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Apple just updated retired OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the first time since 2013

Apple on Wednesday released an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

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Firefox 44 follows Chrome with browser push notifications

Mozilla today released Firefox 44, adding push notifications to the browser.

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Former Mozilla CEO reveals Brave, a browser that speeds up the Web by blocking all ads

Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and for an 11-day stint, its CEO, announced a new browser called "Brave," that blocks outside online ads and ad tracking.

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Windows 10 powered 164 million PCs at the end of 2015

Microsoft's Windows 10 now powers about 164 million PCs, but the pace continues to slow.

Horrendous PC shipment decline in 2015 isn't going to end anytime soon

The PC business can't seem to climb out of the four-year hole it's dug for itself.

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Apple's MacBook Air claims laptop reliability crown

Apple's MacBook Air is the most reliable laptop on the market, according to a survey of nearly 60,000 American consumers conducted recently by Consumer Reports.

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Users demand Microsoft give them back their OneDrive unlimited storage

As of early Wednesday, an online petition had collected nearly 2,000 virtual signatures.

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OneDrive users are livid after Microsoft reneges on unlimited storage

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive online storage service on Tuesday railed against the company's decision to ditch its unlimited allowance, calling it a betrayal.

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Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches

Do you like cumulative updates? You'd better. Windows 10 users shouldn't expect Microsoft to bend on the just-take-it policy the company has adopted for the new OS.

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Microsoft's 'More Personal Computing' is the next major hardware company

Microsoft has created a $43 billion business, a potential Apple-and-OEM-esque company-within-a-company, that could be used to take up the slack if its partners falter.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build helps cure a major activation headache

Microsoft today shipped the latest Windows 10 preview to Insider testers, smoothing the activation process.

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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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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge browser

Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said.

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Microsoft will livestream Tuesday's big Surface Pro 4, Lumia hardware event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.