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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption.

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Amazon customizes low-cost instances for remote desktops, databases

The company's new T2 instances offer the ability to increase performance as long as you have the credit

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Small-screen spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs. HTC One mini 2

The HTC smartphone has the looks, but Samsung is hoping a svelte design and an abundance of sensors will be a winning recipe

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Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Symantec says the Dragonfly campaign, originating in Eastern Europe, sought to gain persistent access to energy suppliers

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Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

The Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages

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India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

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California removes ban on Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other alternative currencies

The law paves the way for legal use of community currencies, bitcoin and other U.S. dollar alternatives

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Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

Lync Online and Exchange Online went down for hours in separate incidents earlier this week. Microsoft apologized.

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Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

A new beta version is now available for download

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Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said

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Cloud and on-premises Microsoft email faced off in LA County: Guess who won

The California county started deploying Exchange in house, until it took a good look at Office 365

No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

The adoption of IPv6 will work better if more people upgrade at the same time, executives tell an ICANN meeting.

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Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

The two first Android Wear-based smartwatches go head-to-head

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'Luuuk' banking malware may have stolen €500,000 in a week

Kaspersky Lab says the professional criminal group behind the operation is very active

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with unlimited cloud storage

It's called Drive for Work, costs twice as much as Apps for Business, and includes unlimited cloud storage for all users. Sorry, Microsoft.