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Android Security Report Published by Google

Compared to Apple and their almost uncrackable iOS, security on Android has always seemed poor. Despite the constant security patches, it seems like Google’s mobile OS is fraught with security flaws with new flaws like Stagefright…

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Visual Studio Will Now Include Xamarin

Microsoft recently brought out Xamarin, software based on letting people create programs using C# and .NET operating systems which can then be ported to both iOS and Android. This meant that using the Microsoft based languages…

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Microsoft Windows 10 Hits 270 Million Active Users

Happily for Microsoft, Windows 10 adoption is chugging along quite nicely. In fact, according to Microsoft, Windows 10 has achieved the fastest adoption yet, beating out Windows 7 and 8. Since the last update at the…

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Oracle Asks For $9.3 Billion in Copyright Trial Against Google

Google is known for many things, from the search engine that started it all to the chrome web browser that so many uses these days. One of the things Google is known for is the Android…

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Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0 Review

Introduction It has been about six months since Synology launched the Beta program for the new DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0 and we’re so very close to an official release. Today I’m taking a closer look at…

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WhatsApp to End Support For Older Operating Systems

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging client which allows users to exchange text messages, images, video content, location details and audio files. As of February 2016, WhatsApp has a user base of up to one billion which…

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Windows 10 Now a Recommended Update

Microsoft is everything but subtle about their want for people to move to windows 10. With the security support for Windows 8 ending, users were left with two supported operating systems. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10…

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UK Nuclear Submarines Use Windows XP

Technology changes all the time, and operating systems are no different. From the era of DOS and punch cards to modern day touch screens and augmented reality, you can find every generation making their mark in…

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Windows 8 To Stop Receiving Security Updates

Microsoft recently cut off support for their popular operating system, Windows 7. In light of this, you would think their later operating systems would have a little longer left on the clock? Not if you are…

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Revive an Old PC With the Android-Based Remix OS

Last year, Jide launched the Remix Mini, the world’s first Android PC, and now the company is launching its Remix operating system, a forked version of Android Lollipop, for free later this month. Remix OS works…

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Microsoft Calls Sticking With Windows 7 a Security “Risk”

At the end of December, NetMarketShare reported that Windows 7 is the most popular operating system in the world, taking a huge 55% of the market share, compared to Windows 10’s meagre 9.9%, despite being installed…

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Windows 10 Redstone to Bring Back Desktop Gadgets

Windows Vista was heavily criticized for being a bloated operating system which utilized far too many system resources. Whether this was down to poor programming, or embedded services remains to be seen. Nevertheless, Vista has a terrible reputation…

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New Windows 10 Update Re-Enables Data Collection Disabled by Third-Party Software

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Microsoft’s November update for Windows 10 has re-enabled all data collection features that may have been disabled by the user via third-party software. Many Windows 10 users, while enjoying the new operating…

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New Windows 10 Feature Delays Updates For Up to a Year

The latest update to Windows 10, version 1511 (or build 10586, but effectively ‘Service Pack 1’), has introduced a plethora of changes, from performance enhancements, refinements to Cortana, and an updated Microsoft Edge internet browser, but…

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Windows 3.1 System Shuts Down Paris Airport

Last Saturday, the Orly airport in Paris was forced to ground all flights due to a computer glitch and not just any glitch, but one caused by a system running Windows 3.1 – Yes, the early…

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An Inside Glimpse at Computing in North Korea

After eschewing Windows due to its American origins, North Korea has been using the Red Star operating system for over a decade. Not only is Red Star created by the North Korean state, it is the…

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Microsoft Preparing Large Windows 10 Update in November

Windows 10 will be receiving a substantial update in November according to a trusted source known to industry veteran Paul Thurrott. The revised version of Windows 10, known as “Threshold 2” includes a number of new…

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Microsoft Responds to Advert Claims in Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows Insider members recently noticed an unusual suggestions bar embedded into the Start Menu. This appeared in the latest testing build and offered information about third-party applications. Some critics and users quickly reported these suggestions as…

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KDE Turns 19 Today!

Today marks the 19th birthday of the Kool Desktop Enviroment (KDE) which added a more stylish visual interface to various Linux distributions. Back in 1996, the creator, Matthias Ettrich said: “Unix popularity grows thanks to the…

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Windows 10 Build 10565 Improves Edge, UI, Context Menus, and Icons

Microsoft has released its newest build of Windows 10 (10565) bringing with it a plethora of new features, including improvements to its new Edge browser and Cortana personal assistant, new icons and title bars, and a…

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Windows 10 Hits 110 Million Mark by Second Month

Earlier in the month, we got word that Windows 10 had surpassed the 100 million install mark. While that was an unofficial source, we now getting word directly from Microsoft that their new operating system managed to hit…

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Microsoft Addresses Windows 10 Privacy Concerns by Pretending They Don’t Exist

Since the release of Windows 10 at the end of July this year, there’s been much frenzied concern – some hysterical, some justified – regarding the operating system’s approach to user privacy, but Microsoft has refused…

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New Windows Update Disables Safedisc DRM

Microsoft made a lot of people mad last month when it disabled support for Safedisc and certain versions of Securom DRMs in Windows 10, which made hundreds of older PC games unplayable, short of downloading no-CD…

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Microsoft Builds Its Own Linux Distro

In a move unheard of under its previous regime, Microsoft has revealed that it has built its own Linux distribution and is utilising it in its Azure data centres. Since CEO Satya Nadella took the reins…

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How to Stop Windows 7 and 8 From Spying on You

By now, the internet is saturated with articles advising Windows 10 users how to stop the new operating system from tracking and collecting their data, with many existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users breathing a sigh…

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Windows 10 is Spying on Kids and Not Everyone is Happy About it

Windows 10 spies on its users. This is no secret. But did you know that it specifically spies on kids and sends weekly reports of children’s computer history and internet browsing details to parents in a…

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Windows 10 Already Installed on More Than 75 Million Devices

Windows 10’s launch has been nothing short of extraordinary and recorded over 14 million installs within a 24 hour period. The latest data from Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate Vice-President of Windows is extremely exciting and indicates…