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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

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Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.

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Windows 10 actually lost market share in September

The percentage of Windows users using Windows 10 has come to a screeching stop, dipping for the first time since Microsoft launched the product.

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Microsoft morphs Office 365 UI into Windows Mobile Start menu clone

Microsoft today outlined a new Windows-like interface for corporate users of Office 365.

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Impending cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8 unnerve patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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iPhone 7 Plus may be outselling its smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple's newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said.

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On eve of iPhone 7, a third of iPhones are 3-plus years old

A third of the iPhones now in use are three or more years old, an app analytics vendor said a day before Apple unveils the new iPhone 7.

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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.


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.