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Microsoft’s Windows 10: Some issues to consider before you upgrade

Microsoft Corp. is releasing Windows 10 in 190 countries Wednesday as a free update for most people currently running Windows 8.1 or 7 (Service Pack 1). (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) A lot will be riding on the mass-market release next week of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant earned scathing reviews for its previous OS, the buggy and awkward Windows 8 (yes, they’re skipping version 9). As

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This is Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android

First introduced for Windows Phone, Cortana will be a key component of Windows 10 when it launches July 29th. Still, Cortana offers some unique abilities (the Notebook in particular) not available with Google and Apple’s virtual assistants, and her voice detection is some of the best around if you want a change of pace from the native offering on your OS. While the company is yet to officially release Cortana

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