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How Apple's New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good …

iOS

Google tries to calm controversy over app developers having access to your Gmail

Google says it vets these app developers and offers strict user controls over data sharing<p>Google has published a new blog post in response to a story from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> yesterday that detailed how common it is for third-party app developers to be able to read and analyze the contents of a …

Apps

Microsoft Andromeda Rumor Roundup: Everything We Know So Far

Microsoft, having lost the smartphone war, has its eyes on the next evolution of portable computing, and it's called Andromeda. (At least, that's the …

Laptops

Windows 10’s Mail app will finally let you write emails with a stylus

Ready for new dual-screen devices<p>Microsoft first got serious about digital inking in Windows 10 a year after the operating shipped. The software maker added Windows Ink in the aptly named Anniversary Update to improve stylus support for devices with a pen. Windows Ink was a good first step, and …

Windows 10

Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition celebrated by the Linux Foundation

Microsoft heads to Reddit to calm developer nerves<p>Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation nearly two years ago, and more than 15 years after former CEO Steve Ballmer labeled Linux “a cancer.” The hostility between Microsoft and Linux is well and truly over, and developers and businesses are now …

Linux

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

Mac users may be excited by the addition of a dark mode to MacOS Mojave but did you know this is something Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) could already do?<p>When the Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived a few years back it brought the ability to put your device into Dark Mode, which offers black …

18 Travel Experiences Around India That Are Worth Saving Up Your Precious Pennies For

To travel is to live, said author Hans Christian Andersen. And we have only one life to explore so much that our travels and explorations have to …

Maybe you shouldn't buy a MacBook Pro right now

I wouldn't want you to feel buyer's remorse, so here's a word of advice: Maybe don't buy a MacBook Pro right now.<p>Three reasons why:<p><b>1.</b> We're expecting Apple to upgrade its MacBook Pros at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which kicks off June 4. Less than two weeks from now.<p><b>2.</b> The …

Microsoft recently announced new technology that could revolutionize the way we collaborate and work together.

News > Blog<p>VIDEO: Microsoft Could Bring the Next Generation of Collaboration<p>May 16, 2018 <b><br>Kelsey Davis</b>, Sr. Manager, Digital Media Marketing, Consumer …

4 Big Takeaways from Satya Nadella's Talk at Microsoft Build

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is trying to distinguish the business technology giant from its technology brethren by focusing on digital privacy.<p>That’s …

The 5 best new Microsoft Outlook features

Microsoft has been busy of late, what with the Build conference and a bunch of recent Windows updates. Hopefully by now you've learned the 5 ways Edge is better and all the new ways to protect your privacy in Windows 10.<p>Thankfully, Microsoft has also given some love to Outlook -- not just the …

How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone

Android: Google and Android are typically a package deal. Even if Samsung or Sony makes your phone, you’ll still find it loaded with Google Maps, …

Death Of A Platform: Bye Bye Windows Phone

Image: iStock and Microsoft<p>Technology comes and goes. If you've grown up with technology you'll know that one-time favourite devices and services can …

Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation

A team of Microsoft researchers announced on Wednesday they’ve created the first machine translation system that’s capable of translating news articles from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as a person. The company says it’s tested the system repeatedly on a sample of around 2,000 …

Machine Learning

Why I Dumped Google for Bing

Google Maps is extremely popular, but I've taken a liking to Microsoft's Bing Maps.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Facebook Doesn't Make It Easy to Delete Your Account. Here's How to Do It

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Social Media

Microsoft just put another nail in the coffin for Windows phones

It's no secret by now that Microsoft's smartphone ambitions are basically over, with its current Windows 10 Mobile operating system barely on life support.<p>So here's another nail in the coffin. On Monday, Microsoft announced in a blog post that any phone running the older Windows Phone 7.5 or 8 …

Air India adding new non-stop San Francisco flights

Air India is making major investments in adding more flights from San Francisco, adding three more flights between Delhi and San Francisco in March …

Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready

Microsoft probably won’t be happy, again<p>Microsoft and Google have been bitter rivals for at least a decade, and the pair have had several disagreements over security vulnerability disclosure in recent years. Google is stoking those disagreements again this week by disclosing a Microsoft Edge …

Information Security

5 common MacBook problems and how to fix them

Is your Mac is starting to show signs of age and is acting strangely or feeling sluggish? Before you junk it, there might be some easy fixes to what ails it. Here are five fixes to five common Mac problems.<p>1. Startup issues<p>If your Mac fails to boot properly and you find yourself staring at a blank …

MacBook

That terrifying 'unfixable' Microsoft Skype security flaw: THE TRUTH

Oh yeah, we patched that in October, Windows giant yawnsMicrosoft has poured a bucket of cold water on people freaking out over a supposedly …

Kerala conclave for young entrepreneurial aspirants from February 5

Google India CEO, Rajan Anandan will be among the technical and industry leaders participating in the event, which lures enterprising startups from …

Ancient unpatched IOHIDeous vulnerability allows root access to macOS

Apple has a tendency to pride itself on security, but a researcher has released details of a macOS vulnerability that allows for complete system …

This is why I use an iPhone instead of Android, but a Windows PC instead of a Mac

A coworker recently asked me a good question: Why am I so dedicated to my Apple iPhone X and Apple Watch, but vastly prefer a Windows 10 PC to a Mac? I've been chewing it over ever since.<p>Now, I think I have an answer, and it's pretty simple: Apple's iOS is still the best, most useful, and most …

Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft’s stunning Macbook Pro-killer

Pros<p>Powerful; stunning and responsive display; beautifully designed hardware; decent battery life<p>Cons<p>Only one USB C port; doesn't really work well as …

Microsoft removes Google’s Chrome installer from the Windows Store

Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser. Microsoft isn’t impressed with Google’s obvious snub of the Windows Store, and it’s taking action. “We have removed the Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft …

We got our biggest hint yet that Microsoft is working on a bizarre foldable smartphone to take on the iPhone

A new patent filed by Microsoft earlier this week may be giving us our best look yet at the company's long-rumoured ultramobile device, the often-dubbed "Surface Phone."<p>The patent, first reported by The Verge, shows what the Surface team's engineers call a "hinged device" — hinges have been …

MacOS Update Accidentally Undoes Apple's "Root" Bug Patch

When a company like Apple rushes out a software patch for a critical security bug, it deserves praise for protecting its customers quickly. Except, …

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

You Should Pick a Google Pixel 2 Over the Apple iPhone 8

There's one big reason to pick the Google Pixel 2 over the Apple iPhone 8.<p>How do you possibly know whether a Google Pixel 2 is really a better smartphone over the recently released Apple iPhone 8? As Google reps have noted recently, it's not about the specs anymore. Phones are fast and reliable; …

IPhone 8