Company argues the move will create a faster browser, something most customers want.
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Enterprises should have an easier time migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 than they did the last go-round when they left behind Windows XP, an analyst said, citing lessons both Microsoft and corporations learned.
Windows 10 is on pace to power 20% of all Windows desktop systems by the end of June, or around the time Microsoft issues its next major upgrade, according to data published this week.
Microsoft outlined the timetable it will use to drop browser support for sites that secure traffic with SHA-1 certificates, part of an Internet-wide plan to rid the Internet of the weaker encryption.
Internet Explorer in April lost the No. 1 spot to Google's Chrome, marking a dramatic changing of the desktop browser guard.
Microsoft began blocking rival browsers and search providers from using Windows 10's Cortana search box, the operating system's prime search real estate.
For the second quarter in a row, Apple execs talked up the growth of the company's Services category -- an attempt to highlight the earnings potential of devices now in customers' hands.
FBI didn't buy full "rights" about the hack, including info about how the method functions, a spokeswoman says.
Although weaker iPhone sales were the biggest contributor to Apple's downturn in the March quarter, the Mac and iPad also failed to hold up their ends.
Apple sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12% decline from the same period a year ago and a larger contraction than for the PC business as a whole.
Apple will announce downbeat results from the first quarter of 2016 later today, according to nearly three dozen financial analysts.
Mozilla has also made progress on the technical half of cutting the cord to Thunderbird, including advertising for a technical architect to identify issues and make recommendation to the Thunderbird volunteers on how to migrate from Mozilla to a new home.
Microsoft will toss in a free Lumia 950 when customers buy a $649 unlocked top-tier Lumia 950 XL.
Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers.
Microsoft today released to testers the first real look at its next big Windows 10 upgrade, dubbed the "Anniversary Update."
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