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13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

Apple last allowed public testing of a prerelease OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin

Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Patches 14 vulnerabilities, beefs up malware blocker

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Wolfram has opened an online store for third-party modeling libraries

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

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Flowboard for Mac, even better!

I covered Floboard for iPad some weeks ago and the recent release of Flowboard for Mac is even better!

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

NetSuite buys Venda to boost e-commerce, European presence

Venda's technology will be aligned with NetSuite's SuiteCommerce platform

Microsoft's future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and cloud

The company is moving away from its past devotion to its OS

Bank of America illegally copied $300 million in software, alleges Tibco lawsuit

A Bank of America spokesman denied wrongdoing with regard to Tibco's software

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months

Microsoft's IE steps back from the brink of irrelevance

Beats the odds, and reverses some of the massive declines of 2005-2011

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Deadline looms for $100K Bell Labs Prize

If you want a shot at the $100K Bell Labs Prize, you'd better hurry up and put some polish on that great idea: The deadline is July 15.

Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

The US accounted for 68 percent of the public cloud market in 2013

Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

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