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How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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Lenovo Yogabook Review: Innovative touch capabilities trapped in an otherwise basic computer

You use touch all the time on your smartphone and tablet, and now you can do it on the Yoga Book, too, with its combination touch keyboard and drawing surface

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Enterprises face Windows 10 support deadlines as service model kicks into gear

Enterprises that have adopted Windows 10 will face the demise of three versions of the operating system in the next 18 months.

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Here’s how the Windows 10 Creators Update helps enterprises

New features include enhanced security, analytics, and device management

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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

Here's what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft

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Windows 10 sees slight uptick in use, but IE and Edge continue to decline

November wasn’t kind to Microsoft’s browsers, but Win10 is showing some signs of life

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Visual Studio toolkit will build bootable apps

The kit helps developers build apps that boot as OSes and are less dependent on hardware

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New Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes right-click scan bug

Tests show 4.10.209.0 brings back the 'Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials' option in context menus

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Saying good-bye to Enterprise Windows

After nearly a decade of examining and advocating for Microsoft's enterprise tech, J. Peter Bruzzese is passing on the torch to a new columnist

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Microsoft deems Windows 10 Anniversary Update enterprise-ready

The version you're likely running right now, 14393.447, officially rolls out to the corporate crowd

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CERT to Microsoft: Keep EMET alive

Windows systems with Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit properly configured is more secure than a standalone Windows 10 system, says CERT

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Microsoft modifies November patches to bypass Lenovo server conflicts

Installing any of a wide variety of security patches causes Lenovo servers to hang on the splash screen, but a fix is available

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Microsoft’s UWP toolkit shows signs of life

Microsoft is recalibrating Universal Windows Platform tooling with an eye toward code reuse and application portability

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

iPhones, Amazon gadgets, Android tablets, Windows 10 computers, Xbox bundles, big cheap TVs, and other Black Friday 2016 bargains

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Microsoft enhances troubleshooting support for OneDrive for Business

There’s a new tool from Microsoft that scans files for headache-inducing problems in OneDrive for Business

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20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better

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The time is right to update Windows and Office

If you've been blocking automatic updates, the coast is now reasonably clear to apply Microsoft’s November patches

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