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Windows 7 faces Halloween deadline

Microsoft is approaching the next cutoff date in Windows 7's life cycle next month. Here's what is and isn't happening after October 31.

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Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

Fooled by The Onion? Facebook is labeling satirical stories to help those who get confused by fake news. Also, Best Buy appears to have spilled the beans on the Moto 360's price and specs, and Microsoft's system update causes blue-screen crashes.

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Add multiple time zones to your clock on Windows

Curious what time it is on the other side of the globe? Trying to avoid calling someone at an inconvenient hour? Add a quick reference clock to your Windows system tray to see times for three locations at once.

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Turn off color scheme warnings on Windows 7

Tired of seeing the alert for changing your color scheme when Windows 7 is low on memory?

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See who is using your Wi-Fi on Windows

​Whether it's a problem, or just a preventative measure, it's always a good idea to be aware of what devices are connecting to your home network.

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How to organize your Windows Start menu

The good, old-fashioned Windows Start menu still has many fans. But keeping it organized can be a challenge. Here are a few tips for maintaining a neat and clean Start menu in Windows 7.

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Aero Peek, the well-received feature in Windows 7 beta that shows the desktop when you hover over the right edge of the toolbar, has been added to the program-switching hot key Alt+Tab.

Microsoft warns support ending for popular Windows products

Microsoft sounds support warning bell for customers running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and more.

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How Microsoft can improve the Start menu

The Start menu is set to reappear in a future version of Windows. What can Microsoft do to make it more efficient and easier to organize?

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Windows XP still alive and kicking

Though no longer supported by Microsoft, XP commanded a quarter of all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications last month.

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Tweetz is a tiny Twitter client for Windows

If you're looking for a simple desktop app for reading and sharing things on Twitter, Tweetz is the right app for you.

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Micron's 256GB solid-state drive debuts at $110

Solid-state drive storage on the cheap. Micron's new SSD makes 256GB downright affordable.

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<p>For those who checked out the Windows 7 beta or release candidate, you'll remember the default desktop featured a betta fish. The final desktop shipping with Windows 7 showcases the Windows logo and some swirly accents, instead.</p>

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.

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