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How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

on macworld.com

Linux code is the 'benchmark of quality,' study concludes

Most recently, Coverity scanned 7.6 million lines of code in Linux 3.8 and found a defect density of just .59.

Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date

Apple Tuesday patched Java for the aged OS X Snow Leopard and tweaked Safari to give users more control over what websites they let run the vulnerability plagued Oracle software.

on techhive.com

6 killer Mac features we'd love to see in Windows PCs

Even if you'd never lay a finger on a Mac, you have to admit these Apple-made features would rock on a Windows PC.

Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

on techhive.com

Adobe releases emergency Flash patch for Windows and OS X systems

Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two vulnerabilities were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X PCs.

Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.

Google sandboxes Flash in Chrome for OS X

Google has shipped a stronger Flash Player sandbox for the OS X version of Chrome, making good on an August promise to ship a Mac browser better able to ward off exploits of the Adobe software.

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop sheds beta tag, adds new features

Google peeled off the beta tag from Chrome Remote Desktop, a free Chrome browser-add on that gives you full access to another desktop PC running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.