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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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We now know when Windows 10 Mobile will 'launch'

Microsoft appears to have clarified when Windows 10 Mobile will formally be released, both on new devices and on updates for older phones.

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Lyft's new perks for drivers prove it's the kinder, gentler car-hailing app

Happier drivers might mean better service for Lyft users.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

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PSA: Verizon will tack on $20 monthly fee to unlimited data subscribers

The new fee is coming in November for those still clinging to their old plans.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.

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Samsung Galaxy View is a behemoth, 18.4-inch tablet with AT&T LTE support

The enormous device just passed through FCC certification, which means it could be on a (very large) shelf soon.

Sony slashes PlayStation 4's price to match Xbox One

The console wars continue as PlayStation 4 bundles now start at $350.


Firefox-maker Mozilla devises three laws for responsible ad blocking

Firefox is proposing a set of guidelines that will guide the Firefox maker's actions when it comes to content blocking.

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Widely used SHA-1 algorithm could succumb to attack, researchers warn

The SHA-1 hashing algorithm, still used to sign almost one in three SSL certificates, can now be attacked for as little as $75,000, and should be urgently retired, researchers say


Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.

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Wacom's Bamboo Spark elegantly digitizes handwritten notes, drawings

If you still like sketching and writing by hand, but also want quick digital backups of your notes, you'll find a friend in Wacom's new Bamboo Spark.

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Facebook 'Reactions' test adds six emojis to the Like button

Don't call it a Dislike button, but Facebook is taking a new approach to the Like button with a system allowing you to express empathy.