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Having problems updating Windows 7? Try changing DNS settings

A number of people have reported issues updating their Windows 7 machines to solve the latest Microsoft update snafu. But there might be a relatively simple fix.

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HTC One (M8) for Windows review: a novel new take on Windows Phone

HTC took its flagship Android phone, and swapped in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. The result is an entirely new flagship that's even more appealing for its novelty factor.

Time Warner Cable admits problems accessing Microsoft sites

Time Warner Cable is in the midst of clearing up issues that prevented some of its customers accessing Microsoft sites earlier this week, it says.

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Archos preps $149 Windows tablet, new Windows Phone

Archos isn't waiting for the IFA show next week to announce its first products, which includes an intriguingly priced Windows tablet.

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Microsoft's OneDrive Android app now supports separate business, personal accounts

Microsoft updates its OneDrive for Android app with the ability to store files in either a personal OneDrive account or OneDrive for Business.

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Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

Prompted by numerous customer complaints, Microsoft says it is cracking down on Windows Store apps that attempt to deceive you into downloading them.

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Microsoft republishes pulled Windows update, but still recommends a registry hack

Microsoft gives the green light for users to download an update that it had asked users to uninstall a week ago. But it's not as simple as all that.

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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

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Microsoft hopes HTC's flagship Windows Phone will be the first of many

Now that Microsoft's first third-party Windows Phone, the HTC One (M8) for Windows, has debuted, the company is committing to a program that will, it hopes, inspire other handset makers to follow HTC's lead.

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Opera signs deal to become default browser on Microsoft's Nokia feature phones

The Opera browser, which has struggled to gain traction, signs an important deal to power the aging Asha phones that Microsoft inherited in its Nokia deal.

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.

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HTC claims the One (M8) for Windows delivers 10 percent more talk time than Android

HTC's specifications pages claim that the talk and standby times for the Windows Phone version of its One (M8) phone are significantly better than those for its Android counterpart. Does this mean Windows is more efficient, or is a different radio being used?

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Meet LibraTax, the first tax preparation tool to support Bitcoin

Bitcoin traders worrying about how to legally disclose their profits from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies now have a tool, LibraTax, ready to assist them.

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OneNote for Android tablets added, with handwriting support

The addition of OneNote for Android tablets brings Android tablets even closer to the Surface experience.

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Hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1 now powers HTC's One (M8) smartphone

First came the HTC One (M8) for Android. Now, we go hands-on with an exact copy of the One (M8) running Windows Phone.