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Google’s Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 expected to Launch Tomorrow

Exciting news for Android smart phone and tablet fans – Forbes is reporting that Google’s HTC constructed Nexus 9 and Motorola built Nexus 6 will be launching tomorrow, and are expected to be the first devices running…

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Windows 7 Upgradable to Windows 10?

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is already out in the wild and so far we’ve been hearing nothing but good things about Microsoft’s latest operating system; apart from the fact that Microsoft’s marketing department doesn’t know…

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New Videos Show Windows 9 Desktop in Action

The technical preview release date for Windows 9 is still a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped videos of the new operating system from leaking online. This is the first time I’ve seen the OS…

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Windows 9 Screenshots Leak

The next version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system has long been rumoured – but now fresh Windows 9 screenshots seem to have leaked onto the web, revealing the future of the desktop computer. More than 20…

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Microsoft Blog Post Accidentally Leaks “Windows 9 is Coming Soon”

Who better to give us more information on Windows 9 than Microsoft themselves! Looks like the technology giant will be having words with their Chinese division after the team leaked a logo (now believed to be…

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Windows 9 Preview Expected Next Month

We now for certain now that Microsoft are working hard on the next iteration of their operating system. Windows 8 was great overall, but a PR disaster for the company and with Windows 7 being a…

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Windows Phone Store Gets BBM Beta After Reaching 10,000 User Sign-Ups in 24 Hours

BlackBerry’s popular messaging app, BBM, is stated to have reached the 10,000 sign-up number for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Beta in about 24 hours. This means that Windows Phone users running on Windows Phone 8 or above…

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Android’s “Fake ID” Issue Could Allow Hackers to Steal Data from Millions of Devices

A security company by the name of Bluebox Security has been throwing warning out there in regards to a major flaw in Android operating systems that would potentially allow hackers to steal sensitive information from millions…

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Chinese Authorities Pay an ‘Unexpected’ Visit to Microsoft Offices

Microsoft offices from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu have been unexpectedly visited by the Chinese State Administration for Industry & Commerce, according to a report from Reuters. A spokesperson for the company has confirmed the visit,…

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Experts Find ‘Backdoor’ in iOS Functions that Allows Personal Data Monitoring

A forensic scientists warned people about the fact that Apple has undocumented functions in its iOS operating system which allows people to wirelessly connect and extract pictures, text messages and other sensitive data, without the need…

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Urgent Certificate Patch Issued by Microsoft to Address ‘Out-of-Band’ Foreign Certificates

It is said that Microsoft normally releases their patches and updates on the second Tuesday of every month, also known by most as being Patch Tuesday. This time however, they have apparently been forced to release…

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Cortana Personal Assistant Integrated in Skype for Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced some new features coming to Skype for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, namely the Skype 2.19 update, which includes video improvements, fast app resume, increased language support and improved notifications.…

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Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed for Faster Video Playback

Maxthon is a web browser for Windows, OS X and Linux, developed in China by the company Maxthon Ltd. Latest news point to the browser receiving an update aimed towards video playback, having features such as…

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Apple iMac Spotted Running Windows XP in Austin, Texas Production Line

Microsoft products running on Apple hardware might not have been seen as a big thing, but given the ‘flavour’ added by Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, towards Microsoft during Apple’s WWDC, things are looking a bit…

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AMD and BlueStacks Team Up To Bring Dual-OS Android In Windows Environments

A partnership between BlueStacks and AMD has been announced at Mobile World Congress which will bring a new BlueStacks dual-OS Android solution optimized for AMD APUs. It is said to delivering Google Android OS experience to…

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Recent Rumors Point To Both Google Nexus 8 and Android 4.5 Rolling Out In July

The latest Android 4.4 KitKat is still running on a very small range of devices, having some manufacturers still working on updates for their previously released handsets with a lower Android version. Even so, Google is…

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Jolla Preps Android Launcher For Its Sailfish OS

Finland-based Jolla have recently announced that their Sailfish Operating System will soon be available as a launcher for Android by hitting their stable 1.0 release. As a quick recap, Sailfish OS is a MeeGo-like operating system,…

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HP To Announce Its First Chromebox Desktops, Release Date Said To Be This Spring

After Asus and Samsung revealed their version of Chromebox Desktops, it seems that HP is plunging into the game as well with the announcement that they will release their first Chromebox desktops this spring. HP as…

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Windows Phone’s ‘Cortana’ Personal Assistant Leaked In Short Video

Previous reports highlight that Microsoft is working on a personal assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri or Google Now, for the Windows Phone platform. Previous reports say that it is codenamed “Cortana” after the advanced AI seen…

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New SteamOS To Have non-UEFI, Dual-Boot Support And Other Features

The first SteamOS product that Valve announced was definitely a beta project. It was not properly tested, there were a lot of issues installing it, and limited configuration also made it impossible for a variety of…

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Microsoft Employees Refer To Windows 8 As “The New Vista”

Windows 8 has its ups and downs, having opinions divided for both PC and smartphone or tablet users. Some PC users have got used to the new Metro interface, while others did not. There are also…

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Linux-based Mobile Operating System Launched By China

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvv-eXIcQug[/youtube] China has disclosed a brand new, government-blessed mobile OS. Dubbed China OS, or COS, the platform relies on UNIX system and is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with Liantong Network communications…

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Red Hat Teamed Up With CentOS To Boost Innovation

Red Hat and CentOS are joining forces to develop a “new CentOS” in a bid to speed open source innovation. It is said that some CentOS teams will join the Red Hat payroll, but will continue…

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Pirated Windows 7 Found In U.S. Army Base

The government shelled out $50 million USD to Apptricity due to the U.S. Army using Apptricity’s software on more servers and workstations than licensed. Now one soldier stationed in Qatar has stepped forward to reveal that…

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Future Windows Phone May Have Tile-Based Interface As Optional Feature

Windows Phone rumors point to Windows Phone 9 launching sometime during the second half of 2014. The news arrives by way of Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin who previously made several accurate predictions on the mobile industry.…

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Google Might Head Into The ARM Chip Business In The Near Future

Google already has its own smartphones, tablets, the operating system to power them all, and the best search engine to go with it, but it seems it’s not enough. According to Bloomberg, Google is thinking about…

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Android Devices Could Dual-Boot Sailfish OS

The Jolla smartphone barely reached the market and it looks like it already wants to take a drastic approach with its Sailfish OS. Jolla’s CEO, Tomi Pienimäki, is already talking about a dual-boot capability between the…