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iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry

The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones put a spotlight on Israel's surveillance industry.

iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid

Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take over Opera Software

Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the technology giant's new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers.

Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
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Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software

Microsoft offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software
Hackers charged in software theft from US army, others
Hackers charged in software theft from US army, others

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army to steal software.

Hackers charged in software theft from US army, others
Apple sorry for software glitch, defends new iPhones
Apple sorry for software glitch, defends new iPhones

Apple made a rare apology for a software bug that has seen iPhone users lose service.

Apple sorry for software glitch, defends new iPhones
Complaints on 'bendy' iPhone, software bugs dog Apple
Complaints on 'bendy' iPhone, software bugs dog Apple

Apple released and then abruptly pulled back an update for the iOS software powering the iPhone.

Complaints on 'bendy' iPhone, software bugs dog Apple
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Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

South Korea's Samsung and LG launched rival smartwatches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's next growth booster.

Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software
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Malware worms its way into more apps: study

Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through "cloned" versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said.

Malware worms its way into more apps: study
New Apple software brings Macs and iPhones closer
New Apple software brings Macs and iPhones closer

Apple on Monday unveiled new operating software it hopes will create a seamless experience for users flitting between its coveted mobile devices and popular Macintosh computers.

New Apple software brings Macs and iPhones closer
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Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files

The startup behind popular smartphone apps for sharing contacts, pictures or other data by "bumping" smartphones together announced on Monday that it has been bought by Google.

Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files
Next Android mobile software version dubbed 'KitKat'
Next Android mobile software version dubbed 'KitKat'

Google on Tuesday said the next version of Android will be called "KitKat" in keeping with its penchant for giving tasty names to its software for powering mobile devices.

Next Android mobile software version dubbed 'KitKat'
India's Infosys recalls founder as woes mount
India's Infosys recalls founder as woes mount

Infosys on Saturday reappointed co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy to lead the Indian outsourcing giant two years after he retired, as the company grapples with weak earnings and falling market share.

India's Infosys recalls founder as woes mount
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US report urges action on 'unprecedented' IP theft

A high-powered commission said Wednesday that intellectual property theft was costing the United States the equivalent of all its exports to Asia and urged a tougher approach to China.

US report urges action on 'unprecedented' IP theft
Apple in court in China over 'Siri' claim
Apple in court in China over 'Siri' claim

Apple appeared in a Shanghai court on Wednesday, accused by a Chinese firm of copying software used for the "Siri" personal assistant on its hugely popular iPhones.

Apple in court in China over 'Siri' claim
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Glasses.com turns heads with 3-D iPad app

Jonathan Coon turned heads Wednesday with iPad software that lets people try on sunglasses by manipulating 3-D images of themselves from the neck up.

Glasses.com turns heads with 3-D iPad app
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Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' attack

Facebook said Friday its computer system was "targeted in a sophisticated attack" last month, but that it found no evidence any user data was compromised.

Facebook network hit by 'sophisticated' attack
McAfee back in US after Guatemala expulsion
McAfee back in US after Guatemala expulsion

Computer software pioneer John McAfee was back on American soil Wednesday after being expelled from Guatemala, escaping immediate deportation to Belize for questioning over his neighbor's murder.

McAfee back in US after Guatemala expulsion
Software pioneer McAfee seeks return to United States
Software pioneer McAfee seeks return to United States

US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee said Sunday that he has filed legal motions with the Guatemalan government to avoid extradition to Belize, in hopes of being sent instead to the United States.

Software pioneer McAfee seeks return to United States
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Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on

The British software engineer who sent the world's first text message 20 years ago said on Monday that he is amazed at how the technology has developed.

Sender of first text message 'amazed' 20 years on