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Adobe Flash is closer to being wiped away

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Who can stop malware? It starts with advertisers

Malware masquerading as advertising is a growing problem, and the ad industry must figure out how to weed out scammers from legitimate companies

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Kill Flash? Be careful what you wish for

The death of Flash will impact more than a few enterprise IT solutions, with nasty repercussions for admins

Filling in the gaps in Google Docs and Sheets

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Give Google's cloud-based office apps some extra oomph with these eight essential add-ons

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Sick of Flash security holes? HTML5 has its own

Web browsers and HTML5 technologies bring their own weaknesses to the world of Internet apps

Microsoft Project Spartan annotations

Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

As Web pages become apps, they will also become collaborative spaces where anyone can annotate -- and the rules of engagement will take a while to work themselves out

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Top 10 new features in ASP.Net 5

ASP.Net vNext makes it easier to build leaner, faster, cloud-optimized Web applications, and it lets you do so on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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Kubernetes hits 1.0, and Google gives it away

Google's container orchestration system is now a community project -- good reason for Google to try to make an open hybrid cloud system with it

Tools to make Google Drive stronger

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

Google Drive can do much more than you realize. Ready to unlock its productivity potential?

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HHVM 3.8 can speed up PHP, but only so much

The accelerated PHP engine from Facebook boasts performance improvements, but the real bottleneck remain applications themselves

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web

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Roll your own API in Amazon's cloud

Amazon's API Gateway promises the ability to create APIs without spinning up a server, but at the cost of more Amazon lock-in

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After Yahoo Pipes: Back to square one?

With Yahoo Pipes out of the picture, we need to take another look at enabling communication between feeds, notifications, and mobile devices

It's alive! Microsoft to let Live Writer live on as open source

Devoted followers, including some within Microsoft, get their wish, as eight-year-old blogging tool will survive

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Master single-page Web apps with AngularJS

Single-page Web apps are nice for users, but they can be nasty for developers; AngularJS can help

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Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up

Chrome and Opera lead in compliance with the latest Web features, but the differences among browsers may be smaller than they appear

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WebRTC without the pain

Although still evolving, one of the hidden gems of the HTML5 specification is WebRTC. Here's the easy way to use it to stream voice, video, and data

IBM joins race to upgrade Webmail interface with Verse

IBM aims to eliminate clutter and understand the user's needs with its Verse Web interface for email

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