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Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Tablets aren't in trouble, but slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple

First look: Apple's Swift is simple, at first

Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while

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The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment (E17)

I will be using a new desktop environment for a week at a time, and reviewing them afterward. Up this week: Enlightenment (E17 to be specific).

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Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

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Internet of Overwhelming Things

As the era of Internet of Things (IoT) dawned, the fridge got hacked. Well, maybe not.

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be for boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps.

Will Apple's Internet of Things vision hurt a beautiful idea?

With HomeKit, Apple promises easy home automation

Apple returns to beta testing with Yosemite, just as Microsoft downplays the ritual

'Feels like a PR exercise,' says analyst of Apple's decision to publicly beta test OS X

Cook jabs at Windows, Android in WWDC keynote

Plays to partisan crowd, but leaves as much out as in when he compares apples and oranges

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Against All Odds

No doubt, there are consumers of data center services who share my despair over getting access to the unrestricted wonders enabled by ongoing innovations in social, mobile, cloud and big data. IDC has dubbed those innovations

Apple opens up iOS, struts Mac-iPhone-iPad integration

At WWDC reveals pieces of iOS 8 and OS X 'Yosemite' to developers, trumpets health and home, touts 'Continuity'

What is Ubuntu without Bacon?

The impact of Jono Bacon leaving the Ubuntu team.

CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

CoreOS, a new lightweight Linux distribution customized for massive server deployments, has found a home on the Google Cloud Platform, giving organizations an easy way to test and use the software for their clusters and distributed...

Understanding the Fedora Next initiative through LEGO (kind of)

I set out to learn what, exactly, the Fedora Next initiative was bringing, and I ended up with a great analogy comparing Linux to LEGO.

Enterprise architects challenged to manage data explosion

Read this whitepaper to find out how Red Hat Storage Server can allow enterprises to quickly and confidently deliver business applications that minimize cost, complexity, and risk while increasing architectural flexibility.

10 nerdiest Linux gadgets

Of all the nerdy Linux gadgets out there, these take the cake.

LinuxFest NorthWest: A community-driven Linux fest of power

This last weekend was LinuxFest Northwest – the annual community-run Linux festival in Bellingham, Washington. And it was truly spectacular.[Full disclaimer: I love nerd conventions. I love them. Comic Book conventions. Tech...

JumpCloud just made cron obsolete

For just about as long as I have been in technology, when I spoke to engineers about having a specific task run on schedule I was told that we could "run a cron job" to make it happen.  Over the years I realized that sys admins...

Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

This may sound like sacrilege, but it's not: Ubuntu Linux can be useful even if you're a hardcore Windows user.

CIOs strive to harness Big Data while keeping an eye on the bottom line

Read this whitepaper to learn how Red Hat Storage Server allows CIOs to confidently support business growth, manage cost and risk, capitalize on emerging technologies, and drive future innovation across their organizations.

Linux Foundation responds to Heartbleed with Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is the software industry’s response to the Heartbleed vulnerability. I read OpenSSL Foundation president Steve Marquess’s recent blog post before the announcement of the CII that explained...

Band releases album as Linux kernel module

A Seattle-based band called netcat - not to be confused with the networking tool of the same name - has perked ears in the software community by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical...

China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country’s networking infrastructure.

Docker becomes de facto Linux standard

Lots of news coming out of the Red Hat Summit this week. A lot of the buzz is around containerization in general and Docker in particular. Docker is set to ship with the latest version of RHEL (RHEL 7.0). Also, Docker will integrate...

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