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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Gordon Mah Ung/IDG So you’ve mastered Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts and Snap open windows like a boss. Now what? Windows 10 offers many other power tools for enthusiasts—if you know where to find them. Some are older, yet still obscure. … Continue reading

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Microsoft is making Cortana better at holding conversations

Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, fell behind Google Assistant and Alexa in 2018. The software giant has been slowly repositioning Cortana as a skill that can run anywhere, rather than a rival to Google, Amazon, or Apple’s assistants. Microsoft now appears … Continue reading

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Microsoft is building Word into a serious Google Docs competitor

Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Microsoft Look, collaboration! SUGGESTION: WATCH OUT Microsoft is building Word into a serious Google Docs competitor By Dave Gershgorn2 hours ago Microsoft is showing off a project at its Build developer conference that aims to retake … Continue reading

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FCC warns about the ‘one ring’ robocall scheme

Your phone rings once, and the caller leaves no message. Thinking you missed a call, you call the number back. Someone answers or maybe you get a recording. You stay on the phone listening to the person or trying to … Continue reading

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How to give the new Microsoft Edge a test run—and why you should

© David Nield The new version of Microsoft Edge is ready for testing. Microsoft’s new browser is ready to take on Chrome. © David Nield Under every browser is a browser engine. © David Nield Microsoft Edge The new version … Continue reading

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Microsoft Paint won’t be banished to oblivion—for now

    One of technology’s last truly innocent creations just got an 11th hour reprieve. Microsoft Paint, the 33-year old program released with the first version of Windows back in 1985, is not being banished to the oblivion of the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Will Soon End Support for Windows 7. Now What?

If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, add the task to your to-do list Over the next few weeks, millions of PC users will receive pop-up messages from Microsoft informing them that the Windows 7 operating system will reach … Continue reading

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