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If you are using Cortana on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 preview device, you may want to dive into Settings > Interests to check off some new categories. It looks like the Cortana team has finally delivered on some new items for Cortana to follow, and we are excited to see how they work.

Sometime in the last few days 'Showtimes + Trailers' (found under Movies) and 'Pick the Winners' (found under Entertainment) were added to Cortana's information repository. Users can then enable the categories and the personal assistant will keep you up to date when there are changes.

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Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has issued an open letter today concerning the Superfish software that the company pre-loaded onto some of its notebooks in the latter end of 2014. While a large portion of the letter is dedicated to steps the company has already taken to stop pre-loading the software and help customers remove it form their machines, Hortensius also details steps that the Lenovo is taking to address security issues and software vulnerabilities in the future.

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Lenovo has just released an automatic removal tool for the Superfish software it pre-installed on some of its notebooks in 2014. This follows a manual procedure that the company detailed yesterday, and an update to Microsoft's Windows Defender from this morning that will also remove the software and its root certificate.

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These tablets are ready for Windows 10

If you're shopping around for a Windows tablet that will run Windows 10 without a fuss, we've got some of the best options lined up right here.

We're pumped for the upcoming public launch of Windows 10, and many of you guys are eager enough to try the Technical Preview. Anyone on the cusp of picking up a new Windows tablet will no doubt be keeping the Windows 10 experience in mind, and for them we've picked out some excellent options that are currently available.

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This story just keeps getting worse for Lenovo. After getting called out for inserting additional ads into user's browsing experience and claiming to have disabled and stopped installing the offending software, Lenovo's "Superfish" adware has seen its certificate cracked by security researchers. The worst part is, it evidently was easy to break the app's security. The end result is that affect Lenovo computer users — and there are potentially hundreds of thousands of them — could see their computers needlessly exposed to attack.

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Microsoft released a new commercial today, titled "Do Great Things," focused on the more personal future it envisions for Windows. The narrator starts off speaking to what Microsoft has done with Windows in the past, before moving on to an inspiring message about where the company is going with Windows 10, and even showing off some HoloLens in the process.

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