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Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors

Apple's new computer language Swift promises to prevent the programming problems that have plagued its predecessors.

By June 2, 2014

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Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By April 2, 2014

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Location, location, location: Want to help Mozilla break the ecosystem locks?

The MozStumbler app is one way Android users can assist Mozilla with its quest to open up the walled gardens of Apple and Google.

By March 27, 2014

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Ten years in, Firefox fights on -- now against Google and Apple

Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.

By November 10, 2014

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Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.

By October 24, 2014

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Making sense of lock security

How does CNET test deadbolts? How secure is secure enough? And what about new smart features?

By November 22, 2013

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iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

CNET's no stranger to the vitriol being hurled around by passionate handset users. (Skim through the comments section of any major phone review and you'll see.) But we just had to ask: Why all the hate?

By November 19, 2013

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Sigma's lens conversion service promotes body agnosticism

The lens manufacturer has launched its Mount Conversion service, which will let you update any of its newer lenses to a compatible mount on demand.

By July 31, 2013

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GeeksPhone reveals Firefox OS phones for developers

Mainstream customers need not apply, but programmers who like the openness of Mozilla's browser-based Firefox OS will soon get a chance to help make it a reality.

By January 22, 2013

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Mozilla CTO Eich takes broader engineering role

The creator of JavaScript now leads Mozilla's day-to-day engineering work as the organization expands beyond Firefox into ecosystem-busting services.

By January 16, 2013