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Microsoft shows off new devices, promotes Windows at Computex

Microsoft is battling with Google to get into consumer electronics gadgets

Asus unveils Transformer Book V at Computex

The Transformer Book V is a smartphone, tablet, and laptop that can run both Windows and Android.

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Windows Start Menu may not return until next year

Microsoft could hold back the pop-up Start menu for the next major version of Windows.

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Windows 8.1 finally overtakes Windows 8 in usage share

Microsoft's latest operating system is on the rise, but so is Windows 7

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Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed

The consultancy that found the vulnerabilities said it hasn't been able to verify the repairs

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Windows XP registry hack keeps security updates rolling for the dead operating system

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, thinks you should just upgrade already.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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Silverlight malvertising exploits on the rise

The Angler exploit kit favors Silverlight and Flash exploits over Java, researchers from Cisco said

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Microsoft's .NET Framework security updates further effort to phase out RC4 encryption

The company advises customers to stop using the RC4 cipher in TLS connections because of known weaknesses in the algorithm

Hands-on: Windows 8.1's Windows Store refresh makes finding great apps far easier

Microsoft just released a new look for the Windows Store that the company says will make it easier to find great apps for your Windows devices.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday gives attackers a roadmap to XP vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued eight bulletins that fix 13 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Office

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Windows 8.1 users: Download latest version by June 10 to continue getting patches

Microsoft offers another month of patches to Windows 8.1 users who haven't updated.

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Rush to defend against Heartbleed leads to mistakes with certificates, patches

Some reissued SSL certificates use the same vulnerable key as the ones they replace, and some sites moved to a vulnerable version of OpenSSL

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Microsoft backs down, will fix Internet Explorer vulnerability—even on Windows XP

Like a patient parent, Microsoft protects its Windows XP children just this once, even though the company officially ended support almost a month ago. But Microsoft still really wants you to upgrade your OS.