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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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Apples Changes Make Share and Search Easier

Apples Changes Make Share and Search Easier

AP (June 2, 2014) — Apple's Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices. (June 2) Video provided by AP
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Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — Apple introduced new operating system updates at the World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Yosemite and iOS8. OS X.X for laptops and desktop computers is now called "Yosemite". Updates to the platform allow devices to communicate more effectively with other Apple devices. This will help compete with Google Drive and Google Docs and will push users to stay within the Apple eco system. Apple's newest "employee" Dr. Dre made a cameo appearance by phone to help demonstrate how computers will be able to locate iPhone's within the home. This function will allow users to make and receive phone calls through their computers. iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads helps that process as well. But, there are also updates for sharing pictures and controlling home appliances, Home Kit, and making mobile devices more hands free in vehicles. Users will also be able to aggregate health information from all the apps they use in Health Kit. Sergio Quintana reports from San Francisco. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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