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Apple ships iTunes 12.1: What you need to know

Apple has introduced iTunes 12.1, bringing a handy Notifications Center widget and some additional slight improvements to the software.

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Renewable energy costs expected to drop 40% in next few years

New data released from the International Renewable Energy Agency shows the price of solar-generated power will reach price parity or become less expensive than electricity generated by traditional methods in many countries.

Intel wants to banish cables, connectors with new Broadwell chips

Intel today announced the availability of the new fifth-generation Core processors for PCs with support for technologies that eliminate a myriad of cables and connectors

Qualcomm's Snapdragon woes mount as a 'major customer' defects

Qualcomm warned that its chip division will haul in less revenue than expected in the second half of the year.

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Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed during Apple's earnings call on Tuesday, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the final quarter of the year.

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GHOST: Most Linux servers have a horrible, horrible vulnerability (in glibc)

Time to patch and reboot. Another nasty open-source security hole. Another silly name. And this one's a doozy: GHOST affects the vast majority of 'stable' Linux servers on the Internet...

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HoloLens: Abracadabra! Microsoft unveils a great distraction

Microsoft invited all of us to ooh and ahh at the introduction of HoloLens. But pay no attention to what the company’s other hand is doing with Windows as a Service.

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HoloLens: Look who’s innovating

It’s Microsoft, and its latest moves suggest a real shift in the corporate culture.

Technically, you CAN do that, but...

This school district gets its PCs from a local computer company that does a perfectly reasonable job of building them -- but the keyboards are a problem.

Update: Apple posts record sales, says Watch to ship in April

Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.

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Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

Microsoft yesterday reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $1 billion mark for the first time.

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Enterprises: Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10

Microsoft's faster-paced release cadence for Windows 10 will require enterprises to either adapt or pay for the privilege of going slow, analysts said.

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Ready for the 24-hour laptop? Battery life hits new highs

A handful of new systems are promising more than 15 hours' battery life on a single charge.

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Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will, and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

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Why Surface Hub is more interesting than HoloLens

By the time Microsoft ships their augmented reality headset, it will be an also-ran banality. Their re-invention of "desktop" computing is what really matters.

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Microsoft releases big update to Windows 10 preview

Microsoft today released the long-awaited consumer-centric preview of Windows 10.

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Tim Cook's 2014 pay package dwarfed by new hire Ahrendts'

Apple CEO Tim Cook's total 2014 compensation of $9.2 million, while more than double his pay package the year before, was dwarfed by the $73.4 million awarded to a subordinate, retail chief Angela Ahrendts.


Microsoft touts $7-per-user monthly pricing for Windows subscription packages

Microsoft has released details on the first-ever per-user Microsoft Windows subscription.

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