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Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?

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Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?: Matt Baxter-Reynolds of ZDNet likes Windows 8, but acknowledges that most people don't, and won't. Why? Because they're mainstream users who were using Windows precisely because it was familiar. Now that it's not, goodbye.  This strikes me as exactly why innovators...
Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?

OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault

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Are you an avid user of OS X's FileVault encryption and running a recently updated version of Lion? It may be time to consider changing your passwords. According to security researcher David Emry, users who used FileVault prior to upgrading to 10.7.3 may be able to find their password...
OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault

Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

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Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant: Larry Dignan for ZDNet: Microsoft's second quarter results were a mixed bag relative to estimates as its enterprise products fared well, but details about Surface units, hidden within the Windows division, were largely missing in action. The second quarter was all about Windows...
Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)

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Oracle's customers got a sweet surprise this week when the company accidentally released an internal document detailing its sales plans for Taleo, the human resources cloud company it recently bought for $1.9 billion. The document was intended to train Oracle partners to sell Taleo as well as its homegrown human...
Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)

Windows 8 may not let you boot to the desktop, demands you accept not-Metro

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If you were hoping that you could force Windows 8 to bypass the don't-call-it-Metro homescreen and boot straight to the familiar desktop you've come to know and love, we've got bad news. Word on the street is, Microsoft has removed this ability from the latest builds of the OS...
Windows 8 may not let you boot to the desktop, demands you accept not-Metro

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

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The same platforms which helped give Apple its rise have also contributed to its rising vulnerability. This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices. A CVE is "the international standard for...
Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

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It’s an important day for MSDN and TechNet subscribers: Office 2013 is a go. You can download it now. Head here if you are so inclined. Just for fun, here’s proof: On the heels of sending Office 2013 to manufacturers – its RTM release – on October 11th, the company...
Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

New Start experience? Windows Blue is looking more like Windows Blah

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Those still hoping for a Windows 7-styled Start experience for Windows 8.1--a.k.a. Windows Blue--will apparently be disappointed, according to two new reports filed Wednesday. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott both reported that Windows 8.1 does include both a boot-to-desktop option and a Start button, as previously suspected. But...
New Start experience? Windows Blue is looking more like Windows Blah

Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

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Not to stereotype or anything. (Photo: flickr.com/s_w_ellis/) America loves, wants, needs high-speed Internet access. Witness, for example, the gnashing of teeth over Silicon Alley’s poor connectivity. Rural communities are clamoring for it. The prospect is even enough to inspire outright underhandedness on the part of some cable operators. However, across the pond, they...
Brits Apparently Feel Zero Need to Take Advantage of High-Speed Internet

Boot up: Facebook countersues Yahoo over patents, Nokia Lumia 900 reviews, and more

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Plus Instagram makes its Android debut, and is Facebook suing a TechCrunch commenter?A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFacebook Threatens To Sue TechCrunch Commenter >> TechCrunchSeems fairly innocuous. Stratton tells us he received a four-page letter via FedEx on April...
Boot up: Facebook countersues Yahoo over patents, Nokia Lumia 900 reviews, and more
Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Microsoft may have already lost the war (and its marbles)

Uncovered: Rumored dates sketch timeline for the release of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Today Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet published a list of dates that detail the launch schedule for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. You knew that October was going to be busy, but it’s likely set to be worse than you anticipated. One quick note: Mary Jo doesn’t publish...
Uncovered: Rumored dates sketch timeline for the release of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Android Chief Squirms Under Questioning (GOOG)

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Google's Android chief Andy Rubin appears to have conceded a key point in the Oracle-Google lawsuit today. Under oath, he seemed to admit that he once thought Google needed a license from Sun to use Java technology in Android, and that the Java APIs are copyrighted, as reported by CNET...
Android Chief Squirms Under Questioning (GOOG)
Samsung denies April launch for Galaxy S III, will tell us on Twitter when the time is right
Microsoft 'Mohoro' Could Be A Whole New Way To Use Windows (MSFT)

Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one (via @zdnet)

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A survey find that even hard-core Windows 8 fans prefer Windows 7 by a two to one margin....
Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one (via @zdnet)

Microsoft's expanded role for Yammer hints at key future for the social product inside of Office

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Today Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet revealed buried text in a Microsoft announcement that detailed stronger integration between SkyDrive, Yammer, and Office Web Apps. To wit, here is Microsoft: SkyDrive Pro [...] Yammer is implementing it as the underlying platform for file storage. In addition, Yammer is enhancing the ability...
Microsoft's expanded role for Yammer hints at key future for the social product inside of Office

Unbelievably Cheap Amazon Cloud Prices Get Even Cheaper (AMZN)

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When was the last time your utility  company told you they were reducing fees? For gazillions of startups and enterprises using Amazon's cloud for storage, that's the news they got today. As of February 1, Amazon is reducing fees by 12-13%. Usually, a company will reduce prices to attract...
Unbelievably Cheap Amazon Cloud Prices Get Even Cheaper (AMZN)

Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

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It never fails. No one actually reads the various terms of service for the different online services you use, but when someone finally does -- out of boredom or (more likely) because the terms are changing (yet again!) -- it's not uncommon to see sudden mass outrage. It seems to...
Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

Cisco climbs down another rung over unpopular Connect Cloud service

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Cisco has already tried to soothe angry customers by scrapping a key section in its new Linksys privacy agreement -- a clause which allowed the company to monitor a person's internet history via their router. However, realizing that probably wasn't enough to quell the sense of intrusion, it's now...
Cisco climbs down another rung over unpopular Connect Cloud service

Here's Why The Founders Of Fusion.io Left Last Week (FIO)

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Fusion.io's new CEO, Shane Robison, wined and dined Wall Street analysts last night. He was there to explain why the company's two cofounders David Flynn (CEO) and Rick White (CMO) suddenly left the company last week. Robison was previously Hewlett-Packard's chief strategy officer. HP CEO Meg Whitman publicly blamed Robison for...
Here's Why The Founders Of Fusion.io Left Last Week (FIO)
Russian hacker Borodin says it's game over for iOS exploit, focusing on Mac

Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit

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Microsoft is releasing the Domain Awareness System, a software kit, designed with the NYPD, for law enforcement agencies. Pulling together data from CCTV Cameras, radiation detectors and license-plate readers, it uses a detailed database to give instant tracking when things take a turn for the worse. It's also taking...
Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit
Microsoft is 'set up to respond to demand' for Windows devices of any size

Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

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Microsoft this morning released a new version of Office 365 for businesses and said the paid subscription service has become one of the fastest-growing businesses in the company’s history — now used by 20 percent of its largest customers, up from 15 percent a year ago. This is the latest step...
Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

Microsoft Slips Mobile Developer Conference Between Apple and Google Events

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Any mobile developers not from the Bay Area might just want to rent a place in San Francisco for the month of June. Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is set for the week of June 11, while Google’s I/O event runs June 27-29. Now, as noted by ZDNet, Microsoft has started...
Microsoft Slips Mobile Developer Conference Between Apple and Google Events

Serious Apache Exploit Discovered

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bennyboy64 writes "An IT security company has discovered a serious exploit in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database. ZDNet reports the vulnerability exists in Apache's core mod_isapi module. By exploiting the module, an attacker could remotely gain system privileges...
Serious Apache Exploit Discovered
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Is Waging War On Microsoft Office (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets Stocks are up in early trading on China's rate cut and Bernanke's monetary policy speech to the Senate. Shares of GOOG are up with the rest of tech. Investors...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Is Waging War On Microsoft Office (GOOG)
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