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Microsoft is about to take Windows XP off life support

On April 8, Windows XP’s life is coming to an end. On that day, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to the 12-year-old operating system, and it will end nearly all technical support as well. You wouldn’t think that killing

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Windows 8.1’s little changes are a huge improvement

Microsoft on Wednesday released its first preview of Windows 8.1, a vastly improved update of its forward-thinking but flawed PC operating system. On paper, the list of changes that Microsoft made to Windows 8.1 don’t seem all that major. No,

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Gmail’s new killer feature: Spam blocking 2.0

Over the next week, millions of Gmail users will notice that something’s changed. Just like the web browser containing it, Gmail will have tabs. But it won’t be tabs for handling different accounts. Instead, the tabs will represent the new

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‘Minuum’ Keyboard

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Google Reader to shut down

Google Reader has fallen victim to the company’s latest “spring cleaning,” an annual list of products that will be shut down. Reader lets users “subscribe” to new posts from any website. The tool allows readers to categorize those various “RSS”

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Microsoft to kill Messenger on March 15

Microsoft will be killing off its Windows Live Messenger chat service on March 15, transitioning its more than 100 million users to Skype. The company announced its plans to discontinue Messenger in November, but Microsoft sent a firm timetable to

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HP’s $9 billion Autonomy whoops is small change compared to past tech debacles

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hewlett-Packard’s $8.8 billion writedown of Autonomy on Tuesday slammed a deep crater in HP’s balance sheet, but it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to some of the epically disastrous tech mergers of the past

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Kodak to Sell its Personalised Imaging & Document Imaging Businesses

Kodak has announced its plans to sell off its Personalised Imaging and Document Imaging businesses. The Personalised Imaging business includes still camera film products, photographic papers, retail print solutions and souvenir photo products sold at theme parks and other venues.

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Microsoft rebrands: First new logo in 25 years

Microsoft Corp unveiled its first new logo in 25 years on Thursday as it looks to unify its branding ahead of a clutch of new product releases this year. The world’s largest software company is introducing a dash of color

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Google and Oracle battle over the future of Android

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A landmark court battle between Google and Oracle has begun — and its result will shape the future of the Android ecosystem fueling most of the world’s smartphones. Silicon Valley’s power players are always in the

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