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Sorry Pixel owners, Google probably won't update your phones past Android P

Google announces that the Pixel and Pixel XL will only receive guaranteed version updates until October 2018 and security updates until October 2019.

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Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft's hardware business takes a hit

Microsoft's device businesses took a hit this quarter, as Microsoft admitted during an earnings call that Surface sales were lower than expected and sales of its branded Windows phones would essentially end by June.

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FAQ: How to skip a Windows 10 upgrade

Corporate users of Windows 10 may have as little as two months to deploy a feature upgrade after passing on the one prior.

Can Project Halium revive Linux on mobile?

A group of developers have come together to bring open source mobile projects under the same roof to create a fully open source mobile framework.

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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

A new update will occur monthly, or sometimes more often.

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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises

Manually installing the Windows 10 Creators Update could introduce hardware compatibility problems, Microsoft warns.

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

All Microsoft’s next-gen development stack needed was adequate tooling, APIs, libraries, and documentation. They’re here at last

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Keeping a computer up-to-date, with the latest OS and software patch, is one of the best things you can do to stay safe from cyber threats.

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Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift

Microsoft has cut off nearly 40 percent of its existing user base of phones from the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. The alternative: run the beta OS.

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Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review: The future is increasingly uncertain

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update follows on its desktop cousin with so few features, for so few phones, that one wonders what the point is.

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How to delete and disable location history in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10's built-in location services can be disabled with a few clicks, and you can erase your location history, too.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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How Microsoft helped Docker with LinuxKit and Moby Project

Microsoft and Docker have been working together for over three years now, and this collaboration has led to the creation of LinuxKit and Moby Project.

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Customers roast Microsoft over security bulletins' demise

Users fume over extra time and effort added to their workloads because of the switch.

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Microsoft offers Gmail users some key Outlook features, but only via Windows 10

Microsoft is giving Gmail users some key Outlook.com features via the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app, meaning they'll work only on a Windows 10 device.

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Microsoft fixes Windows 10 upgrade tempo and timing to placate enterprises

This helps mitigate a major pain point for enterprises. Under the old schedule, without a clear idea when an upgrade would appear, customers would constantly be surprised, and waste months they needed to conduct the roll-out.

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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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