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Windows 10 update set for October release

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Microsoft on Friday announced that a major update to its Windows operating system will be released globally on October 17. Release of Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the …

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Microsoft Paint brushed aside

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Microsoft on Monday announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applications listed …

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Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Microsoft’s cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies announced on Tuesday. The US software giant is one of more than 50 entities that have joined …

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Microsoft announces ‘some’ job cuts

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations. “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will …

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‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco, United States | AFP | A global wave of cyberattacks on Tuesday exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists. The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Rosneft, …

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Deal puts Microsoft apps on Lenovo smartphones

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Microsoft apps such as Office and Skype will be installed on Lenovo mobile devices powered by Android software under the terms of a collaboration announced. The US technology giant and the Chinese computer titan said they were “deepening their strategic relationship” with a …

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