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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.


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.

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Microsoft may accomodate North Korea's new time zone

Update would provide support for Pyongyang Time

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Design panel praises Microsoft's Windows 10 Start menu, snubs Apple

The Industrial Designers Society of America praises the new start menu for combining a 'familiar and learned legacy' with 'modern capabilities.'

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PCWorld's August Digital Edition: Windows 10 is here

Enjoy the best of in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF Replica Edition.

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Save your work: Microsoft is forcing an update and restart for Windows 10 tonight

This is a Windows 10 cumulative update, so you may have downloaded some of this already. But your PC will restart, so make sure and save your work.


All Windows 10 users can now buy Microsoft's DVD Player app for $15, but you shouldn't

Windows 10 killed Windows Media Center, and now Microsoft wants to charge users $15 for a buggy DVD playback app.

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OneDrive finally lets you sync shared folders

Microsoft's cloud storage service now lets users automatically sync items in folders shared with others.