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Angry Apple makes hollow threat to bar Kindle, other e-book apps

'Apple is under no duty to allow other retailers to offer apps on the iPad,' company says in reply to DOJ's e-book price-fixing remedies read more »

Journalists at News UK welcome Chromebooks

But Rupert Murdoch's UK news arm says it won't be rolling out the Google laptops just yet read more »

When is a Windows update not an update? When it's an upgrade

Microsoft labels Windows 8.1 an 'update,' not an 'upgrade,' to avoid deferring revenue read more »

Windows 8 share growth slows

Gains a third as much user share in July as it did in June, only half its nine-month average read more »

Low-cost iPhone: 'C' for cheap, color or classic?

Purported name for new smartphone gets a 'C' from analysts read more »

Android wins Q2 tablet battle against Apple and Microsoft

Minus low-price strategies, Apple and Microsoft forever doomed to trail Google read more »

Apple restores key parts of dev site after attack

Eight days after taking site offline, resurrects important sections, including dev centers and downloads read more »

Oracle sues companies it says provide Solaris OS support in illegal manner

The lawsuit is the latest move by Oracle against third-party support providers read more »

Apple's interest in supersized iPad signals mimicry of Microsoft

'2-in-1' could be in the cards, say analysts, envisioning a Surface-like iOS productivity device read more »

Apple confirms hack of its developer website

Explains mysterious days-long outage, says names and email addresses may have been stolen read more »

Three year old OpenStack ready to move into enterprise data centres, says Rackspace

Software defined networking and cloud federation are the next goals for the community read more »

Chrome 28 on iOS bolsters browser's ties to Google app ecosystem

Also starts to roll out data squeezing scheme already available to Android users read more »

Droid Ultra smartphone expected at next week's Verizon event

Several smartphone unveilings coming, including iPhone 5S read more »

Microsoft takes Office Web App native on iPhone, iPad

Just as with Office Mobile -- the truncated Excel, PowerPoint and Word -- OWA requires an Office 365 subscription read more »

HP plans to close the book on OpenVMS in 2020

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Dual-OS hybrid tablets create challenges for IT

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No doubt about it, Chromebooks are here to stay

Google Chrome OS-based Chromebook laptops take significant share of retail sales in the sub-$300 market, says researcher NPD read more »

Dropbox adds new tools to make syncing smarter

The features are aimed at reducing friction both for developers and end users read more »

Google expands plan to turn rivals' devices into ersatz Chromebooks

Adds more API access -- authentication, Google Wallet, Bluetooth -- for developers of Chrome (the browser) 'packaged apps' read more »

Apple gives away 10 apps to celebrate App Store's 5th birthday

A month ago, CEO Tim Cook boasted the app outlet had 'fundamentally changed the world' read more »

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