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Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's corporate VP of operating systems, gives a live demo of Windows 10 onstage at an press event in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday.

Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

At at event in San Francisco, Microsoft previews the next iteration of its desktop operating system with a surprise naming leap that leaves out 9 and goes straight to Windows 10.

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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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Apple: iOS 8 flavors 46% of devices seen at the App Store

In this data snapshot, the new version of iOS was spotted on almost half of all devices that checked in at Apple's App Store on Sunday.

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iOS 8 adoption lags behind that of iOS 7

The latest version of Apple's mobile OS isn't yet gaining the traction that its predecessor did last year. Why might that be?

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Three tips for Safari on iOS 8

CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get the most out of the newest version of Apple's mobile Web browser.

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Remove the clutter from the App Switcher in iOS 8

Notice your recent contacts in the app switcher since upgrading to the latest version of iOS 8? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get it back to normal.

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Disable lock screen app suggestions on iOS 8

Not fond of random apps being recommended to you on your iPhone or iPad's lock screen? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to disable one of iOS 8's creepiest features.

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Siri can now tell you what song is playing.

Shazam-powered Siri can now name that tune in iOS 8

Play a song on any device for Siri to hear, and Apple's voice assistant can identify it for you in the latest operating system.

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