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WhatsApp Windows Mac OS bloatware

What's WhatsApp's desktop app? A bloated, pointless, Windows/Mac download, that's what

WhatsApp now has a desktop app, for Windows 8 and up or Mac OS 10.9 and up. But as a 60 MB download, it's incredibly bloated, given its lack of functionality. I can't see the point of using this over the Web app. Can you?

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Microsoft is becoming an Apple iPad Pro accessory

And it likes it that way

Twitter terminates TweetDeck for Windows

Twitter today said it would halt updates to the Windows version of TweetDeck in four weeks.

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Intuit sells Quicken to private equity firm in management buyout

Intuit hs sold its Quicken personal finance software unit to H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm.

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Pricey gaming desktops and laptops thrive in slumping PC market

In a declining PC market, high-priced gaming desktops and laptops are thriving.

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Review: Nuance Dragon for Windows offers strong voice recognition

The latest version of Dragon, Nuance's pricey but powerful voice recognition software for Windows, shows real improvement. Our reviewer offers a full analysis.

11 cool os x el capitan tips to use today

11 cool OS X El Capitan tips to use today

You’re only ever a few Preference Settings away from getting the Mac you need.

Just kidding -- of COURSE it deletes them!

This community college is in the process of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013, and that's generating uncertainty all over the place -- and not just among users.

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24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities you need

Welcome to this collection of essential utilities for OS X El Capitan Macs.

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10 steps to improve Contacts in OS X El Capitan

Your Contacts should be your prized possession, so let’s try to get them under control (and make better use of them).

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Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

Apple has apologized to developers for the snafu that sent Mac users scrambling last week to reboot and re-enter Mac App Store credentials when their apps refused to launch.

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Dragon for Mac 5: Despite bugs, an upgrade worth making

Dragon for Mac 5 is a state-of-the-art speech-recognition product for the Mac that offers marked improvements over its predecessor, but there are also gaping holes where it needs improvement.

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Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

A glitch with Apple's QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they're having trouble updating to the latest version.

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6 Disk Utility changes in El Capitan

Disk Utility has remained more or less the same for years, but Apple has given the much-loved maintenance tool a big overhaul in El Capitan.

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Apple updates OS X El Capitan to 10.11.1 with fix for Office 2016 crashes

Apple today released OS X 10.11.1, the first update for El Capitan, and implied that the refresh includes a fix for the problems users of Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac have reported.

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft has told business looking to lock down Office 2016 so they don't receive constant changes to purchase old-school perpetual licenses rather than subscribe to Office 365.

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Windows 10 device roundup features Lumia smartphones with Display Dock

Microsoft jammed a range of new Windows 10 devices into a two-hour announcement -- everything from three new Lumia smartphones, a Microsoft Band 2 smart wrist wearable, a new Surface Pro 4 and its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book....

os x el capitan 5 ways notes just got useful

OS X El Capitan: 5 ways Notes just got useful

Notes become truly useful for Mac and iOS users with OS X El Capitan

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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple's OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Review: Apple shines up OS X with 'El Capitan'

After a summer in public beta, OS X 10.11 El Capitan is now available to the Mac masses. The newest desktop OS builds on the foundation put in place by last year's Yosemite, though it does also offer some useful tweaks and updates.

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