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Windows 7 share decline stalls, hinting at tough transition to 10

Windows 7's decline in user share, driven for a year by desertions to Windows 10, has stalled for the last eight months.

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Microsoft adds Store app-only restriction as option in Windows 10

Microsoft has added a setting to Windows 10 that lets users restrict new software installation to apps hosted in the Windows Store.

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Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs

Despite a turbulent past, Windows PCs with ARM are making a grand return later this year with only Qualcomm chips.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

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Porsche Design's Book One looks to outrace Microsoft's Surface Book

As with its cars, Porsche Design loved what it has created with its new Book One 2-in-1, made to challenge Microsoft's Surface Book.

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Android struggling in tablets as Windows 10 2-in-1s come on strong

In 2010, Apple's Steve Jobs welcomed the post-PC era when it introduced the iPad. Now in 2017, PCs are still around and on their way to recovery, while slate-style tablets are struggling. Apple remains the top tablet seller, but its...

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Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo says it wants to redefine Android tablets, but you won't find anything spectacular or innovative in its new Tab 4 tablets.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on smartphones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's new Galaxy Books amplifies a critical weakness in the company's strategy of using multiple OSes across its devices.

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Microsoft's support rules for Windows 10 LTSB void allure to enterprise customers

Microsoft has largely invalidated one of Windows 10's signature concessions to corporate customers, said Gartner analysts Stephen Kleynhans and Michael Silver.

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Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Microsoft has reaffirmed that it will issue two Windows 10 upgrades this year, twice the number of 2016 but still shy of the firm's original plans.

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Microsoft's decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Patch experts struggled with Microsoft's decision to cancel this month's updates, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and IT planning was disrupted.

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PC prices to continue rising due to component shortage

PC prices are going up due to a shortage of a number of components, and the situation isn't expected to change in the coming quarters.

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23% off EVGA Supernova G3 750W 220-G3-0750-X1 Fully Modular Power Supply - Deal Alert

This power supply features 80 PLUS Gold rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. The ECO Thermal Control Fan System offers fan modes to provide zero fan noise during low load operations.

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Microsoft earlier this month quietly extended the life of Windows 10's debut edition, the version launched in July 2015.

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Windows Update issues may be at root of February's patch delay

Microsoft didn't say why it postponed this month's security updates, but a patch expert pointed to a likely problem with the company's update service infrastructure.

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How to immediately update Flash in Chrome

Chrome can take a while to update its embedded copy of the Adobe Flash Player. On days like today, when Adobe released a new copy of Flash, this can leave you vulnerable. A simple procedure forces the update.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk under a wave of bad news.

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Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

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