Washington Post: Mac computers can automatically collect your location informationview story

http://forums.anandtech.com – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...n-information/ Quote: Apple has begun automatically collecting the locations of users and the queries they type when searching for files with the newest Mac operating system, a function that has provoked backlash for a company that portrays itself as a leader on privacy. The function is part of Spotlight search, which was upd (Hardware)

Microsoft Outlook doesn't always show Desktop Mail Alertview story

http://hardforum.com – Greetings, We are experiencing this problem with Microsoft Office 2013 on Windows 8 where Desktop Alerts sometimes do not work. I can further confirm that Skype is not installed on the machine (see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-ac542700f455). There are no rules setup and all mail arrives into the Inbox. (Hardware)

Bing Looks Abroadview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft is working to expand Bing’s international footprint. A job posting, spotted by Neowin, speaks plainly: “Bing is embarking on the most ambitious geographic and product expansion in its history.” Well then. Microsoft hasn’t taken down the listing, so it’s likely not too concerned about having its plans aired publicly. (IT news)

Microsoft Cloud Bet?: $11M Land Deal for Giant Data Centerview story

http://thevarguy.com – Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and Xbox Live to gain more processing power? Microsoft's big cloud computing bets on Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live and Bing? Get this: Microsoft will pay $11 million to buy 200 acres of industrial land in rural Port of Quincy, Wash., to build a second data center there. read more (IT news)

Is it possible to fake a crawler? [migrated]view story

http://serverfault.com – I wanna write a robots.txt file for my website and allow the famous bots (google, bing, yahoo, ...) to crawl my website but deny the rest. I wanted to know if I add User-agent: Googlebot, will fake crawlers make it to my website? Or I want to know if it is even possible to fake a bot, so I wouldn't be worry about it. (HowTos)

Why Microsoft Had No Choice But To Buy Nokia’s Smartphone Business In One Chartview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft is set to close on a deal to purchase the vast majority of Nokia’s handset business in the first quarter of 2014. (IT news)

Microsoft Opens Up Bing As A Platform For Developersview story

http://techcrunch.com – At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it is opening up quite a bit of Bing‘s advanced functionality to developers. (IT news)

Microsoft Updates Its Bing Apps For Windows 8, Adds Offline Mode, RSS Feeds To News Appview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft today launched updates for five out of its six Bing Apps for Windows 8. (IT news)

Google's New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlifeview story

http://techcrunch.com – What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. (IT news)

The Next Don: How VCs Plan For The Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com – We all remember the last scene in The Godfather, where Michael Corleone is depicted as the next Don, taking over the role from his father as the figurehead of the mafioso Corleone family. (IT news)