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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 build 14942 splits up service hosts
— 1:30 PM on October 10, 2016

This past Friday, Microsoft's official Windows blog detailed the updates coming in Windows 10 build 14942. The biggest changes will please power users and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google releases Android 7.1 alongside its Pixel phone
— 3:52 PM on October 4, 2016

Google's release of its first home-designed smartphone is making a few waves around the internet. A few journalists at today's Google event tried out

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

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Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

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Google Play Store doors are now open for a few Chrome OS devices
— 2:28 PM on September 26, 2016

Owners of a few Chromebooks suffering from app envy can now rejoice. The latest 53.0.2785.129 Chrome OS release opens the doors to the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious zero-day vulnerabilities
— 3:36 PM on August 25, 2016

We don't normally cover minor releases of iOS, but we're making an exception today as a sort of public service announcement. Apple has released

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Google begins offering tasty Android Nougat to Nexus devices
— 3:45 PM on August 22, 2016

Android development at Google has been going on at a steady clip. The computing giant has begun the rollout of Android 7.0, codename...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Here's how to grab the Win10 Anniversary Update
— 6:30 PM on August 2, 2016

As you've no doubt heard, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is out. Well, sort of. Microsoft is rolling out the update slowly to all Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Android notification integration hits Windows 10 Anniversary Update
— 4:28 PM on August 1, 2016

Whether one likes Windows 10 or not, there's little argument that Microsoft is doing its best to keep improving and adding features to the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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