

    LinkedIn is unbundling itself at an increasing rate as it approaches its "mobile moment" later this year when more than half of its 313 million monthly active users access the site via mobile devices. The company has released a series of mobile apps for specific use cases -- seemingly throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.

  • News: Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

    Jive Software has pushed out updates for the cloud versions of both its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and its JiveX software for building external online communities.

  • News: Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

    The cybercriminal gang behind the Kelihos botnet is tricking users into installing malware on their computers by appealing to pro-Russian sentiments stoked by recent international sanctions against the country.

  • News: Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

    Spotify just leveled the playing field for Windows Phone users after promising improvements back in May. On Tuesday, Spotify announced that the ad-supported version of Spotify was now available on Microsoft's mobile platform.

  • News: Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

    Future versions of the Firefox OS mobile platform will allow users to control application-specific permissions, a feature with both privacy and security benefits that's missing on Android.

  • News: The top iOS 8 features for business users

    When it shows up in the coming weeks, Apple's iOS 8 is set to bring several new features, including its HealthKit and HomeKit platforms, to the iPhone and iPad. Many of the advances are consumer-oriented and focused on creating a seamless experience across iOS devices and Macs running the forthcoming OS X Yosemite.

  • News: 5 Ways Federal CIOs Plan to Improve Security Monitoring

    As the federal government gradually moves to an always-on, cloud-centric IT operation, senior technology officials work to ensure that agencies' security posture can keep pace.

  • News: 5 iOS apps to easily manage your Twitter account

    Twitter is useful for more than following your favorite celebrities. It's a powerful professional tool for keeping up on industry news, interacting with influencers, and marketing yourself. But when you use it this way, managing your Twitter account can feel like a full-time job--unless you have the right app, of course. Here are five iOS apps that make it a lot less work.

  • News: These cases turn your smartphone into a pay pal

    Paper money's days might be numbered. Credit cards started the $5 bill's long march to oblivion, and these days PayPal, Venmo, and crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are hastening its demise. Later this year, Coin--an electronic device that's the same size and shape as a credit card--promises to let you swipe your way around at retail, while offering security and flexibility through a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

  • News: CA Technologies Expo 2014: Custom-built apps fundamental to business success

    Every business in the Australian 'app economy' is now a software company and custom-built apps are now fundamental to any organisation's success.

  • News: VMworld 2014: Vendors partner for VMware NSX with Cumulus Linux on Dell networking switches

    Dell, VMware, and Cumulus Networks intend to accelerate the adoption of network virtualisation and open networking in the software-defined datacentre with the launch of a joint solution at VMworld 2014.

  • News: VMworld 2014: McAfee reveals Server Security Suites update

    McAfee, part of Intel Security, has made improvements to its Server Security Suites portfolio with the introduction of performance optimisation and additional management efficiency to increase security for servers in physical, virtualised and Cloud environments.

  • News: HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

    HyTrust, in a partnership with Intel, today said its cloud security software used with VMware-based virtual machines can now ensure those VMs will only run in designated trusted locations based on what's called new "boundary controls."

  • News: Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

    The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

  • News: WESTCON IMAGINE 2014: Making Cloud profitable panel

    A selection of Westcon Group's vendor partners sat alongside the distributions Asia-Pacific services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, to negotiate the state of resellers in the current Cloud climate, and where small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fit in its adoption.

  • News: For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

    High-definition voice calls are now available on all four major U.S. carriers after a nationwide launch by Verizon on Tuesday, though there's a long way to go before all those systems all work together and run over LTE.

  • News: LG's G3 Stylus has low-res 5.5-inch display and 13-MP camera

    The G3 Stylus from LG Electronics doesn't come close to its big brother, the G3, on performance. But LG is hoping the pen-enabled smartphone will attract budget buyers with its big screen and 13-megapixel camera.

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