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French fight the death of OpenVMS

The HP operating system still plays a role in business but faces an uncertain future read more »

Apple will 'set the world on fire' with iPhone 6 sales

Analysts anticipate an 'unbelievably massive' second half of '14 for a new, larger-screen iPhone, in part because Apple's committed a record $21B for components, tooling and manufacturing read more »

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Final ship date prediction: Oct. 15 or Oct. 22 read more »

Red Alert app warns of imminent missile attacks in Israel

App is also used as a social media outlet; co-creator says biggest challenge is the volume of users read more »

Rise of the Planet of the Lockscreens

The humble lockscreen is about to become the most important interface on your smartphone read more »

Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

Nadella's plan to put services, software on all platforms means the Apple-IBM deal will have little impact on the enterprise-centric Microsoft read more »

Apple fashions 'brilliant' partnership with IBM for instant enterprise cred

Co-opts IBM's reputation, global reach in deal to sell iPhones and iPads, build industry-specific mobile solutions for big biz read more »

Apple and IBM team up on big enterprise push

The two companies are focused on mobile solutions for business read more »

What about Windows, Mr. Nadella?

Demotion of desktop OS to second half of mission statement leads some to wonder about changes at Microsoft read more »

Upgraded Raspberry Pi now available

The "final evolution" read more »

Apple quickly counters China claim of iPhone spying

Fast response shows how important the market is to the U.S. company read more »

China calls the iPhone and iOS 7 threats to national security

State-run media blasts 'Frequent Location' feature read more »

Tip of the Hat: Samsung's warning should be no surprise

Competing on price has served Samsung well, but Ben Thompson says only Apple has the right long-term smartphone strategy read more »

Windows 8 uptake sags, flirts with flop

For the first time since its October 2012 launch, Windows 8 loses user share, comes close to matching sluggish tempo of Vista read more »

Apple deals $50-$100 store gift cards for back-to-school promo

Educational discounts on the hardware also apply read more »

Apple patches iOS, OS X and Safari on Mega Monday

Also fixes Macs' Wi-Fi re-connect problem, says Apple read more »

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 5S and 5C prices by as much as 71% off list

In-store-only discounts to $99 and $29 suggest attempt to drive foot traffic read more »

Google answers Apple's 'Continuity' with partial measures

Nearby Android smartphones will log Chromebook users into Google services, apps read more »

Apple cuts iPod Touch prices by up to 25%

With iPod sales flagging, Cupertino slashes prices rather than dump the line read more »

Yosemite's 'Handoff' will work only on Macs less than 2-3 years old

Apple engineer confirms Handoff uses Bluetooth LE to pair devices; supported Macs may be in the minority read more »


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