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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

AMD the subject of takeover rumors by Chinese firm

AMD started the week as the subject of takeover rumors by a Chinese firm, but others caution that any deal would be extremely difficult at best. The report first appeared on the Chinese news site International Online, which said that...

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

The company's new Mangement Suite also includes a secure browser and an enterprise app store

Old arguments may bog down US data breach notification legislation

Questions about preemption of state laws and when companies should report breaches come up again during a hearing.

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Twenty-eight percent of security spending wasted on shelfware

The average organization spent $115 per user on security-related software last year, but $33 of it, or 28 percent, was underutilized or not used at all, according to a new report from Osterman Research.

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IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects, they're netting -- slightly -- bigger paychecks for their work.

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Apple iOS 8.1.3 upgrade won't suck up your storage

Apple on Tuesday issued its first iOS software update for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, promising bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.

Big Switch updates SDN controller options

Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

Blackphone super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

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IBM may be preparing for a round of job cuts

IBM tries to keep its layoffs out of the public eye as much as possible although it fails miserably at this. The company took the unusual step of denying that it was on the cusp of a gigantic layoff amid reports of a possible new...

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The 6 things you need to know about Apple's best quarter ever

It wasn't just Apple's best quarter ever. It was the best quarter any company has ever had, ever.

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New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

In its debut, the Aurelia modular framework enables customization and accommodates the latest ECMAScript technologies.

Alibaba clashes with Chinese regulator over online sales of fake goods

Alibaba was quick to protest some of the regulator's conduct in making its findings

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Under pressure from falling phone sales, Samsung continues to court CIOs

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 28

France aims at net companies with draft law ... Internet of Things threatens privacy ... Apple Watch to ship in April... and more

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