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Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

Cloudyn helps companies keep track of Microsoft Azure deployments

The offering is available immediately and helps keep costs under control


Lebanese cyberespionage campaign hits defense, telecom, media firms worldwide

A cyberespionage group compromised hundreds of organizations by getting in through Web servers, researchers from Check Point said

Microsoft's Surface 3 starts at $499, eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet will come with Windows 8.1 and will ship in 26 countries starting in May

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 31

Former agents charged with stealing Silk Road bitcoins... Intel wants to quadruple SSD space... smartwatches forecast to boom in 2015

LG may introduce leather-covered flagship smartphone at April 28 event

The company is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, the G4

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How open data can help you to choose a place to live

PlaceILive is a new site that uses freely available data to help consumers better determine the quality of life at a specific address.

Apple's iPhone trade-in program in China could boost sales

The trade-in program could help promote adoption of Apple Pay and Apple Watch

Samsung, LG make up in dispute over broken washing machines

The South Korean giants would rather focus on improving their products and services

Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

IBM to pump $3 billion into new IoT business unit

The IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform could ingest and analyze Internet of Things data for enterprises

EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy

The government hasn't shown that it is improving its zero-day flaw notification efforts

Indiana religious freedom law protest

Indiana's law delivers real hurt to this state tech grad

Tech sector companies are far from angels on the issue of equality. But when it comes to gay and lesbian equality, this industry is vocal in its defense of it, combative and willing to challenge political leaders.

Indiana protest over religious freedom law

Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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Researchers say low-cost, longer-life graphene light bulb coming this year

Researchers in the U.K. have created a lightbulb using graphene, a material that's 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair.

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Microsoft applies 'freemium' tactic to mobile device management for Office 365

Microsoft today made good on a promise from last fall, adding several basic mobile device management tools to all commercial Office 365 subscriptions.

US trade body to investigate Apple after Ericsson complaints

The case is part of a growing spat between the two companies on LTE patents

With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop

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Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost.

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

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