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June 14, 2013
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Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA and other eavesdroppers

Worried sick about the NSA, or someone else, looking over your shoulder? Well, you can do things that will make it harder for someone to eavesdrop on you. That’s the good news. The bad news is that all these things … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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To Surface or not to Surface

According to Bob O’Donnell of research firm IDC, “The day they introduce Office for iOS and Android, they’ll start printing money.” And he added this cautionary note: “If they wait too long, they risk people finding alternatives, or workarounds.” The … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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2012’s Top five Linux stories with one big conclusion

2012 didn’t see any single large Linux news story. Instead, we saw many small Linux stories that, when added together, led to Linux becoming the single most important operating system of all. Here’s the count-down to the top of the … Continue reading

October 10, 2012
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Microsoft Office coming to Android and Apple devices in early 2013

We’ve known for months that Microsoft was bringing a version of Microsoft Office 2013 to Android tablets and Apple’s iPad family. Now, according to the Czech tech news site, IHNED, Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has said that Microsoft is … Continue reading