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Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features.

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Security research uncovers far flung reach of secret ad tracking sites in Android apps

A European security group uncovers many apps tapping into thousands of different ad networks, some with dubious intentions.

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Windows 10 customers can go slow with Windows Update for Business

For IT managers, OS updates can be a pain. Windows Update for Business lets them choose which devices receive updates, and when, giving them far more control than they had before.

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Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

As the music industry tires of Spotify freeloaders, Apple may be pushing labels to kill off unpaid streaming.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

Some of the recipes in the new IFTTT Alexa Channel for Amazon's Echo are insanely useful, tying the hub into various other services. Some are just plain weird.

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Microsoft launches Office 2016 consumer preview, pushing universal apps to Windows phones 'soon'

Want to try out Microsoft's Office 2016? Now you can. And if you own a Windows 10 phone, you can soon download the universal Office apps as well.

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5 ways Windows 10's new Edge browser beats Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Lenovo's new LaVie Z laptops weigh even less than Apple's ultra-light new Macbook

Want the lightest Windows laptop you can possibly get? After being announced in January, the LaVie Z is finally here.

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Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Let the OttoPlay Chrome extension decide

OttoPlay offers a traditional channel surfing experience, but for Netflix and YouTube videos.

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Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub

The live streaming video app starts reducing its Twitter dependency after losing access to the network's social graph.

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What to do when the PC turns on but the screen remains black

You turn on your PC. The lights come on. The fan spins. But the screen remains black. Here's what you should do about it.

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RIP Windows Media Center: Microsoft's HTPC software won't come to Windows 10

If you rely on Windows Media Center to run your home theater PC then forget about upgrading it to Windows 10.

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Security researchers poke holes in Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome.