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Update: Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

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Attackers are exploiting a "zero-day" vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and hijacking Windows PCs that cruise to malicious or compromised websites, security experts said today....
Update: Hackers exploit new IE zero-day vulnerability

Microsoft opens April beta of Windows Intune service to testers

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Microsoft is accepting tester applications for the next version of its Windows Intune service for managing and securing Windows PCs — and soon iOS and Android devices....
Microsoft opens April beta of Windows Intune service to testers
Solving IT headaches with a monitoring dashboard in the cloud

The 411 on Phone Discounts

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Q: You recently mentioned the HTC One as being priced at $200. I’ve just been on the phone with my carrier T-Mobile, which offers me the HTC One for $100 down and $20 a month for 24 months. They explain they “no longer offer discounted phones” under their new world...
The 411 on Phone Discounts
Windows 8.1: Microsoft confirms Start button's return and desktop bootup, plus new details

First Thunderbolt PC: Acer's new ultrabook

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Thunderbolt ports have reached Windows PCs with Acer's Aspire S5 ultrabook, expanding the availability of the technology beyond Macs....
First Thunderbolt PC: Acer's new ultrabook

Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

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The Seattle region may be known for operating systems, airplanes and coffee, but video games play a huge role in the technology scene, and today we’re pleased to present a new GeekWire Awards category that recognizes this important field. Below you’ll find the five finalists for Game of the Year...
Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Microsoft Uses RICO Laws To Take Down Zeus Command Servers

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The next time representatives from Microsoft come knocking on your door, it may be to actually seize your servers. And it is all legit, thanks to the RICO laws. The interesting thing is it is part of its digital crime efforts to disrupt botnet operators. On Friday, Microsoft staffers entered...
Microsoft Uses RICO Laws To Take Down Zeus Command Servers

The Kindle deal will help Bing, but Windows 8 is its real chariot to mobile market share

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There’s an interesting piece out today in Business Insider (BI), highlighting a new deal that Microsoft appears to have landed with Amazon, entitled “BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD.” As you know from our previous coverage, the Kindle Fire HD is a new device out...
The Kindle deal will help Bing, but Windows 8 is its real chariot to mobile market share

Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

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Windows 8 is on track to be released to computer makers the first week of August, and it will be generally available to end users at the end of October, the company announced this morning — giving the first official release timeline for the most significant overhaul of the company’s...
Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

Microsoft to include Outlook app with update to Windows 8 RT

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Microsoft is bringing its Outlook email program to Windows 8 RT in a bid to expand the availability of Windows tablets based on low-power ARM processors.Outlook will be included with version 8.1 of Windows RT, previously dubbed Windows Blue, Microsoft announced at the Computex trade show in Taipei on...
Microsoft to include Outlook app with update to Windows 8 RT

New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

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Botnets. To security researchers, they’re like digital Hydra. For each vicious head they lop off, another two explode from the stump. Just a month ago, Microsoft and Symantec announced that they’d manage to take down the massive Bamital botnet, which is said to have been fakin’ clicks to the tune...
New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

Clear intros Stick Atlas 4G USB modem for $50

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Clear has just introduced its latest USB modem, the Stick Atlas. It comes billed as the first that doesn't require any software to be installed, and gives users access to Clear's WiMAX network more quickly as a result The modem is compatible with Macs and Windows PCs, but also Linux,...
Clear intros Stick Atlas 4G USB modem for $50

The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

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That Microsoft is working on iPad versions of its Office apps is one of the worst kept secrets in technology. The company has nearly said as much several times. In one of many statements last year, Microsoft said that a forthcoming version of “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones,...
The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for January 2012

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2012 started with a flourish of new apps across iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The holiday season is the busiest time of year for app publishers but the follow up in January was equally impressive. That is a testament to the growing app ecosystem and the amount of developers starting...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for January 2012

How Mobile Apps Are Changing Desktop Software

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First, they revolutionized smartphones. Now, app stores for Macs and Windows PCs are changing the way we work on laptops and desktops--for better and for worse....
How Mobile Apps Are Changing Desktop Software

With Younity, access your PC's data from your iPhone or iPad

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Move over iCloud, there's a new app in town. Younity, a personal cloud service, launched a public beta today of its mobile app that enables iPhone and iPad users to  access data seamlessly from Mac OS X or Windows PCs. The premise is fairly simple: Download Younity on your...
With Younity, access your PC's data from your iPhone or iPad

Amazon expands its e-commerce engine to Mac, Windows and web games

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Amazon is pushing further into the world of video games with a new in-app purchasing service for games on Windows PCs, Macs and the web. It’s the Seattle company’s latest attempt to expand the reach of its e-commerce platform, competing with Apple, Google and others. The company announced the new...
Amazon expands its e-commerce engine to Mac, Windows and web games
Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days
Kinect For Windows Arrives In China; SDK Update Brings Improved Sensor Access, Windows 8 Support
New zero-day exploits in industrial software channel the ghost of Microsoft Bob

Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

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Attention, mobile game developers: Here’s your new mark to beat. Angry Birds maker Rovio today announced that “Angry Birds Space” reached 50 million downloads in its first 35 days on the market, making it the fastest-growing mobile game in history, according to the company. In addition to capitalizing on the...
Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013

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Taiwanese PC maker Asus plans on getting behind Google's Chrome OS and will launch a notebook running the OS in the second half of this year, said company CEO Jerry Shen.The Google-developed OS is still in its early stages, but "market momentum" could develop for the OS in 2014,...
Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013

Android apps can run on Windows PCs with Bluestacks emulator

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Software company Bluestacks is trying to close the gap between Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android OS with its App Player application, which was released in beta on Tuesday....
Android apps can run on Windows PCs with Bluestacks emulator
Ask Ars: how safe is my data stored in iCloud?
Windows 8 Mail leaves users pining for the desktop--or even their phones

"The Year Of Windows"

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"The Year Of Windows": John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year: "One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we'll see close to ... 400 million new devices running those new operating systems," Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia's new Lumia smartphones...
"The Year Of Windows"
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