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Surface Pro 3 owners plagued by more battery problems

The Surface Pro 3 is having battery issues again, but this time it's largely affecting LG-made batteries.

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Lockdown! Harden Windows 10 for maximum security

To make the most of Windows 10's security improvements, you must target the right edition and hardware for your needs

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Microsoft scrubs Windows 7 PCs of upgrade nagware

Microsoft has begun yanking the long-lambasted "Get Windows 10" nag software from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs.

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Huawei Matebook vs. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 in a tablet showdown

Huawei recently released an attractive-looking Windows 10 hybrid tablet, but how well does the Matebook compete with the current enterprise favorite, the Surface Pro 4?

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Microsoft won't bundle IE patches with new cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft won't include bug fixes for Internet Explorer in the new cumulative updates slated to upend Windows patching next month.

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New Skype Preview lets Windows 10 Insiders manage phone texts on PCs

Windows 10 Insiders on build 14926 on both a PC and a Windows 10 Mobile device can now send and receive texts from a single app.

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Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes (new motherboard and/or CPU, for example) required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to...

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

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Hybrid tablet showdown: Huawei Matebook vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

CIO.com's Sarah White puts these two hybrid tablets through the paces to see which one is the best fit for the enterprise.

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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses

Attackers could remotely force Windows computers into Safe Mode in order to bypass pass-the-hash protections and steal user account credentials.

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Microsoft bets that battery claims will boost Edge

Microsoft today continued to press its case that Windows 10's Edge browser is more power efficient than rivals.

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Microsoft sets dead date for Insider builds

Microsoft will soon pull the plug on older builds of its Windows 10 previews to force testers to either abandon the program or update to the newest version.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here, Microsoft is already working on the next two major updates. We track all the new builds here.

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Windows Desktop apps are now in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, with an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Microsoft releases one of its biggest security updates this year

Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player which is bundled with its Edge browser.

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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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Bing's NFL predictions for Week 1 include several upsets, and one it missed

Microsoft's Bing Predicts search engine has published its picks for the first week of the NFL Football season. Here they are.

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