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Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC

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From the initial preview to its final release, Mountain Lion took a journey that lasted over five months and saw 269 builds of the update before finally going gold in July of 2012. In fact, it was more than a month after its big WWDC keynote that Apple finally...
Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down

Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mozilla’s low-end smartphone efforts are picking up steam — and some major allies. It’s latest partner is electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, which has inked a deal to create devices running Mozilla’s new mobile operating system. But this isn’t just about smartphones. Foxconn...
Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

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Google went public with its rumored Google Keep note-taking service this afternoon, creating new competition for Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other note-taking apps. Google Keep is available on the web (as part of Google Drive) but this is clearly an Android-first experience, tailored for Google’s mobile operating system. The free...
Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

Blackberry unveils budget BB10 phone

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Blackberry shows off the Q5 mobile phone, its first handset to use its new BB10 operating system which is specifically targeted at emerging markets....
Blackberry unveils budget BB10 phone

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

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Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking...
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

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In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There are times when you need to stay strong, ignore the criticism and do what you know is right. Then, there are some times when the masses are right and listening is the smart...
Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back
Purported low-end BlackBerry 10 device shows up in leaked image
The iPhone charger that could hack your phone
Foxconn becomes Microsoft's biggest Android patent licensee

Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

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[ See post to watch video ] Welcome to my spring laptop buyer’s guide. It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, now that we’re six months past the introduction of Microsoft’s redesigned Windows 8 operating system and laptop makers have had time to get into a new groove....
Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

The First Firefox Phone Will Launch This Summer In Five Countries

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Mozilla, the company that makes the Firefox Web browser, will begin selling phones running its new mobile operating system this summer in five countries: Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain. Why the slow rollout? Speaking at AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile conference today, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said Firefox OS will...
The First Firefox Phone Will Launch This Summer In Five Countries

A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

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For the first time, a majority of American adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study released Wednesday. The Pew Center for Internet and American Life found that 56 percent of all American adults now use mobile phones that run an operating system such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android...
A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

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As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS during the second quarter, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion will no longer be the CEO as of May 6th, with a man by the...
Jolla appoints Tomi Pienimäki as new CEO, Marc Dillon becomes Head of Software Development

Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

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After an abundance of rumors, whispers, and slip-ups in job postings, we now have more concrete evidence of Microsoft's secretive Windows Blue operating system: An honest-to-goodness leak of an early build of the OS. The leak of "Windows Build 9364" appeared on torrent and file sharing sites Sunday morning...
Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

Google Now arrives in Chrome Canary for Windows and shows up in the notification center, still can't be used

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Just a few weeks ago, Google Now showed up in the latest Chromium build for Windows, further fueling speculation that the service was coming to the desktop. The intelligent personal assistant, still limited to Chrome OS and Windows, has now arrived in the Canary channel, cementing the expectation that Google...
Google Now arrives in Chrome Canary for Windows and shows up in the notification center, still can't be used

Facebook Home, a forked Android OS, to take center stage -- report

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The operating system is reportedly going to be running on HTC devices and put Facebook's features at the forefront. [Read more]...
Facebook Home, a forked Android OS, to take center stage -- report

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating
One year after debut, Windows RT is a Computex no-show
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Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

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But still: where did the lighter fluid come from? Windows XP drops out of extended support on April 8, 2014. As of April 9, 2014, there will be no more security updates or other fixes made for the ancient operating system. Joining it are Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003,...
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year
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Microsoft's Windows Blue looks to be named Windows 8.1

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The Windows Blue operating system update is likely to be named "Windows 8.1" when it hits later this summer, according to sources....
Microsoft's Windows Blue looks to be named Windows 8.1
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Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Estimates peg 59M Windows 8 devices in use

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Microsoft this week said that it had sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8 in the operating system's first six months. But how many copies are being used?...
Estimates peg 59M Windows 8 devices in use

Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?

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It's been two years since Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS appeared on store shelves. So far, Google's plan--to turn your Web browser into an operating system and websites into desktop-app replacements--does not appear to be catching on But what if instead of accessing just websites, Chromebooks connected to a...
Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop

Motorola confirms Moto X; will be built in Texas

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed Wednesday at D11 that Motorola will introduce the Moto X smartphone later this year, calling it a “hero” device that the Google-owned company hopes will make Motorola relevant once again. The device will also be built in the U.S. just outside of Fort Worth, Tex.,...
Motorola confirms Moto X; will be built in Texas
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