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Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10?

Seemingly everyone on the Net has a theory as to why Microsoft skipped the name "Windows 9" and jumped to 10. Here's one explanation that actually makes sense.

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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview from a flash drive

Ready to take Windows 10 for a spin? All you need is an available PC, a flash drive and a free utility.

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How to fix this annoying Family Share bug in iOS 8

If you're unable to download random apps after upgrading to iOS 8 and setting up Family Sharing, read this.

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Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8

Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym.

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Microsoft VPs Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson gives a live demo of Windows 10 onstage at an press event in San Francisco, Calif., on September 30.

First look at Windows 10 (pictures)

These initial views of Microsoft's new operating system show why the company leapfrogged past version 9.

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Windows 10 wants to bridge the gap between all of our devices

One OS to rule them all.

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Microsoft VPs Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson gives a live demo of Windows 10 onstage at an press event in San Francisco, Calif., on September 30.

Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

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With the newly announced Apple Pay, iOS users can carry out purchases using the new iPhone and TouchID.

iOS 8.1 beta points to support for Apple Pay

A hidden screen in the beta for Apple Pay reveals a pane where you can enter your credit or debit card information.

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With Windows Threshold, key changes behind the curtain

On Tuesday, Microsoft will offer details about the next version of Windows. Much of what really matters, says ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, lies in how Redmond is building, testing and updating the OS.

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iOS 8.0.2 fix is out, but some in Australia still report bugs

A few Australian users of the latest update say they're still running into issues with connectivity and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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iOS 8.0.1 reportedly on tap to fix bugs in iOS 8

Allegedly already in the hands of mobile carriers for testing, the update would address glitches with the phone, keypad, and Safari, a source tells MacRumors.

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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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