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Synology patches serious flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

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7 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools for Windows and Mac

Following up on our previous article highlighting 8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools, here are 7 more tools that provide important details on known and unknown aspects of your WiFi network.

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Windows 10: Which classic Microsoft default apps should be killed?

Based on what we’ve seen in Microsoft’s Windows 10 preview editions, here’s our take on which classic apps should be kept and which should be killed when the final version of Windows 10 ships.

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Microsoft offers Windows 10 carrot, threatens with stick

Microsoft has extended the Windows 10 carrot. Later it will brandish the stick

Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers

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Microsoft issues crash warning with latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft today released another update for Windows 10, but warned users with an AMD graphics chipset to expect "frequent crashes" of the new Edge browser.

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New Windows 10 preview build drops with a spit-shine, Edge improvements, and an aversion to Radeon GPUs

Windows 10 preview build 10122 doesn't add many new features and is a lot more stable than previous versions—unless you're trying to use the new Edge browser with an AMD Radeon GPU.

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

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Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of things

The Chakra JavaScript engine will bridge the gap to run Node.js on Windows on ARM systems

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Microsoft will charge for Windows 10 upgrades after one-year freebie offer lapses

It's official: If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 without spending a dime, you'll want to do so in the first year after it launches. Afterwards, it'll cost money.

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Microsoft taps 'Mass Effect' visionary Casey Hudson to oversee HoloLens, Xbox games

Hudson, who's worked on the games "Mass Effect" and "Star Wars:The Old Republic," will likely be tasked with convincing third-party studios to create HoloLens games.

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Forecast update: 410M PCs on Windows 10 in 18 months

Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 410 million PCs within 18 months of the new OS's release, an analysis of user share data and upgrade tempos shows.

Microsoft bars more enterprise devices from seeing Windows 10 upgrade 'nag' campaign

Microsoft has modified an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs so that fewer business devices will see a campaign hawking the Windows 10 upgrade with on-screen ads.

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Microsoft's latest on Windows 10 to pirates: No deal

Microsoft has retreated from earlier statements that owners of counterfeit copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 this summer.

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It's official: Windows 10 will not be free for pirates

Sorry, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you'll need an authentic, genuine version of either Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, Microsoft said Friday.

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Hands on: Windows 10 Mobile Build 10080 leaps forward in productivity, fun

While it's still far from perfect, Microsoft's first official "Windows 10 Mobile" build adds Office and Xbox apps, and previews its latest music and movies apps.

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Whole lotta Windows 10 goin' on as Microsoft spells out 6 SKUs

Microsoft has laid out the list of Windows 10 editions it will sell this summer, adding a new academic SKU and one for smartphones and smaller tablets in the enterprise.

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