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Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:08:22 +0000

Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard today.

The pact between Google and Samsung was revealed in a videotaped deposition played to the eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against the Korean firm, in which the iPhone maker is seeking more than $2 billion in damages.

The sky is falling! Hackers target satellites

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000

The sky is falling! Hackers target satellites

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Docker will make cloud apps portable -- next year

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Docker, an open source project providing a way to automate the deployment of Linux applications inside portable containers, is generating a lot of excitement. The underlying approach is not new: We've been using containers for years to componentize whole systems, abstracting them from the physical platform, so you can move them from platform to platform. But Docker brings the container approach to the cloud, so you can move Linux applications from cloud to cloud.

Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac

For years, the world has been begging Microsoft to release its Office suite for the iPad.

New compiler cranks up JavaScript from native code

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000

New compiler cranks up JavaScript from native code

At first, Emscripten sounds like the punch line to a tech joke: a compiler that converts C/C++ code into Asm.js, a subset of JavaScript that can then run via a Web browser or in the Node.js framework.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit from Microsoft-, Google-backed patent troll

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:04:44 +0000

Federal court dismisses lawsuit from Microsoft-, Google-backed patent troll

Credit: Wikimedia

Patent troll Intellectual Ventures (IV) is wiping egg off its face in the aftermath of its lawsuit against Capital One Financial.

Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:48:34 +0000

It's hard to imagine a company these days that isn't using open source software somewhere, whether it's Linux running a company's print and web servers, the Firefox browser on user desktops, or the Android operating system on mobile devices.

In, fact, there are now more than a million different open source projects, according to Black Duck Software, a maker of open source management tools and owner of the Ohloh open source software directory. And open source continues to grow. According to an SAP research report, the number of open source projects roughly doubles every 14 months.

KB 2919355: You can't patch the desktop like a phone

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:28:52 +0000

KB 2919355: You can't patch a desktop like a phone

In sifting through the more than 1,000 Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) complaints and Microsoft's responses, one observation keeps dogging me. Windows 8.1 Update is in many respects being treated as if it were a phone update.