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Microsoft has released a new patch that fixes a problem with the installation of an older patch that fixed issues with explorer.exe in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879.
Microsoft now allows users to specify which of their secondary aliases can be used to sign in and out of their accounts. This makes lives easier and also improves security thanks to greater control.
In the middle of an appeals process, Microsoft is trying to fight back against the US government's demand on the company's customers' data, by going on a PR campaign to get the public on its side.
Indian customers will now be able to buy Microsoft's products, including Windows, Office, Xbox and Lumias straight from Amazon India as the company has opened a brand store with free shipping.
Official info has come down from Microsoft regarding yesterday's leaked Windows 10 build. Apparently those who install it are breaking their automatic updates for future builds in the Insider Program.
In its recent Graph Search update the social networking giant has quietly dropped web results, which until now were powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine and had been for the last two years.
The Windows maker wants to convince devs to join it's platforms this holiday season by highlighting success stories, development tools and what it claims is a great financial opportunity.
YouTube is trying out some new features with a very select few users. Autoplaying videos is supposed to boost watch time, and no doubt ad revenue, while GIF sharing makes sharing videos more fun.
Sprint's HTC 8XT may no longer be on sale but the handset is still set to receive at least one major upgrade still. According to HTC the handset will see the Windows Phone 8.1 update this month.
The recently rebranded MSN apps are now available for iOS and Android devices. They offer news, guides, videos and lifestyle info as well as cross platform synchronization, all for free.
As part of its ongoing '12 Days of Deals" campaign Microsoft is offering you the chance to buy a hybrid notebook, the Asus Transformer for a discounted price. The offer is only available today.
Microsoft has taken a first step into the world of bitcoins and US users can now use the cryptocurrency to add money to their digital wallets, which they can spend in the company's digital stores.
The new Live Tile interface originally supposed to launch alongside the canceled Lumia McLaren flagship is supposed to show up in Windows 10 for phones as the evolution of regular Live Tiles.
More images have surfaced of what was originally thought to be an upcoming Lumia 1030. Unfortunately it looks like this is the canceled Lumia McLaren flagship expected last fall
A list of upcoming deals for Microsoft's '12 Days of Deals' has leaked online and its first prediction came out true for today's Xbox deal. Check it out and see whether there's a special deal for you.
With the year nearly over the social network is looking back at some of the biggest events of 2014 and how those were shared by millions of people around the world on its platform.
The famous, or rather infamous, torrent site is currently offline after a police raid yesterday targeted some of its equipment. At least one man is reported to have been detained.
Sony is still struggling to catch up and get a hold on the situation after hackers broke into their systems and stole large amounts of private data which they are now slowly leaking online.
Bill Gates was just one of the famous people among the likes of Ashton Kutcher or Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, that has invested in the Change.org company which supposedly wants to change the world.
One of Apple's ex-employees has been found guilty of selling confidential info to Apple's suppliers who would later send some cash the employee's way. He confessed and entered a plea agreement.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, is meeting with a number of republicans in Congress to discuss major issues of the day and Microsoft's position on them, such as immigration and privacy reform.
The fitness app that showcased the new Kinect's capabilities on Xbox One will remain free going into next year. Microsoft had originally intended to launch a separate subscription for the app.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, took the time over the weekend to comment on Sony's exclusive rights to Street Fighter V. Spencer mentioned he'd rather invest in first party IP than sign deals.
Joining in are Microsoft, Apple, Google and lots of other companies as well as individuals such as Bill Gates, Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher to help spread the word about coding to kids worldwide.
According to leaks, HTC is looking to launch a total of four versions of its new Hima/M9 flagship including a premium handset, the 'Ultra', alongside two Windows Phone versions.
The new version of Lumia Camera that's expected to launch alongside the Denim firmware has been shown off in a short clip. Highlighted are the impressive speed improvements and the HDR capture mode.
Sprint has officially stopped selling Windows Phones but the carrier says they are committed to the platform and will have new devices in the near future, though no exact timeframe was given
Sony is getting kicked while its down with the hackers behind a recent attack releasing even more internal company info. The new data includes employee social security numbers and account passwords.
The big trial related to Apple's alleged anti-competitive practices against its rivals in the music downloading industry may simply be dropped after the plaintiffs failed to qualify.
Amazon has finally confirmed some long-term predictions today by entering the market as a direct competitor to some of its partners. And as a first move the giant retailer is launching its own diapers
The UK will be host to a number of project aimed at testing out how self-driving cars fit into our lives. The projects are backed by auto manufacturers, insurance companies and regulatory bodies.
Apple is being sued over antitrust concerns, with the plaintiffs claiming Apple stifled competition by taking actions such as deleting competitors' songs from its devices without a user's knowledge.
Google is going to launch child-friendly versions of its most popular services sometime next year. These will supposedly only return content appropriate for kids and will limit chances of mishaps.
Microsoft's board approved a dividend rate of $0.31 per share, an amount equal to last quarter's payout. It's been a great fiscal year for the company so high dividend were expected by investors.
The iPhone 6 launch was obviously successful but according to the latest data it was so great that Apple's marketshare increased by more than ten percent in the UK with smaller gains around the world.
The popular Firefox browser has so far been absent from Apple's App Store but Mozilla has finally taken the decision to jump on board and give its fans what they've been waiting for.
The LAUSD is officially putting a stop to a program that was set to purchase an eventual 1.3 billion dollars worth of iPads and distribute them to all the students in the district.
You might be waiting for the Android 5.0 update to show up on your device but that OS version is already old news as the newer 5.0.1 bug-fixing build has started to show up on AOSP and Nexus images.
Some folks are claiming that Windows Phone 10, or rather Windows 10 for phones, has started to show up in logs and benchmarks. We take a closer look at these claims and their trustworthiness.
The hackers that recently attacked Sony seem to be at it again, this time posting online internal documents that contain private finances of some of the company's top level executives.
In its latest report on the state of the smartphone market, IDC is predicting that Windows Phone will see strong sales increases over the next few years alongside the rest of the market players.
According to Google's own stats the newest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, that started shipping last month doesn't even account for 0.1% of the market yet despite wider roll-outs.
Apple's Watch has been one of the most awaited-for unveilings of the year but that sentiment seems to have been lost among regular consumers. Even so, Apple looks set to make a killing on its wearable
Famous actor and passionate technology fan George Takei, recently visited Microsoft in Seattle and got to try out Skype's upcoming real-time Translator as well as see a few other company projects.
The low-end Lumia 520, alongside the newer Lumia 635 are currently best-selling handsets on Amazon with some great prices while Microsoft is offering a shocking discount on a bundled Xbox One.
In time for the holiday rush, Amazon is deploying thousands of helper Roomba-like robots. While they're currently making our lives easier they're also spelling doom for our current societal order.
The specifications for next year's HTC One M9 flagship have supposedly leaked online and the phone is shaping up to be a top contender in the Android market just like its predecessors have been.
After last week's security breach at Sony Pictures, a number of unreleased movies have leaked online in high quality format suggesting the hackers did indeed access sensitive information.
Microsoft is launching a new campaign in time for the holiday season, called #MakeItHappen, where the company wants to help you achieve your 2014 New Year's resolutions before the new year hits.