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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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AMD offers a power plan in its third Ryzen Community Update
— 5:13 PM on April 6, 2017

It's a happy day for Ryzen-equipped gerbils. AMD has put out its

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow
— 4:18 PM on March 27, 2017

Owners of iDevices can rejoice today, for there's a new iOS release out and about. The update is labeled version 10.3 and includes a host...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Google delivers a standing O of an Android preview for devs
— 10:30 AM on March 22, 2017

Last year's Android 7.0 Nougat release is only running on less than 3% of internet-connected Android devices, but Google is already charging forward with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 10 Creators Update shows ads in Explorer
— 9:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Windows 10 has had ads of some kind since launch. Most of them were easy to turn off, but the upcoming Creators Update may make...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
— 3:30 PM on February 28, 2017

The Pi Foundation's Raspberry Pi Zero caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 2015. The $5 computer has most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia fills the Shield Tablet K1 with Nougat
— 5:00 PM on February 9, 2017

In the weeks since CES, we've reported on the Nvidia's 2017 Shield TV set-top box, and the update for the original Shield TV...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Phoronix compares 31 graphics cards' OpenGL chops in Linux
— 2:36 PM on December 22, 2016

Michael Larabel over at Phoronix keeps plugging away at testing the performance of PC hardware under Linux, and he's presented the open-source community with quite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 run on ARM devices
— 9:09 AM on December 8, 2016

Microsoft never seemed to have put together a cohesive strategy for mobile device software. The company's Windows Phone operating system has never been able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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