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Softcard shuts down mobile apps after Google deal, leaving Windows Phone in the cold

It was nice while it lasted, but Windows Phone is without a viable tap-and-pay option in the U.S., again.

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Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014

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Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

Users should install the Samba updates available for their systems as soon as possible

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Hands on with Windows 10 phone preview: Small tweaks and super speech recognition

The technical preview of Windows 10 for phones seems like an aesthetic upgrade for the moment. But the integrated speech recognition is actually a powerful addition, and indicative of Microsoft's continued emphasis on productivity.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 technical preview for phones: What (some of you) will get

Sorry: Only a handful of phones are immediately eligible to receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, Microsoft said. But if you're one of the lucky ones, here's what you need to know.

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Heads up! Microsoft to preview Windows 10 for phones today

Microsoft execs just let it be known that the Windows 10 technical preview for phones will be released on Thursday.

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Critical vulnerability in Group Policy puts Windows computers at risk

The design flaw took more than a year to patch and even then Windows Server 2003 was left out

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Cortana's UI now expresses 18 different emotions. Siri remains detached and aloof

Microsoft’s personal digital assistant wants to help, but maybe she’s embarrassed or confused by your requests. Now you’ll know exactly how she feels—if you read this chart. Perhaps.

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.

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China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes web attack

Flash and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities were used in targeted attack, say security companies

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Advantech industrial communication devices vulnerable to remote code execution

Industrial equipment owners are advised to install the latest firmware updates to protect their Advantech Modbus gateway devices

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Microsoft files trademark for 'Windows 365,' but rumors of a subscription remain murky

Microsoft wants to lock up the obvious name for a Windows subscription service, but will it actually deliver?

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Attackers exploit zero-day flaw in popular WordPress plug-in

Users should install newly released security patches or remove the affected plug-in