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The 9 best features that come with today's big free Windows 10 update

It takes what was already a pretty great operating system and improves everything from the Windows Store to new stylus features and the Cortana virtual digital assistant.<p>You should be getting the Anniversary Update today via the normal Windows Update process. Just wait for it to show up, if it …

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Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives

After a few months of hype, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here... well, mostly. Microsoft has started rolling out the upgrade to desktop users, who'll automatically receive it in stages. "Newer machines" will get it first. You can update manually if you just can't stand sitting behind the …

Microsoft delivers Windows 10's 1607 upgrade

Microsoft today began distributing 2016's major Windows 10 upgrade to customers via the operating system's update service.<p>Labeled "Anniversary …

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked (Out of Date)

These are the basic steps you should take to keep yourself, and your data, safe online.<p>Update 11/14/2017: This guide is now out of date. Please see our new, comprehensive guide.<p>The internet can sometimes be a scary place, where hackers steal hundreds of millions of passwords in one swoop, or cause …

Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.10

Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.10 to the Fast ring.<p>Build 14393.10 is the third cumulative update for 14393, which is the RTM …

Apple rolls out fourth iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 betas

Apple today rolled out its fourth beta updates for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 ahead of their public debut this fall. All three promise bug fixes and performance improvements, but more significant changes could be lurking within.<p>These are big updates filled with new features that we can’t wait …

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Windows 10 preview makes it easier to do a fresh install

Windows 10 Insiders are greedy but brave souls who want the latest software toys and are willing to take some risks to get them. The latest preview build (14367) gives them a "get out of jail free" card, however, with a new tool called "Refresh Windows." According to Microsoft, the tool will …

Microsoft's 1TB Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 hit the UK

Microsoft's best Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 models are now available outside of North America. Both of the laptop-tablet hybrids -- the Book being more laptop, the Pro more tablet -- can be bought with a 1TB SSD in eight additional markets. These are: Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong …

NuAns raises funds to release its Windows 10 phone worldwide

When we took a closer look at the NuAns NEO in January, the Japanese company wasn't sure if the Windows 10 Mobile phone was ever going to make it outside its home country. Now, it looks like NuAns has decided to attempt a wider release, because it's raising $725,000 on Kickstarter to fund NEO's …

Apple gives iOS 100+ new emoji with a focus on women

Hot on the heels of Google announcing it would allows users to switch emoji genders two weeks ago, Apple is now doing the same for iOS.<p>This means you can finally have a female construction worker, weightlifter, police officer, or any other previously male-only emoji. The latest developer preview …

Amazon Patents Noise-Canceling Headphones With a New, Awesome Feature

They could make your open office way more bearable.<p>In an increasingly-open-floor-plan world, noise-canceling headphones have become a necessity in …

Apple iOS 9.3.3 update: What iPhone Users Need To Know

iPhone users usually would think twice for any updates especially now that an Apple iOS 9.3.3 update is available. Some would fear that they will …

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta and almost two months after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The iOS 10 beta 4 update is available as an over-the-air download …

Xbox One summer update adds Cortana, music and more

The summer update for Xbox One consoles is now live — days before the Aug. 2 launch of the new-and-improved Xbox One S — and it's a big one.<p>The …

Microsoft kicks off the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with discounts on some of our favorite laptops

Marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is releasing a series of changes it calls the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But if you'd rather start with a brand-new PC than update the operating system on your old one, Microsoft has announced a series of temporary …

Overall Tablet Market Declined By As Much As 10 Percent In 2015

The numbers are in, and it’s not good news – for tablet sales that is. A pair of new market share reports show declining numbers of tablets shipped in 2015. According to one report from Strategy Analytics, 224.3 million tablets were shipped last year – a decline of 8 percent from 2014. IDC’s …

Vaio has a Windows Phone, and here's what it looks like

Sony spinoff Vaio has announced a Windows Phone, even though Microsoft's mobile operating system hasn't done particularly well.<p>Windows Phone isn't dead yet. It just got a vote of confidence from an unlikely source: Sony spinoff Vaio has just announced a Windows Phone in its home country of …

Here are the best pictures ever taken on an iPhone, according to Apple

The campaign, called World Gallery, showcases work from around the world and will be featured in 85 cities across 26 countries, according to iMore.<p>The theme of this year's selection is people, children, and men doing normal things. Apple has mixed together famous photographers with shots from every …

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Microsoft starts downloading Windows 10 automatically through Windows Update

Software update upgraded to ‘recommended’ status, meaning those with automatic updates set will see it downloaded in the background and a request to install Windows 10 over Windows 7 and 8<p>Microsoft has followed through with its plans to push adoption of Windows 10 by downloading it in the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

1. <b>Alphabet, Google's parent company, overtook Apple to become the most valuable company in the world.</b> Last night, the company was worth roughly $544 billion. At that point, Apple's market capitalization stood at $534 billion.<p><b>2. About one in seven people on the planet now use WhatsApp, according to</b> …

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TwelveSouth debuts BookBook cases for slimmer iPad Air 2 + mini 4, teases iPad Pro edition

TwelveSouth, maker of stylish accessories for Apple products, is out today with new versions of its signature BookBook case fit for the slimmer iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. In addition, TwelveSouth’s also showing off the upcoming iPad Pro version of the BookBook case. If you’re unfamiliar, …

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Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers starting today, in what’s a major push for the enterprise social networking service. The rollout will come in …

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Microsoft's Band 2 now lets you do more than track your weight

Microsoft released its Band 2 late last year and now it’s updating its accompanying Health dashboard and app to add some neat features, like the ability to share your workouts with friends.<p>The cross-platform Health dashboard is one of the Band 2’s greatest assets as it means users of the tracker …

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Powerful Mac email client Airmail has finally landed on the iPhone

Airmail, the powerful desktop email client for Mac, has finally come to iPhone.<p>After a long beta period, Airmail for iPhone brings much of what you may like about the desktop client, but adds a few clever tricks for mobile.<p>In addition to the normal email app things you might expect (aggregated …

This Windows 10 shortcut finally makes your touchscreen useful

When I got my new laptop a few months ago, I was excited to try using the touchscreen for a better browsing experience. Sadly, the feature gets little to no use, simply because I’m quicker with a mouse.<p>However, Windows 10 has a neat ‘slide to shut down’ function that lets you turn off your computer …

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Anonymous App After School Raises $16.4 Million One Year After App Store Ban

After School raised a sizable round despite nearly running itself off the road.<p>What a difference a year can make. One year ago, anonymous messaging app After School was in the middle of a four-month-long ban from Apple’s App Store for violating the company’s safety guidelines.<p>Now After School is …

Apple removes ‘impact resistant’ claim from Apple Watch after losing court case over cracked screen

The <i>BBC</i> reports that Apple has removed the phrase ‘impact resistant’ from its description of the Apple Watch after losing a UK court case over a cracked screen. The owner said that he had been influenced by the description as he is “prone to knocking things about a bit.”<p>Gareth Cross, 32, from …

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow reportedly rolling out to some Galaxy Note 5 beta testers

A few weeks back, Samsung opened up an Android Marshmallow beta testing program for specific carrier models of the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. While we’re undoubtedly still some time away from seeing the OS update land officially for those carrier-locked devices, Samsung has …

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