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Can Backwards Compatibility Save the PC?

It's going to take more than that. Full story

Microsoft Fixes 6 Critical Flaws for Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday, the day on which Microsoft releases security updates, will be a bit of a doozy for Windows users. Full story

Windows 8.1: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Here’s what investors need to know about the upcoming Windows 8.1 release. Full story

Android Password Recovery Tool Can Hack PCs

USB Cleaver is an Android tool that can silently extract every relevant username and password from a Windows PC, but whether this makes it malware or a useful tool largely depends on your point of view. Full story

Best Bond Plays Outside US: Pro

   The Fast Money traders provide their plays on regional banks, Pandora and General Mills. And Eric Stein, Eaton Vance, explains why he is looking overseas for fixed income plays. Also Microsoft unveils its new Windows 8.1 OS, reports Julia Boorstin.

Try it out: Windows 8.1 Preview available now

Microsoft released a preview of the upcoming Windows 8.1 Wednesday, loaded with features and fixes that improve and build on the foundation laid by Windows 8. While it's free for anyone to go and download, the preview is essentially a beta, so only install it if you know what you're doing (or profou Full story

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  Microsoft Reorganizing Divisions

Microsoft's structure has the effect of protecting the autonomy of the Windows and business divisions, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. Mobile devices and cloud divisions really need to gain ground, he says.

  Nokia Betting on Windows

Nokia is betting big on Windows for their new phones, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. Stephen Elop, Nokia president & CEO, weighs in.

  Top Microsoft Executive Exits Unexpectedly

CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Steven Sinofsky, the man in charge of all Windows software is out at the big tech company.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays Windows phones during his keynote address at the Microsoft "Build" conference in San Francisco, California June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft CEO Ballmer displays a Windows phone during his keynote address at the Microsoft "Build" conference in San Francisco
Microsoft CEO Ballmer displays a Windows phone during his keynote address at the Microsoft "Build" conference in San Francisco

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays a Windows phone during his keynote address at the Microsoft "Build" conference in San Francisco, California June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith