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Ring of truth

This East Coast bank has West Coast offices, and one of them has a user who keeps seeing the same problem with a terminal-emulation program -- and he doesn't hesitate to call it in.

Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Managed cloud service provider Rackspace has recovered from a DDoS attack that crippled the company's DNS servers for 11 hours earlier this week.

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US trade agency will investigate Nvidia complaint by Samsung

The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate complaints by Samsung that Nvidia has infringed some of its patents covering graphics chip technology, the agency said


10 dull apps no Mac user should live without

‘Tis the season to use credit and as we give and receive things we neither love nor need, spare a thought for these 10 seemingly dull apps that any Mac user needs.

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Samsung promises better smartphone performance with new memory modules

High-end smartphones could soon have 4GB of super-fast RAM, resulting in better multi-tasking and the ability to continuously shoot images with 20-megapixel cameras.

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Apple reopens Russian online store after boosting iPhone 6 price by 35%

Other Apple hardware sold on the company's Russian online store was also priced much higher than their equivalent numbers in the U.S.

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How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites and load balancing.

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

The Tor project said it could face attempts to incapacitate its network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers.

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Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday sued two technical support companies, alleging that they infringed numerous Microsoft trademarks and practiced false advertising as they tricked consumers into paying for bogus help.

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3 questions the BBC must answer about its Apple ‘abuse’

If Apple has indeed taken steps to address the problem and the Panorama team had the opportunity to verify (or otherwise) that claim, then why did it fail to mention this?

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

A critical vulnerability in client software used to interact with Git, a distributed revision control system for managing source code repositories, allows attackers to execute rogue commands on computers used by developers.

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Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2014

From device chargers to cameras, smartphones to speakers, here's the best tech gear to give and get this year.

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Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2014: Stocking stuffers for $30 or less

Part 3 of our annual holiday gift roundup highlights a group of inexpensive but seriously cool gadgets that will make any tech enthusiast a happy camper.

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Tech face-off: Apple's Mac Pro vs the 5K Retina iMac

As Apple's hardware line-up has expanded, and as technology has become faster and more efficient, it's gotten harder and harder for IT pros to settle on a computer. Nowhere is the overlap more obvious than with the Mac Pro and the...

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2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution

Microsoft faces not only its 40th anniversary in 2015, but a host of challenges that will define it for years to come.


Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

Human error was the culprit in a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.

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Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

Cloud service provider Backblaze has published data comparing the performance of two of the leading providers of high-capacity hard drives.

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Review: Apple's new 5K iMac -- powerful, pixel-ful and pricey

Apple's latest 27-in. desktop comes with a remarkable Retina display, great performance, a sleek design -- and an impressive price tag.

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