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Comcast doubles broadband speeds in California, Midwest

Cable company Comcast has doubled the available bandwidth it provides to most customers in California and some Midwestern states, for free.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update to make IE as good as iOS

Microsoft admits that the web experience while browsing on Windows Phone isn't as good as iOS or Android. But Windows Phone 8.1 Update will change all that.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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BlackBerry Messenger beta freely available for Windows Phone

After a month or two in private beta, BlackBerry's flagship messaging app is now available to the public at large.

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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64-bit Google Chrome browser moves into beta

A 64-bit version of Chrome inches closer to release status as Google releases it in beta form.

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Microsoft OneNote embraces Mac and iOS users with a raft of new features

Microsoft keeps making it easier for users to archive content in OneNote. Mac and iOS users can slurp up PDFs and file attachments, and even import files from organizational OneDrive accounts.

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Google makes Chromebox for Meetings more business-friendly

Google's improvements to its under-the-radar videoconferencing tool include SLA support, dial-out capabilities, personal calendaring, and more.

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Analyst: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 ranked among the best tablet displays

A report published Wednesday by DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira says Microsoft's latest Surface iteration receives top marks for color accuracy and power efficiency.

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features

Windows Phone 8.1 Update, formerly known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, adds folders to the Start screen, the ability to sandbox apps, and other features for consumers and businesses alike.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras?

The camera's the thing—or is it? Rumored 'Tesla' and 'Superman' Windows Phones show two sides to Microsoft's strategy. Cheap phones may bring in some people, but the high-megapixel cameras remain the Lumia phones' primary selling point, and Microsoft shouldn't lose sight of that.

How to find the hotels, beaches and airports with the best Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a place to stay this summer where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names.

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Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.

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Google Docs gains better track-changes integration with Microsoft Office

Google keeps encroaching on Microsoft's Office territory, with a new capability to import tracked changes into Google Docs.

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Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Nvidia's new Android tablet is built for games, but it has productivity potential as well.