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Need an excuse to fix bad software? Move it the cloud

Enterprises have lots of complex, poorly designed, overly interdependent applications they've feared to fix. The cloud provides the justification to finally repair them

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With iPad Pro, Apple pushes further into the enterprise

After forging alliances with IBM and Cisco and unveiling a business-ready 12.9-inch tablet, Apple is poised to make serious inroads into the corporate market

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When is a flaw not a flaw? The WinRAR question

A researcher found remote code execution flaw in WinRAR, but the real question is why are you opening unknown RAR files


An API is not the product, but it makes the product better

To borrow the punch line from a famous ad campaign, an API is not a product. But it can be found in many of the products you use, making them better

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6 admin tools you ought to meet

You may not know about these admin tools, but it's not too late to take advantage of them

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Box powers ahead with new app and services for businesses

Box announced a suite of new apps and services on Tuesday during its BoxWorks conference in San Francisco.

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Visual guide: The iPad's new split-screen multitasking

Some apps on some iPads support full split-screen capabilities, so be prepared for a variable user experience in this new iOS 9 capability

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Office and the iPad Pro: It's just business, stupid

Microsoft will require owners of Apple's iPad Pro to pay for almost all functionality in its Office suite, a point neither Microsoft nor Apple bothered to highlight this month when the latter invited the former to share stage time at...

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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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Microsoft doesn't get collaboration -- but it might

Despite a mix of solutions from SharePoint to Office 365 Groups, Microsoft's approach to collaboration is stuck in the past -- it doesn't have to be that way


4 ways APIs will help grow a data-driven business

REST APIs can have a deeper impact and use than simply powering the interactions between your back end and front end. There are several ways they can impact your business.

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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

The lack of cookie integrity verification in browsers can allow hackers to extract information from encrypted Web connections

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5 takeaways from Adobe Flash’s death march

What can developers learn from the steady decline of the once-popular multimedia platform? And what should they do to prepare for Flash’s imminent demise?

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US antitrust authorities could follow EU in investigating Google's Android deals

A joint DOJ-FTC investigation of Google's Android licensing deals may be in the offing

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Apple says 'app slicing' now unavailable for iOS 9 apps

The app-slimming feature is not currently available to developers because of a bug in iCloud

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Mobile revolution? Most companies couldn't care less

Execs may pay lip service to mobile, but yet another survey shows that mobile investments don't measure up

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Apple devs: Don't let Apple's Xcode validation scare you

Apple told devs to validate their copy of Xcode using a simple procedure -- but unless you have Xcode version 7.0, your copy may not pass the test

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Instagram surges past Twitter to become 2nd biggest social network

Instagram and its owner Facebook now own the top of the social networking world

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