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Surface clones rising: Now Dell is reportedly developing one, called the XPS 12

The Dell XPS 12 looks a lot like a Surface. Hey, is that a kickstand?

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Didn’t ask for Windows 10? Your PC may have downloaded it anyway

Microsoft may auto-download Windows 10 files whether you ask for them or not.

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Xbox One Preview's most vocal users will get a chance to test Windows 10 for Xbox

Microsoft is tapping a small, active subset of Xbox One Preview members to help test the New Xbox One Experience.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.


Windows 10 is catching up to Windows 8.1, report says

Data from AdDuplex shows a 60-40 split between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge browser gets its first critical patches

In its monthly Patch Tuesday round of bug fixes, Microsoft issues 12 bulletins covering 56 vulnerabilities, including four in the company's new Edge browser.

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Microsoft promotes Surface Pro tablets for business through partnerships with HP, Dell

Microsoft unveiled a partnership Tuesday that will allow businesses to purchase Surface Pro tablets and Surface accessories through Dell's enterprise sales division.


Microsoft uses Bing to coax would-be browser switchers towards Windows 10's Edge

If you search for a competing browser using Bing on Windows 10, Microsoft will gently nudge you toward its own offering.

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Microsoft trumpets Windows 10's momentum at IFA

Windows 10 continues to roll on, Microsoft's OEM chief says.


What does Apple have in store for Windows users?

Apple's Sept. 9 event promises to be a big one. Will there be something for Windows users, too?



Cortana packs her bags, heads to Windows Insiders in India, Japan and elsewhere

Windows Insiders in Japan, Australia, Canada and India will be getting a visit from Microsoft's virtual assistant soon as part of Microsoft's continued beta testing of new features for Windows 10.

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PCWorld's September Digital Edition: Windows 10 Superguide

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


Windows 10 usage off to a fast start, Edge not so much

Microsoft’s new operating system has a stronger launch than Windows 7, but Edge usage is trending in the wrong direction.

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Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

Worried about Windows 10's deep-reaching user tracking? Some of it's coming to Windows 7 and 8, too.

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Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 apps

Embarcadero released RAD Studio 10 Seattle, a big upgrade of its rapid application development platform.