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​Fedora 22: Cloud, desktop and server innovation

To look into Red Hat‘s Linux crystal ball, just gaze at Fedora, its community-driven Linux distribution. With the general release of Fedora 22, you can see exactly where Red Hat plans on taking Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the future. Fedora 22 is looking better than ever. Under the Fedora.next program, Fedora comes in three platforms: Workstation, Cloud, and… Read more →

IRS hit by data breach, tax info on 100,000 stolen

(Image via CNET/CBS Interactive) Hackers have pilfered information on more than 100,000 US taxpayers, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The information includes data on tax returns and other unspecified personal information held by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the AP reported. Thieves used the IRS’ “get transcript” system to acquire the data from February through to mid-May, the agency… Read more →

Workday beats Q1 revenue estimates, losses not as bad as expected

Picking up quickly after the holiday weekend, Workday published first quarter financial results after the bell on Tuesday. The HCM software vendor reported a net loss of $61.6 million, or 33 cents per share (statement). On a non-GAAP basis, the loss was just two cents per share on a revenue of $251 million, up 57 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was… Read more →

IDC trims smartphone growth outlook on China slowdown

Smartphone shipments will continue to decline this year, according to the latest data from IDC. The research firm expects smartphone shipments to grow by 11.3 percent this in 2015, compared to growth of 27.6 percent the market experienced during the year prior. The slowdown is in part due to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation. In a report released earlier… Read more →

Security Researchers Start Effort to Protect ‘Smart’ Cities

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Microsoft signs Office app, service bundling deals with 20 more Android device makers

Microsoft is adding 20 more global and local OEMs to the list of companies that are bundling Office apps and services with their Android devices. The expanded list of companies signing pre-installation deals with Microsoft including LG and Sony, according to a May 26 blog post announcing the list. Most of the names on today’s list are regional OEMs, including… Read more →

NTT DoCoMo offering password replacement on some services

NTT DOCOMO said Tuesday it would replace passwords with biometric credentials on a number of its online services starting tomorrow as a major step toward adoption of strong authentication. Japan’s largest mobile service provider, with more than 60 million customers, said that on May 27 services such as d book, d game, d music, d delivery, and Pet Insurance will… Read more →

What to expect for Android and Chrome at Google I/O 2015

The annual Google I/O developer event is nearly upon us. The conference, which takes place this Thursday and Friday in San Francisco, is Google’s public planning session: The company outlines all of the software tools developers can use for Google platforms, services and software. Last year, Google showed off an early look at Android L, which later launched as Android… Read more →

Okta upgrades to strengthen ties with Google for Work

Okta is rolling out a series of updates all aimed at improving links and strengthening ties to Google for Work. Read this Office in the cloud: Google Apps vs. Office 365 Read More The San Francisco-based company is going all in, tapping into Google’s three cloud and mobile software pillars. Okta promised these upgrades will enable IT managers with the… Read more →

Two Apple Designers Step Up as Jony Ive Becomes Chief Design Officer

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