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WinXP is still more popular than Win8.1—but not for much longer
— 9:26 AM on December 3, 2014

Internet statistics firm NetMarketShare has published its operating system usage figures for November. The results are pretty enlightening; among other things, they show Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: What are you thankful for?
— 4:00 PM on November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving was yesterday (or last month, if you live north of the border), but in theory, there's nothing stopping any of us from being thankful...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Windows 10 Consumer Preview coming in January
— 12:13 PM on November 28, 2014

We've already gotten a first-hand look at what Windows 10 brings to the table for the technically savvy—multiple desktops, an improved command line, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII
— 11:41 AM on November 28, 2014

Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, ahem, there isn't much in the way of tech news out there today. But there is a new trailer for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Latest Win10 preview build adds touchpad gestures, MKV playback
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2014

Microsoft is still improving upon the Windows 10 Technical Preview with incremental releases. The latest build,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows flaw allows remote code execution
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2014

If you didn't run Windows Update yesterday, now might be a good idea to do so. As Ars Technica reports, the latest Patch Tuesday...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Tell me where it hurts
— 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014

I've spent way too much time at the computer from an early age. I love my job, but wow, sometimes it requires me to put...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: What are you doing for Halloween?
— 5:00 PM on October 31, 2014

Halloween has never really been a thing for me. Part of that is my upbringing. I was born in France, where trick-or-treating and dressing up...

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Windows 10 to add touchpad gestures for power users
— 9:30 AM on October 28, 2014

In my first look at Windows 10, I said I hoped to see more touchpad gestures in the OS—particularly ones to control the new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center
— 9:09 AM on October 22, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for only three weeks, and already, Microsoft has pushed out an updated build to testers. Known...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: The nosehair trimmer dilemma
— 5:29 PM on October 17, 2014

The modern economy is a wonderful blessing in many ways, but it does produce some strange scenarios that can be difficult to process. I remember,...

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12
— 4:53 PM on October 2, 2014

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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This might be why Windows 10 isn't called Windows 9
— 5:05 PM on October 1, 2014

We were all pretty surprised when Microsoft announced the name of its new OS yesterday. The company justified the name choice by saying Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview is available now
— 1:14 PM on October 1, 2014

After unveiling Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft has made the first Technical Preview of the new operating system available publicly. Trying out the pre-release OS...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Updated: Microsoft shows Windows 10, preps public preview build for tomorrow
— 1:19 PM on September 30, 2014

After dropping that naming bombshell, Microsoft gave the first public demo of Windows 10 at its press event this morning. The company also announced...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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