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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems, Cerf thinks.

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How to download and install the Office 2016 Preview

Want a sneak peek at the future of Office? Here's how to get started.

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Google buys Timeful, plans to inject its machine learning into its own apps

The acquisition will bring more machine learning to Gmail, Google Calendar, Inbox, and other productivity apps.

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Hey, workaholics: Microsoft Delve will track your 'work life balance'

Delve started out as a visual representation of the people and data you interact with at work, but now it's expanding into time tracking. Welcome to the 21st century, knowledge workers.

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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 Google+ Collections feature adds Pinterest-style mosaics to your profile

Others can follow your collections, which can host photos and videos linked around a common topic.

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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.

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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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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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

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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.