Archives: December 2013

Oracle's still the No. 1 database, but MySQL is on the rise

December 16, 2013
The DB-Engines site currently ranks Oracle as the top database, but it's losing ground to open source competition
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Botched Black Tuesday patch KB 2887069 freezes, fails to configure, triggers a BSoD, and/or zaps sound drivers

December 16, 2013
KB 2887069 patch went down the Automatic Update chute last week with an array of problems, but there are workarounds
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Meteor aims to make JavaScript programming fun again

December 16, 2013
The framework, aimed at streamlining the creation of the new breed of Web apps, moves toward 1.0 release
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Google nixes app-security management console in Android

December 13, 2013
Google says App Ops, which allowed fine-grained changes to app permissions, was never meant to be part of Android 4.4.2
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Microsoft wants a do-over -- or three

December 13, 2013
Redmond backtracks on Windows 7, rolls out more predictably botched patches, and hints at a possible return of the Windows Start button
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Google cookies are pretty mundane. So why do spy agencies want them?

December 12, 2013
Google cookies used by the NSA aren't much different from typical Web cookies, but when paired with other info, they can help home in on a particular user
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Hands on: The new Google Sheets is faster and slicker

December 12, 2013
Google's newest version of its spreadsheet cloud app handles big documents better and sports some useful data-filtering and presentation features
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Spring Java framework springs forward despite Oracle challenge

December 12, 2013
Version 4.0, due Thursday, features HTML5/WebSocket, REST, and Java 8 capabilities
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How free Windows Phone/RT software could pay off big for Microsoft

December 12, 2013
Giving away Windows Phone software and Windows RT to device makers is a brilliant move that plays into Microsoft's long-term BYOD strategy
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta now available

December 11, 2013
New features include expanded container support, performance profiles, and XFS as the default filesystem
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