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Forensic software gets around iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Did Alcatraz escapees survive? Computer program says they might have

First a little background: According to US Marshals history of the Alcatraz event, on the night of June 11, 1962, the three escaped through vents in the prison and made their way to the northeast part of the island, where they...

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Microsoft’s $84 million man: What’s Nadella done to earn it?

Satya Nadella has made some bold moves since taking over as Microsoft CEO Feb. 4 that have set in motion what could prove to be significant changes for the company and its customers. Here’s a look at some of them.

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7 tips for speeding up OS X Yosemite (and a last resort if they don’t work)

The improvements (so far) outweigh the problems, making this release, on the whole, an improvement and worth adopting.

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10 Chrome extensions for developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us.

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How predictive analytics can help set perfect hotel room prices

By mashing together years of data from a multitude of sources, startup Duetto is helping hotels optimize their room pricing. And in this tight-margin world, a small increase in revenue per available room makes a big difference in...

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BMW to take the valet out of valet parking

This may be a godsend for those who are reluctant to hand their keys over to a parking valet, in others words, everyone. Or maybe it will make that leap of faith seem trivial by comparison.

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From ebola to Flappy Bird: These are the most popular Google Searches of 2014

Google's top trending searches for 2014 are out and the top searches for gamers might surprise you.

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The year in tech industry apologies

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the rest get in the sorry line.

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Microsoft mellows, embraces Windows leaks

Microsoft didn't seem bothered about another leak of Windows 10. "How could we be upset about lots of people wanting to try our new stuff?" tweeted Gabe Aul, the engineering general manager for Microsoft's operating system group....

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Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

Apple and IBM kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors ranging from financial to law enforcement.

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12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT...

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Say goodbye to the Google Earth API

The developer API will be shut down next year. How long does the app have?

SolidWorks talks about what’s next in 3D design

Simulation, parallel development, built-in collaboration and 3D printing help further streamline product development.

Cisco becomes a Big Data analytics provider with 'mist' computing

The latest bet for Cisco is big data analytics.

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The best office apps for Android

Which office package provides the best productivity experience on Android? We put the leading contenders to the test

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Sharing the misery: 2014 was a rough year for Uber, Airbnb, and on-demand apps

Legal battles, labor scuffles, and dirty business tactics were on the rise this year as start-ups moved from sharing resources to on-demand everything.

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Finding critical business data -- fast

These CIOs are jumping on a fast-moving trend — mining small data sets to deliver valuable insights quickly to the right people at the right time.

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Drone management: The next frontier

Once commercial drones start filling the skies, how will they be managed?

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