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Microsoft previews changes arriving with Shader Model 6.0
— 12:18 PM on March 23, 2016

At GDC 2016, Microsoft spilled the beans (Google translation) on the still-in-development Shader Model 6.0. For those not in the know, shaders are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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The iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro both have 2GB of RAM
— 9:57 AM on March 23, 2016

For all of the fanfare surrounding Apple’s release announcements, the company remains tight-lipped on some of the specs of its new devices. When the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple peels its iPad Pro down to 9.7"
— 1:33 PM on March 21, 2016

Continuing the theme that Apple began today with its iPhone SE, the company also peeled its 12.9" iPad Pro a bit to produce...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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iMessage vulnerability exposes iCloud photos
— 10:55 AM on March 21, 2016

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s popular iMessage platform that allows an attacker to retrieve encrypted photos stored on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 Mobile now available for some Windows 8.1 devices
— 5:42 PM on March 17, 2016

Microsoft has announced that select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, not all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Updated: Microsoft Store drops Bitcoin payment option
— 12:54 PM on March 14, 2016

UPDATE 3/14/2016 at 5:51 PM: In a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft says the FAQ update that prompted this story was "a mistake," and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Oculus founder says Macs aren't up to the demands of VR
— 4:13 PM on March 3, 2016

"That's up to Apple, and if they ever release a good computer, we will do it." That's the rather blunt way that Palmer Luckey, founder...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Input devices Mac

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to the PC as a free-to-play title
— 3:01 PM on March 2, 2016

Well, that's certainly unexpected. Microsoft's long-running racing franchise, Forza Motorsport, is finally making the leap to the PC with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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AMD and Nvidia serve up new drivers for the latest games
— 8:35 AM on March 2, 2016

It's driver update day in graphics card land. Both AMD and Nvidia have new driver releases out in preparation for some upcoming game releases. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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Apple moves to vacate court order requiring it to unlock an iPhone
— 8:15 PM on February 25, 2016

Like many in the software world, we've been closely following Apple's dispute with the United States government. Apple has been cooperating with the investigation...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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HP's Elite x3 phone is a mighty morphin' productivity powerhouse
— 11:29 AM on February 22, 2016

Microsoft has been talking about Windows Continuum—the ability to power a laptop or desktop-style PC experience from a Windows smartphone—for some time now. HP's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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US Department of Defense orders upgrade to Windows 10
— 9:03 AM on February 18, 2016

Microsoft reports that the U.S. Department of Defense has ordered all its agencies to upgrade their existing Windows machines to Windows 10. That amounts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2 promises less latency
— 4:49 PM on February 17, 2016

Microsoft has been busy at work with its Surface lineup and accessories. Today, the company is releasing a new version of its

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Windows

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