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iOS 8's iCloud Drive reveals the dark side of empowered users

Apple's iCloud Drive deployment was sure to mess up people's access to documents -- and it did

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New leaked screenshots reveal more about Windows 9

New info from build 9841, including a resizable Start Menu and multiple virtual desktops, adds to expectations for Windows Technical Preview

4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of micro-services based applications

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Windows 9: A new hope

Three UI changes show a positive new direction away from the unloved Windows 8

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What to expect with Windows 9

With Build 9834 leaks and confirmations springing up all over, here’s what to expect from Microsoft on Sept. 30

Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus is picking up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell just three years ago

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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

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Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

Developers and admins are already onboard; now Docker wants to lure enterprises with training and new features

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Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for Sept. 30

Microsoft issued invitations on Monday for a Sept. 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

10 things you need to know about Linux Mint 17

The pros and cons of Linux Mint 17, from 5-year support to the fact that it won't run on ARM-based tablets

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Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Desktop Linux should be shiny and fast, server Linux should be big and practical. Today's mix doesn't work -- here's the remedy

Latest Windows 9 leak shows unified notification center

Windows 9 will include a one-stop shop for system notifications if a leaked video is any indication

The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don't know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity

Microsoft's new Update Tuesday looks a whole lot like the old Black Tuesday

This month's truly gargantuan update includes a couple worthwhile new Windows features -- hardly the rapid delivery of new features that Microsoft touted

Leaked Windows screenshots look legit -- and hold some surprises

Two German blogs posted the same 21 screenshots of the next version of Windows, build 9834. Here's what you may not have noticed

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

Windows 9 leak shows multiple desktops, notifications, new Start menu, and more

The new Windows is coming, and it looks a lot more like Windows

Why Microsoft and Google can never copy Apple's Handoff

Apple's Handoff feature moves tasks seamlessly between mobile and PC, and we may never see anything like it elsewhere

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