Windows 8.1 Coming To 16GB Devices

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Microsoft is to make Windows 8.1 available on devices with as little as 16GB of storage. It’ll do so using a compression technique first developed during the making of Vista. The move will allow Windows to be available for even small-capacity devices such as tablets that use a solid state drive. The technique is called […]

Microsoft & Google Put Kibosh On Dual-System Devices

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Plans by ASUS to launch mobile devices running both Windows and Android have been put on hold after objections from Microsoft and Google. It will also mean the end for two existing PC models that use both systems. ASUS first showed off the Transformer Book Duet TD300 in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. It […]

Windows XP Resists Death Sentence

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The proportion of people using Windows XP actually rose in January. It may be little more than a statistical quirk, but the underlying story is what happens when Microsoft pulls the plug on support in barely two months. The figures come from NetMarketShare and are based on computers used to visit sites hosted by its […]

Ubuntu Smartphone Confirmed for 2014

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Canonical has confirmed a currently unnamed manufacturer will release an Ubuntu smartphone in 2014. It follows failed attempts to Canonical to produce the device itself. Canonical, which develops Ubuntu and operates commercially by charging for support and related services, first showed off the “Ubuntu Touch” system for smartphones at the start of this year. At […]

Windows 8 Repair Tool [Picture]

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Yep, that looks about right. [Via MUO]

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 […]