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iOS slurpware brouhaha: Apple explains the unexplained

It's for diagnostics, honest, says iThing goliath in wake of hidden packet sniffer claims

OS X Yosemite beta goes PUBLIC on July 24 – Apple tells El Reg

Starting tomorrow, regular fanbois get to be guinea pigs

Speaking in Tech: Microsoft DOES have a stake in Android, y'know

Podcast Ever been asked to give feedback on enterprise helldesks? Thought not

Samsung looks to up Tizen market share ... by upgrading Galaxy Gear

Android-powered smartwatches get Tizen makeover in US

Apple said to be readying OS X Yosemite public beta

New Mac OS set to open to the masses

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Updated Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us

August Patch Tuesday to bring Windows bug fixes AND FEATURES – report

Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks

Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

Analysis The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head

Debian Linux, Android share a bed in upcoming distro

MicroXwin gents prep VolksPC

Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

Mozilla's thrifty, browser-based smartphone OS continues expansion

EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

Exclusive El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters

OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

Also faster init and a new packages system

Nokia emits Windows Phone 8.1 'Cyan' upgrade for Lumia gear

Finnish phones get bonus features on top of OS upgrade

Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

WPC Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions

New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

Revamped launcher could arrive in update this year

July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

2.7 million systems in Europe must make the switch

Microsoft wants to lure biz users with fondleable Windows 8.1 'Apportals'

Custom Start Screens lump enterprise apps and data in one place

Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

More launch delays for Samsung's Android-alternative smartphone OS

Dodgy Google, Yahoo! SSL certs nuked in Windows – finally

Tools for snooping on google.com, gmail.com and yahoo.com users knackered

Has Apple got a hit on its hands? OS X Yosemite 4X more popular than Mavericks

Big Data crunching? Nope. Big advertising spinning

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Second Look As good as it gets, for now

Free Red Hat clone CentOS-7 is full of Linux Container love

All the glitter of RHEL 7 – without the price tag

That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

Whoooah, my face is going all floppy with the speed

Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

Penguinista mag readers, privacy-conscious netizens and more targeted, claims report

Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

Windows 8.x failure to launch confirmed

Linux turns the crank on code for cars

Got a feel for your automobile

Conformist Google: Android devices must LOOK, WORK ALIKE

Demands watch, TV, and car makers stick to default UI

Apple ships security fixes for iOS, OS X, Safari ... basically EVERYTHING

Here comes the next big slew of WebKit bug fixes

Using Android 4.3? Don't let malware snatch your private login keys

Bad news: One in ten devices suffer KeyStore flaw. Good news: It's hard to exploit

What's it like using the LG G smartwatch and Android Wear? Let us tell YOU

First look Smartwatch or dumb idea?

VMware ends free SUSE for vSphere customers offer

The cost of running virtual appliances may just have gone up

I/O NOOOOO!!! We sat through Google's bum numbing 3-hour keynote so you didn't have to

Google I/O Lick of paint for Android, car control and more

Surprise Android 'KitKat' update fixes nasty OpenSSL vuln

Android 4.4.4 shipping just 18 days after the previous version

Victorian Police say Redmond's wrong! XP doesn't 'heighten risk'

Still plans to ditch it come December

Dell exec: HP's 'Machine OS' is a 'laughable' idea

Updated Skeptical, private rival throws bucket of sick on HP's space program

Container-friendly Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hits general availability

Could be fastest-adopted release ever, completely objective company claims

Torvalds hits 'Go' button for Linux 3.15

Future 72-core Atom chippery now supported in Penguin-land

Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

New tool checks differences, could lead to 0-day bonanza

Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

Sweet life threatened by Sammy?

Samsung's 'OS of Everything' Tizen still has little to offer

Analysis Much talk yet few devices at this year's Tizen dev conference

China puts Windows 8 on TV, screams: 'SECURITY, GET IT OUT OF HERE!'

Redmond's latest OS is 'big challenge for cybersecurity', says state broadcast