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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

Microsoft refreshes Mac Office 2016

Updated preview of Office 2016 for the Mac fixes bugs and improves performance and stability

VMware aims to offer more secure access to enterprise apps

VMware combines iOS and Android encryption with its NSX platform to make it easier for admins to control mobile resources

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3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career

Microsoft-centric IT pros can remain in the thick of the jobs action by digging deep into these three areas

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Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone

The move to offer Office Remote on Android is another step toward Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" ideal

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Dear Apple: Your upgrade policy sucks

Apple’s ‘my way or the highway’ upgrade policy for OS X really needs to change

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BitTorrent's audacious P2P-powered Maelstrom browser enters public beta

Project Maelstrom aims to make accessing Web content much faster and more reliable than it is today

Outlook.com partial outage stretches to 20 hours

Browser-based access works fine, but several Microsoft-made clients, including Outlook in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, can't retrieve or send mail

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Review: Adobe Acrobat polishes its act

New version greatly improves PDF editability and mobile support, while introducing handy cloud-based document signing and management

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Here's what Google's mobile search change means to you

It's looking to reward mobile-friendly sites with search change; others will see dip in rankings

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Take advantage of Office 365's new MDM tools

You don't have to jump to Intune to take advantage of extra content and app management features in mobile Office

Apple Pay rival CurrentC coming in mid-2015

The payments platform operated by major US retailers is testing Bluetooth and barcode technologies

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JavaScript experts: Microsoft's new Spartan browser rocks

Nobody knows JavaScript like the folks at Famo.us, and the JavaScript engine and rendering pipeline in Windows 10's Spartan browser blew them away

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3 UX ideas for the new generation of mobile apps

Financial services tech firm FIS is trying out three approaches to smarter mobile apps that any developer should consider

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Transform your email server into a collaboration platform

Many attempts at business collaboration have failed because they established environments separate from email. Here's how one can become an extension of the other

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Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

Will stop setting the 'don't track me' signal as on by default in its browsers

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Mozilla's Rust-based Servo browser engine inches forward

Next-gen Servo project more fully exploits modern multicore hardware, but don't expect it to replace Firefox any time soon

Firefox 37 supports easier encryption option than HTTPS

For sites that can't support HTTPS, Firefox 37 now supports a simpler option: opportunistic encryption

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