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Microsoft's Lync plants its flag in Android tablets

Android users of the unified communications product now also can add participants to a meeting in progress

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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You can donate Bitcoins to politicians now

The US Federal Election Commission has approved a request from a political action committee to accept bitcoin donations worth up to $100

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Hackers hoped for slam dunk on Japan Basketball Association website

The sole attack using a recent IE zero-day was on the JBA's website, linked to a high-ranking government official, Symantec said

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Box's note-taking app exits beta, rolls out to customers

Box Notes is a lightweight content creation tool for real-time, collaborative work.

Box zings rivals with massive GE customer win

GE plans to roll out Box's cloud storage and file sharing service to its 300,000 employees.

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions

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Bitcoin lacks 'credibility and trust,' U.S. SEC says

The U.S. SEC warns of frauds and scams involving the virtual currency

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Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says

The rise is attributed to 'Rotbrow,' a type of malware that downloads other bad programs

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Samsung's BYOD-friendly Knox 2.0 suite lands on Galaxy S5

Samsung will offer OS upgrades containing the Knox data security platform for more devices in the coming months

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

PCWorld News

Education app vendors beware: Google wants to be teachers' pet

The company is prepping classroom aide software for its Apps for Education suite

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Heartbleed-like bug in OpenSSH dismissed as a hoax

Scammers claim they found a bug in the remote access tool two years ago

PCWorld News

CEOs may look twice at IBM's new security suite, services as Target's head rolls

New security products and services from Big Blue are aimed at preventing nightmare data theft scenarios

PCWorld News

Microsoft sharpens encryption management tools

The 2014 version of the IT administration tool suite includes an improved BitLocker management component