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Microsoft to start blocking annoying adware by default

The company revised the policies for classifying, detecting and handling adware programs in its security software

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Office for iPad apps top 12 million downloads in one week

One week later and Office for iPad is still on top of the iTunes charts with more than 12 million downloads.

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Why Windows is free, but not on your PC

Microsoft shakes up its business model without touching its cash cow.

Microsoft's next Kinect camera may be staring you in the face

While Intel plans to integrate its RealSense cameras directly into laptops, Microsoft could work with what's already there.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Corporations to get improved Internet Explorer compatibility mode (but not consumers)

Do you have a list of sites that don't work well with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11? A new Enterprise Mode could solve your problem, but you'll probably never see it.

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Cortana takes the spotlight as Microsoft updates Windows, Windows Phone, Office

Microsoft opens its Build 2014 conference by announcing everything from a rebirth of the Windows Start menu to universal apps.

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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.