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OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Nokia sells Here maps to auto consortium for $3.06 billion
— 12:41 PM on August 3, 2015

It doesn't seem like too long ago that Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone and differentiated itself with its Here map service. Since then, not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Mozilla CEO protests Win10's default application setup process
— 12:54 PM on July 31, 2015

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an angry open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding a change to Windows 10's default application settings. Apparently,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline
— 7:59 AM on July 30, 2015

Do we officially live in a post-tablet world yet? IDC reports that tablet sales worldwide declined for the third straight quarter, continuing a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 is a new generation of flagship killer
— 8:06 AM on July 28, 2015

Smartphone maker OnePlus has pulled back the curtain on its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The sequel to last year's OnePlus One brings...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google begins removing Google+ integration from its services
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2015

Like so many weeds in my herb garden, Google+ has long been deeply rooted in many of Google's services. Now, just as I've weeded my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google+ team kills full-screen mobile ads, hopes others will follow
— 8:59 AM on July 24, 2015

Full-page ads on the Internet are like commercial breaks in TV programs—see one, and it's time to flip around and see what else is out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Qualcomm cuts 4,500 jobs, may spin off divisions
— 8:30 AM on July 23, 2015

Big changes are in store at Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the chipmaker announced that it will cut 4,500 full-time staff—approximately 15% of its workforce—as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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AT&T nearing regulatory approval for DirecTV acquisition
— 8:54 AM on July 22, 2015

Big corporate mergers can take a while to complete, but AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV is one step closer. CNN reports FCC chairman Tom...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Apple revenues grow 33%; profits up 39%
— 4:01 PM on July 21, 2015

Apple's Q2 financial results are out, and as we've come to expect, growth is largely the word of the day. The company posted $49.6...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Apple Watch satisfies owners; non-techies love it most
— 12:39 PM on July 20, 2015

Nobody outside of Cupertino really knows how many Watches Apple has sold, but the people who own them appear to be quite satisfied with their...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Etc.
— 9:58 AM on July 20, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I actually took the whole span to rest and not work, which doesn't always happen around here....

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 brings the thin in August
— 9:15 AM on July 20, 2015

If Google's Nexus 9 tablet is too thick and heavy for your meager arms to hold, Samsung has a cure in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Tune in tonight at 9:30PM ET/6:30 PM PT for the TR Podcast live
— 3:44 PM on July 16, 2015

Tonight's podcast live stream is happening at our usual time, 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT, over on our Twitch channel. We'll be talking about the Radeon R9...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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The TR BBQ XII is just a month away!
— 9:45 AM on July 16, 2015

The TR BBQ XII is coming on August 15, 2015, and you should consider coming out to join us. I just booked my travel, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Firefox temporarily blocks Adobe Flash as vulnerabilites mount
— 9:05 AM on July 14, 2015

If you use Firefox, and you've noticed a bunch of dire security warnings about Flash being disabled this morning, there's a reason for that. Mozilla's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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