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Microsoft pushes out critical Flash Player patches with one week delay

After deciding to postpone its February patches for a month, Microsoft released one critical security update for Windows on Tuesday that contains Flash Player patches released by Adobe Systems last week.

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Soon your Samsung Galaxy's fingerprint reader will unlock your Windows 10 PC

After the Windows 10 Creators Update, owners of select Galaxy devices will be able to unlock their PCs with their fingerprint.

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Blizzard's ending Windows XP, Vista support for Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and more games

Blizzard's killing Windows XP and Vista support for its highly popular games, following in the footsteps of Chrome, Dropbox, Gmail, and Microsoft itself.

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Windows 10's data-gathering changes don't satisfy European privacy watchdogs

European Union privacy watchdogs are still not happy with Windows 10's gathering of data about its users, over a year after they first wrote to Microsoft to complain.

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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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Microsoft's monthlong delay of security patches may pose risks, experts say

There won't be any patches from Microsoft this month, as the company has decided to bundle them together with the patches scheduled for March.

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Microsoft's Email Insights finally adds some useful search smarts to Outlook

Email Insights, a new app from the Microsoft Garage, brings your most relevant email search results to the top of your Outlook inbox.

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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.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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The Core i5 Surface Pro 4 just got even cheaper at $950

Microsoft's 2-in-1 may be a little long in the tooth, but it's still a great choice as a premium portable PC—and now it costs $250 less.

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Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

Companies concerned about cybersecurity have a fleet of new Microsoft tools coming their way. The company announced a host of new security capabilities Friday morning as part of the run-up to the massive RSA security conference next week in San Francisco.

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Kodi's coming home to Xbox to play your music and movies as a universal Windows app

Kodi began life as the Xbox Media Center, an unofficial app for the original Xbox. Now it's coming to the Xbox One as a Windows Store app.

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Windows 10's Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

Microsoft pushes Suggested Reminders for Cortana to all Windows 10 users today. Now, Microsoft's digital assistant can proactively remind you to keep promises you may have forgotten.

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Microsoft teases Windows 10's sleek new look for the future

"Project Neon" will give your Windows 10 PC a fresh coat of paint later in 2017.

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Windows 10 Build 15031 slips in handy video and auto-locking features ahead of Creators Update

With Windows 10 Insider Build 15031, Microsoft has added two nice improvements to Windows 10: a feature to auto-lock your PC when you step away, and a capability to strip out video into a small, floating window.