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Flashback Malware Didn't Glean Big Bucks

The Mac-based Flashback botnet scam wasn't as profitable as its hacker originators expected, Symantec says.

China Approves Google Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Top 20 Windows 8 Features

From Metro Start to reduced hardware requirements, here is a look at the best new features Windows 8 users will love.

Windows 8: Microsoft Tries to Rein in Crapware

Bloatware may still creep onto your new Dell, HP, or Lenovo PC, even though Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to take on Windows 8 bloat.


Red Hat Preps RHEL 7 for Second Half of 2013

The next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), version 7, is targeted for release in the second half of 2013, Red Hat said on Tuesday, as it also...

Microsoft to Offer $15 Windows 8 Upgrade Deal

Eligible customers must purchase a new Windows 7-powered PC between June 2012 and January 2013 to get the reported deal.


Apple Ships Leopard Update to Disable Outdated Versions of Flash

The security update does not patch any known vulnerabilities in the operating system.

Apple Readies OS X for Retina Display Macs

The recent OS X 10.7.4 update hides some changes that may seem minor at first glance, but could indicate that Apple is about to launch something major.

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Might Not Be Free

Microsoft may not give away free Windows 8 upgrades to customers who purchase new PCs in the months before the OS launches.


Apple May Kill Google Maps in iOS 6

Apple's desire to oust Google Maps from the iPhone is no secret, and the company's acquisition of several mapping companies may have accrued the necessary technology to offer its own.


Why is Mozilla Targeting Microsoft and Not Apple in Browser Spat?

Why hasn't Mozilla lambasted Apple, as it did Microsoft, for blocking rival browsers from its mobile operating system?


Is Apple's OS X Mountain Lion on Early-Release Track?

Apple's European arm is reportedly training new staff to answer queries about Mountain Lion.

Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer

Mozilla is complaining that Internet Explorer will be the only browser on Windows RT allowed to run in the traditional desktop environment. Here's what that means.