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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

Twitter patches vulnerability that could have impacted advertising accounts

The security flaw was reported through the company's new bug bounty program and researcher was rewarded with $2,800

Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

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Windows 9 to users: I'm listening

The Windows 9 public preview coming at the end of the month is going to ask for feedback almost to the point of annoyance.

VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in server baseband management controllers and VMware in network virtualization products

Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

The security issue might affect other extensions as well, researchers from Sucuri said

iPhone 6 is an apple, the Lumia 830 Windows Phone is an orange.

With today’s iPhone announcements Apple confirms its dedication to consumers, advancing beyond what Microsoft’s Windows Phone has to offer them, but the news also leaves Windows Phone as arguably the better phone for businesses.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

This month's round of Patch Tuesday updates includes a critical fix for Internet Explorer

Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

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Here's what free upgrades could do for Windows 9's uptake

A free Windows 9 'Threshold' would allow Microsoft to push more than half of all Windows 8 users to the upgrade within months, share data shows.

Hackers exploit critical vulnerability in popular WordPress theme component

WordPress admins should check if their sites use the Slider Revolution plug-in and update it immediately, researchers said

Twitter launches bug bounty program

The company will pay researchers at least $140 for privately reporting serious vulnerabilities in its Web services and mobile apps

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Acer launches $150 Windows tablet, upgrades Android offerings

Acer has refreshed its 8-inch Windows Iconia Tab tablet with a slightly more powerful processor, while pushing the price down further. Meanwhile, its Android lines have been upgraded.

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Oops! Microsoft accidentally teases Windows 9 'coming soon' on social media


Windows 8 user share, August 2014

Windows 8's uptake climbs but still trails Vista's

Windows 8's uptake shoved into a forward gear last month for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista's tempo of six years ago.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe

Microsoft has not been fully transparent in its investigation, China has said

Windows 9

Windows 9: To be free or not to be free, that is the question

Here's a roundup of rumors about the upcoming release of Windows Threshold technical previews for users and enterprise as well as leaked details of what to expect in Windows 9...and varying sources arguing whether it will be "free" or

Windows 9

Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales

Microsoft has accelerated Windows' release schedule, which could bode ill for PC makers hoping to goose sales.

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