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Microsoft pushes out critical Flash Player patches with one week delay

After deciding to postpone its February patches for a month, Microsoft released one critical security update for Windows on Tuesday that contains Flash Player patches released by Adobe Systems last week.

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Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Microsoft has reaffirmed that it will issue two Windows 10 upgrades this year, twice the number of 2016 but still shy of the firm's original plans.

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5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

These 5 built-in Windows apps -- Mail, Calendar, Maps, People and OneNote -- were once denounced as inadequate, but have grown into highly useful tools.

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Changes to Windows 10's data-gathering not enough to satisfy EU privacy watchdogs

European Union privacy watchdogs are still not happy with Windows 10's gathering of data about its users, over a year after they first wrote to Microsoft to complain.

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Windows 10: Maps and Mail

Windows 10's Maps and Mail apps were once deemed inadequate by many, but have recently grown into highly useful tools.

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Microsoft's monthlong delay of patches may pose risks

There won't be any patches from Microsoft this month, as the company has decided to bundle them together with the patches scheduled for March.

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Windows Update issues may be at root of February's patch delay

Microsoft didn't say why it postponed this month's security updates, but a patch expert pointed to a likely problem with the company's update service infrastructure.

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Microsoft earlier this month quietly extended the life of Windows 10's debut edition, the version launched in July 2015.

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Munich's great Linux desktop initiative may end

After a decade of running Linux on the desktop, the city of Munich will let employees choose their work OS.

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Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

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22% off Intel NUC Kit Mini PC - Deal Alert

Intel's NUC Kit is equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display for brilliant resolution. Room for a 2.5” drive and an M.2 SSD for lightning fast...

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Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud

Talk of a new version of Windows 10, dubbed "Cloud," surfaced last week and many see the move as a way to rival Google's Chrome OS.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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Windows 10 will soon have a very different security system

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) offers a new post-breach later of protection to the Windows 10 security stack.

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How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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10 super-user tricks to boost Windows 10 productivity

With these 10 tips, we take the guesswork out of turning Windows 10 Professional into a lean, mean productivity machine.

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A real sweetheart deal for Microsoft Build tickets

Tickets for the Microsoft Build 2017, this year's edition of the annual developers' confab, will go on sale at noon EST/9am PST on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

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Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

Companies concerned about cybersecurity have a fleet of new Microsoft tools coming their way. The company announced a host of new security capabilities Friday morning as part of the run-up to the massive RSA security conference next...

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