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In every version of it Outlook I've used, it stands out as being terrible at dealing with email in general (aside from the various exploits just from opening malformed emails). It's got rules that cancel themselves because the computer just woke from sleep and isn't connected to the internet (and therefore the rules are "invalid") to having a hojillion different sources of email addresses, none of them configurable or editable (Seriously, why can't I fix a misspelling in an email once it's b

+ - Google Glass is the future – and the future has awful battery life->

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "The concept of wearable tech is really buzzing right now as pundits tout smart eyewear, watches and other connected devices as the future of tech. It makes sense, of course — smartphone growth is slowing and people need something to hold on to — but the early “Explorer” version of Google’s highly anticipated Google Glass headset has major problem that could be a big barrier for widespread adoption: Awful battery life..."
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+ - OpenBSD 5.3 released

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Today, OpenBSD 5.3 has been released. It has many improvements, updates and new stuff. Also, OpenSMTPD 5.3 is included. This is the first version of OpenSMTPD considered to be ready for production. Many pre-built packages are available for many architectures. OpenBSD 5.3 ships with various Desktop Environments, including Gnome 3.6, KDE 3.5 and Xfce 4.10."

Comment: An alternative (Score 0) 197

by StrayEddy (#42067301) Attached to: GNOME 3 To Support a "Classic" Mode, of Sorts
Gnome Shell is still an alternative, you don't have to use it if you don't want to. Personally i use xfce, but from time to time i'll look at unity and gnome shell just to get a look of how much it's improving, not for my case, but for more 'generic' people. Cause if they want to switch to linux, at least i want to be able to show them CHOICES. Don't hate, there are lots of alternatives here ;)

+ - EU Hopes For €1 Trillion From Cloud By 2020->

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judgecorp writes "The European Union has outlined a cloud computing strategy which it hopes will produce 3.8 million jobs, an extra €er billion in cloud computing spend, and a €957 billion boost to gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The EU hopes to harmonise cloud purchasing and set up cloud standards to make the cloud market grow faster. Cloud industry spokespeople are excited — but warn against any restrictions on the inherent flexibility of cloud computing."
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+ - Apple's downfall seen on the horizon->

Submitted by redkemper
redkemper (2621761) writes "Have reports of Apple’s death been greatly exaggerated? Predicting the inevitable demise of the most successful consumer electronics company in the world is something of a pastime for many news outlets. Every leader eventually falls, of course, but predicting how and when is a sure way to attract attention. And so in Wednesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, an opinion piece proudly proclaimed that “TV will be Apple’s undoing.”..."
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+ - If Current Habits Continue, Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese by 2030 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Experts predict that unless Americans change their eating and exercise habits, half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030. Using a model of population and other trends based on data released by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the report "F as in Fat," from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, estimates at least a 44 percent obesity rate in every state and over 60 percent obesity rate in 30 states."
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+ - 'Apple's devices are like beautiful crystal prisons'

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "Apple makes use of a number of open source technologies in its software products, but operating systems like iOS and OS X are hardly considered “open.” Apple has tight control over nearly every aspect of its mobile and desktop operating systems, ensuring that its products come as close as possible to resembling Apple’s vision from the moment they reach consumers’ hands until they are eventually replaced. While no one can deny the fact that Apple’s strategy has been a recipe for success thus far, a number of pundits believe Apple needs to loosen its grip on iOS and OS X if it hopes to maintain this success moving forward. Now, digital freedom fighters at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have weighed in on the issue..."

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