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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Family-friendly Kindle updates include Family Library sharing, Word Wise definitions

Just ahead of the holiday sales rush, the Kindle's new features promote learning and togetherness. Amazon also expanded the X-ray feature on the e-readers.

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Samsung downplays Galaxy Note Edge design concerns on US launch day

Engineers dropped it over 1,000 times in testing, so your very expensive investment may hold up to rough treatment.

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Rogue, malware-spewing Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence that it was used to target European government agencies, researchers from F-Secure said.

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Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

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Sprint's 'iPad for Life' plan will loan you an iPad for $20 per month, kind of

A new leasing program lets subscribers get an iPad for a monthly fee and no money down, but don't forget the fine print.

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How to get rid of Firefox's new ads on the New Tab page

As promised, ads have finally hit Firefox's New Tab page. Here's how to make them go away.

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Microsoft announce Skype for Web beta, brings voice and video calls to your browser

Pretty soon you'll be able to use Skype in three different places on Windows: the desktop, the modern UI, and your favorite browser.

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Relax, Windows Phone 8 Lumia users: You'll all get Windows 10

Microsoft assures Lumia Windows Phone 8 users that they won't be left behind when Windows 10 launches next year, but details are hazy.

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Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

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Ads officially hit Firefox's new tab page

First tipped in February, Mozilla's new advertising scheme for Firefox's new tab page is live.

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Office 2013 tips: How to open common files quickly and save to any cloud storage service

Office 2013 has a bunch of handy tricks that make you more productive. Here's a reminder about two of them.