An Upgrade or a Downgrade? [Pic]

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To upgrade or to downgrade, that is the question! [Via MUO]

Ubuntu Phone OS Demo [Video]

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From Youtuber twildottv: I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Shuttleworth tonight, and this was a quick demonstration he gave me of the Ubuntu Phone OS running on top of a GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus. [twildottv]

Ubuntu smartphone a possibility for 2014

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu may appear next year. Tech analysts are, to say the least, split over its chances of success. Canonical, the group behind what is one of the best-known Linux-based systems, says that smartphones running Ubuntu will also double up as computers through special docks that connect to a screen, mouse […]

25% of Google Play Apps Are Dodgy [Infographic]

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It’s one of those things that Apple fans love to lord over the PC-lovers and, more recently, the Android-lovers. Viruses and malware. Apple just seems to get fewer. It probably has to do with the fact that the Google Play system is a lot more open than the Apple App Store. With all the good […]

WiFi Issues with iOS6

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It would seem that all is not rosy with the release of the new operating system on iDevices. Apparently there were floods of complaints from customers who had their WiFi greyed out following the update to iOS6 on iPhones 4 and 4S and iPad 3rd Gen. I haven’t yet updated my systems to iOS6 and […]

NASA Puts Smartphones in Space

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NASA needs to make satellites cheaper and faster. There’s an app for that. NASA’s PhoneSat project creates nanosatellites from unmodified smartphones – specifically, the HTC Nexus One and Samsung’s Nexus S. That means it’s Android that gets to leap into outer space, not iOS. The prototype satellites only cost $3,500, a figure kept low by […]

Discovered: Coleco Adam

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So in Ontario Canada, we have a Recycling Program where local businesses who support the program serve as a drop off point where you can discard your used electronics and have them transferred free of charge to proper recycling centers. Now at a local store, I was handy when THIS was brought in. A Coleco […]

Valve Software Chief: Windows 8 a “Catastrophe”

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The head of Valve Software, the company behind the Steam platform, has called Windows 8 a “catastrophe” for the PC games market. Gabe Newell predicted that Microsoft’s changes with the new system could be a major deterrent for games manufacturers. He warned that Windows could become far less open and in turn would stifle innovation. […]

YES: Steam Games Coming to Linux

Valve has revealed that it’s working on bringing its Steam gaming system to Linux computers. It’ll hopefully mean an end to awkward attempts to run Steam games via Windows emulators. The project is very much in the early stages and the idea will be to get it working well with one specific set-up before spreading […]

Microsoft Introduces its Tablet: The Surface

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Microsoft has stepped into the bloodsport Kumite known as the tablet market and has announced more details for The Surface. With Apple dominating this corner of the world, other manufacturers were quick to develop their own hardware to varying reception. The ever popular Blackberry introduced their Playbook hoping to trump the other projects, but sadly […]

Google’s speedy new Chrome Computers

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With the same name as what has now climbed to #1 browser, Google released its own Chrome OS a few years ago. The operating system was marketed for its speed, web/cloud integration and streamlined usability – which are still the main focuses for the new Chromebooks and the “Chromebox” they have released with Samsung. Here’s […]

Court Orders Refund for “Windows Tax”

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A French man has become at least the fourth person to gain a refund for a copy of Windows that came pre-installed on a new computer. This looks to be the first case, though, where a court has ordered the refund. Microsoft’s general policy is that it sells Windows to the retailer and the retailer […]