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Report: Microsoft shoveling more dirt onto Windows 8.1 with 'Threshold'

Reports say that Microsoft is pushing the tiled interface on Windows 8.1 further into the background with the next major iteration of Windows.

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.

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At Google I/O, expect smartwatches as Android spreads to new screens

The Moto 360 smartwatch could launch, and possibly a mobile health-tracking system

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LinkedIn launches mobile job search iOS app

The app provides filtering tools, saved search and notifications

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Cortana’s debut on Windows Phone 8.1 nears, and Windows is still in play

In a series of tweets, Microsoft's Cortana chief affirms the personal assistant's first home will always be Windows Phone, but he doesn't rule out an expanded role in the Windows ecosystem.

Pinterest ramps up location search

The new tool is faster and better at predicting users' intentions, the company said.

Mozilla and Spreadtrum get closer to $25 Firefox OS smartphone

A reference design has been completed, and is being readied for two Indian smartphone vendors.

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10 awesome improvements in Linux Mint 17

Take a tour through the coolest features of this LTS release.

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Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

The newly released RHEL 7 includes Docker containers and the new terabyte-scaled XFS file system

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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Oops! Tim Cook tweets photo of Mac production line running Windows

Apple uses Windows to manufacture Macs on its production line, according to a photo tweeted by Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Windows Server 2012 R2 finally arrives on Amazon's cloud

The company is also offering preconfigured images with SQL Server 2014