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SmartAboutThings writes “It seems that Microsoft is relying even more on the opportunities provided by the cloud technology. The Redmond behemoth is preparing to come up with a cloud operating system that is specially meant for government purposes. Government agencies already use two of Microsoft’s basic cloud products: Windows Azure and Windows Server. But now it seems that Microsoft is working on a modified version of its somewhat new Cloud OS that could bear the name “Fairfax”, Compared to Windows Azure, “Fairfax” cloud operating system would provide enhanced security, relying on physical servers on site at government locations. Given the fact that CEO Steve Ballmer is striving to make Microsoft much more than a powerful software giant, such a project makes sense, especially because it would help in their lobby activities.”

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Apple will hold an event to announce its next iPhone on September 10, AllThingsD reports.

Historically, AllThingsD has accurately reported when Apple will launch new devices, so unless something drastic happens in the next few weeks, consider this one 100% true.

AllThingsD doesn’t have any details on what the next iPhone will be able to do, but there are plenty of other reports and rumors from the last several months that provide plenty of hints.

First of all, don’t expect a redesigned iPhone. Most analysts and plugged-in tech reporters have said the next iPhone, which some… Continue reading

Android-powered Panasonic DECT phone announced
Android is now powering all sort of consumer electronics — yes, we’re still waiting for the Android dishwasher (Tony), alongside the webOS toaster (Michael) — and Panasonic has announced a DECT (digital cordless) phone running on Google’s operating system.
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