Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
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The author of the popular free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden has finally received a six-figure pay day after more than 17 years of maintaining the code on diminishing donations.
Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.
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Microsoft may have accidentally announced its plan to acquire popular free email app Acompli.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
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Microsoft's app for Android users to access their free email service gives the impression that it encrypts email, but doesn't actually do it.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.
For years, one of the best bargains in tech was Microsoft's free Custom Domains service, which allowed anyone to assign a custom domain to free Hotmail and Outlook.com accounts. Effective today, Microsoft has begun "winding down" the service.
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Anyone who purchases a new Dell Venue tablet or Dell XPS, Inspiron or Alienware PC will also be eligible to receive 20GB of free Dropbox space for a year.
Latest worldwide usage figures for PC/Mac operating systems and browsers show little change in November, a traditionally slow month. But a close look at the numbers shows that the free Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks upgrades were a hit.
The country's president wants to create email that is free from prying eyes.
SkyDrive is taking to Twitter with a new guerrilla tactic to pick up displaced iCloud users. If you received the iCloud storage upgrade expiration email, you've got until midnight tonight to redeem it for free storage.
The recent product launches put the Chinese search giant in direct competition with Qihoo 360, which currently dominates the free computer maintenance and antivirus software market in China.
Microsoft’s best-kept email secret is an online tool that allows you to connect any custom domain to its shiny new Outlook.com back end, for personal or business mail. It’s free, and it works amazingly well. [Update: Microsoft has ended this service.]
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