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IBM launches new services to help enterprises embrace Macs

Companies can order Macs and have them delivered directly to employees without the need for additional setup, imaging or configuration

This cloud helps Special Olympics track data for 4.8 million athletes.

The Microsoft Cloud gives Special Olympics instant access to key performance and health data for every athlete, no matter where they are. Microsoft Azure and Office 365 help streamline the management of 81,000 events across 170 countries each year. So the focus can be on changing the lives of athletes, and that’s the true victory.

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App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple TV, Beats 1 and other iCloud services were struggling for over 3 hours

Apple was quick to fix the issue, noting that the problem involved iCloud services.

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched.

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New iCloud Drive app will let iOS 9 users more easily manage files

The storage app will let users view and manage what they have stored in Apple's cloud.

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, wants to give customers options

Best Buy has been a backer of a rival payment system promoted by US merchants

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

With data storage in the European Union, the company won't need to export data to the U.S.

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Google Play Music finally works on iPads

Play Music has been on iOS for 15 months and finally Google rolls out an iPad version.

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Box fixes security flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035

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Mac Pro Vault stuffs 48 top-of-the-line Macs into one cabinet

This colocation service designed a data center cabinet to hold 48 Mac Pro units at once.

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Private I: Lock your cloud backups away with an encryption key

The myriad cloud backup services use different methods for encrypting not just your data, but the keys to it. Glenn Fleishman explains it all.