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Starting back in the early 90s the news was full of articles predicting the “end of the PC era”. It seemed that every year there was another claim that the death bell for PCs could be heard. We heard that Linux would take over from Microsoft, Apple was going to replace the PC, you name it we heard it. One of the most persistent tales of PC death started after the iPad was launched. This is that the tablet and smartphone will soon replace our need to have a PC that we use for work. It inspired many companies to build cloud services to support a more mobile consumer.

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In the ongoing saga of the Android “botnet” that was reported by a Microsoft Engineer and then later backed up by a Sophos study we find now that it could be an altogether different item. When we first wrote about it we felt that it was hijacked accounts with an inserted or spoofed message ID that was then being sent back through Yahoo’s servers. It turns out that we were very close to the mark.

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