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Smart Defrag 3 sports a newfound speed and a Metro-style interface

The third major incarnation of Iobit's free defragger offers a new, more modern interface, better workflow, and it faster. It's a winner, if you need anything more than Window's own utility.

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Chromebooks can now run Windows desktops, via VMware

Organizations will be able to run their Windows applications on Google Chromebooks with VMware's new desktop virtualization service

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

Apple's iTunes is almost as big as Microsoft's Windows business

Apple's revenue from music, apps and services equal 91% of what Microsoft made from the group that sells Windows to computer makers.

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Microsoft addresses critical IE vulnerabilities for Patch Tuesday

For this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft covers 24 vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer.

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Microsoft adds critical IE, XP fixes to Tuesday's patch slate

Two more updates boost the total for tomorrow to seven, including patches for Internet Explorer and Windows XP.

Microsoft patches next week even include Windows XP

Three of the four updates for Windows on Patch Tuesday will affect Windows XP, which is scheduled for retirement in April.

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How effective will Gates be in his new tech advisor role?

Microsoft's co-founder hasn't been involved in the company's day-to-day operations since 2008.

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Why a leaked Windows 8.1 update and Microsoft's new CEO bode well for PC lovers

After taking a plunge with Windows 8's modern UI, Microsoft appears ready to let a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet.

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Nadella's salary set at $1.2M for first year as Microsoft CEO

He's also eligible for a cash bonus of up to $3.6 million.