Microsoft wraps up the year's Patch Tuesday bulletins next week with 11 more fixes, pushing this year's total to 106, up from 83 in 2012.
Even those who don't like Windows 8 should consider it for its superior security versus older Microsoft operating systems, if nothing else the company says.
It is 30 years old and dominates the word processing market, but Microsoft Word is now more than ever fending off challenges from the cloud where less expensive and even free alternatives pose new threats, experts say.
Since introducing its own Surface tablets Microsoft has been redefining the PC to include devices that haven't been considered PCs before, and it's taken that trend one step further.
Businesses with certain Microsoft memberships and service agreements can now download the near-final version of Windows 8.1 to test with an eye toward deployment.
The security of Windows 8 picture passwords might not be as weak as some recent headlines indicate, and there are ways to maximize how hard they are to crack, researchers say.
Hidden Reflex has introduced the Epic Privacy Browser, which it says provides faster download speeds along with its high-level security features.
NSA chief's talk to hackers contradicted by revelations
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for September is sizeable with a total of 14 fixes, including one critically important set for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser.
For a product once described as Twitter with a business model, Yammer is becoming more nuanced, morphing into an important feature set that will cross over among Microsoft applications.
Gartner is giving the thumbs up to Windows 8.1, crediting the operating system refresh with overcoming the major downsides of Windows 8.
Microsoft is offering up to $100,000 for vulnerabilities found in Windows 8.1 that are paired with exploits, but it's pretty much up to Microsoft to decide who gets paid how much based on a set of subjective criteria.
Microsoft will patch this week a vulnerability in versions 6 through 10 of Internet Explorer, plugging a hole that could be exploited with malware that takes advantage of infected machines.
Ashutosh Saxena bought an Xbox to play computer games at home, but discovered that the Kinect motion-detection technology it includes provides a rich tool for his robotics lab where he's trying to create robots that learn what humans are up to and try to help out.
Microsoft may be revealing the second generation of its Surface tablets during its developers' conference next month, according to a printed report.
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