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PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

Microsoft’s nascent no-code development tool is limited and limiting, but also promising

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Microsoft has been conning Windows users for two months

Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least two months.

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Windows hardware demands are going up for first time in seven years

Now Microsoft is recommending 2GB of RAM instead of one to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10.

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How to escape that forced Windows 10 upgrade you mistakenly agreed to

After surprising many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with a forced upgrade, Microsoft says there's still an escape hatch. Here's how it works.

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Microsoft dials back Windows 10 upgrades to 2X a year

Microsoft has scaled back its Windows 10 release schedule to two feature upgrades a year, not the three annually it once envisioned.

How to go back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's pushing Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs even if you didn't consent to it. Here's how to get your computer back to normal.

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From bad to worse: The sad reality about Windows Phones

Windows 10 Mobile is still under active development, but nobody's buying—and Microsoft seems to be okay with that.

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Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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How Microsoft's nasty new Windows 10 pop-up tricks you into upgrading

A nasty change to the way Microsoft's "Get Windows 10" pop-up behaves seems designed to trick users into upgrading.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

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Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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Bing Concierge appears to be Microsoft's answer to Google's conversational Assistant

A job posting at Microsoft reveals the Bing Concierge bot, indicating that Microsoft plans to respond to the new Google Assistant by putting bots on as many messaging platforms as possible.

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Chromebooks surge past Macs in the U.S. for the first time

Chromebooks outsold Macs in the early months of 2016, according to IDC. But the victory comes with a few caveats.

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Why Windows Insiders are seeing Android notifications on their PCs

Cortana's deep link between Android and Windows 10 PCs is starting to show up among testers in the wild. Windows 10 Mobile is still unpopular, so Microsoft's trying to keep a hand in by offering services and apps to Android and iOS.

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Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market.

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Microsoft issues cumulative roll-up pack for Windows 7

Microsoft yesterday threw a bone to Windows 7 users by releasing a cumulative roll-up that collects all bug fixes from February 2011 to April 2016.

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Microsoft just implied it may never release another Lumia

Was the Lumia 650 the end of the line for Lumia handsets? Looks like it.

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