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Apple Music is off to an excellent start.

76 percent of Twitter is saying positive things about Apple Music.

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More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide enterprise storage shipments were up more than 41% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015 with 28.3 exabytes of capacity shipping, mainly for company servers.

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With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

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Why PCs-on-a-stick are a really bad idea

When Lenovo announced its Ideacentre Stick 300 last week, my first thought was: Oh good, another small gadget I will lose almost immediately.

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Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

South Korea's largest automaker today said fuel cell cars represent a bigger opportunity than electric cars.

But it's so much easier to reach this way

Pilot fish gets a call from a customer that has just moved -- and one of the things that has now stopped working is the boss's PC.

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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Samsung will stop disabling Windows Update on its PCs and tablets, bowing to complaints that it had interfered with the way users intended the patch service to work.

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Microsoft trumpets value of free Windows 10 upgrade in on-screen nag notice

Microsoft has changed the "Get Windows 10" ad displayed on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to tout the value of the free upgrade in dollars and cents.

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Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft's Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

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10 signs Apple listens to its customers

We’re often told Apple is “arrogant” or even “controlling”, but the company frequently shows it listens to its customers and is not afraid to change its ways.

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Samsung cripples Windows Update on its PCs, putting customers at risk

Samsung has been disabling Microsoft's Windows Update on its desktops and notebooks, leaving customers vulnerable to malware that targets already-patched vulnerabilities.

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Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

China's largest chip foundry is entering into a joint venture with Qualcomm to develop chips at a time when the country is looking for technology to emerge as a semiconductor producing powerhouse.

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The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

Despite reports that SSDs will soon be on par with hard drives in price, experts say that won't be happening anytime soon.

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Apple's costs for bowing to Taylor Swift's demands will be peanuts

Apple's decision to pay artists royalties during the three-month trial of its upcoming streaming service could set it back more than a half billion dollars, or less than a hundred million. Either way, Apple can afford to the payout.

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Clear as mud: Microsoft struggles to define 'free' for Windows 10

Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS may be confusing compared to Apple's approach with OS X, but it reflects the complicated ecosystem Microsoft maintains.

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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 preview program as it enters OS's final stretch

Microsoft plans to tweak the Windows 10 preview program as its engineers push toward the July 29 launch of the final code to customers.

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1 in 3 data center servers is a zombie

A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, meaning they use energy but deliver no useful information.

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Windows 8 users face patch spigot shutoff in 7 months

Windows 8 users have a little less than seven months to move to Windows 8.1 or be cut off from Microsoft's stream of security updates.

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