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Adobe Flash is closer to being wiped away
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Apple's iOS 9 takes ad blockers to dangerous new heights

The ad-blocking wars were already damaging, but Apple is pushing it to an alarming level

16 must-have Android productivity apps

16 must-have Android productivity apps

From basic business tasks to advanced automation, these 16 apps will make your Android device more useful than ever

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Office 2016's Windows release tipped for Sept. 22

Microsoft’s productivity suite is getting a big boost in collaboration features, but few design changes

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Twitter shuts down apps for deleted tweets, gives politicians new control

Twitter said the apps, Diplotwoops and Politwoops, violated its developer policies

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Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform; an iPhone version is expected to arrive later this year

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Hands-on with Spotlight in El Capitan: Location info, natural language searches, UI tweaks, and more

Here's a closer look at the tweaks to the built-in search engine in OS X 10.11

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Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software. We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it

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Microsoft fires back at Google with Bing contextual search on Android

'Snapshots on Tap' echoes a feature coming with the next version of Android

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Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer

On IE's 20th anniversary, the story of the Web browser that had it all and lost its way

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Office 365 beats Salesforce as most popular enterprise service in new survey

Microsoft's office suite as a service made big gains in popularity but still faces competition from Google.

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SharePoint 2016: The future is hybrid

The on-premises collaboration server will increasingly rely on, or encourage the use of, cloud services

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Cisco's Thor project swings a hammer at Web video codecs

Cisco is the latest big name to take on the challenge of developing an unencumbered video compression technology

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Microsoft releases MS15-093/KB 3088903 patch for IE

Details for the out-of-band patch are scarce, but it’s in the wild. If you use IE, you better get patched

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Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

Even with aggressive setup switching, Edge has been adopted by a minority of those running Windows 10, according to two metrics vendors

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Windows 10 will push you to pay more for Office

Microsoft's hybrid-cloud model for apps will lead to higher prices in return for greater flexibility

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English, and Indonesian

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Where GitHub, Slack, and Trello fall short for collaboration

GitHub combines many desirable features for project management and teamwork, but it can't quite meet everyone's needs or preferences

Google spotlights, open-sources experimental Android apps

The company wants developers to submit their apps for Android devices, including smartwatches

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