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Beach reads for techies 2015

The books of summer Image by Thinkstock Vacation season is upon us at last. What better way to spend the lazy, hazy days of summer than catching up on some of the best business and technology books out there?

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Beach reads for techies 2015

Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers

Uber Technologies is suspending its UberPop service in France, after a bitter fight with taxi drivers who say the service breaks the law.

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As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft’s challenge will be to force it back to zero

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Apple needs a television advocate

We’ve barely delved into Apple’s latest grand experiment with online media, but I’m already looking forward to the next one. I’ve spoken of my hopes for Apple’s rumored television service in the past, but after a few days with Apple Music, I’ve been even more curious about how the company plans to tackle the TV industry.

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Five smartphones to look forward to

If you’re planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven’t bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 3

Windows 10 close to finished…

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 3

9 creative ways to destroy sensitive data

Let’s get more imaginative than this. Here are 9 ways to destroy data in HGTV style Image by Bertram Nudelbach There are lots of lovely technologies out there that will wipe and shred everything until it’s of no functional use, but it wasn’t until I found something more imaginative that I got into the habit of destroying my data. I was sure I was not alone in this, so I looked into the data destruction habits of other security-minded people to see what worked for them

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Apple fail: Lessons from the Music mess

Apple has a good, though not perfect, track record of building good core apps for the Mac and its iOS devices.

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Apple fail: Lessons from the Music mess

IT firms’ cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

In another sign of the movement of more and more data into cloud services, global first-quarter sales of cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 percent year on year, to nearly US$6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.

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Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

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