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Microsoft hints at new apps for Office suite

Microsoft executives say that new "app experiences" will be added to its venerable Office suite, using OneNote as a past example.

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How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support

If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.

Windows 7, XP vulnerabilities doubled in 2013, but IE's Flash made Windows 8 biggest loser

Secunia analyzed reported vulnerabilites in the top 50 most-used software products

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Microsoft again urges customers to ditch XP, Office 2003

Individuals and businesses sticking with the OS and suite after support ends in April face security risks, technical obsolescence, it warns.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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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.