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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 ad annoys Chrome users with taskbar pop-ups

Microsoft's taskbar ads continue. This time with a Microsoft-made extension for Chrome.

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Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft will shut down its Microsoft Garage experiment, Cache, which had a chance to compete with market leaders Google Keep and Evernote.

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As with PCs, you can now customize Raspberry Pi-like computers

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a great product, but it can't be customized. People may desire more storage or a faster processor, but have to settle for what's on the board computer.

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27% ASUS VivoStick TS10-B017D Intel Atom Z8350 - Deal Alert

The innovative ASUS VivoStick plugs directly into an HDMI port to turn any HDMI monitor into a productive Windows 10 PC or any TV into an enhanced Smart TV.

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You still can’t turn off Windows 10’s built-in spyware

Microsoft is reducing the data it collects from your Windows 10 PCs, but what does that really mean? Good question. Microsoft isn’t saying.

How to install openSUSE Leap bash shell in Windows 10

This tutorial will help you in running openSUSE Leap (command line), within Windows.

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Microsoft’s new Linux option for Azure is Clear in the cloud

Microsoft announced today that it has added support for the Intel-backed Clear Linux distribution in instances for its Azure public cloud platform.

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Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it stumps for 10

Microsoft on Monday reminded Windows 7 customers that they have just three years of support remaining and urged them to upgrade to Windows 10.

Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.

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OS X EL Capitan gets a supplemental security update

The new update corresponds to an update Apple released last December.

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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

Microsoft's patent for a foldable phone/tablet is approved, suggesting Microsoft still has mobile aspirations. But the patent dates from 2014, a time when the company's mobile fortunes were more favorable than they are now.

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Microsoft on Friday said it will again provide Internet Explorer security patches as a separate download. The move is a tacit admission that the browser is losing ground in the workplace.

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Windows 10 Build 15007 boosts Edge browser

The preview release of Build 15007 also features UWP and Bluetooth improvements, and it fixes several bugs

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Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

A hands-on look at whether Microsoft’s Win10 Creators Update will win back your trust

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OpenSUSE comes to Windows 10. Plus, can you trust WhatsApp?

While openSUSE comes to Windows 10 through bash shell, a bug was discovered in WhatsApp.

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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft in February will stop issuing the detailed security bulletins that for nearly 20 years have provided information about vulnerabilities and patches.

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Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

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