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The Ed Bott Report
The more I use Windows 8, the more I like it. In this post, and the accompanying gallery. I want to share some of the small but useful hidden shortcuts, surprises, and secrets that only reveal themselves when you roll up your sleeves and use the new OS every day.
Between the Lines
Yahoo laid off 2,000 people yesterday. The move buys new CEO Scott Thompson time, but it doesn’t buy him answers.
Twitter tries to retaliate against spammers with a federal lawsuit against five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers.
Zero Day
The Flashback Trojan botnet reportedly controls over 600,000 Macs. Thankfully, Apple yesterday released a patch for Java, which the Trojan exploits, so make sure you install it.
In all, Microsoft will release 6 bulletins this month to address at least 11 documented vulnerabilities in several software products.

All About Microsoft
Microsoft is making available immediately to its cloud-computing customers resources in a new Eastern U.S. and a Western U.S. facility.
Googling Google
Will a graphics and speed boost increase Chromebook adoption?
The Apple Core
Computer historian David Greelish thinks that Apple should build a corporate museum on its new campus. It would be a great way to celebrate the dent that Apple created in the universe.
Operating Systems
Linux and Open Source
The fifth release of OpenStack, code named “Essex,” debuted with enhanced quality, usability and extensibility across enterprise, service provider and high performance computing (HPC) deployments, the project announced.
Tech Broiler
Why is this blog post different from all other posts? The Passover Penguins are back.
ZDNet Industries
ZDNet Government
Does Santorum have any chance of making it? Will Mitt be able to close the deal sooner than the convention nominating ballots?
ZDNet Education
Will HP, Apple, Lenovo, and the other major OEMs step up to match Dell’s growing edu ecosystem? And, btw, thin clients are so not dead.
ZDNet Health
Although we can all expect travel to be more of a pain these days, THR patients should probably plan and allow for extra time when a security checkpoint must be passed.
Web 2.0
Social Business
Will the acquisition of OMGPOP’s Draw Something be a smart move for Zynga - or will the pursuit of extra gamers over platform excellence, performance and choice cloud its vision?
More young people are turning to entrepreneurship in a tempestuous job market - how can you give yourself the best start in social media promotion?
Friending Facebook
Two young Tunisian men have been sentenced to seven years in prison for posting cartoons on Facebook showing the Prophet Mohammed naked.
Pulp Tech
Online outrage increases over sexualized, so-called stalking app Girls Around Me - though it is not the first of its kind.
London Calling
Google has responded in a letter to France’s data protection agency over claims it broke EU law with its new privacy policy, plus a few harsh words from the Dutch privacy chief.
Identity Matters
Google has tweaked its search engine to ensure that when users change their passwords they are signed out everywhere.
Emerging Markets
Unboxing Asia
To celebrate Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary, Square Enix has teamed up with Prada to produce a series of special images, using characters from the game to model menswear.
India IT
You're the user. Read the policy.
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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is jam-packed with interesting and well-hidden features. Ed Bott shows you a dozen hidden gems you might not find on your own.
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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE

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