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Android: Super Mario Run arrives March 23

Also in today’s open source roundup: 6 Features to love in GNOME 3.24, and 6 alternative Linux shells for power users.

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Could iris recognition be coming to the enterprise?

Iris recognition will be widely included in future mobile devices reducing the hardware investment and potentially preventing fraudulent access via biometric authentication

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C# 7 in depth : Exploring local functions

Local functions enable you to define a function within the scope of another method to help in promoting encapsulation and bring local variables into scope

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Is Linux Mint a secure distribution?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Distraction-free writing at the command line with WordGrinder, and desktop Linux just keeps getting better and better.

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Kellyanne Conway's microwave story is half-cooked

While any IoT device can potentially pose a network threat, microwaves don't turn into cameras, contrary to what the President's counselor said

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Is enterprise software preventing us from hitting business goals?

Is software getting in the way of our own business success? The notion may seem counterintuitive, but new data suggests that this is, indeed, a reality. And as you would expect, today's executives are not happy about it.

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Is Snapchat building the iPhone killer?

Snapchat's parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works?

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Who will win the battle for cloud dominance?

Enterprises are contemplating the impact of cloud computing on matters on IT. The scalability and flexibility of cloud resources have become highly attractive to CIOs across industries.

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Data governance as an accelerator, not a roadblock

A data governance strategy is key for organizations to get the most value from their company data

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8 free alternatives to Windows and MacOS

Also in today’s open source roundup: Why you should begin with the terminal in Linux, and MATE 1.18 has been released.

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March Madness: Bringing cloud-based automation to a whole new level of play

The cloud is creating a transformative shift in how companies build and deploy apps. Platforms such as Microsoft Azure are enabling companies, like a sports management firm, to up their game when it comes to real-time deployment of...

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Is Google Cloud experiencing challenges going upmarket?

Google's first day keynote did not go down well within the community, focusing on enterprise and with nothing really new to say, but it made up for it on the second day. Are they in danger of forgetting their developer roots?

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Is Windows 10 an operating system or an advertising platform?

Also in today’s open source roundup: What’s wrong with the Linux file system? And Manjaro Linux 17.0 has been released.

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Network World Pi Day Challenge

Network World editors Keith Shaw and Brandon Butler compete against each other to see who can recite more digits of Pi in honor of Pi Day. Which editor wins and gets to put a pie in the face of the loser?

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Seeing the world through the lens of possibility

The textbook definition of entrepreneur is far too narrow. I prefer to broaden the definition of entrepreneur to "a person who sees the world through the lens of what's possible"

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How to work with the Visitor design pattern

The Visitor design pattern provides flexibility in your designs by enabling you to define a new operation without needing to change the types of the elements on which it would operate

Linux: The best distros for newbies?

Also in today’s open source roundup: How Android devices get hacked, and Munich’s IT provider says there’s no technical reason to switch back to Windows.

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Preparing for the professional cybercrime industry

Ransomware is a growing segment of the cybercrime industry and it's driving a lot of changes in the way hackers operate. Businesses need to know what's happening and shift their defensive strategies accordingly.

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