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iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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"Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else."

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Home Depot: 56 million payment cards affected by cyberattack

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million payment cards were affected by a malware attack that started in April.

In a statement, Home Depot said that it completed its investigation and added enhanced encryption at point of sale terminals in its U.S. stores. Enhanced encryption will be complete in early 2015. Home Depot's encryption technology was provided by Voltage Security and tested by independent firms.

Amazon Just Conquered the Kids Tablet Market with the $150 Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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With Kindle Freetime, Kindle Freetime Unlimited, and an investment in an ed tech startup, Amazon has long shown an interest in the footie pajama customer base. On Wednesday they targeted those customers with a new kid’s tablet option.

The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is not so much a new tablet as it is a customized version of the Kindle Fire HD 6 or HD 7 tablets which launched Wednesday night.

Microsoft lures developers to Windows Phone with cheaper fees

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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Microsoft is trying to attract developers to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, having reduced the cost of a developer membership and improving its benefits.

Microsoft is now offering lifetime accounts for Dev Center, with a one-time registration payment enabling developers to submit apps for Windows Phone and Windows, which costs $19 for individuals and $99 for companies. Previously developers would have had to pay this subscription fee once a year.

Alibaba prepares for imminent IPO at $68 per share

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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The fervor and suspense surrounding Alibaba's IPO roadshow has reached such a fever pitch that CNBC even quipped "it's like Alibaba cures cancer or something."

An inevitable result is that some expectations simply won't be met given how high expectations have risen for what is being flaunted as the greatest tech (or just general) initial public offering in history.

Microsoft closing standalone Trustworthy Computing group, folding into other units

> September 18th, 2014 ---
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Microsoft will shutter its standalone Trustworthy Computing group, folding elements of the unit’s work on security, privacy and related issues into its Cloud & Enterprise Division, and its Legal & Corporate Affairs group.

It’s the latest change related to the company’s new round of layoffs, announced this morning. A spokesman confirmed that an unspecified number of jobs are being eliminated from the Trustworthy Computing group as part of the changes.

MPAA Swears It’s Not Pushing For More Anti-Piracy Legislation

> September 15th, 2014 ---
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A few years back, the entertainment industry used its unique charms (read: money) to glamour several members of Congress into supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act, one of the few pieces of legislation to draw almost universal disdain from everyone other than the industry that backed it, as it would have exacerbated the shoot-first-maybe-investigate-later model already in place thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift — and 7 reasons it won’t

> September 15th, 2014 ---
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Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."

The rest of the world, however, can only speak about Swift hypothetically -- while the coding tools are free, they run inside only Xcode or a Playground, which, in turn, run on only Apple hardware. Of course, if you're really desperate, a clever website lets you try some basic Swift code as long as you don't touch the libraries.

LinkedIn Feature Exposes Email Addresses

> September 15th, 2014 ---
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One of the risks of using social media networks is having information you intend to share with only a handful of friends be made available to everyone. Sometimes that over-sharing happens because friends betray your trust, but more worrisome are the cases in which a social media platform itself exposes your data in the name of marketing.

Scientists discover RNA modifications in some unexpected places

> September 15th, 2014 ---
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The so-called central dogma of molecular biology—that DNA makes RNA which makes protein—has long provided a simplified explanation for how genetic information is deciphered and translated in living organisms.

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