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Cyanogen wants to integrate Cortana with its OS

Microsoft recently released its digital assistant, Cortana, for Android as a standalone app. However, Cyanogen has some bigger plans in mind, mulling over the possibility of deeply integrating Cortana with Cyanogen OS in order to access functions similar to those you would find on Cortana for Windows Phone or Siri on …

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Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week

Windows 10 is due out in just a few weeks time, so as you would expect, Microsoft is preparing to finalize its launch build ahead of time. According to sources close to the Windows 10 project, Microsoft is currently working on the final version of Windows 10, which will release …

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Nintendo might use Android on its next console

Nintendo might be the first major platform holder to make a gaming console based on Android, if new rumors are to be believed. This would be a big departure from Nintendo’s previous strategy, which often involves closing everything down with a proprietary operating system and region locks on software. According …

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Windows 10 upgrade icon appears for everyone

Update: A Microsoft blog post has now announced the Windows 10 release date as 29th July. Did you wake up this morning with a strange Windows icon in your system tray? Most Windows 7 and 8 users did. Never fear, you haven’t been infected with some kind of phishing malware, …

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Microsoft does still go after Windows pirates

Even though pirating many pieces of software, movies and games is incredibly easy for those with a bit of technical know-how, its the long term upkeep that can be difficult. Official updates aren’t likely to work and worse yet, they get complacent, which is where the likes of Microsoft can …

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OnePlus and Cyanogen are officially parting ways

The rift between Cyanogen and OnePlus in recent months has been very evident, with all signs pointing towards the two companies going their separate ways by the time the OnePlus Two rolls around. Now the companies have officially stated their intentions to part ways. However, those of you who own …

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Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone to launch next month

Samsung has sat on its Tizen mobile operating system for an awfully long time since its initial unveiling but it looks like the company is willing to finally launch its own smartphone powered by the home-made software. The Samsung Z1 will supposedly launch next month, running Tizen. There were some …

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Thecus N2310 2-bay NAS Review

Today we are going to look at one of the latest products in Thecus’ range of NAS servers – the N2310.  This comes in at the bottom of their range, designed for home and small business users on a budget.  We are interested to see where they have compromised on …

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Windows 9 preview could arrive this year

Rumor has it that Microsoft is preparing a Windows 9 preview for the end of this year ahead of the Operating System’s full release next year. It is currently believed that the next iteration of Windows will mainly target those still using Windows 7. “Before Threshold is released next spring, Microsoft …

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Windows 8.1 beats out Windows 8 in OS race

Windows 8 wasn’t quite the disaster release that Windows Vista was back in the 00’s, but it was far from great. People didn’t like being forced into using a touch screen developed tab system on their desktop and laptop and the missing start button didn’t help much either. Fortunately it …

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China bans government PCs from using Windows 8

Poor old Windows 8. It’s not had the easiest time of things since it’s launch back in 2012, getting slammed from all sides by gamers and pretty much anyone that wasn’t using a tablet. Since then it’s regained some momentum, especially with its 8.1 release, but continued to remain the …

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Microsoft sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades, says Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Current CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has announced that over four million Windows 8 upgrades have been sold already. His follow up statement said that the interest in the new operating system had been “stunning.” This announcement was made at Microsoft’s Build Developer’s conference at the company’s main campus in …

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How many hours went into testing Windows 8?

Windows 8

While I’m sure many of you will immediately jump to the smart ass answer of “not enough,” the actual figure for the man hours put into testing Windows 8 is quite staggering. The one that came out of Microsoft today during its official launch event for the new operating system, …

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