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Slack and Microsoft: The unrequited love affair that is better off dead

Slack is a company seemingly on a roll. The service, for those who haven’t used it, is heralded by many as the way to fix email in all its broken, reply-to-all glory. Listening to the shouts of the Silicon Valley cognoscenti, one would be excused from suspecting

Microsoft prepares to unleash Office 2016 full desktop apps on Windows Store?

It seems that Microsoft is getting ready to push out a Project Centennial version of theOffice 2016 suite on the Windows Store – or at least, a test version is now available, which certainly points to the possibility of this happening before long. Project Centennial focuses on

Rumors: Microsoft May Be Getting Rid Of Windows Numbering, Nokia Brand

Is Microsoft getting rid of numbers and identifiers in the Windows branding? That seems to be the case according to a confidential internal document. On the Microsoft Mobile front, the company is phasing out the Nokia branding, leaving devices to be known only as “Lumia.” The Lumia

New Surface 3 Tablet Abandons Windows RT, Rocks Intel Cherry Trail Chip

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Surface division, Panos Panay, todayannounced the Surface 3 tablet. The big news here is that the device doesn’t sport Windows RT like the previous two versions, but the full-blown release of Windows 8.1 powered by an Intel Atom chip. Customers can

Popular Linux distro hit by hacked version on official site over the weekend

When you download an operating system, you certainly don’t expect to be installing an altered version with a backdoor in place, but sadly this is what happened to some folks who downloaded a popular version of Linux over the weekend. To be precise, we are talking about

Microsoft leaves Windows Server support as-is, doesn’t prune pledged timeline as with Windows 7

Microsoft last week said that the support rules for the Windows Server software would not change, even though the Redmond, Wash. company has said it will curtail support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 after mid-2017. Review: 8 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and

Microsoft mandates feedback questions in Windows 10 previews

In a Windows 10 preview update issued this week, Microsoft mandated that the feedback functionality built into the beta be switched on, a change from earlier when testers could block questions from the company about what users thought of specific features. LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane edge KeePass