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Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is having problems accepting USB connections from Amazon Kindle e-readers.

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How to stop OneNote from inserting web source links automatically

OneNote has this annoying habit of automatically pasting source links into your notes. Here's how to stop that.

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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep

Microsoft's new in-development Garage app, called Cache, could be a note-taking tool with potential, if Microsoft's willing to commit to it.

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Blame it on your brain: Researchers discover why we ignore PC security warnings

A BYU study finds that you'll most often ignore security warnings when you're busy, which is bad for both the developer and you.

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is breaking webcams

Tweaks in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update are breaking webcams left and right.

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Windows Phone sales collapse as Microsoft ravages Nokia remnants

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source, lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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Microsoft Rewards is how Microsoft will pay you to use Edge, Bing and more

If you liked Bing Rewards, you'll probably love its evolution into Microsoft Rewards. The company will pay you not just for using Bing, but for using its Edge browser or shopping at its online or brick-and-mortar stores.

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Here's how to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Microsoft has begun rolling out its big Anniversary Update for smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile.

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Microsoft will bring holographic 'mixed reality' to every Windows 10 PC

Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to the masses with a forthcoming update to Windows 10, in a move to make it easier to use mixed reality hardware on any PC.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups starting in October

Starting from a fresh install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will soon be much easier.

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Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon speech recognition by 24 percent

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and security researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to exploit security flaws in the OS.

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How to get Bash on Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update

Presently, Bash in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is based on Ubuntu 14.04, but Microsoft is working on support for the newer Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, too.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing on you? Microsoft's looking into it

Although the freezing bug hasn't been addressed yet, You can revert to an earlier build of Windows 10 while Microsoft works on a fix.