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Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

New APIs let developers build apps that can take HDR photos and integrate with Windows 10's face recognition feature

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Microsoft releases its second Windows 10 build in two days

Build 10159 comes with more than 300 bug fixes and a revised login screen

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Apple Music impresses the critics

Apple Music gets major kudos from journalists but some users remain skeptical of the new service.

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With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

Microsoft's new Windows 10 build brings browser improvements, UI polish and more

Build 10158 provides users with the latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming operating system

MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program

Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Windows 10)

Devices like Microsoft's original Surface will get some new features around the launch of Windows 10, but won't get Windows 10 itself.

Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Apple Watch: Reset to factory settings

How to erase all content and settings on your Apple Watch.

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Who’s winning the mobile payments war?

It’s still early, but Apple seems to be gaining momentum. Other players to watch: Google, PayPal, Walmart, Microsoft.

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Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

Photo recognition is so good on Facebook and Google that they don't even need to see your face to ID you. Now what?

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Apple backpedals on Confederate flag censorship

Apple reinstates some banned games, but tries to hide the Confederate flag from screenshots and app icons.

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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Samsung will stop disabling Windows Update on its PCs and tablets, bowing to complaints that it had interfered with the way users intended the patch service to work.

Samsung will stop blocking Microsoft software updates 'within a few days'

The Korean company will no longer block Microsoft's update service from running on PCs it sells

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My worst week with Windows 10 Preview: When downloads go very, very wrong

First an upgrade to Windows 10 on a notebook went bad, then Windows 10 Mobile build 10149. When Microsoft's previews glitch, they glitch hard.

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Finding your way around Apple's iOS 9

Apple is adding a variety of under-the-hood improvements and new tricks to iOS 9 that focus on proactivity, UI refinements, and best of all, stability and performance.

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The future of road rage: Delphi self-driving car survives brush with Google self-driving car

The cars didn't collide, but the Google car apparently was at fault, putting a dent in the dignity of Google's self-driving car project.

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Google's self-driving car is now driving itself around the city of Mountain View

Keep an eye out for the adorable little clown car, tooling along at 25 mph on the suburban streets of Google's hometown.

New build of Windows 10 Mobile updates browser, adds flashlight

Early adopter members of the Windows Insider Program get a new glimpse at Microsoft's mobile future

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