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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS


First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail, and three other sectors

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GopherJS nudges Google Go past Dart in JavaScript Web development

With GopherJS, front-end code can be written in Go language, then compiled to JavaScript

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

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11 feature-rich keyboard replacements for Android and iOS

Swipe away your stock smartphone keyboard in favor of one that’s faster, more accurate, and packed with features tailored to your needs

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Microsoft's the winner in its partnership with Salesforce

The rivals continue to build on the connection between Salesforce services and Microsoft Office apps -- but Microsoft benefits most in the long run

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms

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Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

Microsoft \will release nine security updates next week, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer, Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

9 useful add-ons for Google Docs

These handy tools will help you get the most out of Google's word processor

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Bill Gates: Microsoft is developing a killer meeting-room app

A meeting-room app that configures itself automatically, can recognize participants and share documents as well as video feeds is in the works

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MSN.com breaking news gets Twitter twist

Microsoft breathes life into its stodgy MSN brand with a Twitter ticker-tape news feed

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle includes both Office 365 and Microsoft's Power BI tool

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Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Microsoft's "most strategic API" gets more enhancements, and the service gets better pricing for small businesses

Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

Service Clould1 shows Salesforce grappling with users' desire for mobile-first apps and multi-channel support

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Apple's Handoff: What works, and what doesn't

Taking one of the most intriguing new technologies for a spin

Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

The Office 365 Message Encryption service no longer requires that email recipients have a Microsoft user account to view messages

Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

Users who have gone through the experience advised their peers during OpenWorld

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