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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

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Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO, Gates out as Chairman

The new CEO is an old hand at Microsoft.

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Appeals court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules

Net neutrality is no more.

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Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

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The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.

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Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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Here's how to use Outlook.com's long-overdue IMAP support

More than a year after Microsoft unveiled its modern mail service, it finally supports the widely used IMAP protocol.

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Dousing rumors: Inferno at Hynix factory won't spark high-priced RAMpocalypse

The rumors and speculation came fast and furious after a Hynix production facility was engulfed in flame, but the damage wasn't really all that bad.

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Borked Google Authenticator update wipes iOS user data

The two-factor authentication offered by Google Authenticator works great, except for when it doesn't.

FAQs about hacks: Everything you need to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

What is the Syrian Electronic Army? What are they after? Should you be scared? Read on for the answers.

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The evolution of classroom tech, from wax tablets to the iPad

Dragging education into the Information Age has taken centuries of technological improvements.

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Steve Ballmer's wackiest, craziest, downright funniest moments at Microsoft

When Steve Ballmer retires from Microsoft, the tech world is going to lose a whole lot of funny.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

It's the end of an insanely profitable era as Microsoft moves into a mobile-tinged future.

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