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Apple Tries to Quietly Ax Badly Received 'Genius' Ads

Apple is doing its best to yank its latest series of "Genius" ads -- which were widely derided for being silly and patronizing -- from the Internet.

Google Maps Expands Transit Info

The new version of Google Maps for Android includes public transport information for almost 500 cities around the world.

New Site Lets You Tell Your Boss Anything, Anonymously

Offering feedback, even if it's done in constructive ways, can be a touchy process in a high-pressure environment. British Columbia-based social startup...

Bill Clinton to Give Opening Keynote at Dell Event

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at December's Dell World event in Austin, Texas, Dell announced.

Google Cracks Down on Misleading, Intrusive Apps in Play Store

Android apps that provide what Google deems a "poor user experience" will be banned.

Oracle's Wooing of CentOS Users Raises Questions

Some members of the business Linux community greet Oracle security claims with skepticism.

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Gigamon Set to Go Public, Could Fetch $100M

Advanced network management and visibility tools are thought to be important to future IT deployments, as cloud computing, BYOD and other factors fuel an increase in the complexity and load size that business networks must handle.

Reddit Bans Major Publications for Allegedly Spamming And/or Cheating

Reddit, a popular link-sharing and discussion site, announced this week that it has begun blocking content from entire domains.

Encryption Tips from WWII

Secret wartime projects drove "incredible" advances, and the German Enigma cypher machine is still a challenge for codebreakers.

Tech World Preps to Honor 'Father of Computer Science' Alan Turing, as Centenary Nears

Listening to the way people in the world of technology talk about Alan Turing, it's difficult to believe that the English computer scientist isn't more of a household name.

Linaro Offers Up to 100% Speed Boost for Android

Open-source nonprofit's engineers say they've made major Android Ice Cream Sandwich performance strides.

Most OpenOffice Users Run Windows

Nearly 9 out of 10 downloads of the new version of OpenOffice have been for Windows machines, rather than Linux, according to recently released statistics from Apache.

From Laptop to Legion - Turning One Computer Into Many

Plugable looking to kickstart open-source thin client business.

Running the 'World's Largest Temporary Network' is No Easy Task

Putting on a major convention like Interop Las Vegas requires Herculean efforts on several fronts.

Social Predators Still Gaming the System on Facebook

Despite an increasingly severe crackdown by the ubiquitous social network, malicious activity and spam on Facebook are still both widespread and profitable.