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The best of Siri: 11 funny responses from the iPhone's virtual assistant

As asking Siri how to divide zero by zero takes over the internet, we go through more of the best answers when you ask for Siri's help<p>Siri, Apple's virtual assistant for the iPhone and iPad, has become a useful companion for many users wanting a shortcut to make calls, set alarms or open apps.<p>Since …

Siri

Microsoft readies up Windows 10 for better compatibility with older software

'Crowd-sourced' nature of OS development spells high hopes, says Microsoft

Windows 10

Here's one way Apple's next big iPhone update will make your phone a lot smarter

Siri will be able to communicate with apps so that it can offer relevant information before you ask for it. You'll be able to search for anything on your iPhone — even content from within your apps — through the iPhone's search bar.<p>But Apple is going one step further by actually predicting which …

Here's the real reason Apple caved in on fees for its new music service

If you follow the music industry at all, then you know that the biggest story so far this week is how Apple suddenly reversed the strategy it had …

Windows 10 testers can keep it for free, with a small catch

Microsoft made headlines last week when it seemingly announced that it would give away a free copy of the new OS to anyone who signed up to test it. Today however, the company has "clarified" that statement to explain that the offer isn't quite as cut and dry. Windows 7 and 8.1 users are still …

Review: Microsoft Surface 3 – A Beautiful and Highly Mobile Productivity Machine

<i>“A tablet that can replace your laptop” –</i> this is the mantra that <b>Microsoft</b> has used to push its Surface Pro 3 to the masses. Interestingly, the …

Soon, you’ll be able to waltz right into an Apple Store and walk out with an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch premiered with stellar sales numbers — for a smartwatch — and a great deal of praise from the tech community. As usual, the demand …

Microsoft will kill Patch Tuesday with Windows 10

If you’re a Windows user you likely know what Patch Tuesday is, but as with many things future generations will be scratching their heads when they …

Windows 10

WWDC 2015: 7 more things Apple needs to include in the upcoming 'iOS 9' update for iPhone and iPad

Apple won’t announce “iOS 9″ until the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 8. Until then, we’re left with rumors, speculation, and …

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Windows 10 Or OS X: Can Hardware Make The Difference?

Would you switch from Mac to Windows to get access to “better” hardware?<p>I resolved that dilemma long ago by becoming, more or less, operating system agnostic.<p>There is one stubborn, undeniable fact in favor of being agnostic: One side offers more choice. That would be Windows, of course. And that …

Windows 10

Apple Store staff set to give fashion advice

As well as asking a series of functional questions about the watch's intended use, that may also include assessing the customer's appearance and …

Smartwatches

First Click: the great Mac vs. PC touchscreen debate

The current divide between MacBooks and Windows-based laptops spans the length of an outstretched arm. Since the announcement of Windows 8, laptops from Dell, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft and others have all featured touchscreen displays. Apple, the company that brought multitouch displays to the masses …

This Surprising Trait Can Get You Fired at Apple

There’s one thing that will make or break you at Apple: cultural fit.<p>In an exclusive interview with <i>Fortune</i> published Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook …

Windows 10 upgrade arrives this summer – even for pirated copies

A free Windows 10 upgrade will arrive this summer, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, wrote in a blog post this week.<p>And that includes pirated copies.<p>That’s because Microsoft is trying to penetrate the Chinese consumer market, which is rife with illegal …

10 mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store

Apple now has over 400 stores worldwide. Check out some other mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store.

Office 2016 for Mac Preview: A closer look at what Microsoft has for OS X | On MSFT

As a Mac user who loves Microsoft, I have been eagerly awaiting a new release of Office for the platform. The latest version of Office for Mac was …

What to expect from Apple's 'spring forward' watch event

Here's a twist: Apple is about to hold an event where you probably know what the main attraction will be. Yes, barring surprises, the March 9th "spring forward" presentation will largely answer the remaining questions about the Apple Watch. However, that list of questions is seemingly a mile long. …

How to Quickly Transfer Your Files and Settings to a New PC (or Mac)

Migrating your files, settings, and programs to a new PC can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re not completely organized. These tools and …

HP Spectre x360: An almost perfect Windows 8.1 convertible

HP Spectre x360 review<p>Bringing sexy back<p>Bends over backwards<p>Big-ass tablet mode<p>Loaded with ports<p>Propped up<p><i>UPDATED 3/17/15, 9:59 a.m. ET:</i> [HP sent …

Office 2016 for Mac preview: a first look at an overdue upgrade

It's fair to say that Office for Mac hasn't exactly been a priority for Microsoft. While it's lavished attention on the Windows, iOS and Android versions of its productivity suite, Mac users have been stuck using Office 2011 for almost five years. That's set to change very soon, as Office 2016 is …

Windows 10 Settings menu: The Ease of Access tab

The Ease of Access tab is organized, but it could be a little more helpful.<p>If you're looking for a high-contrast theme, voice narration or closed captions, you'll find them in the Ease of Access tab in the new Windows 10 Settings menu. But for those of you who are more comfortable with Microsoft's …

Software

The Apple Watch has a low-power mode that only tells the time

If you're jonesing for an Apple Watch, you probably want to do a lot with it. But what if you're headed out to a party and would rather <i>not</i> risk staring at a dead screen when you're wondering how late it is? Don't worry, you're covered. The <i>New York Times</i> understands that the Watch has an unannounced …

Parallels Desktop 10 review

<i>Parallels 10 is packed with virtualization features and full support for Windows 10. High annual upgrade costs hold it back, but it’s still a</i> …

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Every iPhone comes with a pair of "EarPods," which are capable of doing a lot more than you think. Make life infinitely easier and learn these 14 things you can do with your pre-packaged iPhone headphones.<p><i>Produced by Will Wei</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

How Every Square Foot Of An Apple Store Is Designed To Make You Spend More Money

If you own a piece of Apple tech there's a good chance you've visited one of their retail locations. Every detail of each Apple store has been designed and planned out to influence the customer into spending more money as they shop and browse. Here's how it works.<p>Layouts courtesy of …

Here’s why Windows 10 is terrible for your laptop’s battery life

Battery life is key for notebooks, and Windows 10 offers a new Battery Saver feature meant to improve endurance. We compared Windows 8.1 to Windows …

The insane ritual Tim Cook goes through every time he visits an Apple Store

Cook sat down for an interview with The Telegraph in London, and the newspaper accompanied him on a visit to Apple's sprawling Covent Garden store.<p>Problematic for Cook is that he is so famous, so well liked by staff, that scheduling a visit ahead of time would most likely cause chaos. Word would …

Don't Redesign Apple Stores To Sell Watches

When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, his close friend and senior vice president of design at Apple, Jonathan Ive, became the “creative soul of the company,” as a former executive at the tech giant told <i>The New Yorker</i>. Everything design-related at the company falls to Mr. Ive including, as it turns …

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