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Apple devices reportedly held hostage via Find My iPhone

Hackers appear to be exploiting Apple’s “Find My iPhone” service to lock up phones and tablets and send ransom demands to their owners.<p>A number of …

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Baylor QB Bryce Petty among picks to be Big 12 stat leaders

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press<p>Baylor QB Bryce Petty was prolific in his first season as a starter.<p>It's fun to talk about numbers in sports, and …

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Alabama, Auburn top these 2014 SEC media picks and All-SEC teams

Alabama had nine first team All-SEC picks and is favored to win the conference.<p>The SEC announced its preseason media all-conference teams and predicted order of finish today. Alabama was voted the heavy favorite to win the league, followed by Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia. The media also voted …

Airbnb’s New Logo Looks Awfully Familiar

Airbnb’s new brand resembles the logos of several other companies. Looks like someone forgot to do a Google Image Search.<p><i>Update: Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas has written to tell us, “In early 2014 both Airbnb and Automation Anywhere began use of new logos that, by coincidence, have similar designs.</i> …

Microsoft Announces 18,000 Job Cuts, The Largest In Company History

Earlier this week Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was restructuring, and would soon announce the largest round of layoffs in company history. Today, in an announcement by new CEO Satya Nadella, the electronics company gave us some actual figures, and the numbers are grim: 18,000 Microsoft jobs …

Apple-IBM partnership targets BlackBerry’s main customer base

Apple Inc. has struck an unlikely alliance with International Business Machines Corp. to produce business-focused apps for iPhones and iPads, a threat to BlackBerry Ltd. as it tries to refocus and target government and corporate clients.<p>The deal between Apple and IBM will lead to more than 100 …