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Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community

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A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.

Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC

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Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.

Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight

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The newest Ponemon State of the Endpoint Report found enterprises struggling to enforce endpoint security and to manage their biggest threat: Employees.

EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges

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Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.

10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds

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Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.

Apple Gave Up User Data In 82% Of Feds' Requests

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Despite its high-profile challenge to the FBI's iPhone data request in the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple complied with 82% of data requests from US government authorities.

Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing

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The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.

Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT

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With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.

IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors

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A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.

Redditís Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn

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It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

9 Cloud Services To Keep You Productive At Interop

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Interop is coming and it's time to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas. Here are 9 cloud services that can help make your travel to the expo or any other event less stressful and more productive.

WWDC 2016: iOS 10, Mac OS X Updates Expected

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Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?

MacBook Line Gets Faster Chips, Battery Boost

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Apple updated its ultra-thin MacBook laptops with improved processors, graphics, storage, and battery life.

Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud

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Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.

As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short

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An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?

9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android

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Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.

Apple Car: Secret Berlin Lab Details Emerge

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In an effort to ramp up its vision for an electric and/or self-driving car, Apple's Project Titan is operating a secret lab in the heart of Germany's auto mecca, according to reports.

iPhone Rumors: Samsung-Made OLED Displays, All-Glass Design

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Samsung displays on Apple handsets? The two rivals may be partnering to install OLED screens on the next generation of iPhones. At the same time, an analyst writes that by 2017 the iPhone will have an all-glass design.

Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds

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Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.

Master iOS 9.3 With These 9 Tips And Tricks

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Apple debuted the feature-packed iOS 9.3 at its launch event that also unveiled the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro. Here are some tips to help you maximize your day-to-day use of the updated mobile operating system.

Apple's App Store May Adopt Paid Search

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A secret team is reportedly reviewing ways to shake up the iTunes App Store. One strategy under consideration would see developers pay to boost the discoverability of their apps.

iPhone 7 Rumors Point To Smart Connector Technology

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With the expected debut of the iPhone 7 still half a year away, leaked photos purportedly showing the back of the smartphone have surfaced.

Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup

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This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.

BlackBerry Decryption Key Held By Canadian Mounties, Report Says

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Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has been dealt a major blow after court records revealed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a copy of the company's global decryption key.

Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push

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The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.

Android N Preview 2 Improves APIs, Emojis

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Google released a revised build of Android N to developers this week with updated APIs and a handful of new user-facing features.

Facebook's Project ARIES, Terragraph: Expanding Internet Through WiFi

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Facebook plans to widen the reach of the Internet thanks to a pair of new WiFi initiatives under development -- Project ARIES and Terragraph. Both look to increase Internet access in hard-to-cover areas.

Microsoft's Project Madeira: SaaS Apps Designed For SMBs

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Microsoft is launching a preview of Project Madeira, a public cloud-based business management service designed for small and midsize business.

Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display

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At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.

Microsoft OneDrive For Business Gets New Features, Admin Controls

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Microsoft rolled out a series of spring updates to OneDrive for Business, including new IT admin controls, as well as browser, sync, and mobile features.

Amazon Oasis: Premium E-Reader For A Premium Price

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The Kindle Oasis -- the thinnest, lightest, and most expensive Kindle yet -- is a premium e-reader for those who demand the best reading experience possible.

FBI Paid Hackers To Crack iPhone Encryption, Report Claims

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Gray hat hackers, not Israel-based Cellebrite, ultimately provided a way into Syed Farook's encrypted iPhone, according to the Washington Post.

Google Calendar Apps Employs Machine Learning

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Good -- or perhaps bad -- news for procrastinators: Google Calendar is now using machine learning to keep you more closely on schedule.

Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming

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At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.

Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds

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KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.

HTC 10 Takes Aim At iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7

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The newly unveiled HTC 10 is the company's most refined smartphone in years, making it a true challenger for market incumbents Apple and Samsung.

HP, Lenovo Lead Slowing Worldwide PC Market

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The PC market continued its losing streak in the first quarter of 2016, as shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC. Lenovo and HP remained the market leaders.

IBM, Box Bring Cloud Data Closer To Home

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Business customers in Europe and Asia are being offered a new option for storing cloud-based data in a specific region.

Microsoft Publishes Windows 10 Roadmap, Targets Business PCs

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Microsoft shared a roadmap of upcoming Windows 10 features for business PCs and delivered its first CBB build since the operating system launched in July 2015.

iPad Pro 9.7 May Be Apple's Best Tablet Yet

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Apple's mid-size 9.7-inch tablet takes a big step forward in the new iPad Pro. This powerful slate offers plenty for mobile professionals to like. Here's an up-close look.

Google Fiber No Longer Free In Kansas City

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Google cuts free Google Fiber for new subscribers in Kansas City, the first market to lose its Basic Internet plan.

HTC 10 Details Leak Ahead Of Official Debut

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The HTC 10, expected to arrive Tuesday, is an all-metal smartphone with top specifications and a few surprises, according to a promotional video.

BlackBerry Plans 2 More Android Smartphones

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With Priv sales struggling, BlackBerry aims to release two mid-range Android-based handsets to boost its hardware portfolio. Overall, the company's smartphone sales continue to struggle.

Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers

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The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.

Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?

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Amazon's Echo device and its Alexa digital assistant are changing the consumer online shopping experience and integrating it into the home.

Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter

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Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.

Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected

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Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.

Apple Vs. FBI: 5 Key Quotes From James Comey's Speech

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FBI Director James Comey gave a speech April 6 discussing the case against Apple and calling for not litigation but conversation that's fair, measured, and thoughtful -- and where participants are open to being wrong.

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