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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Apple on Tuesday released a "golden master" of OS X Yosemite to developers, signaling that the upgrade is on track to ship within the next three weeks.

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Windows 10 download is ready (it's TWO louder, isn't it)

The Windows 10 download will be up today. Build 9841 will shortly begin to melt the internets. Enterprise Technical Preview in 3... 2... Wait... So what happened to 9? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make a rockumentary.

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iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

iPhone and iPad owners running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open-source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open-source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps

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iOS 8 and Yosemite are the next step in unconstrained computing

As much fun as it is to examine a new OS's features and functions, it's also worthwhile to put them in context. Chris Breen considers the Big Picture.

In strike against Oracle, Workday ships first app for higher education

Workday Student Recruiting is now generally available, but a full suite won't be released for another two years

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Windows Server 2003 end of support looms

IT organizations need to begin putting migration plans in place now or risk major disruptions when support for Windows Server 2003 ends next July 14.

Microsoft streamlines free Office for students deal

Microsoft yesterday made it easier for school and university students to obtain a free subscription to Office 365 by sidestepping institutional IT and going to the self-serve line.

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Delve, Office Graph must top Office 365 to be revolutionary

The release of Delve, the first application to use Microsoft's Office Graph machine learning engine, will be remembered years from now as either the genesis of a revolutionary technology or as a fireworks-style launch that dazzled...

Microsoft knocks iOS 8 install requirements, ups OneDrive free space

Microsoft yesterday levered the news that some iPhone owners had to delete content before installing the new iOS 8 with an offer to nearly double the free space for its OneDrive cloud storage service.

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A Clippy feature may be heading back to Microsoft Office. Will it be a winner this time?

Clippy may be the most reviled feature in the history of Microsoft, but the company may be adding a Clippy-like feature to the next version of Office. Will it be useful this time around?

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iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

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Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

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Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

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Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Apple today provided a tool to customers who want to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, that the company automatically downloaded to their iPhones and other devices.

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Windows 9 leaks show the desktop rules again

Desktop users, rejoice. A new batch of leaked screenshots from Windows 9 shows an operating system designed for desktop users, not just for those with tablets.

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5 time-saving Excel macros for common data tasks

Here are some ideas for recording keystrokes to save you time and spare you headaches.

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