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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Asus PCE-A88 Wi-Fi adapter could outpace wired networks
— 3:41 PM on May 11, 2016

Anandtech has gotten wind of some fancy new networking hardware from Asus: the PCE-AC88 4x4 Wi-Fi adapter. According to the site, this PCIe x1...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3 adds Night Shift feature for sweeter dreams
— 1:34 PM on March 22, 2016

Apple introduced iOS 9.3 at its keynote event yesterday. The biggest user-facing change in this release is Night Shift, an f.lux-like feature that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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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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Hackers compromise Linux Mint Cinnamon ISO and forums
— 9:07 PM on February 23, 2016

The leader of the Linux Mint project, one of the more popular Linux distributions for the desktop, has revealed the project's website was attacked. In...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Win10 becomes a recommended update for older Windows versions
— 4:09 PM on February 2, 2016

Last year, Microsoft said it had future plans to push users to upgrade to Windows 10, and it's keeping its promise. The operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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Multi-user support for educational institutions comes with iOS 9.3
— 4:37 PM on January 11, 2016

Apple has released details of the beta version of iOS 9.3, and it certainly sounds like the company is going after Chromebooks' success...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Monster routers from Linksys and TP-Link are ready to hit the streets
— 2:26 PM on January 8, 2016

TP-Link and Linksys each took advantage of CES to show off impressive new Wi-Fi routers. The routers differ in a few key areas, but both...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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