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OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high severity flaw

Patches will be released on July 9 for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2


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7 places you’ll be surprised to learn are still using Windows XP

More than a year after Microsoft ended support for the aging OS, some high-profile organizations are still using Windows XP – and putting themselves at risk.

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The Takeaway: Microsoft preps RTM milestone of Windows 10

Microsoft is about to hit an important milestone in the run-up to the release of Windows 10 at the end of the month.

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Apple Music: Add songs, albums and playlists to your library

How to add playlists, albums and songs from Apple Music to your library.

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With Windows 10 RTM looming, Microsoft posts version comparison

Microsoft may be on the cusp of handing a finished version of Windows 10 to PC makers, just a few weeks ahead of the operating system’s official launch.

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The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio

When regular old radio is streamed online at Apple scale, something amazing happens.

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Apple Music: Save songs, albums and playlists for offline listening

How to listen to Apple Music offline on your iOS device, Mac or PC.

Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws

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Inside new Windows 10 and Office 2016 previews galore

Microsoft has released no less than five new Windows 10 and Office 2016 preview builds over the past week as July 29 draws nigh.

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

With just a month left until Windows 10's public launch, Microsoft's next OS seems on track for completion

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Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

While at least some Insider participants -- perhaps all -- will get the final build on Wednesday, July 29, others eligible for the free upgrade will have to wait as Microsoft slowly expands distribution.

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

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Apple Music: Disable subscription auto-renew

How to turn off automatic renewal for your Apple Music subscription.

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Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps

Facebook and Google apps claim more of U.S. users' time than any other downloads, and they account for more than three times the total number of minutes spent with all enterprise apps, according to a new report.

Consumers love Samsung, but don't trust Apple or Facebook

A new consumer survey ranks Samsung as the "most reputable" tech company in the world, while both Facebook and Apple scored poorly due to privacy and ethics concerns.

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Windows 10 upgrades: What to expect on July 29

If you're not a Windows Insider, you may have to wait past launch day as Microsoft rolls out the upgrade in waves.

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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