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Samsung's PC updating software disables Windows Update
— 9:39 AM on June 24, 2015

A researcher named Patrick Barker has discovered a piece of preinstalled Samsung software that silently disables Windows Update on the company's PCs, potentially rendering...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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iOS mail app exploit could expose users to phishing attacks
— 9:17 AM on June 11, 2015

Heads up to anyone using iOS's Mail app: security researcher Jan Souček has found a serious vulnerability in the way the app handles inline HTML,...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Microsoft's Surface Hub leverages synergies, enhances collaboration
— 4:48 PM on June 10, 2015

Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface family of devices. The Surface Hub is a behemoth, wall-mounted all-in-one that's described as a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Input devices Windows

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App Thinning shrinks iOS 9 app footprints
— 11:00 AM on June 9, 2015

As users of 8GB and 16GB iDevices can surely tell you, installed app sizes have been ballooning over the years. That's because an app's installer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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HGST's 10TB drive uses custom software to access shingled platters
— 2:01 AM on June 9, 2015

HGST first revealed its 10TB cold storage drive back in September. The 3.5" mechanical unit combines helium-filled internals with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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iOS 9 brings some multitasking love to the iPad
— 5:35 PM on June 8, 2015

A major selling point of the iPad over smartphones is its more expansive screen, but iOS has only allowed one app to run at a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Apple gets proactive with iOS 9
— 4:46 PM on June 8, 2015

iOS 9 is coming, and major changes are coming with it. In an apparent answer to Google Now, iOS 9 will include some contextual awareness...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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OS X El Capitan puts the pedal to the Metal
— 3:17 PM on June 8, 2015

At its WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced the next version of OS X, bringing another slice of California to Mac users everywhere. It's called El...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Windows 10 free upgrade allows clean reinstalls
— 5:09 PM on June 4, 2015

If people were already happy with the news that the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for the first year, they'll be even happier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Microsoft is bringing a little slice of Windows 10 to Android, iOS
— 9:14 AM on May 27, 2015

A major theme of Windows 10 is the consistent experience provided across various devices and screen sizes, from phones to tablets to full-blown desktop PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Apple patents keyboard with integrated touch sensors
— 11:46 AM on May 26, 2015

Not content to let its keyboards lag behind touch-infused designs like the Blackberry Passport and Synaptics ThinTouch, Apple has been granted a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mac

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Jony Ive becomes Apple's first-ever chief design officer
— 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015

On an otherwise sleepy Memorial Day, Apple had some news to share. Jony Ive, formerly senior vice president of design, has taken on the role...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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