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Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

The only bleak spot in Apple's earnings was iPad sales, which are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said


New SAP Hana tool aims to put big data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their online experience

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Microsoft kicks off C# 7 language planning

The design team working on C# are examining data management, performance, and reliability for the next update

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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Microsoft confirms: Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer never trafficked in plugins, but Spartan will take the opposite tack

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Microsoft announces Office 2016 suite, touch-enabled Office for Windows 10 apps

Office for Windows 10 apps will be free to use on phones and tablets -- no Office 365 subscription required

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Big Windows 10 KB 3035129 patch also fixes Fast ring option

The patch rollup for Windows 10 build 9926 appears to also fix a peripatetic Fast ring inconsistency and adds a new branch option

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FCC calls blocking of personal Wi-Fi hotspots 'disturbing trend'

The FCC vows that no more Marriott-like Wi-Fi blocking schemes will be tolerated

'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

Flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control and should be patched as soon as possible, according to Qualys

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Google Fiber expanding to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham

The company is still exploring five other areas for future optic cable rollouts

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New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

In its debut, the Aurelia modular framework enables customization and accommodates the latest ECMAScript technologies

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

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Microsoft expands Power BI's data analysis reach

New connectivity features and pricing expand Power BI's appeal beyond Office users -- and complicate its relationship with Salesforce

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IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects, they're netting -- slightly -- bigger paychecks for their work

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Enterprises: Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10

Details remain murky, but Microsoft's biggest customers will have to pay for a traditional update cadence, say analysts

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

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