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Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug

The company delayed the update, which had been expected to arrive on either April 3 or April 10, for an unspecified period.

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How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone

With at least two companies selling technology that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to unlock iPhones, this would be a good time to safeguard your information with a stronger passcode. Here's how.

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Microsoft will stop developing OneNote 2016 in favor of the Windows 10 OneNote app

Microsoft's simplified OneNote app for Windows 10 will receive pride of place, replacing the current Office version of OneNote in Office 2019.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Updated information about a turnkey, automated cracking system marketed to law enforcement makes it clear users should pick longer passcodes.

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Apple is poised to take another swing at news subscriptions and this time it might work

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is poised to launch a new premium news service based on its acquisition of the Texture app. Here's why it might work this time around.

What the Mac 32-bit app phase-out means to you

Apple has been pushing developers to move their software to 64-bit since last summer. Now it's warning end users about the upcoming change. Here's how to suss out which apps are affected.

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How to cancel a subscription on iOS

Apple makes it easy to sign up for subscription services like Apple Music, but unsubscribing from them on your iPhone or iPad is a much trickier process.

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21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what’s in and what’s out in app dev

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Node.js tips and tricks

In this explainer video, learn several techniques that can improve your Node development experience.

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New alert in macOS 10.13.4 signals the upcoming end of 32-bit app support

Alerts in macOS will warn users that 32-bit apps need to be updated.

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: The best hidden features

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade, code-named Redstone 4 and informally known as the Spring Creators Update and possibly Windows 10 Version Next, offers many smaller additions and changes you might miss. We've highlighted them here.

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Buy iTunes gift cards for 15% off, then buy discounted movies on iTunes

Today presents a relatively rare opportunity to pick up discounted iTunes gift cards and buy movies on sale on the same day.

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Microsoft shows IT how to get bigger bang from Windows Analytics

New documentation, still in draft form, details how companies can craft specialized reports and custom alerts from Windows Analytics' data and integrate the data with other info.

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How to block the Windows 10 spring update, version 1803, from installing

With the spring feature update to Windows 10 (version 1803, build 17133, Redstone 4) just around the corner, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft....

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Pages 7 for Mac review: Better workflow and tools for producing digital books

A new version adds book-related features, minor improvements, and parity with the latest iOS version.

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Pages 4 for iOS review: Update adds powerful support for book and complex document creation

With new Pencil, annotation, book, and drawing support, Pages for iOS becomes a more comprehensive document tool.

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Microsoft plans to bring native 64-bit apps to Qualcomm-powered PCs, but it'll take time

Microsoft confirms that it will make an announcement regarding 64-bit app support for Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered ACPCs at its Microsoft Build conference, but that's all.

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