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How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more
Windows 10 Installed 75 Million Times In First Month: Microsoft Quite Pleased With Themselves
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 has been installed on more than 75 million devices in the first month of its release. The news caused jubilation in the company, and  several Microsoft executives have allegedly sustained serious “High Five” related wounds, according to anonymous sources in Emergency Rooms across the... Read more
Google Chrome And Windows 10 Build 10525: It’s Not Working
Google Chrome and Windows 10 appear to have fallen out with each other. But no one is  forcing anyone to use Microsoft’s new Edge browser….just yet.  Microsoft released the new preview of version Windows 10 build 10525 to Windows Insiders earlier this week, and it was jumped on by... Read more
Two New Updates Make File Comparison Simple
Two new updates have been released on FileHippo for software that makes comparing files, folders, or even whole drives easy and seamless. Both products offer a powerful search and compare feature, while containing two different styles of user interfaces to choose from.   The first is Beyond Compare, an... Read more
Windows 10 Installed over 50 Million Times
In what might possibly be the most unsurprising software news ever, Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Operating System has been installed 53 million times and  managed to capture almost 5% of the market in just under 3 weeks. These figures have been reported by several tech related websites in the... Read more
Big Day For Browser Updates
The days of being stuck having to use the pre-installed Internet Explorer browser are long gone. In the world of optional web browsers, there are a few names that reign supreme, like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Other lesser-known web browsers are still garnering attention and a loyal fan... Read more
Firefox Just Made Your Tab Buttons Bigger…And Other Stuff
If you woke up yesterday and saw that the tabs on Firefox looked a little different, the problem isn’t your contact lenses. The recent updates to Firefox have done a few things, some of them aesthetic, and others vital to maintain some level of compatibility with the new Windows... Read more
Lenovo Busted Again For Installing Spyware!
As if Lenovo hadn’t got in enough trouble for having sold laptops pre-loaded with its Superfish Malware back in February,  it turns out now they’ve been caught out again. 2 years ago, Lenovo got itself banned from supplying IT equipment to some of the world’s largest National Security agencies because of worries... Read more
It’s Alive! Patch Tuesday Lives On For Windows 10
Despite announcing that Patch Tuesday would cease to be back in May, on Tuesday Microsoft proved that some old traditions are hard to kill, releasing as it did 4 critical bug fixes in one go that could affect Windows 10. While there were a slew of fixes across all... Read more
VeraCrypt Update Proves Security Doesn’t Have To Be Hard
Too often, when everyday computer users are asked about data security, passwords, or encryption, they shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t pay much attention to those things. I don’t have anything to hide.” But the reality is, it’s not that you have something to hide from hackers or... Read more
Mozilla Releases New Firefox For Windows 10
Mozilla have just released a new Firefox for Windows 10 in a bid to regain the initiative from Microsoft’s new default Edge browser, and also retain their user base. The new updated and ‘streamlined feel’ of Firefox for Windows 10 makes good on Mozilla’s promise to have an updated browser... Read more
Mozilla Firefox Issues Multi-Language Updates
As if Mozilla didn’t have enough trouble right now dealing with the fact that Windows 10 users are automatically Edge browser fans–regardless of the settings they choose upon installation, and regardless of whether or not they went ahead and made Firefox their default browser at installation–the company is still... Read more
Windows 10 Bugs Leave Users Unhappy
While the original predictions of a Windows 10 fiasco might not have turned out to be as horrifically accurate as experts thought they’d be, there are still more than a few bugs and a lot of disgruntled tech users. Gordon Kelly, for Forbes, is one such user who highlighted... Read more
Quip Desktop App Released For Mac And Windows
Recently Quip announced a new Mac and Windows version of its collaboration-friendly  messaging, spreadsheet, and word processing application. Until now, the app has only been available via Quip’s website and on Android and iOS. Users have been asking for a desktop app for a while now and the company has... Read more
Windows 10 Issues Bug Fix One Day Before The Rollout
Many members of the tech industry have had July 29th circled in red on their calendars for last year or so, as that marks the day that Microsoft will either be the greatest tech company ever or the biggest joke in recent time. Why? Because of an ambitious idea... Read more
Microsoft Lets You Hide Automatic Updates In Windows 10
While Microsoft has a long history of innovation that has unquestionably changed the world, they do have a tendency to become the punchline among tech users who aren’t too excited about their offerings. Case in point, the much-heralded Windows 10 release that’s slated to happen in a matter of... Read more
Microsoft Edge Has Nothing On These Browsers
With the clock ticking on the release of Windows 10–coming up on July 29th–there’s already been a ton of speculation about some of its features. One of the more exciting features is a whole new web browser, Microsoft Edge.   ME has been in the works for a while... Read more
Microsoft Launches ‘Send’ A Lightweight Email App for iPhone
If you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has just debuted a new (crazy simple) email app called Send. The company is describing Send as an “in-and-out” email solution that focuses on brevity and simplicity. In truth, it looks more like another messaging app than your typical email app. “Send gives... Read more