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Windows Phone 8.1's awaited interactive lock screens are here, but they're rough

The Live Lock Screen Beta is nice enough, but it sure earns its beta tag.

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Watch Doom being played on a hacked ATM

Please enter your PIN and then press Enter to combat a horde of demons.

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Microsoft OneNote lands in Amazon App Store ahead of Fire phone release

It's just the latest stop in Microsoft's new mission to get its services across an array of devices, Windows-powered or otherwise.

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Uber drives into the Windows Phone Store

Because taxis suck.

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

5 major revelations hidden in Microsoft's earnings report

Financial results are oh-so boring, but Microsoft's latest quarterly results hid a surprising number of juicy tidbits about Surface, Nokia, the future of Windows, and more.

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As hardware kills Microsoft profits, CEO Nadella seeks comfort in software

Heavily discounted Nokia phones and Surface RT write-downs hit the company's hardware side hard, but its software business remains a stabilizing force.

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Investigation of missing IRS email holds lessons for your business

The IRS claims it lost or destroyed email messages pertinent to an ongoing investigation--but if proper procedures were followed, that shouldn’t be possible.

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Facebook's new Save feature lets you read clickbait (and other stuff) later

Facebook's new Save feature fights back against the flood-like nature of the typical News Feed.

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Hybrid, meet desktop: Surface Pro 3 docking station officially available for preorder

The Surface Pro 3's docking station adds desktop-replacement capabilities to the innovative laptop-tablet hybrid.

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Dead devices and shuttered services: Tech's no good, very bad week

A slew of devices and services were left for dead this week.

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Google reveals Athena, a Material Design-inspired revamp of Chrome OS

All we have is a single screenshot, but it raises some big questions.

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Dude, you're getting a Dell, with Bitcoin

Dell's the latest big-name seller to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon.

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Microsoft password research has fatal flaw

The new password advice from Microsoft researchers overlooks the weakest security link—you.