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Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually …

Microsoft taps Skype to bring real-time chats to Office Online

One of the best things about cloud-based apps is their ability to enable online collaboration. Today, Microsoft announced it is tapping into Skype to make working with others on Office Online more seamless.<p>In an update rolling out over the coming weeks, Word or PowerPoint users can start …

Apple Continues to Boost Maps Efforts with New Business Data Providers

Apple has continued its efforts to improve its Maps app with the addition of ten new data providers, according to a new report from <i>Apple Maps Marketing</i> (via <i>9to5Mac</i>). The new providers specialize in providing Apple with business listings.<p><i>Apple Maps Marketing</i> came upon the information when inquiring …

Apple will reportedly give Beats Music a permanent spot on your iOS home screen

Now an optional download, Beats will soon be a bundled app<p>Apple already encourages new iPhone owners to install Beats Music along with its other apps like Pages, GarageBand, and iMovie. But it sounds like there are plans to take that one step further and give Beats (or a rebranded version of the …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

China executes three times more people than the rest of the world combined

For thousands of Chinese citizens convicted every year of capital crimes, some 300 court workers in an unmarked building in eastern Beijing are the only thing standing between them and death by lethal injection or a firing range.<p>China has been gradually reducing the number of executions—currently …

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FTC says two bogus tech support operations scammed $120 million from customers

The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily closed two operations alleged to have tricked customers out of $120 million by providing bogus technical support. The commission has brought two cases against the groups, both of whom reportedly offered specious advice and fake security software to …