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Use Windows 10's Battery Saver to squeeze more life out of your laptop

Settings for screen brightness, low-power mode and more will help you last longer on a charge.

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Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft said revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.

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iPads and Apple TV aimed at transforming patient care

Apple TVs and iPads give patients more control at Jacobs Medical Center. Behind the scenes, UCSD Health Sciences relies on Jamf technology to manage and secure its interactive patient care system.

IBM says Macs save up to $543 per user

IBM already has the world's largest enterprise Mac footprint, and it adds 1,300 new Macs every week. The company says its Apple devices save IT time and money, but the cultural changes at the 105-year-old company may be even more...

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year’s promise

This year’s Apple Watch Series 2 surpasses the previous model by addressing many first-generation flaws.

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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New Windows 10 preview adds an iPhone Live Photos rival, Windows Ink improvements

Windows 10 Insider preview build 14951 adds a slew of Camera app tweaks, new Windows Ink tools, and more.

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10 beloved PC programs Windows 10 renders obsolete

Some of the best third-party PC software around has been usurped by native Windows 10 tools and features.

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Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)

While Apple Pay supposedly helped spark a revolution for in-store mobile payments, there's not much celebrating by Apple or its rivals.

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Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.


Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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The best programs to run Android apps on your Windows PC

There are several good options for taking your Android experience to the desktop.


Review: HP Elite x3 Windows phone

Incredible hardware, Win32 apps, Continuum: the HP Elite x3 is the first Windows phone your friends are going to envy.

The Week in iOS Accessories: How to capture better videos and pictures

This week's roundup includes three different products meant to help you create professional-looking videos and pictures on your iPhone.


I switched to Google's Pixel phone and survived

Google tried to simplify the process of moving to a Pixel from the iPhone. Here's how that shook out for one Apple die-hard.

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UML to be ejected from Microsoft Visual Studio

The company is removing UML support in Visual Studio 15 due to a lack of usage

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