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Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

He's had his share of hits and misses but he's made his presence felt from the start.

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Microsoft waves goodbye to major Windows updates with August release

The August update will include improvements to the touchpad and Micracast support, which will be quietly rolled out to Windows PC owners. Microsoft has also abandoned its strategy of major milestone updates.

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15 Windows 9 features we want to see in Microsoft's next OS

Windows 9 can right the wrongs (both real and perceived) inflicted by Windows 8, as well as make Microsoft more competitive with Apple and Google.

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Stealthy, tricky 'Poweliks' malware hides in your system registry - but not your hard drive

The malware is persistent across system reboots, despite not having any files on disk

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10 great Rainmeter skins for productivity

This interactive desktop customizer can help you keep an eye on your inbox at a glance, easily access your favorite apps, and more. Use these cool designs as inspiration to create your own.

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TechGenie PC Optimizer review: Maximum advertising, minimal value

Though the free utilities work to a degree, the primary purpose of this suite is to up-sell you and advertise the company's telephone support.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2015—Multi-Device review: new interface, same excellent protection

Secure your PCs, Macs, and Android phones and tablets with Kaspersky's stellar security suite.

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Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

Pushbullet is great for quick and dirty file swapping between your Windows PC and Android, even if it doesn't give you full access to the file system like AirDroid does. You can even get notifications from your Android device in Windows, too.

5 major revelations hidden in Microsoft's earnings report

Financial results are oh-so boring, but Microsoft's latest quarterly results hid a surprising number of juicy tidbits about Surface, Nokia, the future of Windows, and more.

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Dead devices and shuttered services: Tech's no good, very bad week

A slew of devices and services were left for dead this week.