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Microsoft eats another $1B as phone strategy shrinks to enterprise-only

Microsoft's decision to eat nearly $1 billion and lay off another 1,850 workers prompted analysts to call the company's consumer smartphone business dead.

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Mingis on Tech: 4D printing arrives -- and so does the mystery gadget guy

You've already heard of 3D printing, but what about 4D? Executive News Editor Ken Mingis gets the details from Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and they both puzzle over the mystery gadget guy's mystery gadget.

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Microsoft breaks own design rules in dupe-the-user Windows 10 upgrade tactic

Microsoft's interpretation of the "Close" button in a notification of an impending Windows 10 upgrade is contrary to its own design guidelines.

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Dear Satya Nadella: Make sure the Microsoft Surface phone has these features

Microsoft is officially dropping out of the smartphone race...except for some strong hints that they will make a Surface phone.

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Microsoft has been conning Windows users for two months

Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least two months.

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Microsoft dials back Windows 10 upgrades to 2X a year

Microsoft has scaled back its Windows 10 release schedule to two feature upgrades a year, not the three annually it once envisioned.

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Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

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Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment

Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market.

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Review: HP EliteBook Folio G1 offers lightweight business computing

HP's latest Windows 10 laptop, the EliteBook Folio G1, comes in touch and non-touch versions; it offers a bright display, great keyboard and a variety of options.

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Microsoft expands preview of Windows 10's new advanced threat service

Microsoft today opened the preview of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to all enterprise IT professionals.

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Microsoft makes final, aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push

Microsoft has begun the final push in its upgrade offensive against consumers and businesses running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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The Full Nerd Episode 0: GeForce GTX 1080, Battlefield 1, and 4-core vs. 8-core

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Hayden Dingman fawn over the GeForce 1080 and debate whether to build an LGA1151 or LGA2011 v3 rig.

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The PCWorld Show Episode 16: Windows 10 upgrade, GeForce GTX 1080, and Facebook's controversial approach to news

Jon, Brad, and Gordon discuss the week's hot tech topics, including the Windows 10 upgrade offer, the GeForce GTX 1080, and the death of VGA.

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Hands on: New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.

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Edge's share of Windows 10 browsers continues slide

Microsoft's Edge browser has slipped to its smallest-ever percentage of Windows 10 in the U.S.

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