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Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.
If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update for mobile devices. There's also new functionality to make Macs act more like iPhones.
Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.
Red Hat says a malware attack exploiting vulnerabilities it disclosed last week and now known as "bash bug" and "shellshock" is underway. The company is telling firms to make sure their systems are "fully patched" to defeat the attack. Meanwhile, Red Hat also updates its patches which it knows says were "incomplete."
Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it time to panic? Here are some common questions and answers about the latest security scare.
Remember the "Heartbleed" security scare earlier this year? Well, just in time for Halloween, an even bigger nightmare has surfaced - and it threatens the "Internet of Things" from cameras to networks, a security expert warns. Red Hat disclosed the "bash bug" on Wednesday.
Red Hat, which is shifting its focus over time away from Linux solutions to cloud-based computing, will continue its transition without Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens. Red Hat says Stevens is resigning, but tech news service ZDnet says "staffers suspect friction in the executive suite."
Analysis: Red Hat improves cross-sales execution and hones in on ecosystem engagement for diversified growth. With a focus on Linux evolution and OpenStack monetization, Red Hat will deliver double-digit revenue growth through 2015.
Red Hat's latest earnings report tops Wall Street analysts expectations in both revenue - by nearly $10 million - and earnings per share - 34 cents rather than 33 cents as projected. Shares immediately jumped nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading.
Wednesday's $95 million deal to buy Paris-based eNovance commits Red Hat even more deeply to OpenStack "cloud computing" solutions as its bet for the future. Two Red Hat executives spell out the reasoning for the deal in a WRAL TechWire Insider exclusive.
Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows
The Bulldog wrapup: In a new survey, Microsoft tops Cisco for the first time in collaboration-related sales; Ubuntu leads in OpenStack, not Red Hat; tracking conflict minerals in RTP; a new Fedora Project leader; 43% of homes with broadband eye smart home services.
The early reviews are in, and Lenovo gets good marks for its latest notebooks. Lenovo is offering first two consumer notebooks running Chrome. Meanwhile, a widening selection of Chromebooks signifies the building momentum for Google's attempt to create a compelling alternative to Windows-powered machines and Apple Inc.'s Mac computers.
Analysis: Inktank's Ceph Enterprise platform positions Red Hat to enable the full range of software-defined object, block and file storage on commodity hardware -- building on Red Hat's October 2011 acquisition of open-source scale-out public and private cloud storage platform provider Gluster.
In a blog post, founder and Chief technology Officer Sage Weil writes about why privately held Inktank agreed to be acquired by red Hat for $175 million: "Red Hat is one of only a handfull of companies that I trust to steward the [open source] Ceph project."
Joe Freddoso, the executive who spearheaded efforts to turn the North Carolina Research and Education Network into a state-wide fiber optic highway, is leaving the CEO post at MCNC. After seven years in the job, the former Cisco executive says "I believe it's time for next generation leadership to take over for the good of the organization."
The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program.
Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.
Analysis: Red Hat's success in linking core middleware and Linux platforms to cloud and OpenStack, as well as its focus on generating cross-selling opportunities through its "land and expand" initiative, is evidenced by the firm's consistent mid-teen year-to-year revenue growth and record number of deals exceeding $1 million during its FY14--with four of its top seven deals being entirely middleware. Krista Macomber of Technology Business research offers her insight into where Red Hat is headed.