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Microsoft Windows Phone 8: What we know so far

Monday's unveiling of the final version of Windows Phone 8 is expected to open the floodgates to new products, some of them exclusive to particular carriers and all sporting the new interface, image-handling options, and security functions.

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Digital Reading Room: Hail to the chiefs

Our regular look at content-rich tablet apps considers the campaign promises of two more presidential apps. And we drown out all this election talk with some iconic jazz music from the terrific Blue Note app for your iPad.

AT&T's 'Six-Strikes' antipiracy policy launches in November, leaked documents say

AT&T is expected to be the first ISP to implement a new policy developed with U.S. content providers that involves sending several anti-piracy warnings, redirecting users' browsing, and finally filing legal charges.

Your hotel room can be hacked with a ‘dry erase marker’

Depending on what type of key system is used at the hotel you’re staying in, it might be possible for someone with a “dry erase marker” to bypass the door key system and walk right in.

Authentication takes center stage for mobile device security

Microsoft and Apple have both made recent acquisitions aimed at bolstering authentication technology and providing better security for mobile devices.

Now Streaming: Reading, writing, and talking pictures

Movies focused on the writing, whether it's Shakespeare, based on a stage play, or about writers. And sometimes a director simply has the task of overcoming bad writing.

Consumer Reports pits Apple's mapping system against Google Maps

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Consumer Reports compares Apple and Google's mapping programs (from iOS 6 and Android 4.0, respectively) while in New York City.

Staged cyber schemes may help shore up 'weakest link'

Mock phishing attacks might be the best way to teach users to avoid them in the real world.

Digital Reading Room: Rich man, Poe man

Our regular look at content-rich apps says hail to the chief and asks all the right questions. But we start things off with an app that provides a new look at the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Update your Samsung Galaxy S III now or you might lose all of your data

A simple 11-digit code can be used by attackers to remotely trigger a full factory reset on the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

197 reasons you should upgrade to iOS 6 immediately

Forget about the 200 new features and updates Apple talks about, there are 197 flaws and vulnerabilities fixed in iOS 6.

Will you be more secure if you abandon Internet Explorer?

Switching browsers will protect you from the current Internet Explorer zero-day exploits, but it's not a silver bullet security solution.

Now Streaming: Decade decadence movies

Movies that showcase some of the best work of their respective eras.

Review: Note Taker HD for iPad

Don't be fooled by its basic look: Note Taker HD's powerful set of tools help you capture notes on your iPad, whether they're typed or handwritten.

Your PC may come with malware pre-installed

Microsoft researchers have discovered computer systems infected with botnet malware before they're even taken out of the box.