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Google stages coup against Windows 8 with Chrome OS-like update for 'Metro'

Chrome 32 adds several major features previewed last fall, patches 11 security bugs read more »

Intel finishes work on 64-bit Android 4.4 for x86 smartphones

Now device makers can load the OS on their products, and developers can start making applications read more »

Vendors demo wireless charging for iPhones

Wireless consortium shows wireless charging system for more than 40 million phones read more »

Apple rang up $10B in app sales in 2013

And it paid developers more last year than it handed over in the App Store's first 4+ years read more »

Microsoft support tells Surface Pro 2 owners firmware fix will ship Jan. 14

That's January's 'Patch Tuesday' for those keeping score at home read more »

Windows 8 regains uptake mojo, XP restarts death slide

After a two-month pause, Microsoft's newest and oldest operating systems return to trend form read more »

Google follows Apple in pursuit for in-car entertainment systems

The technology giants are set to go head-to-head in the auto industry read more »

Apple ships first OS X Mavericks update, tackles more email issues

Stiffs Snow Leopard users; no Safari update for them read more »

iPhone, iPad dwarf mobile rivals in small- and mid-sized firms

iOS wins in a landslide over Android; Surface tablets barely register read more »

iPad grabs top spot in tablet purchase poll

72% of Americans planning to buy a tablet in next 90 days pick iPad; half of those people tap iPad Air read more »

Google goes offline with Chrome Apps for Mac

Cross-platform, pseudo-native apps hit OS X three months after Windows read more »

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

RHEL 7.0 embraces containers and NUMA-aware virtualisation, and offers a unified command line interface read more »

Microsoft Patch Tuesday reinforces the value of software upgrades

Microsoft has issued five critical security bulletins in December's round of Patch Tuesday read more »

iOS 7 now powers 3 out of 4 Apple devices

11 weeks after iOS 7 launch, uptake has slowed read more »

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales

Sets October 2014 cut-off for sales to OEMs read more »

Black Friday bargains prompt consumers to self-gift iPad Air

51% week-over-week jump in new iPad Air tablets recognized by mobile analytics firm read more »

Aggressive iPad discounts signal Apple's move for market share

Widespread price cuts and large-denomination gift cards for Black Friday are part of company's 'iPad Christmas' strategy read more »

Free Mavericks sets OS X adoption record

Apple's decision to make Mavericks free puts the OS on a third of all Macs after just five weeks read more »

Windows 8 uptake needle sticks as growth stalls

More bad news for Microsoft: Customers decline to ditch Windows XP in November read more »

Worm targets Linux PCs and embedded devices

The malware spreads by exploiting a 2012 vulnerability in PHP, Symantec researchers said read more »

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