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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all. Microsoft says the tablet's sudden battery drain stems from software, not a hardware problem.

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The free Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, and who should pass

With the end of the free upgrade offer looming, we answer the question everyone's asking: Should you upgrade to Windows 10? (Spoiler: It depends on what you're using now.)

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Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will stretch into July 30, thanks to time zones

Thanks to time zones, Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will extend into July 30 for most of the world. Procrastinators in New Zealand will get tons of extra time, while those in Hawaii get a raw deal.

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What Microsoft is taking away from Windows 10 in the Anniversary Update

Updating to a new build of Windows is always a give-and-take process. Here we focus on the taking with the Anniversary Update.

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You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana is here to stay in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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Epic CEO: How Microsoft is plotting to cripple Steam and seize control of PC gaming

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will intentionally cripple Steam through bugs.

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The Anniversary Update's most exciting features: Windows 10 users weigh in

We know Microsoft's spin on the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, but here's what users say they're most pumped about.

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Here are the key security features coming to Windows 10 next week

Here's a look at Windows Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, two new features that will be launching next week with the latest major update to Windows 10.

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OneDrive's smarter photo features help it catch up with Facebook and Google

OneDrive’s smarter photo features borrow a little from Facebook and Google, and work better with a slightly improved Photos app in Windows 10. Improvements include automatic photo albums and new folder layouts.

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You have a deadline: Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29

Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29. Are you ready? Here's what to expect and how to get ready for it.

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Chromebooks can run Windows software with CrossOver for Android

It's now possible to install Steam and Windows-only games on your Chromebook. Using CrossOver for Android, a Windows compatibility layer runs on an Android compatibility layer.

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Windows 10 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns

Windows 10 breaches French law by collecting too much personal information from users and failing to secure it adequately, according to the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL).

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Plex's new universal Windows app powers up media playback with key Windows 10 features

Plex has a very nice universal Windows app built specifically for Windows 10, but only for PCs and tablets for now.

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Microsoft edges ever closer to shipping Windows 10 Anniversary Update code with new build

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393 for the PC and mobile devices. Is this the final build?

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Skype updates its Windows 10 app beta on desktop and mobile

Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.