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Between the Lines

BlackBerry, Nokia: Recovering or collapsing? By the numbers

Nine months on, the two former phone and smartphone behemoths are still holding on to the smartphone cliff, hoping not to fall into the mobile market tar pits. What's changed, and can the two still survive? From what we've seen, only one company can—but not because of the other.

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Zero Day

Flash under attack, emergency patch issued: Update immediately

The Flash developer is rolling out an emergency update to the world's most popular Web plug-in for two vulnerabilities, that are currently being actively exploited by hackers.

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Companies

 
All About Microsoft

Microsoft working to unify further its Windows and Windows Phone platforms

A new Microsoft job posting indicates Microsoft is planning to enable Windows apps to run without modification on Windows Phone and vice versa.

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The Apple Core

Mailbox for iOS now available; grab a reservation soon

One of the hottest iOS apps of the year just became available in the App Store, but there's a catch. You need to reserve a spot in the queue to actually use it.

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Operating Systems

 
The Ed Bott Report

Surface Pro versus MacBook Air: Who's being dishonest with storage space?

Microsoft has been pummeled by critics this week over supposedly inadequate storage space in its new Surface Pro. But those criticisms are horribly flawed. Big surprise: when you do the disk space math, Surface Pro and MacBook Air are practically twins.

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Linux and Open Source

LibreOffice 4: A new, better open-source office suite

LibreOffice 4 has just arrived and, at first glance, this popular open-source office suite looks really good.

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Tech Broiler

Twitter, Instagram, Vine: Fast track to nitwit

There are those who would call our social media streams a new form of consciousness and the future of computing. I would suggest they spend more time interacting with actual human beings.

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ZDNet Industries

 
ZDNet Government

Is preemptive cyberwarfare good national security policy?

This article by our own David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberwarfare experts, begins by quoting Dwight Eisenhower and ends by quoting Kanye West. If that doesn't say "must read," nothing does.

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ZDNet Education

inBloom launches with Gates/Carnegie funds to unify e-learning services

Despite the recent explosion in ed tech applications and services, adoption and use of data remains a significant challenge. InBloom's new platform just may change that.

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ZDNet Health

The GPS technology of the heart

Doctors are using cutting-edge GPS technology to treat a common heart condition.

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iGeneration

How Apple looked before it was fashionable

Ever wondered what the tech giant's branding and merchandise used to look like?

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Perspectives

 
Pulp Tech

FCC to Congress: U.N.'s ITU Internet plans 'must be stopped'

Today's testimony from FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell to Congress explicitly reveals that the free and open Internet is under attack by the ITU.

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Identity Matters

Curses, just-good-enough authentication, again

Use of social network identities is expected to sky-rocket in the next two years, but it's aimed at reducing friction between merchants and your money, not because it's a better credential.

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Emerging Markets

 
India IT

Times Internet: Changing the digital content landscape in India

Satyan Gajwani wants to ensure India's largest media house remains a leader in today's connected age.

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Enterprise Corner

 

Consumerization: The story of my near break with the cable company

 

Dev Connection: iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers due to Exchange snafu

 

Virtualization: Prelert Anomaly Detective for Splunk is on the case

 

SOA: Streaming is replacing the web as we know it

 

Collaboration 2.0: Maintenance is the battleground, innovation the prize

 

BriefingsDirect: Implementing EA with TOGAF framework and ArchiMate modeling language

 

Five Nines: Dell goes copper for high-performance datacenter, cloud, and storage networking

 

GreenTech: South African energy company embraces power management software

 

Foremski: Unreasonable Institute: On the good ship entrepreneurship...

 

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Small-Medium Business

 

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