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Microsoft again urges customers to ditch XP, Office 2003

Individuals and businesses sticking with the OS and suite after support ends in April face security risks, technical obsolescence, it warns.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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Intel shows off 64-bit Android for smartphones

Intel demonstrates a 64-bit version of Android running on a smartphone with its latest Atom chip,code-named Merrifield.

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.

Nokia Here Maps app coming to Windows 8.1 devices

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It will be available for free from the Windows Store in the coming days

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Ubuntu's ditching Unity's global menu, returning to in-app menus

Unity's global menu was just too darned confusing.

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

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Microsoft adds critical IE, XP fixes to Tuesday's patch slate

Two more updates boost the total for tomorrow to seven, including patches for Internet Explorer and Windows XP.

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Bill Gates: OS, data to wander between devices

Bill Gates describes his new role at Microsoft in a Reddit "AMA" covering his thoughts on which computer-science technology will change the world, his new role at Microsoft, and building a better condom.

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Locked Apple iPhone code blocks Italian murder probe

Police have been stymied in attempts to obtain code to unlock the iPhone of a woman murdered last July.

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Nadella's salary set at $1.2M for first year as Microsoft CEO

He's also eligible for a cash bonus of up to $3.6 million.

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Twitter tries to figure out Microsoft's new CEO

Twitter users chime in: Satya Nadella? Who is this guy?