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How Microsoft Cortana will run your entire office by 2020

Cortana is going to start helping us all stay more productive.

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A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices

IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide...

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Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

A new remote-access tool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easy to help another person with their Windows 10 computer.

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Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

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Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor

Analysts today gave mixed reviews to Microsoft's new security model for its Edge browser.

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The evolution of Mac OS X

Apple's desktop operating system, Mac OS X, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001.

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Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Are Android and Chrome OS coming together for real this time? Some thoughts and a theory on how a string of saucy new rumors could play out.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 adoption slowdown

Microsoft today acknowledged that the Windows 10 adoption pace has slowed.

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How NOT to manage passwords

Managing password resets without making headlines

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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 steps up security, cloud support

Large shops will find many reasons for making the switch. Businesses of other sizes might have to do a pretty thorough cost-benefit analysis given the new pricing structure.

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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

My first impression of Android on a Chromebook was positive. But, you do need to be aware of how VPNs are handled, since there are now two different operating systems running on a single computer.

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An essential MacBook user battery condition guide

What to do to keep your batteries in the best possible state, and how to tell what state they are in.

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Save Big on Select Chromebooks Through 9/26 Only on Amazon - Deal Alert

Many popular Chromebook models are discounted on Amazon, through 9/26 only.

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Apple's new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Aside from new and interesting features, macOS Sierra 10.12 has a large number of important security fixes.

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Apple delivers free macOS Sierra upgrade

As expected, Apple today released Sierra, 2016's edition of the Mac's operating system.

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Hands on: ‘Siri, what’s new in macOS Sierra?’

Sierra, the new version of Apple's macOS operating system, offers a number of new features, including its voice-activated assistant Siri.

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The essential macOS Sierra upgrade guide

Get ready for the next generation of macOS with this essential upgrade guide

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