Gregg KeizerSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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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.

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It's official: Older versions of Internet Explorer are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of Internet Explorer.

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Mozilla moves Firefox to a more flexible release schedule

Mozilla is changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence to a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008.

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Windows 10 usage skyrocketed in January

Windows 10's user share jumped in January by its second-largest one-month increase since its launch, data from analytics vendor Net Applications showed.

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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.


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.