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Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances.

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Three Windows 10 Start menu tweaks that subtly improve your experience

We've talked about a lot of the big stuff that has to do with Windows 10. Let's dive in and look at some small tweaks that you might enjoy.

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Windows 10 search bar phones home to Microsoft, even with Bing disabled

Microsoft says it’s not collecting query or search usage data, but that doesn’t mean those searches are truly happening offline.

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Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

Some Mac computers that came out in 2012 will work with Windows 10, Apple said in an updated support document.

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Sony Vaio owners have a few weeks or longer to wait for their Windows 10 upgrade

Vaio users with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will know more in October, but it's unclear what Sony will do for Windows 7 users.

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Classic Shell and Start10 banish Windows 10 Live Tiles, bring back Windows 7 look

Here are two ways to make the Windows 10 Start menu more familiar to former Windows 7 users.

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New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.

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Windows 10 gets its first set of security patches

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for August contains critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

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Oracle pulls blog post critical of security vendors, customers

Oracle's head of security advised customers not to submit bug reports from third-party security analysis tools and services

Microsoft confirms Windows RT won't get new universal apps

Universal apps built for Windows 10 won't run on devices like the Surface 2, despite forthcoming update

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Want to unlock your door with your face? Windows 10 for IoT Core promises to do just that

An air hockey robot? A door that unlocks itself by recognizing you? These are some of the projects a Windows-for-gizmos could enable.

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Cortana can replace Google Now on your Android phone

Google invaded the Windows platform with the Chromebook-like experience in Chrome. Now, Microsoft is returning the favor by invading Android with Cortana.

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Windows RT 8.1 will get the Start menu too, Microsoft says

Windows RT users won't get Windows 10, but Microsoft isn't leaving out of the cold entirely.