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One tweak can make your Windows PC virtually invulnerable

A study from Avecto found that almost all of the vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft in 2013 could be mitigated with one easy change to user privileges.

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How to make the Windows desktop look good on high-DPI displays

Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.

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Microsoft makes Skype and Lync more compatible, adds Lync for Android tablets

Microsoft will open its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by revealing updates to its Lync service as well as better communication between Lync and Skype.

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional

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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.