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Windows 10 for phones: A change in name, but not in core features

The most important change may be the name: Windows Phone has vanished in favor of Windows 10. But aside from some iterative changes to apps, change does not seem to be a-coming.

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Atlassian fixes critical vulnerability in development collaboration products

The flaw can be exploited to execute malicious Java code on servers

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Satya Nadella: Articulating a vision for Windows 10

When asked Wednesday for a clear vision statement users could rally behind, Microsoft's CEO responded: There's a billion-and-a-half users

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Hands-on with Windows 10 consumer preview: Hey Cortana, is that a Start Menu?

In Technical Preview Build 9924, Cortana joins forces with notifications and search to make WIndows more responsive. There's a Start Menu of sorts, too.

Microsoft enters 3D headset race with HoloLens

Microsoft's Windows Holographic is a 3D imaging and augmented reality system based around Windows 10 and a device called the HoloLens.

What you missed at Microsoft's Windows 10 event in 2 minutes

Watch highlights from Microsoft's event showing off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10. A fresh Windows 10 Preview build will hit PCs next week and phones in February.

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Windows 10: The 10 most important new Consumer Preview features

From Cortana to Xbox streaming and the audacious Windows Holographic, these are the biggest announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Consumer Preview event.

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Microsoft shows early, sketchy build of 'Spartan' browser

The covers were lifted on a new Web browser for Windows 10, but unless more details are revealed today, the cover goes back on

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Windows 10's new features: Cortana, a 'Spartan' browser, Xbox streaming, and more

Microsoft showed off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10.

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Microsoft leaps into 3D computing with Windows Holographic and HoloLens

Holograms! You heard that right: Augmented reality is coming to Windows, with a new API for 3D imaging and a HoloLens headset, plus HoloStudio for making your own holograms.

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Windows 10 powers up PC gaming with DirectX 12, native DVR, deep Xbox integration

The walls are being torn down between PC gamers and Xbox gamers.

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Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

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Web-based exploits on the decline, but users still slow to patch

Attackers are no longer focusing on Java vulnerabilities and are increasingly looking at other targets, like Silverlight

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What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 event, from Cortana to new browsers

On Wednesday, Microsoft plans to unveil a consumer preview of Windows 10. Look for Cortana integration, improved notifications, a seamless new interface, new browsers and more.