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Testing firm picks Kaspersky and Bitdefender as the best antivirus suites of 2015

AV-Comparatives' annual security roundup tested all the major suites on elements such as real-time protection, file detection, and malware removal.

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Microsoft will recall Surface Pro power cords due to overheating fears

Microsoft plans to announce a voluntary recall in the coming days for the AC powercords for Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets.

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Intel's Skylake vPro chips will support Windows 7 after all

Business users alarmed by Microsoft's recent announcement that new chips will not run on Windows 7 PCs need not fret. More than 100 business PCs coming with Intel's new "Skylake" Core vPro processors will run Windows 7, though the chips are tuned for Windows 10.


Microsoft to bring Windows Phone’s Word Flow keyboard to iOS

Attention Windows Insiders: Here's your chance to test Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

Hands on with the Galaxy TabPro S, Samsung's Surface competitor

Samsung is taking a stab at the Windows 10 2-in-1 market with a new tablet that can be unlocked with a Galaxy smartphone.

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Microsoft certifies new PCs with Windows 7 to ease enterprises onto Windows 10

Microsoft is making it easier for enterprises to adopt Windows 10, offering a special category of new PCs that will run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on top of modern hardware until the companies are ready to upgrade.

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Microsoft could give Windows on ARM another chance

You'd think Microsoft would be running the other way after Windows RT's failure, but the company mentions low-power ARM chip support in a new job listing. Support may arrive with this year's Redstone update.

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Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL owners can claim a free year of Office 365

Microsoft offers a free year of Office 365 if you plan to or have already purchased one of Microsoft's recent phones.

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Skype's magical real-time language Translator tool goes live for all Windows users

Skype Translator is now live for everyone using Skype on Windows.


Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10 on more business users

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 on a group of previously off-limits users as its new operating system nears the six month anniversary of its release.

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Hands on: Remote Desktop Preview for Windows 10 lets you control a PC remotely through your phone

Technically, Windows Phones can run only Universal apps. But if you take Microsoft's upgrade to the Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone, add Continuum to connect a display on the phone side, suddenly you're running a remote PC and all its desktop apps through your phone. Pretty cool.

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Microsoft releases its first Windows 10 beta build of the year

Members of the Windows Insider Program got their first new beta build of Microsoft's operating system for 2016, and it's a snoozer when it comes to user-facing features.

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Windows 10 Mobile Insider app update anticipates release of the OS for older devices

With a new update to the Insider Hub app, you can now go back to more stable production builds very easily.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Support for Windows 8 is over, as is most support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you haven't done so already now is the time to upgrade.

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Upgrade now! Microsoft cuts off Windows 8's security updates on January 12

Windows 8 must now upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to keep getting security patches.

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Windows 10 Redstone Insider seeds are on the way

Patience, grasshopper: According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, a new build will come to Windows Insiders in "a few more days." Meanwhile, a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build is now available.