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Do we need another stripped-down version of Windows? Microsoft apparently thinks so

Lite appears to be Microsoft's latest attempt to slim down Windows, with the likely goal of taking on Chromebooks.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 fails to unseat Windows 7

Migration watch: If past is prologue, Windows 10 is likely to overtake Windows 7 this month as the world's most-used OS.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE and Edge catch a break – and their breath

For the first time since June, Microsoft's two browsers managed to hold onto their share of the browser market; the same could not be said of Firefox.

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Snag extremely useful Windows software for cheap in the Best of Stardock Humble Bundle

Get close to $90 worth of Stardock utility software for $15 including Fences, Groupy, Multiplicity, and more.

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Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn't mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy offers average speeds, a cleanly designed app, and a few helpful features like split tunneling, but it's also a company that doesn't want to reveal who's running the show.

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

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.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings with it the first Modern Windows Driver for PCs by Intel. It's a sharp break, as there's no going back to the "legacy" driver model without a support call.

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The definitive Windows 7 retirement timeline countdown

In less than 14 months, Microsoft's popular Windows 7 runs out of general support, a deadline that's pushing businesses to move up to Windows 10. These are the dates to pencil in as the transition to 10 gathers steam.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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Why add-on iPhone lenses help you take better photos

Using external lenses on your iPhone will allow you to take shots you never could before and give you the creative freedom to shape how your subject looks.

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Best Black Friday Android deals 2018: Google Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 and S9, and more

Black Friday is a great opportunity to pick up a brand new Android phone for a great price. Here are the best deals we've found so far.

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Macworld's December Digital Magazine: iPhone XS and XS Max reviewed

Our latest digital magazine.

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PCWorld's November Digital Magazine: Intel's 9th-gen chips are here

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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How to delete apps from your iPhone or iPad

Not going to use that app anymore? Here's how to get rid of it and clear up some storage space.

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Now you can sign into your Microsoft Account with your face or a security key—no password needed

Microsoft uses FIDO2 security keys and your device's trusted protection module to let you sign into your Microsoft Account online without using a password.

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ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

The encrypted email service provider, born out of CERN in Europe, has unveiled a VPN app for iOS devices.

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iPhone XR vs Android’s best: A razor-thin margin of victory

Can Apple's newest iPhone stand up to the best Android handsets of the year—the Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 3 XL, and OnePlus 6T? We break it down by design, display, performance, camera, battery life and more.

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OnePlus 6T tips: The 10 features to check out first

OnePlus may not be a "mainstream" phone manufacturer like Apple, Samsung or Google, but its 6T is filled with innovation. Here are the features to check out first.

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Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

The move, expected to roll out in 2019, comes in the aftermath of the company's botched rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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