Software


Frenchmen Claim Cure for WannaCry-Infected Computers

French researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users’ files for ransom. The researchers said,…

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How to Protect Yourself From the Global Ransomware Attack

Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday’s worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault…

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REVIEW: What to Do If Phones Fill Up With Photos

Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up. It isn’t always possible to add storage, and it isn’t easy to move your vast collection elsewhere to…

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This Spring, Clean the Digital Clutter

When certified professional organizer Jill Yesko gets down to business with her clients, she makes them abide by one of her most sacred rules: Only Handle It Once (OHIO). The…

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Lenovo Shipped Laptops With Security Flaw, Experts Say

If you’ve recently purchased a laptop computer made by Lenovo, you may want to hear this: Experts say the world’s biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could…

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 to Fix Bugs

Apple has rolled out its latest iOS update, aimed at fixing bugs and improving performance. The update, iOS 8.1.3, was made available Tuesday. It fixes an issue that prevented some…

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Compuware Sold for $2.4 Billion

Shareholders of Compuware voted to approve the company’s purchase by a private-equity firm in California. More than 99 percent of Compuware shareholders voted for the $2.4 billion deal during a…

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3D Systems to Buy Cimatron for $97M

Printing company 3D Systems Corp. plans to acquire software maker Cimatron Ltd. for $97 million, the companies announced Monday. The deal will bring together software and printing products used in…

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REVIEW: Android’s ‘Lollipop’ Upgrade Is Sweet

Android’s sweet new “Lollipop” flavor brings security improvements and easier ways to view and respond to notifications. The new Google software for mobile devices even lets you lend out your…

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REVIEW: Macs, Mobile Unite With Yosemite System

If you’ve upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple’s OS X system, available as…

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Microsoft Skips 9, Steers Straight to Windows 10

Windows 10 will be the newest version of the computer operating system from Microsoft Corp., skipping past Windows 9 as the company tries to steer far away from displeasure with…

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Microsoft to Offer Early Look at Next Windows

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating…

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Apple’s Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key

Apple’s response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that…

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REVIEW: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and…

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