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The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses
ZDNet - 12/16/2014
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license
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iBeacons Make The Jump From Apple Only To The Android World
Forbes.com - 12/16/2014
iBeacons are small, low-power Bluetooth devices, licensed by Apple, that stick to walls or sit on objects and interact with iPhones and iPads.  One of their main uses so far has been to help retailers
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Microsoft opens up Office Sway preview, iOS app gets updated for iPhone 6
ZDNet - 12/16/2014
Summary: Anyone keen on Microsoft's new presentation app Sway can give the preview product a whirl today, while Australians and New Zealanders can try out an updated Sway app for iOS. Microsoft's latest
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Linux Foundation Announces Biannual Individual Membership Drive and New $100 Certification
Reuters - 12/16/2014
* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. The Organization Will Donate $25 to Free Geek for Every Member Who Joins During the Holiday Season; Individual Membership Pays for Itself
Linux Foundation Announces Biannual Individual Membership Drive and New and#36;100 SPi World News
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Hearthstone storms onto Android tablets, phone version incoming
CNET News - 12/16/2014
After months of anticipation, World of Warcraft-maker Blizzard has brought its popular card-battling game to Google gadgets. Blizzard Lok'tar ogar! The long wait for Hearthstone on Android has finally
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CluesInSquares - The IKEA of Crosswords: App for Android and...
San Francisco Chronicle - 12/16/2014
With the launch of the app Free Crosswords – CluesInSquares, DigitalCrosswords is bringing the Scandinavian style of crossword puzzles to America. (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 With the launch of the
CluesInSquares - The IKEA of Crosswords: App for Android and iOS with Daily Free Stamford Advocate
CluesInSquares – The IKEA of Crosswords: App for Android and iOS with... PRWeb
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Peel teams up with Philips for a smart iOS remote extender
GigaOm - 12/15/2014
Smart remote control app maker Peel is going back its roots: The company has teamed up with Philips subsidiary PITS to launch the Pronto, a new extender device that brings the…
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Did Apple Sneak Stealth Bluetooth Fixes Into iOS 8.1.2? It Sure Seems So
Forbes.com - 12/15/2014
If you take the release notes from Apple seriously, you’d believe the headline feature about restoring some lost ringtones was the big story  of iOS 8.1.2. Indeed, Forbes ‘ Ewan Spence questioned Apple’s
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Microsoft to open source 'Orleans' in early 2015
ZDNet - 12/15/2014
Summary: Microsoft will released its .NET based programming model Orleans early next year, offering developers new tools to simplify the development of distributed application for the cloud. Microsoft
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2015 Brings Supercharged In-Earphones for Android Smartphones
Sys-Con Italia - 12/16/2014
STOCKHOLM , December 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Degauss Labs global headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden , the company announced a new in-ear headphone powered by a balanced armature driver technology
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Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Rollout for HTC One, One (M8) Starts January 3: Report
NDTV - 12/16/2014
A new report has emerged claiming that HTC will start rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its 2013 and 2014 flagship smartphones, the HTC One (M7) and One (M8) respectively, starting early next
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Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015
LinuxPlanet - 12/16/2014
By Sean Michael Kerner Linux 3.19 will be the first new Linux kernel of 2015 and it's already shaping up to be chock full of interesting bits. The merge window for Linux 3.19 hasn't
News: Linux 3.19 Features Set to Surface in 2015 LinuxPlanet
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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Factory Image Now Available
NDTV - 12/16/2014
Google has finally released the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 5 smartphone. The new updated build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 5 comes with build number LRX22C, much like
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Factory Image Now Available for Google Nexus 5 NDTV
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Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™ Now on Android™ Tablets
Investor's Business Daily - 12/16/2014
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blizzard Entertainment invites Android™ gamers to a friendly fireside duel—Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™ is now available for Android tablet devices! Players in Canada,
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Android accessing personal data in phones, Hong Kong's privacy watchdog warns
South China Morning Post - 12/16/2014
Google's Android operating system allows smartphone applications to access users' personal data such as photos and files without notifying them, the privacy watchdog has found. In another part of its
Google Android accessing personal data in phones, privacy watchdog says South China Morning Post
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Coffee competitors come together: Hava Java joins Jumping Bean
CBC Hamilton - 12/16/2014
Two St. John's coffee companies —  and former competitors —  are percolating together. The Water Street staple Hava Java is ditching its name to join forces with the popular Newfoundland Jumping Bean
Jumping Bean/Hava Java joining forces CBC
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Clash of Clans Hack Cheats Tool to Generate Unlimited Elixir Coins 038 Gems for
MENAFN - 12/16/2014
Runtime Error Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error
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Frantic search after Java landslide
USA Today - 12/13/2014
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Rescuers search with bare hands for more than 100 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia which has killed at
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Top iOS news of the week: effective iPhone lockout, IBM app rollout, best apps
ZDNet - 12/13/2014
Summary: This week in iOS saw reports of effective Activation Locks, IBM released the first iOS apps for the enterprise from the alliance with Apple, and Apple named its picks for best apps. Report:
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Heavy rain causes Java landslide
CNN - 12/13/2014
Meteorologist Derek Van Dam explains how heavy rains caused a landslide on the island of Java in Indonesia. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click
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Set up Chromecast guest mode on Android
CNET News - 12/13/2014
If your guest is using an Android 4.3+ device, you no longer have to share your Wi-Fi password for Chromecast access. Nicole Cozma/CNET If you're going to be hosting a social gathering, then you'll
Set up Chromecast guest mode on Android ?If your guest is using an Android 4.3+ CNET.co.uk
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BuyVia Releases New iOS App 3.0
San Francisco Chronicle - 12/13/2014
BuyVia, the first website and mobile app that combines in-store and online shopping across smart phones, tablets and laptops, has released a new 3.0 version of its iOS App for iPhone. San Mateo, CA
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Microsoft open sources cloud framework that powers Halo
Yahoo! Finance - 12/15/2014
Microsoft is continuing its open-source push , this time announcing that it will open source its Project Orleans cloud computing web framework . The framework has supposedly been “used extensively” in
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Peel teams up with Philips for a smart iOS remote extender
Yahoo! Finance - 12/15/2014
Smart remote control app maker Peel is going back its roots: The company has teamed up with Philips subsidiary PITS to launch the Pronto , a new extender device that brings the power of Peel to iOS.
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Cord Project Launches Their Voice Messaging App Worldwide in 16 Languages on Android
A.M. Best - 12/15/2014
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