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Microsoft's betting big on cross-device universal apps, but can it deliver?

'Write once, run everywhere' is a big promise to make.

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Report: Microsoft's Spartan browser due in next Windows 10 preview

It sounds like you'll be able to play with the new Microsoft Spartan browser sooner rather than later.

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Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan gives 1.5 billion reasons why Windows 10 will change everything

A mass migration of Microsoft’s installed base to Windows 10 will give developers one big reason to support the platform.

Windows 10: How it works across multiple devices

Whatever PC, tablet or phone you're using, the interface will remain consistent and data will follow you everywhere.

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Firefox OS coming to U.S., developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones, so that's where Mozilla is heading.

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Softcard shuts down mobile apps after Google deal, leaving Windows Phone in the cold

It was nice while it lasted, but Windows Phone is without a viable tap-and-pay option in the U.S., again.

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Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014

PCWorld News

Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

Users should install the Samba updates available for their systems as soon as possible

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Hands on with Windows 10 phone preview: Small tweaks and super speech recognition

The technical preview of Windows 10 for phones seems like an aesthetic upgrade for the moment. But the integrated speech recognition is actually a powerful addition, and indicative of Microsoft's continued emphasis on productivity.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 technical preview for phones: What (some of you) will get

Sorry: Only a handful of phones are immediately eligible to receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, Microsoft said. But if you're one of the lucky ones, here's what you need to know.

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Heads up! Microsoft to preview Windows 10 for phones today

Microsoft execs just let it be known that the Windows 10 technical preview for phones will be released on Thursday.

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Critical vulnerability in Group Policy puts Windows computers at risk

The design flaw took more than a year to patch and even then Windows Server 2003 was left out

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Cortana's UI now expresses 18 different emotions. Siri remains detached and aloof

Microsoft’s personal digital assistant wants to help, but maybe she’s embarrassed or confused by your requests. Now you’ll know exactly how she feels—if you read this chart. Perhaps.

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.