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Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

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Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 10 build 14366 brings a bug fix bonanza to Insiders
— 10:03 AM on June 15, 2016

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar updated the Windows blog yesterday afternoon to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft invites VR devices to Windows Holographic platform
— 7:00 AM on June 2, 2016

It didn't take long for a platform war—well, maybe more like a skirmish—to develop between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi and kicks off partnership
— 4:50 PM on June 1, 2016

No need to check your clocks folks, it's actually early June, not April. Microsoft and Xiaomi have inked a "broad technology collaboration partnership," which...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Windows

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Customer frustration leads to Windows 10 upgrade dialog changes
— 1:30 PM on May 26, 2016

Regardless of what you think of Windows 10, it's safe to say Microsoft hasn't been doing itself many favors on the PR front with its...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 10 will get Halo's Forge level builder and multiplayer mode
— 2:21 PM on May 20, 2016

Halo fans, rejoice! Halo 5 is sorta-kinda-arriving on the PC... ish. Microsoft has announced Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which brings Halo's Forge...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft UWP update uncaps frame rates and turns on VRR
— 12:29 PM on May 10, 2016

In a Windows 10 update that will be released "later today," Microsoft is finally adding support for uncapped framerates to apps on the Unified Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 10 Preview Build 14328 puts clocks on every taskbar
— 4:01 PM on April 22, 2016

Windows 10 Insiders on both PC and mobile platforms should be receiving Preview Build 14328 today. Microsoft calls this a "major" build that brings quite...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft revenue holds steady for its fiscal Q3
— 4:51 PM on April 21, 2016

Microsoft released its fiscal 2016 third-quarter results today. The company made $5.3 billion in operating income on $20.5 billion in revenue. That's a 20%...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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QuickTime security flaws lead to its demise on Windows
— 8:50 AM on April 15, 2016

Following news from Trend Micro that QuickTime for Windows has two new serious security vulnerabilities, Apple has decided to end support...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Reports of Windows XP's demise are greatly exaggerated
— 2:36 PM on April 12, 2016

Windows XP was the first version of Windows to bring together Microsoft's client and server product families. It became immensely popular after its 2001 release....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft Edge joins Google Chrome in anti-Flash crusade
— 4:13 PM on April 8, 2016

Dun dun dun, another one bites the dust. Last year, we reported that Google Chrome would start blocking Flash ads and some auto-playing...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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