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Microsoft's earnings stars include Surface and Office 365, but Windows stumbles

Heavily discounted Windows licenses led to a revenue shortfall of 25 percent year over year, highlighting the importance of successful launch of Windows 10 later this year.

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say.

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All the feds needed to do to ID Silk Road's founder was Google it

An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop.

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Report: HTC One M9 test unit decoy conceals design changes, slimmed down bezel

The new phone could have a nearly edge-to-edge display with just enough room for those BoomSound speakers and a front-facing camera.

Key Considerations for Extending Unified Communications to Mobile Users

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Oops, you downloaded malware on your Android phone

Is your Android device suddenly spamming you with ads? Maybe you shouldn’t have downloaded that one-star Flappy Bird knockoff.

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Cyanogen CEO says he wants to ‘take Android away from Google’

He wants the company to build its own app store and eventually ditch out on Google Play.

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Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

So long, Single of the Week. Hello, Free on iTunes.

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Protecting your business: A guide to liability, security, and responsibility for freelancers

As a freelancer, properly securing sensitive data can make or break your business and your future.

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T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

For an extra $5 per month, subscribers can lock in discounts on future phones--while locking themselves in to a contract of sorts.

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How Apple ruined Motorola's Nexus 6 fingerprint sensor plans

Motorola’s former CEO says after the buyout nobody else was capable of producing a good enough sensor to use in Google's giant phone.

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Modular smartphones could be repurposed as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

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How to enable the Spartan browser's speedy new Edge engine in Windows 10 today

Microsoft's new browser isn't available just yet, but Windows Insiders can already reap some of the benefits through Internet Explorer.

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Cablevision to introduce true Wi-Fi-only mobile service

Cablevision is reportedly planning a new Wi-Fi only voice, text, and data service called Freewheel that will roll out in February.

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How to handle a Facebook bully or stalker

Bad people stalk the social network. Here's what you need to do if someone continually gives you trouble.