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Windows Blue: Goodbye Desktop?

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  Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
By Michael Endler
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?

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How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.

BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.

How South Korean Bank Malware Spread
Attackers used stolen usernames and passwords for legitimate AhnLab Patch Manager accounts, set wiper software for staggered deletes to maximize damage.

GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.

Apple Patches Password Reset Vulnerability
Bug wouldn't have been blocked by Apple's new two-factor iTunes authentication due to system's three-day waiting period.

HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4: Launch Rivals
HTC delays U.S. launch of the One to late April, right when Samsung's Galaxy S 4 goes on sale. Can HTC's new marketing focus help the One stand out?

Cloud Services Could Face New Massachusetts Tax
A proposed tax in Massachusetts may affect software services and Web design and hosting. If approved, the state estimates the tax may bring in a quarter billion dollars in 2014.

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New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.

BlackBerry Q10 - Feel the Keyboard
Next up for BlackBerry is the Q10. It has a smaller screen than the now-available Z10, but also has the hard keyboard that made BlackBerry famous. Here we have a short video demo of the Q10 and its differences from the Z10

Google's 10 Best Gags, Pranks And Easter Eggs
The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.

3 Warning Signs Your IT Team Is Job Hunting
Do you know how to spot clues that your IT team members may soon leave? Consider this expert advice on IT talent retention.

Big Data Debate: Will Hadoop Become Dominant Platform?
Will Hadoop become the hub from which most data management activities will either integrate or originate? Two big data experts square off.





 

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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

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