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iOS 8 compatibility issue forced Dropbox to temporarily suspend automatic photo backups

Because it's not like Dropbox had months to prepare for iOS 8's launch or anything.

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Survey finds generation gaps in adoption of new tech

A new survey highlights how IoT and wearable technology adoption vary by age.

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Here's Markus 'Notch' Persson's farewell letter to Minecraft fans

Microsoft is buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, and Notch is saying goodbye.

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Prevent identity theft with this interactive site

A UK financial institution has put together an interactive guide to online fraud and identity theft, along with links to tips and guidance to avoid being a victim.

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Leaked Windows 9 video shows new virtual desktops feature in action

Rejoice, PC power users: It looks like virtual desktops may finally be coming to Windows 9.

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Windows 9 leaks: How to get its best new features today

A Start Menu, the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows, and more are coming to Windows 9, but you can get the best features today thanks to some helpful software.

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Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

The technologies behind Apple Pay, from encryption to one-time tokens to Touch ID, all help remove vulnerabilities in the current point-of-sale process.

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Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone names, reports say

In the future, Lumias will just run plain old Windows, according to multiple reports.

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The new, more productive iOS 8: Spotlight and Notification upgrades make it well worth downloading

The launch of iOS 8 is less than two weeks away, and these two features will be all the reason you need to install the new OS ASAP.

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Microsoft may buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion

A fun twist: The head of Mojang once told Microsoft to "stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."

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Internet Explorer steals the Patch Tuesday spotlight again

There are four new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, including one Critical update that addresses a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer currently being exploited in the wild.

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

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Samsung's Gear VR priced at $200 (plus a Galaxy Note 4)

Sure, the Gear VR's $200 price doesn't sound exorbitant on the surface, but being a pioneer in the wire-free world of mobile virtual reality won't be cheap all told.

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Why Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' classic Crtl+Alt+Delete text himself

Windows 3.x's Crtl+Alt+Delete menu was a blue screen, but not THE blue screen.