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At least Microsoft is talking about a touch-based Office

The company is looking at digital ink, voice commands, gestures and immersive capabilities to play a big role in that Office edition.

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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F-Secure report warns XP zero-day attack is imminent

The F-Secure H2 2013 Threat Report also cites government surveillance and Android malware as growing threats.

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

Windows XP will continue receiving security support in China

Windows XP still reigns as the most popular PC OS in the nation

Microsoft isn't getting help from its friends to kill XP

An expert questions Microsoft's strategic sense, calls XP upgrades a shakedown worthy of the 'Sopranos.'

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Gameover malware tougher to kill with new rootkit component

The rootkit works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and protects the malware's components from being deleted.

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Will Microsoft keep or kill the Nokia X? It might do both

A Microsoft spokesman says that while Microsoft loves the services included on the Nokia X, the future is Windows Phone.

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One tweak can make your Windows PC virtually invulnerable

A study from Avecto found that almost all of the vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft in 2013 could be mitigated with one easy change to user privileges.

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Bing's Windows Phone apps now talk to Windows

Microsoft adds or updates several Bing-powered Windows Phone apps, with one thing in common: they now talk to Windows.

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

Microsoft working on Kindle-like Xbox reading app for Windows 8

Windows users may soon be reading books, magazines, and comics through an Xbox-branded reading app.

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Microsoft asks for help coaxing users to ditch Windows XP

As the countdown to Windows XP's cutoff continues, the company encourages users to help users to upgrade, but offers no discounts for the new OS.