Better Buy: Apple Inc. vs. Microsoft

For many years, a bitter rivalry — arguably the most bitter in all of business at the time — defined the relationship between tech giants Apple and Microsoft . Today, as their businesses have evolved, Apple and Microsoft still compete, but on less aggressive terms. Microsoft remains rooted in its PC-era profit machine while also positioning itself to serve a similar role as a leading software provider for the cloud-computing era.

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14 of the Best Instagram Apps to Take Your Content to the Next Level

Over 5 million businesses around the world use Instagram to tell their story. With this much competition, it’s clear your brand needs to find new ways to stand out. Thankfully, there are Instagram apps that can help. To save you time, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best apps out there. Check out the video below for five of our favorites and read on for the full list.

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Making the Internet safer and faster: Introducing reCAPTCHA Android API

Posted by Wei Liu, Product Manager
When we launched reCAPTCHA ten years ago, we had a simple goal: enable users to
visit the sites they love without worrying about spam and abuse. Over the years,
reCAPTCHA has changed quite a bit. It evolved from the distorted text to street
numbers and names,…

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Why Intel Wants To Stop Microsoft’s Emulation Of X86 Win32 Apps On Snapdragon 835

Intel issued a blog post which was a veiled warning against companies working on an emulator to run x86 Win32 apps on Snapdragon 835-equipped Windows 10 machines. Microsoft and Qualcomm are collaborating to make full-version Windows 10 OS and Win32 apps run on ARM64 Snapdragon 835 processors. HP, Lenovo, and Asustek already signed up to manufacture Snapdragon-equipped Windows 10 computers.

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Monument Valley 2, Halide, and other awesome apps of the week

Monument Valley 2, an M.C. Escher-inspired mobile gaming masterpiece, is just one of the brilliant titles we’ve picked out for this week’s “Awesome Apps” roundup.
We’ve also got a great task manager, an ancient Egypt-themed strategy game, and a superb camera app. Check out our picks below.

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Linux worm turns Raspberry Pis into cryptocurrency mining bots

Pity poor Turla, the advanced persistent threat hacking group closely associated with the Russian government who were outed yesterday for their extremely clever gimmick of using Britney Spears’s Instagram account as a covert channel for controlling compromised computers in the field while protecting their “command and control” servers; today, Turla faces another devastating disclosure, a […].

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