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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

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Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

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Windows 10's OneDrive integration could be the key to 'cheapbook' storage

Microsoft appears to be using OneDrive in Windows 10 to back up both data, and apps, suggesting that cloud storage will increasingly replace local storage.

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Microsoft's Lumia Gestures app lets you control your Windows Phone without touching the screen

A new app for Windows Phone lets Lumia owners answer the phone just by picking it up.

What to look for in your new PC

Our guide walks you through the basics of PC selection, helping you choose the ideal device to suit your needs.

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Sway, Microsoft's new Office app, opens up to everyone

Microsoft's Sway Preview is now open to everyone, with a number of feature improvements to sweeten the deal.

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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

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Facebook stops using Bing search technology

At present, Facebook is pushing search queries to people and places that it has stored on its network.

The Right Path: How upgrading your office from XP yields bottom-line benefits

Time has run out for Windows XP support. But the good news is, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 will be much better for your business in the long run.