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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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New EVGA Supernova P2 PSUs offer 80 Plus Platinum power
— 1:37 PM on June 24, 2015

EVGA shrank its Supernova G2 PSUs to more reasonable power levels a little while back, and the company is now turning its shrink ray onto...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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EVGA shrinks the Supernova G2 PSU to 550W and 650W
— 11:30 AM on June 15, 2015

We recommend EVGA's Supernova G2 PSUs in our System Guide, but the series has previously bottomed out at 750W—perfect for our top-end builds, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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 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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Windows 10 set for July 29 release
— 8:56 AM on June 1, 2015

Mark your calendars: Windows 10 will be available July 29, less than two months from now. Executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson made the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google unveils new Android OS, releases developer preview
— 2:24 PM on May 28, 2015

At its I/O event in San Francisco this morning, Google introduced Android M, the next version of its mobile operating system. The developer preview is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Classic games returning to Windows 10 with Candy Crush Saga in tow
— 9:05 AM on May 15, 2015

Think Microsoft isn't serious about PC gaming? Think again. After being taken out of the starting lineup for Windows 8, Solitaire made a triumphant return...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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