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With Windows 9, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday. Will it fix Windows 8?

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Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year

The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have fizzled out, but Ubuntu Touch lives on--and it just hit 'release to manufacturing' status.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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Leaked Windows 9 video shows new virtual desktops feature in action

Rejoice, PC power users: It looks like virtual desktops may finally be coming to Windows 9.

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Windows 9 leak: How the new Start menu could backfire

The leaked screenshots show a Windows-7-like Start menu next to a mini-bar of Windows 8.1 Tiles, an awkward compromise that might not satisfy anyone.

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Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'?

Microsoft appears to be getting away from version branding with its Windows Phone products. Is this the start of a bigger shift in Microsoft's naming conventions for Windows?

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

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Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

A Windows 9 technical preview will likely be available to give developers and enthusiasts a chance to try out the operating system's new pro-desktop features.

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The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you.

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LG's bringing the G3's interface and apps to lower-cost devices

LG is bringing the look and feel found in its flagship G3 to mid-and budget-range smartphones.

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Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

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Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk

Security researchers have identified serious vulnerabilities in carrier-mandated remote management software installed on mobile devices

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Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past