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Oracle's killing a favorite security hole for attackers: the Java browser plug-in

Next year, the Java browser plug-in, which is frequently the target of Web-based exploits, will be retired by Oracle.

Mingis on Tech: Retailers buy into IT (and is tech taking our jobs?)

In Computerworld's latest video podcast, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis shops for details about why retailers are embracing tech and asks about a report that technology will cost the global economy 7 million jobs by 2020....

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Numbers 3.6.1 for Mac review: The best version of Apple’s spreadsheet app so far

The latest version sees the return of missing features, along with improved large-data-set performance and useful new charting tools.

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Why cord cutters shouldn’t live in fear of broadband data caps

An optimistic outlook on Internet data limits, overage charges, and the potential threat to streaming video.

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Why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro in the enterprise

CIO.com's Sarah White pits the Surface Pro 4 vs. the iPad Pro to see which device offers the functionality business users need.

Improved comments come to Google Apps on mobile

Google added new commenting features to its mobile productivity apps for iOS and Android Wednesday.

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As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

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How to show your iPhone's battery percentage in the status bar

Is the battery icon in the status bar not enough for you? Get a better idea of how much power you have left.

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Report: iPhone 7 will sport DSLR-quality camera, 3D mapping, 3x optical zoom

Apple might use the LinX camera tech it acquired last year to add a dual-camera system to the iPhone 7, analysts say.

Podcast 492: How to travel like an international superspy

Security researcher Rich Mogull joins us to talk about security when traveling to countries where you might have a very good reason to be paranoid.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood, wonderful wood

This week's roundup includes several devices that are just about as natural as can be.

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers such as Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday.

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Flash video is 'on life support,' but big sites won’t let go

A new report says Flash will mostly disappear within two years. Will Hulu and other major streaming sites budge?

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Chapters review: Mac app adds segment marks to MP3 podcasts and audio files

It's a very specific app, but if you need it, it's the only way to get this option.

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How to get a Mac laptop's headphone jack to work reliably

A reader writes in with a common problem with MacBooks of all vintages related to audio output.

North Face eyes A.I. for retail advantage

Retailer North Face has turned to artificial intelligence on its website to better help customers with their purchases.

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The complete, easy guide to backing up your Mac

You know about Time Machine, but there are other ways to back up your Mac. We run down all of them, from clones to clouds, then tell you exactly what to do.

Two new Vaios land in our laps: The flipping crazy Vaio Z and surprisingly tough Vaio S

The Vaio Z turns the 2-in-1 concept on its head, and the Vaio S practically begs to be bent.

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The 5 key moments in Apple's Q1 2016 earnings call

Apple set revenue records yet again, but next quarter's guidance still made this a strangely negative conference call with analysts.

Apple iPhone sales stall. What's going on?

Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2015 -- a record, but it’s the slowest iPhone growth yet, so what’s going on?

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Apple's Q1: Record $18.4 billion profit, but iPhone sales are slowing

The iPhone won't always be the moneymaker it once was.