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Microsoft Windows 7 security patches/updates

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How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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Apple Arcade: 'Loud House: Outta Control' out now

Apple's game subscription service features carefully curated games with no ads and no in-app purchases.

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Gain a degree's worth of DIY electronics know-how for less than $20

Humble Bundle's DIY electroncis bundle for Wiley can help turn you into an Arduino virtuoso for just $15.

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If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive for you, blame the Samsung Tax

Samsung’s quest to be the best has jacked up prices to unsustainable levels.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone moment folding phones have been waiting for

I got to use the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip for an hour and it changed my whole perception of folding phones.

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Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap resizing and looks amazing

One of Microsoft's first rebooted PowerTools is FancyZones, a cool app that allows you to design custom zones to snap windows to using Windows Snap.

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What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 20H1 release, due soon

Microsoft hasn't yet released Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) yet. But we have a preview of what new features you can expect.

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10. (But are you sure you want to?)

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Microsoft's Windows 10X: A dozen ways it's cooler than just two screens

We learned today that Microsoft's Windows 10X operating system is much more than just a dual-screen operating system for the Surface Neo. New features include lightning-quick updates, no need for antimalware, and more.

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Apple's newest 10.2-inch iPad is up to $100 off at Amazon

Anyone who wants to refresh their 10.2-inch iPad should do so soon, because these prices at Amazon won't last.

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Hands on with Windows 10X: Microsoft's dual-screen OS is shallow but slick

Microsoft has released an early version of Windows 10X, its OS experience for dual-screen PCs. Though it probably will lack the depth of Windows 10, it's already showing off its usefulness.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 v S20+: How do the non-Ultra phones stack up?

Because most people won't be dropping $1,400 on a new Galaxy S20 Ultra, let's see how the "affordable" S20 phones stack up

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Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: 6 features and facts to know before buying

At long leak, Samsung has taken the wraps off its newest folding phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Here are a few things you need to know about it.

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Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

The browser search change was unveiled in January to howls of outrage from users.

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How to stop receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple

Tired of getting emails every month about your app and service subscriptions billed through Apple? Here’s how to opt out.

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Samsung's Galaxy S20 makes you choose between a high refresh rate and high resolution

Samsung's Galaxy S20 is its first phone to have a 120Hz high-refresh-rate screen, but there's a catch.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4532693, released Feb. 11, 2020.

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