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First look at Spartan in Windows 10

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Windows 10 build 10051 leaked to the web a few days ago.  The most salient detail about this build is that it has the new Spartan web browser.  Before you glower at me for praising Microsoft’s latest browser I need

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Chrome is getting better

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Google knows everything. Just admit it and stop trying to opt out of omniscience.  There’s nothing you can do to run from Google. But this isn’t always a bad thing.  Let me explain what I mean.

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How to score 230GB of free space in OneDrive

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The marketing team at Microsoft is really really smart. I’ve got to give it to these guys. The other day my colleague leans in and goes: “Hey V, did you know OneDrive is giving away 100GB just for verifying your

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What is SuperFish?

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Quick, go to to see if your Lenovo computer is vulnerable to the Superfish security hole. What the heck is Vonnie talking about here? Here’s the story: between the months of September and December 2014, Lenovo (the biggest maker of consumer

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OneNote 2013 is now 100% free

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Microsoft OneNote is a great way to share notes and ideas without the limits of a traditional word processor.  OneNote is like a sandbox for your ideas where you can tumble, flip and wrestle them until you discover something brilliant and exclaim:

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