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Microsoft: number of certified Windows devices has quadrupled in a year's time

New form factors, price points, and a greater diversity of hardware partners make for fertile ground for PCs this holiday season, Microsoft says.

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Hackers exploit critical vulnerability in popular WordPress theme component

WordPress admins should check if their sites use the Slider Revolution plug-in and update it immediately, researchers said

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Twitter launches bug bounty program

The company will pay researchers at least $140 for privately reporting serious vulnerabilities in its Web services and mobile apps

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China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe

Microsoft has not been fully transparent in its investigation, China has said

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Having problems updating Windows 7? Try changing DNS settings

A number of people have reported issues updating their Windows 7 machines to solve the latest Microsoft update snafu. But there might be a relatively simple fix.

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Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

Prompted by numerous customer complaints, Microsoft says it is cracking down on Windows Store apps that attempt to deceive you into downloading them.

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Microsoft republishes pulled Windows update, but still recommends a registry hack

Microsoft gives the green light for users to download an update that it had asked users to uninstall a week ago. But it's not as simple as all that.

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Enthusiast developer keeps Windows XP alive with unofficial 'Service Pack 4'

Support for the 13-year-old operating system lives on without Microsoft's blessing.

Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7

After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon. Unless Microsoft, as widely anticipated, announces Windows 9.

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Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

A Windows 9 technical preview will likely be available to give developers and enthusiasts a chance to try out the operating system's new pro-desktop features.

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Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

The virtualization application will support Apple's latest release while offering improved performance for many common tasks.