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After uproar, Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text

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South Park: Pinball is one of the best games the show has ever produced

Far from a lazy cash-in, this Zen Pinball-powered affair includes two great tables and plenty of amusing fan service.

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The top 10 keyboard shortcuts in Word and Excel that help you work faster

From formatting to editing, these combo-key wonders will save time and tedium every workday.

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15 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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Making the most of meetings

Suffering from meeting fatigue? These tips can help you increase productivity while cutting down on meeting times.

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Three can't-miss deals on Intel 'Haswell' PCs

As the holiday season approaches, PC makers are starting to clear their shelves. Here are three must-see deals on PCs you can score if you act fast.

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Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

The NFC standard supports it, but payment software hasn't enabled it yet. Will Apple lead the way with Apple Pay?

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Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

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Do employers need to chase IT certifications?

This is how to make sense of IT certifications, including those for cloud computing, big data and other new IT disciplines.

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Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

But, hey, at least Christian Bale is a very good actor.

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Stealthy startup Soft Machines launches virtual CPU cores that trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

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Halloween-themed Humble Bundle offers cheap, spooky games

The Walking Dead: Assault, Dead Effect, and Oscura: Second Shadow can be yours for a pittance of their normal cost.

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Android Wear continues to evolve with support for local music storage and GPS

The new features are welcome, but it's not immediately clear how to take advantage of offline music, and GPS isn't available in current hardware.

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What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday.