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Microsoft announces a new edition of Windows 10 - aimed for real pro users
Microsoft announces a new edition of Windows 10 - aimed for "real pro" users
Microsoft has announced a new edition of Windows 10, aimed for power users. The new version, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations has four major ...... 11 Aug 2017 - 18 comments
Don't forget: macOS Sierra and iOS 10 open betas are now available
Don't forget: macOS Sierra and iOS 10 open betas are now available
Just a few days after releasing the developer betas of their two new operating systems, Apple has launched open betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra ...... 10 Jul 2016
Google reveals some more features of Android N
Google reveals some more features of Android N
Google used their developer conference to show off some new feature for the upcoming Android N operating system. The company released a developer ...... 19 May 2016
Report: iOS 9.3 is most stable operating system yet
Report: iOS 9.3 is most stable operating system yet
According to mobile app analytics firm Apteligent, iOS 9.3 is the most stable Apple operating system yet. The latest release has a crash ...... 02 Apr 2016
Microsoft: There are now 270 million devices running Windows 10
Microsoft: There are now 270 million devices running Windows 10
Yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD event, Windows head Terry Myerson announced that there are now over 270 million devices running Windows 10. ...... 01 Apr 2016 - 8 comments
Review: Android N in its earliest form
Review: Android N in its earliest form
Last week, Google shocked the developer world when it released a very early beta of its upcoming Android N operating system, a full two months ...... 16 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Android Nutella preview available now for developers, Nexus owners
Android Nutella preview available now for developers, Nexus owners
Google has pleasantly surprised the Android community by releasing a Developer Preview for Android N (Nutella). The early preview is Google's ...... 09 Mar 2016
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
After months of delays, Windows 8.1 phone owners will soon see their phones updated to Windows 10. Microsoft has promised to begin rolling ...... 07 Mar 2016
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade some PCs to Windows 10
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade some PCs to Windows 10
The U.S. Department of Defense has laid out plans to upgrade "4 million devices and systems" to Windows 10 by February 2017. It appears that ...... 20 Feb 2016
Jolla secures more funding for its Sailfish OS
Jolla secures more funding for its Sailfish OS
Finnish startup Jolla has secured a third round of financing as it tries to fight mobile's duopoly with its own Sailfish OS. Last month, ...... 21 Dec 2015
Windows Phone 8.1 users to get Windows 10 Mobile starting next year
Windows Phone 8.1 users to get Windows 10 Mobile starting next year
Microsoft has delayed the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to existing Windows Phone users, with the company now planning to begin the launch in 2016. ...... 19 Dec 2015
Mozilla releases Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview, an experimental alpha build for Android
Mozilla releases Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview, an experimental alpha build for Android
Mozilla has announced the launch of Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview for Android, an experimental build aimed at devs. The open-source giant ...... 15 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Google to kill Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and older OS X versions next year
Google to kill Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and older OS X versions next year
Google has announced today that it will end support for the Chrome browser for many older operating systems in April 2016. Windows XP and ...... 11 Nov 2015
Report: Google to merge Chrome OS into Android by 2017
Report: Google to merge Chrome OS into Android by 2017
According to a new report, Google plans to merge its Chrome OS operating system into its Android mobile operating system by 2017. There is ...... 30 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
Windows 10 fall update slated for next month
Windows 10 fall update slated for next month
According to Windows insider Paul Thurrott, the Windows 10 Fall Update is slated for release next month. Windows 10 build 1511 will be available ...... 23 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Microsoft confirms 110 million Windows 10 installs
Microsoft confirms 110 million Windows 10 installs
Microsoft has confirmed another milestone for its Windows 10 operating system: 110 million installs since launch in July. A couple of other ...... 07 Oct 2015 - 6 comments
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
According to insider sources, Windows 10 has now surpassed 100 million installs, a major milestone for the operating system. That number ...... 28 Sep 2015 - 37 comments
Apple iOS 9 reaches 50 percent adoption
Apple iOS 9 reaches 50 percent adoption
Apple has announced this week that iOS 9 is the fastest adoption of the operating system yet, with 50 percent of devices already having installed it. ...... 22 Sep 2015 - 2 comments
Apple delays watchOS 2 launch following discovery of bug
