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Paul Ferrill has been writing about computers and networking for more than 25 years. He's had articles published in InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, and a wide range of other publications. He's also the author of two books and currently working on a third.

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Report: Microsoft testing Office update with feature-finding 'Tell Me' tool, black theme, and more

Microsoft hasn't made any huge changes to Office since it launched subscriptions for home users in early 2013. That may soon change, one report says.

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BitTorrent Bleep's serverless, peer-to-peer messaging enters public alpha

BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app is now available for anyone to try.

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Revolv smart home hub adding IFTTT support to become even more automated

Pretty soon Revolv users will be able to pause their connected stereo and dim the lights every time a call comes in on their smartphone. All thanks to IFTTT.

Slimmer, higher-res Kindle Voyage e-reader leaked by Amazon

It appears a new Kindle Paperwhite is coming, according to Amazon's international sites.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

Three warning signs that email is malicious

You can't always count on your spam filter to keep you safe. For those times, it pays to keep your scam sleuthing skills sharp.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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Chromebooks gain Chromecast streaming for Google Drive-stored videos

Chromebook users can now cast videos stored in Google Drive to their Chromecast--as long as they're running the dev version of Chrome OS, that is.

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How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

Tired of seeing Outlook fire up every time you accidentally click a mailto link? Here's how to stop the madness and make those links useful.

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SanDisk's new SD card has an insane 512GB of storage

Yes, that's more than half a terabyte of storage capacity on a freaking SD card.

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Windows 9 video leak shows option to kill Start page entirely

Another day, another Windows 9 leak. This time it's not just screenshots, but a live-action video showing how the Start menu works.

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Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

More than half a million new comments are on their way to the FCC, lobbying against the regulatory body's Open Internet guidelines.

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Android app refund window officially upped to two hours in Google Play Store

In early August, it seemed like Google Play's return window increased to two hours. Now it's official: it has.

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Verizon, Sprint announce competing iPhone 6 deals

The carriers are battling hard for your iPhone 6 purchase. Verizon just announced a new trade-in deal following aggressive announcements from Sprint and T-Mobile, and Sprint wants to be your iPhone pusher for life.

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