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Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it


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Microsoft offers Windows 10 carrot, threatens with stick

Microsoft has extended the Windows 10 carrot. Later it will brandish the stick

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Geekiest and techiest new Scrabble words

The new Collins Official Scrabble Words book is out, and a lot of the new words are technology related.

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Getting my first VCR was Very Cool, Really

The last video store in Cambridge, Hollywood Express, is closing. I remember getting my first VCR as clearly as I do my first bicycle … and my memory of the latter has the unfair advantage of having been captured on 18-mm film by my...

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Objective-C is the past, Swift is the future

How far does Swift soar over Objective-C? Let us count the ways

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

The Apigee API Studio can generate documentation and test new APIs

Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

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Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla unveiled an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser ads, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page for all Firefox users

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The 8 things we’re looking for at Google I/O 2015

A look ahead to next week’s Big Google Thing in San Francisco.

Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers

Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital

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Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

Java synthesized sound ideas, repackaging them in a practical format that turned on a generation of coders

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Should I learn Java? Maybe, maybe not.

On the surface, these questions seem very straight forward, direct and easy to answer. The appropriate answers, however, are very complex, must be individualized and very often have nothing to do with technology.

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

Huawei launches its own OS for the Internet of Things

Huawei's LiteOS is meant to run on a minimal power and work on a wide range of hardware

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