Apple delays watchOS 2 launch following discovery of bug
Although iOS 9 launched today as planned, Apple Watch owners will have to wait a bit longer for watchOS 2 as Apple has found a bug that will ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 2 comments
Microsoft's Windows 10 is recording your voice and your key strokes - here's how to turn it off
Microsoft's Windows 10 is recording your voice and your key strokes - here's how to turn it off
While Windows 10 has been generally well reviewed my users, fans of privacy are having a field day with how invasive the new operating system is. ...... 13 Sep 2015 - 19 comments
Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your eligible PC even if you don't have space for it or want it
Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your eligible PC even if you don't have space for it or want it
Microsoft is now downloading Windows 10 installation files to your PC, even if you didn't ask for it nor have enough available hard drive space for it. ...... 12 Sep 2015 - 11 comments
Apple's new operating system Mac OS X El Capitan to launch at end of month
Apple's new operating system Mac OS X El Capitan to launch at end of month
Apple has announced that its new operating system 'El Capitan' will be available on September 30th. The operating system will serve to improve ...... 11 Sep 2015
Windows 10 now with bigger market share than OS X Yosemite
Windows 10 now with bigger market share than OS X Yosemite
Microsoft Windows 10, on the market since the end of July, has now surpassed Apple's OS X Yosemite in market share. According to the latest ...... 05 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
First minor Windows 10 update is slated for November
First minor Windows 10 update is slated for November
According to multiple source, Microsoft's first non-patch update for Windows 10 (codename Threshold 2) is now slated for release in November. ...... 05 Sep 2015 - 4 comments
Windows 10 now installed on 75 million PCs
Windows 10 now installed on 75 million PCs
Microsoft has boasted today that Windows 10 is now installed on 75 million computers, in just one month of availability. By comparison, it ...... 27 Aug 2015 - 9 comments
It's official: Android M is 6.0 Marshmallow
It's official: Android M is 6.0 Marshmallow
After a week of teasing, Google has confirmed that its upcoming Android M mobile operating system will take the name Marshmallow and will take ...... 18 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
Windows 10 quickly takes 4.95 percent of OS market share
Windows 10 quickly takes 4.95 percent of OS market share
In under three weeks, Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system has quickly taken significant market share. The OS has been well received, ...... 18 Aug 2015 - 20 comments
Windows 10 IoT now available for Raspberry Pi 2
Windows 10 IoT now available for Raspberry Pi 2
Microsoft has announced that its Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) Core operating system is now available for Raspberry Pi. The OS, built ...... 15 Aug 2015 - 2 comments
Microsoft Windows 10 flagships will have pen support and scan your eyes
Microsoft Windows 10 flagships will have pen support and scan your eyes
According to a new report, Microsoft will be releasing two Windows 10 Lumia flagship devices this holiday season, both of which will include ...... 26 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Windows 10 is ready for the limelight
Windows 10 is ready for the limelight
Microsoft has finalized the Windows 10 software and the Windows Insider Program members are now able to try out the commercial version. The ...... 17 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft has an event on September 4th for new Windows 10 devices
Microsoft has an event on September 4th for new Windows 10 devices
Microsoft has announced a "Windows 10 Lights up New Devices" event for IFA on September 4th in which the company will unveil new devices running ...... 14 Jul 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft will roll out Windows 10 in phases meaning not everyone will have it on July 29th
Microsoft will roll out Windows 10 in phases meaning not everyone will have it on July 29th
In order to "manage demand" Microsoft has decided to roll out Windows 10 in phases, meaning not everyone with an eligible PC will actually receive ...... 05 Jul 2015
Microsoft had to explain who will get Windows 10 for free, again
Microsoft had to explain who will get Windows 10 for free, again
Thanks to another series of confusing blog posts from the software giant, Microsoft has had to backtrack again and explain who will get Windows 10 for free. ...... 24 Jun 2015 - 6 comments
iOS 9 will temporarily delete apps to make room for updates, patches then reinstall with data intact
iOS 9 will temporarily delete apps to make room for updates, patches then reinstall with data intact
iOS 9 beta users were greeted with a highly-requested feature when they updated to beta 2 yesterday. It appears that Apple is testing a feature ...... 24 Jun 2015 - 5 comments
WWDC: Apple unveils new Mac operating system: OS X El Capitan
WWDC: Apple unveils new Mac operating system: OS X El Capitan
Apple has announced their upcoming operating system update, called OS X El Capitan. El Capitan means "The Captain" in English so Apple may not ...... 09 Jun 2015
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