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EHR vendors slammed for interoperability struggles

Healthcare providers cite vendors for failing to deliver promised data portability in electronic health records.

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Intel, Microsoft working to squash Windows 10 battery life bug

Intel acknowledged Thursday that it is working with Microsoft to eliminate a bug that can cut battery life of Windows 10 PCs.

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Windows 10 review: It's familiar, it's powerful, but the Edge browser falls short

Microsoft's Windows 10 melds the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 into a unified experience, building its new OS upon a redefined Start menu, its Cortana digital assistant, and the powerful Task View function.

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Final Windows 10 upgrade forecast sees OS on 440M PCs by early '17

Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 440 million personal computers by early 2017, according to a new analysis of user share data and upgrade tempo.

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Windows revenue takes another bad beating

Microsoft's Windows revenue again declined by double digits, the third straight such quarter, with sales of licenses to computer makers down 22% from the same period last year.

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Top 10 new features in ASP.Net 5

ASP.Net vNext makes it easier to build leaner, faster, cloud-optimized Web applications, and it lets you do so on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

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Yahoo ramps up tech to compete with daily fantasy sports pioneers

Already a power player in online fantasy sports, Yahoo leveraged new technologies, embraced open source and allocated staff to add a daily fantasy component and compete with startups such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Surface's boss now oversees all high-end Microsoft devices

After turning the Surface into a billion-dollar business, Panos Panay will oversee all premium Microsoft hardware.

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10 tools that fix common Windows frustrations

Windows is full of niggling little irritations. These tools fix them.

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Windows 10's decade of support starts when customer begins using the OS

Microsoft will provide feature and functionality updates and upgrades to Windows 10 for a full decade from the time the OS is purchased, an analyst briefed by the company said.

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Nokia Here goes to car makers...Bill proposes automotive security standard...Microsoft write down leads to quarterly loss

Nokia Here said to be snatched up by Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.7B

The company's digital mapping technology is considered a critical element of self-driving cars

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More Autonomy fallout: HP parts ways with iManage

While corporate splits are the flavor of the week, there is also a lot of divestment going on as large IT vendors focus on their core business (or at least try to). Today's example sees HP divest itself of its iManage business.

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The end is near for OS X Mountain Lion support

There's no guarantee that Apple will stop supporting Mountain Lion with security fixes: Apple, unlike Microsoft and other major software vendors, refuses to spell out its support policies. Instead, it leaves users guessing about when...

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Windows Insiders will get 20 percent off on Windows 10 launch day

Windows Insiders will receive a free 20 percent discount on PC hardware and accessories purchased from Windows Stores on launch day, and a chance at a free T-shirt, too.

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Google tests $2 custom Gmail addresses

Gmail users who want more professional and unique email addresses now have a new low-cost option, thanks to the 'Gmail at work' service, which offers custom addresses. But is it really a good deal?

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9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Many Windows users are looking forward to the imminent release of Microsoft's new operating system. But they may want to wait. Here are 9 possible reasons not to upgrade yet.

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15 new iOS 9 features that are rocking our world

Sometimes it's the small things that make the biggest difference.

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