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Fears of Microsoft scanning your Windows 10 PC for pirated games are overblown

Microsoft may be scanning your PC, but for usage data, not counterfeit software.

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Three Windows 10 Start menu tweaks that subtly improve your experience

We've talked about a lot of the big stuff that has to do with Windows 10. Let's dive in and look at some small tweaks that you might enjoy.

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Sony Vaio owners have a few weeks or longer to wait for their Windows 10 upgrade

Vaio users with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will know more in October, but it's unclear what Sony will do for Windows 7 users.


Google Drive's new desktop program launcher plays better with PCs and mobile apps

Now there's another way to launch files stored in Google Drive. Here's what happened when we tried it.

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Why you can't find your product key after upgrading to Windows 10

Looking for a product key in Windows 10? Forget it. They're a thing of the past, almost.

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Facebook said to be prepping Twitter-like news app for mobile

Facebook is reportedly creating a news app that delivers breaking news to users from partner news sources.


Rdio gets live radio from partner Cumulus Media, catching it up to competition

A struggling Rdio needs all the features it can get, but adding traditional radio stations might not be enough.

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Samsung goes big on storage with 256Gb V-NAND chips

Samsung says it can cram more storage capacity into SSDs thanks to a new 48-layer V-NAND technology that puts 32GB of storage on a single chip.


LastPass gives up PC-centrism, lets you start on any device for free

Want to use LastPass but have no use for it on PCs? Now you can sign-up for free on your smartphone or tablet.

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How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu

Hate those "Most used" and "Recently added" sections of the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to get rid of them and add items that are actually useful.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

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Cortana can replace Google Now on your Android phone

Google invaded the Windows platform with the Chromebook-like experience in Chrome. Now, Microsoft is returning the favor by invading Android with Cortana.


EFF's tracker-smashing Privacy Badger exits beta

After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.

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3 Windows 10 tweaks to maximize your taskbar

Here's how to customize all the things in Windows 10's taskbar.

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.