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PSA: Windows 10's Anniversary Update reactivates ads you've already disabled

Ad-related settings you've tweaked are the only settings reset when you upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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OneDrive's file placeholders will return to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

Windows 10 users are getting OneDrive placeholders with a new name: On-Demand Sync.

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Microsoft-Nissan partnership treats cars like PCs

Nissan's car of the future will use Microsoft's Azure cloud services to pay tolls, transfer settings between cars, and even—gulp!—possibly bring Office features to the dashboard.

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Here's how Microsoft is walling off malware to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the files and processes running on a user's computer and prevent computer exploits from taking hold.

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More than half of PCs don't have Windows 10 AU yet, and no one's quite sure why

Microsoft's go-slow approach to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update means the majority of PCs haven't received it yet, according to a new report.

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Surface Pro 3 plagued by more battery problems

The Surface Pro 3 is having battery issues again, but this time it's largely affecting LG-made batteries.

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Annoying 'Get Windows 10' pop-up app removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

Believe it or not, the annoying Get Windows 10 pop-up and its related software was still lurking on your PC until Tuesday's update.

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New Skype Preview lets Windows 10 Insiders manage phone texts on PCs

Windows 10 Insiders on build 14926 on both a PC and a Windows 10 Mobile device can now send and receive texts from a single app.

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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses

Attackers could remotely force Windows computers into Safe Mode in order to bypass pass-the-hash protections and steal user account credentials.

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PCWorld's September Digital Edition: The PC Fights Back

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android and iOS, or in a PDF Replica Edition.

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Windows desktop apps arrive in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, with an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Microsoft releases one of its biggest security updates this year

Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player which is bundled with its Edge browser.

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Sunrise calendar is dead, and only some features live on in Outlook

Microsoft has finally turned off its Sunrise mobile after a two-week delay, after porting most of its features over to its Outlook apps for iOS and Android.

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Bing's NFL predictions for Week 1 include several upsets, and one it missed

Microsoft's Bing Predicts search engine has published its picks for the first week of the NFL Football season. Here they are.