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Bing corporate vice president Gurdeep Singh Pall speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot […]

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In this Nov. 8 2001 file photo, workers install a 10-story Windows XP banner on a hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of […]

04/07/2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named […]

04/02/2014

A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers’ complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release […]

04/01/2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a press briefing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing Thursday, March 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people […]

03/27/2014

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Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software’s users in moves clearly […]

03/17/2014

Philanthropist Bill Gates during an interview in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company’s small but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill […]

02/04/2014

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google’s top searches peer into society’s mindset

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google’s search engine this year. Three of the world’s four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths […]

12/17/2013

National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

NSA says there’s no better way to protect US than surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet […]

12/11/2013

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits. The industry’s […]

12/10/2013

In this undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games

LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence has been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported Monday, saying that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies packed virtual universes full of undercover agents and […]

12/09/2013

Ella Russell, 7, works on an e-book on an iPad during her second grade class at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking […]

12/04/2013

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