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Windows Phone sales collapse as Microsoft ravages Nokia remnants

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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In the browser election, Chrome leads by a landslide

Chrome reached a major milestone last month when it was used by more than half of those browsing from a PC.

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Microsoft starts downsizing free OneDrive accounts from 15GB to 5GB of storage

OneDrive users have begun receiving notifications from Microsoft that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB.

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Google, Microsoft and Opera keep bickering over whose browser eats more battery

The browser power struggle continues. Opera Software disputed Microsoft's claim that Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, consumes less power on a laptop than Opera's flagship. Google shouldered in to defend Chrome. Can't we all get along?

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Petition condemns Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade practices, asks EFF to investigate

"Microsoft's practices with their newest operating system, named Windows 10, has been ignorantly unethical at best and malicious at worst," wrote the petition organizer, Todd Kleinpaste.

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Chinese users blast Microsoft's draconian Windows 10 upgrade

Chinese users have joined the chorus of those upset by Microsoft's recent aggressive push to get them to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Mac sales fall 12 percent in second-biggest downturn since '07

Apple sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12 percent decline from the same period a year ago and a larger contraction than for the PC business as a whole.

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Apple rebuts DOJ's appeal in N.Y. meth dealer's iPhone case

Apple opposed the Department of Justice's renewed demand that it assist investigators in accessing a drug dealer's iPhone, arguing that the government has not proved the company's help is required

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Dead OS walking: Windows XP still powers 181 million PCs two years after support ends

Even though Microsoft retired Windows XP two years ago, an estimated 181 million PCs worldwide ran the crippled OS last month.

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Windows 10 usage surges as Microsoft pushes upgrade as a Recommended update

Windows 10 boosted its growth in users during March after a slow February.

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Microsoft: No, Microsoft Edge will not natively block ads

Microsoft does not plan to build an online ad blocker into its Edge browser, a Microsoft engineer said today at its Build conference.

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Microsoft wraps up a special Windows 10 edition for China's government

Microsoft completed work on the first version of Windows 10 designed specifically for Chinese government agencies, according to a report from the People's Republic of China.

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Forensics expert says FBI to use NAND mirroring to crack terrorist's iPhone

An outside contractor with established ties to the FBI has most likely shown investigators how to circumvent the iPhone's security measures by copying the contents of the device's flash storage, a forensics expert said.

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Twitter kills TweetDeck for Windows after updating Windows 10 Twitter app

Twitter today said it would halt updates to the Windows version of TweetDeck in four weeks.

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Microsoft's Edge and IE browsers are being abandoned by users, to Google's benefit

Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer browsers are losing user share at such a rate that Microsoft could fall behind Google in the browser market as early as May.