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Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC

Testers running Windows 10's preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that soon won't boot.

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Windows 10 finally gets drag-and-drop support for virtual desktops

Microsoft fills in one of the odder holes inside its Windows 10 feature set.

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Internet Bug Bounty plans rewards for new tools to find vulnerabilities

Rewards for bug-hunting security tools could reduce zero-day software flaws

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With latest patches, Oracle signals no more free updates for Java 7

The company released patches from 98 security issues in its products, 14 in Java

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Decades-old Windows vulnerability can still be used to compromise accounts

An old flaw in Windows can still be exploited, according to Cylance.

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Windows 10's Windows Store will be a one-stop shop for apps, games, music, and video

Microsoft is centralizing all its digital content into one store instead of spreading them across various apps, as it does in Windows 8.

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Dell's Venue 10 7000 vs Microsoft Surface 3: Same price, different appeal

The Venue runs Android 5.0 and is thinner and lighter, while the Surface 3 comes with Windows, Office and more ports.

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Flaw in WordPress caching plug-in could affect over 1 million sites

Attackers could exploit the vulnerability to inject malicious code into WP Super Cache admin pages, a researcher found

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'Microsoft Payments' lays groundwork for Windows 10 to take on Apple Pay

Microsoft isn’t launching its own mobile payments service right now, but a money transmitter license makes it possible.

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Major Windows 10 'Redstone' updates tipped for 2016

We may not have the final version of Windows 10 in our hands yet, but already Microsoft is looking ahead to 2016 with the Minecraft-inspired Redstone updates.

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Leaked Windows 10 build brings Google Calendar support back to Windows

Microsoft removed Google Calendar support from Windows 8.1's Calendar app over a standards battle with Google, but it's back in the leaked Windows 10 preview build 10051.

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Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft

A Microsoft executive confirmed that this once-unthinkable prospect is already in progress, as Microsoft allows its customers and partners to dictate what it includes in its products.

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Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

The possibility is no longer far-fetched, one Microsoft engineer has suggested