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Do-over! Google gives Chrome a reset button

Google shipped Chrome 29, patching 25 vulnerabilities and rolling out under-the-hood changes the company said would offer more relevant suggestions when users typed in URLs or search strings.

Microsoft restores Outlook email after intermittent outage

Microsoft on Saturday apologized for a three-day partial outage of Outlook.com and said the email service was back up and running, only to note hours later that problems still plagued some customers.

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Chrome challenges Firefox, may become No. 2 browser

Mozilla's Firefox browser has lost more than 11 percent of its user share in the last two months, giving Google's Chrome another shot at replacing it as the world's No. 2 browser, according to new data.

Mozilla to ship 'Metro-ized' Firefox Dec. 10

Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.

Windows XP's retirement could spark a hacker feeding frenzy

Cyber criminals will bank their Windows XP zero-day vulnerabilities until after Microsoft stops patching the aged operating system next April, a security expert argued today.

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Numbers are in. Touch features aren't selling Windows 8 hardware

Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.

Windows tablets gain market, but Surface still struggles

Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.

Security team pries open secrets of Chinese hacker gang

A Chinese hacker gang whose malware targeted RSA in 2011 infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations, and even probed a major teleconference developer to find new ways to spy on corporations.

Windows 8 still struggles to crack the top 100 apps

Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.

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Feedly raises $500,000 in 8 hours selling RSS reader subscriptions

The Feedly RSS service raised half a million dollars Monday, pulling in an average of more than $62,000 in subscriptions each hour over an eight-hour span.

Android tablets still rule, while Windows continues to slip

Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.

Yahoo buys failed browser maker Rockmelt

Yahoo on Friday acquired Rockmelt, a company that tried to compete with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla in the cut-throat browser market, but failed.

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How Microsoft blundered with the SkyDrive brand

Microsoft must rename its SkyDrive online storage service after losing a trademark infringement case in a U.K. court, leading analysts and legal experts to wonder how the company could have made such a mistake.

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Put Office on the iPad for tablet success, analyst advises

It's apparent Microsoft doesn't have a hit in the Surface RT; what's stopping the company from finally releasing Office for the iPad and scoring some tablet success?

Apple restores developer site taken offline after attack

Apple has restored key sections of its developer website, including the download center, more than a week after it took the portal offline.

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