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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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The future of Windows phones includes unlocking with facial recognition

Microsoft released a set of guidelines Friday detailing what it expects from different tiers of Windows 10 phones and tablets, offering a glimpse at what the company's hardware plans may look like.

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Microsoft's enterprise-grade security is coming to Windows 10 IoT for smart devices

Microsoft launched a new Preview build for its version of Windows 10 that's designed to run devices that are part of the Internet of Things, along with a development kit to help users test it out.


Windows Vista/7/8 update prevents some old CD-ROM games from running

Citing security issues, Microsoft disables Safedisc DRM. But users can make old games work again at their own risk.

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Microsoft tailors Windows 10 for China, cutting deals with Baidu and others

Microsoft announced three new tie-ups in China on the same day that the country's President Xi Jinping and a delegation visited its campus at Redmond, Washington.

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard and Credential Guard, Windows enjoys unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats

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Microsoft designed Windows 10 to pull users into Windows Store, and it might be working

The Windows Store needs more users, so the company’s built app discovery into the very fabric of Windows 10. It seems to be working.

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Windows 10 preview build 10547 deploys to Insiders, with Start menu tweaks and more

Microsoft's 'Windows as a service' evolution continues with build 10547, where you'll find the usual array of improvements--and rough edges.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Windows 10 hasn't supercharged Bing usage

Search queries on Microsoft's Bing in the U.S. last month increased by 1%, a slow start to what a company manager predicted would be a big boost delivered by Windows 10.

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Cortana in the car: Microsoft may use its digital assistant to get back on the road

Microsoft has built a prototype connected car with its Cortana digital assistant built in, linked to a heads-up display on the windshield.


Microsoft details known bugs plaguing Windows 10's DVD Player app, with workarounds

Why look at free options when you can pay $15 for an DVD playing app that launches the Windows Store when you insert a new disc?


Windows RT update brings a Windows 10-like Start menu to Surface tablets

Microsoft's promised Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is showing up in the wild with the previously announced Start menu.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?


McAfee adds multi-factor authentication and cross-device support to all its 2016 antivirus security suites

The revamped McAfee lineup includes LiveSafe, AntiVirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection.