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Surface Phone Really Needs Windows 10 Creators Update to be a Major Hit - Why?

For a while now we’ve been discussing the Surface Phone and how Windows 10 is critical to the product’s success in the market. With all the latest …

Watch the Apple Watch Series 2 eject water from the speaker in slo-mo [Video]

One of the challenges Apple faced with making the Apple Watch Series 2 ‘swimproof‘ was that it has two large-ish holes in the casing in the form of the speaker grilles. The company said during the keynote that it actually used sound waves to eject water from the speaker enclosure, and we can now …

Apple Watch

What you need to know about power supplies

It started with a clicky-popping noise and a black screen. There was an acrid smell of burning electronics, and a thin wisp of smoke rising from the …

Microsoft's Official Guide For A DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror With Face Detection

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft's getting into the game too. While Microsoft's mirror is teased as a …

How-To: Remap Windows keyboards to match the Mac keyboard layout

Over the last few days I’ve been finding myself using a keyboard designed for Windows users on my Mac. The reason behind such a change was that my MacBook Pro’s keyboard was causing wrist pain. The shallow key travel of the MacBook’s keyboard is partly to blame.<p>I just so happened to have an …

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Microsoft Sees the Light and Joins Eclipse | Community

Microsoft on Tuesday announced it was joining the Eclipse Foundation as a solutions member.<p>Membership will enable the company to collaborate more …

How to download any Windows ISO for free

Whatever version of Windows you're running, the time will probably come when you want to reinstall. You might be lucky and can have recovery media on …

Use your PS4 controller with OS X

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How to stream torrented movies on iOS 8 without jailbreaking

Popcorn Time is finally out for iOS, giving iPad and iPhone users direct access to “The Netflix of Pirated Movies” service for the first time ever. There’s just one catch: it requires a jailbreak.<p>Over 50% of iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 8 and a jailbreak isn’t coming out …

Popcorn Time

NuDock wants to charge your Apple Watch, iPhone and every other USB device you own

Apple Watch pre-orders kick off on Friday, which means you could have one on your wrist within a few short weeks. Big name brands have been slowly announcing accessories for Apple’s first wearable, but most have conservative designs and feature sets. Crowdfunding campaigns and smaller companies …

Crowd Funding

LightBlue Bean+ Is An Arduino Board With Bluetooth Built-In

If you’re anything like me you understand the power of Arduino but are stymied by limitations of education, imagination, or wireless connectivity to implement it into your own life. Thanks to the LightBlue Bean+, however, one of those roadblocks has been torn down.<p>The Bean+ is basically an Arduino …

LG Rolly Is A Rollable Keyboard For Your Tablet (Video)

LG has announced the launch of a new portable keyboard for tablet, the LG Rolly and as the name suggests, the keyboard can be rolled away to make it …

Wacom Bamboo Spark Digitalizes Your Handwritten Notes

Wacom has released Bamboo Spark, a smart folio with a smart ballpoint pen. Using the kit, you can effortlessly digitalize your handwritten notes. …

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

Windows 10

Windows 10: Microsoft is recording EVERYTHING you type, but this is how to stop it

GETTYMicrosoft records every tap on the keyboard in Windows 10, but you can switch it off<p>Microsoft can track every word you type, or say out loud, …

Windows 10 Activator / Loader KMSpico

Windows 10 has arrived and it is advertised by MS as productive, flexible, personal and familiar to millions of users. They say it’s a powerful mix …

Windows 10

Turn On 'Fast Startup' In Windows 10 To Boot Your PC Faster, Here's How

Windows 10 not booting fast enough for you on your PC? Well you’re definitely not alone. As it stands, Windows does tend to slow down on boot times …

Enable Dark Theme Mode In Windows 10, Here's How

Different users will undoubtedly have different opinions and preferences when it comes to the visual styling of applications and desktop software. …

WayTools' TextBlade Keyboard to Start Shipping to Test Group Users Next Week

In January of 2015, WayTools announced the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard that sparked a lot of interest with its unique multilayered layout that replaces a full keyboard with eight large smart keys.<p>Refinements, production issues, and other hiccups have long delayed the release of the …

A Childhood Tale of Pokémon Heartbreak

This is a story about losing your innocence, and getting your heart torn out in the worst kind of way. Also, <i>Pokémon.</i><p>Once upon a time, there was a …

These emails options are way better than Microsoft Outlook

Are you and Outlook parting ways? Ready to try something different at work or home? We get it – finding an alternative that provides all the …

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How to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac Using Boot Camp Assistant

Following the launch of Windows 10, Apple updated Boot Camp to support the latest Windows operating system on select Mac computers from 2012 and newer. If you've always wanted to try Windows on your Mac and think that now is the time to finally take the plunge, we can help you get through the …

Windows 10

The Secrets Of Uber’s Mysterious Surge Pricing Algorithm, Revealed

By Jessica Leber5 minute Read<p>Most people who use Uber know they may pay more for a ride on a rainy winter evening than on a sunny summer’s day. …

The best Hearthstone deck resource sites

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: there’s no shame in 'netdecking'—using card lists found on Hearthstone websites. Unless you’re some sort of …

Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.<p>However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.<p>Leaf, a …

Find the best Hearthstone deck tracker for you

If you’ve played Hearthstone at anything beyond a very basic level, you should already understand the importance of statistics. Specifically, how …

How to turn an old PC into a dedicated gaming server

<i>This story was originally published on our sister site</i> Maximum PC<i>. Check out</i> <i>their</i> features page <i>for more how-tos and guides to PC hardware.</i><p>Set up a …