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Apple sets WWDC for June 5-9, leaves San Francisco

Apple has set June 5-9 as the dates for its 2017 annual developers conference and plans to move the event to San Jose, Calif., closer to its headquarters in Cupertino.

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Microsoft's monthlong patch delay could pose risks

There won't be any patches from Microsoft this month, as the company has decided to bundle them together with the patches scheduled for March.

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Microsoft earlier this month quietly extended the life of Windows 10's debut edition, the version launched in July 2015.

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Windows Update issues may be at root of February's patch delay

Microsoft didn't say why it postponed this month's security updates, but a patch expert pointed to a likely problem with the company's update service infrastructure.

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The changing face of Windows 10

New features and a big adjustment to the UI are coming.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 15031, released on Feb. 8, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

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22% off Intel NUC Kit Mini PC - Deal Alert

Intel's NUC Kit is equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display for brilliant resolution. Room for a 2.5” drive and an M.2 SSD for lightning fast...

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Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud

Talk of a new version of Windows 10, dubbed "Cloud," surfaced last week and many see the move as a way to rival Google's Chrome OS.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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10 super-user tricks to boost Windows 10 productivity

With these 10 tips, we take the guesswork out of turning Windows 10 Professional into a lean, mean productivity machine.

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How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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Drive cloning in Windows 10 with free tools

In workplace practice, disk cloning supports multiple valuable uses. Learn how to clone a drive in Windows 10 using two free tools.

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Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

Companies concerned about cybersecurity have a fleet of new Microsoft tools coming their way. The company announced a host of new security capabilities Friday morning as part of the run-up to the massive RSA security conference next...

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Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro brings touch computing up a notch

The Samsung Chromebook Pro is a convertible laptop/tablet that comes with an excellent touch display and a built-in stylus, making it useful for a variety of tasks.

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Slimmer, more nimble Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

A multitude of improvements are planned for coding, startup and testing

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Microsoft hasn't moved the Windows 10 needle in months

Microsoft has been stuck on the 400 million mark for Windows 10 for more than four months, but outside data indicates the OS has gained ground slowly.

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Microsoft reportedly working on a unified UI

The project sounds similar to one from Google, and has the same codename.

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