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'We help people get stuff done': New Microsoft CEO dumps device and services focus, embraces productivity

Well, that didn't last long. In a long letter to employees, Microsoft CEO downplays Steve Ballmer's devices and services focus and names productivity as the company's core.

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Microsoft gives away nearly 300 free, tip-packed ebooks and resource guides

The tips and tricks in this absolutely gratis treasure trove can help you master Windows 7, Windows 8, Office, Sharepoint, and more.

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Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Bad design decisions could have enabled malware infections, researchers from CERT/CC said.

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Rumor: Microsoft's 'Windows 9' campaign begins this fall

If the so-called "Threshold" release is branded as Windows 9, it would mean the end of a controversial era for Microsoft.

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Ruby on Rails gets patches for SQL injection vulnerabilities

The two vulnerabilities affect Rails applications that use PostgreSQL as a database system

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Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

Cisco released new software versions to fix the issue and patch another serious vulnerability

Microsoft tests auto-updates to Windows RT 8.1

Some Windows RT 8.0 users will migrate to the latest version without going through the Windows Store.

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Critical vulnerability in popular WordPress newsletter plug-in endangers many blogs

Attackers could exploit a flaw in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in to take full control of vulnerable blogs, researchers from Sucuri said

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Report: Microsoft shoveling more dirt onto Windows 8.1 with 'Threshold'

Reports say that Microsoft is pushing the tiled interface on Windows 8.1 further into the background with the next major iteration of Windows.

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India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have all partnered with local vendors

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VMware catches up with some Apache Struts patches

The company updates the version of Struts included in its vCenter Operations Management Suite product.

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Hacked Synology NAS systems used in high-profit cryptocurrency mining operation

A hacker earned over $600,000 by infecting network-attached storage devices with Dogecoin mining malware, Dell SecureWorks researchers said

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Hey, Apple! Don’t forget about the Windows users

Apple unveiled a number of features that will integrate iOS 8 with Mac OS X Yosemite but what about iPhone and iPad owners who use Windows?