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Linux is 24-Years-Old Today!

Today marks the 24th birthday of the Linux operating system, pioneered by Linus Torvalds and provided an open-source, community-based alternative to Microsoft Windows. Linux is Unix-powered and features customizable source code under the GNU General Public…

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Windows 95 Celebrates 20th Birthday Today!

Windows 95 has reached the ripe old age of 20 today, and remembered quite fondly by critics and consumers who witnessed the iconic operating system’s initial launch. Way back in 1995, Microsoft set the technological world…

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Microsoft is Keeping its Windows 10 Updates Secret

Microsoft has refused to reveal the content of its Windows 10 updates, unless the revisions to its operating system are what it deems “significant”. Microsoft was asked by The Register to clarify its policy following the…

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Windows 10 Banned by Torrent Trackers

Paranoia over Windows 10’s privacy policy is reaching its apex with the news that users of the operating system have been banned by a number of torrent trackers. The excessive prohibition has been implemented over concerns…

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New Android Vulnerability Affects Everything on the Device

Following Stagefright, another worrying Android vulnerability has been uncovered by researchers. The security flaw can be exploited by taking advantage of the operating system’s multitasking functionality, giving hackers access to every part of the device. “The…

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Redditer Discovered Hidden Feature in iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan

We got a lot of information out of what to expect from iOS 9 and El Capitan this fall at Apple’s WWDC in June. Even so, developers are said to be good at discovering Apple’s ‘hidden’…

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How to Stop Windows 10 From Sharing Your Bandwidth

The Windows 10 upgrade procedure is remarkably simple and easily reversed if you prefer an older operating system. To manage the bandwidth demands, Microsoft uses a peer-to-peer (P2P) system which allows your network to host the…

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How to Unlock Windows 10 ‘God Mode’

The full retail version of Windows 10 has been available for nearly a fortnight, and with users still familiarising themselves with all the operating system’s tricks, it was only a matter of time before a favourite…

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Windows 10 Market Share Rises to 3.55 Percent

Despite some of the negative press surrounding Windows 10’s hidden snooping tools, the operating system appears to be roaring success and has extended its market share to 3.55 percent. The latest data comes from the weekly…

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The Free Software Foundation Calls on Users to “Reject Windows 10”

One of the best things about Windows 10 is that it’s available for free to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. You’d think that an organisation called the Free Software Foundation would appreciate that fact, right? Well,…

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Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 10 Today

Introduction The launch date of Windows 10 has finally arrived after an extensive Beta testing period for users in the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s latest operating system is designed to be light on system resources and implement…

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Windows 10 Rolls Out – Upgrade Available to Install Now

Windows 10 has officially arrived for Windows users. For a lucky few who have already reserved their copies of the new Microsoft OS, Windows Update is already offering a 2.699 GB download to upgrade from your…

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Windows 10 Will Include Tool to Block Updates

Much fuss has been made, rightly, about Microsoft’s decision to include mandatory automatic updates in its forthcoming operating system, Windows 10. There is no way to edit, control, or block Windows Update in Windows 10 Home,…

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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Owners Won’t Be Able to Reserve a Windows 10 Upgrade

If you wanted to upgrade before reserving a Windows 10 Upgrade, you might want to reconsider. Apparently, GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners are not able to reserve a copy of Microsoft’s latest operating system because the…

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Take a Look at a Leaked Version of Cortana for Android

Microsoft announced in May that it will roll out its personal assistant, Cortana, to Android and iOS. As the official launch is getting closer, so are the leaks it seems. Word is that a pre-release version…

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Microsoft Hurries Out Emergency Windows Patch

Microsoft has broken their trend of releasing hotfixes on the second Tuesday of every month to release a vital “out of band” security patch. The critical flaw entitled MS15-078 is a vulnerability in the Microsoft Font Driver…

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Check Out the Windows 10 Packaging Boxes

With the launch of Windows 10 later this month, more and more information about Microsoft’s upcoming OS is appearing. Today we have been gifted with some images that show the box art for Windows 10. This…

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Apple Pokes Fun at Android in new Commercial

When you have two competitors as large as Apple and Google, or Apple and Samsung, Okay Apple Vs the World; things differentiating between the two (or more) companies can become extremely petty. In the newest advert…

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US Navy Pays For XP Support

Governments have long been accused of not planning for the future and thus wasting money on projects which really should have been modernized. Well, this is no exception as its been announced that the US Navy…

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Watch How This Hacked Macintosh OS 7.5.5 Runs on the Apple Watch

Back when Macintosh OS 7.5.5 first got released in 1996, you were required to sit in front of a big desktop computer and a CRT monitor. Those of you who still remember the latter bulky displays…

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Testers Getting Windows 10 For Free? Maybe Not

Microsoft just can’t seem to make up its mind regarding who is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade, or at the very least is struggling to communicate it clearly. Over the weekend, news broke that…

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Microsoft Is Giving Away Windows 10 To Testers

Windows 10 has had some confusing upgrade notices. First it was everyone that was running windows 7 and above could upgrade for free, this initially included people who had a less than legit version installed. This…

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Google Adds a Big Pot of Money as Android Security Rewards Program Incentive

Google is known for rewarding its fans and developers who find and provide fixes to its Android operating system. Through its reward system, Google ensures that bugs are found and dealt with accordingly. Through its open-source…

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The Truth About Windows 10 Annual Fees

The internet has been awash with rumours ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of the new operating system’s release, with…

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Apple Takes a Radical Approach with its Swift Programming Language

Apple just announced something really radical today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. We all now how strict and closed the company is with its software and hardware, but it looks like things are about to change…

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Microsoft Backtracks on Free Windows 10 Upgrade for Pirates

Contradicting previous reports, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not be offering free Windows 10 upgrades to people using pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, says…

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Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Can Now Reserve Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft has confirmed the release of Windows 10 as 29th July, and certain Windows 7 and 8.1 users are able to reserve their free upgrade to the new operating system, thanks to a handy little icon…