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The US government wants in on the public cloud, but needs more transparency

The US federal government is trying to move more into the cloud, but service providers' lack of transparency is harming adoption, according to Arlette Hart, the FBI's chief information security officer.

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Apple withdraws August and Kevo smart locks from its shelves

The company is currently only selling a HomeKit-enabled lock from Schlage’s stable.



Google-owned VirusTotal starts analyzing Mac malware in a sandbox

VirusTotal, the most widely used online file scanning service, is now executing suspicious Mac apps submitted by users inside a sandbox to generate information that could improve the analysis and detection of Mac malware.


Windows Phone's future is grim, says Gartner

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

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Google previews new app streaming capability directly from its search app

It may not be long before you can try out an app directly from Google search.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until late next year

The revolution will have to wait, I guess.


AVG’s Chime mesh-network router comes with a side of anti-virus

AVG's Chime mesh-network router promises to also mask your internet activity.

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Free up storage space with new Google Photos features

New options let you delete the offline version of backed-up images and downgrade the quality from photos saved to your cloud.

Google’s Urs Hölzle announces some price cuts for the Google Cloud March 25

Developers can design their own compute instances in Google's cloud

Google made a big move to woo developers Wednesday, announcing that they can now create compute instances on the company's cloud platform with custom configurations of virtual CPUs and memory.


Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with research-inspired short stories

Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with free “Future Visions” anthology.

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How to protect your Amazon account with two-factor authentication

Amazon quietly added two-factor authentication as a security option for account holders in recent weeks. Here's how to activate it.

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Sentri review: A pretty and effective home security tool

Part security camera, part home environment monitor, this attractive box gets the job done.


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Microsoft’s revised privacy policy curbs Windows 10 fears with more specificity

Microsoft's revised privacy policy addresses some extreme fears about Windows 10 data collection.

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Microsoft's Graph wants to turn user data into business intelligence it can sell

Microsoft Graph aggregates everything that you give it permission to and provides that context to apps, including those written by Microsoft as well as third parties.

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Microsoft ups its DevOps game with a raft of new tools

It would be tough for Microsoft to top the seismic waves it created at last year's Connect developer conference when it announced the open-sourcing of its .Net application framework, but this year the software giant has plenty up its sleeve.