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15 simple, secret Windows tips and tricks designed to save you time

These small, yet obscure Windows tips and tricks can make a big difference in your workflow—and save you tons of time in the process....

China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front...

Vulnerabilities on the decline, but risk assessment is often flawed, study says

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said...

China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe

China has been conducting raids on Microsoft offices in the country as part of its probe...

Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers...

Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7

After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon. Unless Microsoft, as widely anticipated, announces Windows 9....

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Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

A Windows 9 technical preview will likely be available to give developers and enthusiasts a chance to try out the operating system's new pro-desktop features....

Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch

Employee says latest 'Blue Screen of Death' screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs...

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The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you. ...

As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers

Computer makers like Dell, HP and Lenovo must stop selling new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium on Oct. 31...

"Hardcore" Steve Ballmer still a screaming maniac

Ex-Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer has changed industries but not his public speaking/screaming style....

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New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

No matter what strategy the CEO touts, company's financials show entrenched revenue drivers and money losers...

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Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes

Microsoft has pulled the links to its August update for Windows 8.1 and recommends that users uninstall it. If you've already downloaded the updates, however, there is a fix....

BlackBerry patches vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS, enterprise server software

The flaws could allow attackers to access data stored on BlackBerry phones or sensitive credentials logged on servers...

Users should patch critical flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, researchers say

Adobe also releases critical updates for Flash Player and AIR...

Windows 8's no-name update plan nails OS's coffin shut

Policy of smaller, faster updates also heralds broad changes to Windows in the future, say analysts; puts enterprises even further behind 8-ball...

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Windows 9: Goodbye, Charms bar, hello virtual desktops?

The Windows 9 reports keep filing in and boy oh boy does this upcoming release sound the like modern OS Windows fans have been waiting for....

IE plays security catch-up, will block outdated Java plug-ins

An update to IE 8 through IE 11 next week will introduce a new warning when users try to run an outmoded Java ActiveX control...

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