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Google can't be set as default search on some new Lumia phones -- report

The new Lumia 630 and 930 won't let users switch the default search option away from Bing, according to The Verge.

By July 15, 2014

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Adobe issues emergency Flash update for Windows and Mac

The company releases an update to patch a vulnerability that could allow hackers to remotely take control of users' computers.

By February 4, 2014

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Security suites jockey for position on Windows 8.1

The first security suite tests are in on Windows 8.1, and the picture remains mediocre for most of them. Still, almost all of them improved on Windows 8.1's default security.

By January 22, 2014

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Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: An early look at how Cortana stacks up (hands-on)

Can Windows Phone’s new voice-activated assistant stand up to Siri and Google Now? We put an early version to the test.

By April 14, 2014

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Microsoft delivers new batch of Surface firmware updates

For Patch Tuesday, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 users get multiple keyboard, Bluetooth, and wireless network firmware updates.

By March 11, 2014

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OS wars 2013: How the latest Mac and Windows upgrades compare

After reviewing Mac OS X Mavericks last week and with the release of Windows 8.1 the week before, I figured it's time to take another look at how operating systems are evolving -- for better or worse.

By October 28, 2013

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Deciphering Surface updates: What users got and when

As January comes to a close, here's another attempt at making sense of the firmware updates Microsoft delivered this month for ARM- and Intel-based Surfaces.

By January 28, 2014

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A Windows 8.1 survivor's guide: Hardware

Making Windows more relevant in a mobile world is a work in progress. PC makers are in a battle for survival.

By July 4, 2013

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TouchMarks tests show iPads most responsive tablet screens

The new TouchMarks benchmark shows Apple's iPad touchscreens are more responsive than their Android and Windows RT competitors.

By October 9, 2013

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How a killer game sucked me and my son back to iOS devices

Are smartphones and tablets all the same? Or are there killer apps that still make people choose one brand over another?

By August 29, 2013