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If the recent controversy over Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense feature has you concerned about wireless security, good. In this post, I explain why wireless security is as much social as it is technological, and suggest four ways to make your wireless network safer.
The early results for Windows 10 suggest that it has come roaring out of the gate at full speed, with 14 million successful upgrades in the first day and no sign of slowing down yet. What comes next?
Yesterday, tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your Wi-Fi password. If only those alarmists had actually used the feature first....
Say hello to Windows 10. Tomorrow's launch isn't the end of the road; rather, it's the first stop on a long journey as Microsoft's new operating system transitions from preview to a wide-scale global release. Here's what to expect.
Windows 10 testers who've complained about mandatory updates in Microsoft's new operating system might have a solution at hand. The tool, available as an optional download, lets you hide or block any update for Windows or a hardware driver.
Microsoft is a master of the cloud, running solid and successful commercial services based on its excellent cloud infrastructure. But when Windows 10 launches next week, the new client for its signature OneDrive services will be MIA. Here's why, and what's next.
It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.
Sorry, conspiracy theorists: The new documents are simple and straightforward, with absolutely no gotchas.
Here's a quick tour of the official Office 2016 release for the Mac, now available to Office 365 subscribers.
If you regularly switch between a Windows PC and a Mac, here's some good news. The just-released Office 2016 keeps the familiar Mac look and feel but overhauls the user experience to ease the pain of going back and forth. It's available now for Office 365 subscribers.
Yes, Microsoft is giving Windows away for free to people who don't technically qualify for the upgrade. That's a good deal, but it's not that big a deal. Here's why.
The PC market may be down worldwide, but the future is bright for two-in-one notebooks and convertible tablets. A new Gartner report says sales in this category will rise 77 percent in 2015. The report also offers the first independent estimates of how well Microsoft's Surface devices are selling.
As CEO Satya Nadella nears the end of his first full fiscal year, Microsoft's transformation continues. The share of revenue from traditional software licensing has dropped, especially for Windows. But two new categories are growing fast.
For the past several months, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday releases have been punishingly large. This month, Windows and Office users get a break.
One question I've been asked more than any other in recent weeks is whether Microsoft will release Windows 10 in ISO format. No one outside Redmond knows yet, but in the meantime there's an option: Make your own ISO files. Here's ho...
The Get Windows 10 app lets you register for a free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. But it also keeps a list of potential upgrade issues you might need to deal with. Here's how to check your own compatibility report.
A major software reseller in the U,S, has begun taking preorders for Windows 10 OEM software, in the process leaking prices and the apparent availability date of the software. Surprisingly, Microsoft is actually raising OEM prices in this cycle.
A hidden feature in the open-source Firefox browser can cut load times for modern web pages nearly in half. So why isn't this feature easy to find and enable? Blame the well-funded online advertising industry.
It's not a release candidate, but the latest Windows 10 preview has plenty of interesting new features and apps to explore. Here are some first impressions on what's improved and what's still missing in action.
Microsoft's free upgrade offer for Windows 10 comes with an asterisk and some fine print. Most modern PCs qualify, but beware if you build or buy custom PCs or you want to run Windows 10 in a virtual machine. I've got the details.