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Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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Samsung snubs Windows, but the joke's on us

Clearly, Samsung hates Windows Updates, but the company's decision to disable the software reveals its true contempt for the customer

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Another day, another preview: Windows 10 build 10159 brings Hero wallpaper

Microsoft claims build 10159 fixes 300 bugs found in build 10158, but the main distraction is the new wallpaper

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What's new in Windows 10 build 10158

Solid new version of Windows 10 Insider Preview makes it look likely that Microsoft will indeed hit RTM by July 29

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Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

The aging foundation of Certificate Authorities shows yet another crack as security experts are caught unaware

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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Company bows to pressure, will halt practice of changing patch service's settings on its hardware 'within a few days'

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Cause for celebration: Microsoft managed to get recent patches relatively right

In a run unrivaled in its recent patching history, there were few botched patches from Redmond in May and June

Satya Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: help people 'achieve more'

In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO says he sees 'tough choices' ahead for the company as it enters a new fiscal year


Samsung sneakily disables Windows Update on some PCs

The switch supposedly helps maintain driver compatibility, but raises security concerns in the process

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Microsoft takes yet another shot at defining 'free' for Windows 10 testers

Everything's free of charge as long -- as users remain on the Insider branch forever

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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 preview program as it enters OS's final stretch

Insiders will get stable build on July 29 for free, whether they had Windows 7/8.1 or not

10 questions, 10 answers for Windows 10

Windows 10's launch is less than six weeks away, but lots of questions still remain about the new operating system. We've got some answers

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens, and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

Latest build of Windows 10 rolls out to more testers

Members of the Windows Insider Program's 'Slow ring' can now install the next version of Windows 10

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Windows 10 wish list: 10 things users are still begging for

Tabbed Windows. A customizable login screen. Tens of thousands of votes have poured in for these features and more, but time's running out for these features to make it into Windows 10's launch version.

Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware

Developers will be able to have their apps talk to the locally installed antivirus programs through a new API

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June's Patch Tuesday includes IE update, 18 nonsecurity patches

Microsoft's latest batch of updates raise new questions about returning patch KB 2952664 and missing patch MS15-058

Microsoft to add real-time translation to Windows' Skype desktop app by summer's end

Microsoft will corral Windows 7 users into testing its real-time translation technology

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