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Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

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August 21, 2015

Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it

Many Windows PCs are sold laden with unnecessary -- or even harmful -- software. We look at what you might find on your new system and how to get rid of it. READ MORE

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2. Houston, we have a bug: 9 famous software glitches in space

3. Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites

4. After three-day shutdown, HP now effectively two companies

5. L is for Life Sciences: Google's contact lens maker will be its own company

6. Samsung goes after iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

7. HP profit slides 13% as split nears

8. Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request

9. Microsoft fires back at Google with Bing contextual search on Android

10. Facebook releases software that creates more software

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Houston, we have a bug: 9 famous software glitches in space

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Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites

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Samsung goes after iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

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HP profit slides 13% as split nears

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Google ordered to remove links to stories about 'right to be forgotten' request

Google has been ordered to remove links to news articles reporting on the company's earlier removal of links in response to a "right to be forgotten" request in Europe. READ MORE

Microsoft fires back at Google with Bing contextual search on Android

Microsoft pre-empted a new feature Google plans to include in the next version of Android with an update released Thursday for the Bing Search app that lets users get information about what they're looking at by pressing and holding down their device's home button. READ MORE

Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook released as open source a library it uses to generate code, called Codegen, providing a way for outside programmers to automate some of the routine work they do when creating large programs. READ MORE

IT Blogwatch: Struggling Samsung flogs FREE flagships to iPhone fans (and TV-next)

Samsung wants you to test-drive one of its flagship phones. iPhone users can try one for 30 days, with (ahem) ''no obligation.'' It's free (if you don't count the $1 fee and the risk you might break or lose it). READ MORE

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