operating systems

Ten free ways to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

Ten free ways to speed up Windows 10

Not ready to shell out for a new SSD? Here are some free tips you can try to speed up Windows 10
26 Oct 2020
Parallels Desktop brings Windows 10 apps to Chromebooks
operating systems

Parallels Desktop brings Windows 10 apps to Chromebooks

The integration allows enterprise users to run full-featured Windows apps on their devices, as well as share files and documents
21 Oct 2020
Microsoft releases two emergency Windows patches
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Security

Microsoft releases two emergency Windows patches

Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code are afflicted with remote code execution flaws
19 Oct 2020
Microsoft is forcibly installing PWAs on Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft is forcibly installing PWAs on Windows 10

Users have the option to uninstall the forced update
15 Oct 2020
Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears

Over-zealous verification checks designed to tighten security may block some older drivers
15 Oct 2020
16 top BBC micro:bit projects
Hardware

16 top BBC micro:bit projects

Learn everything from beginner projects to challenges for confident coders
13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 launch event confirmed for 13 October
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Mobile Phones

iPhone 12 launch event confirmed for 13 October

Apple's "Hi, Speed" teaser suggests first 5G iPhones will debut at next week's virtual event
7 Oct 2020
Windows XP source code allegedly leaked online
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Microsoft Windows

Windows XP source code allegedly leaked online

The suspected Microsoft operating system files were spread on the anonymous forum 4chan
25 Sep 2020
Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’
Mobile

Spotify and Epic take on Apple’s 30% ‘App Tax’

The Coalition for App Fairness demands changes to the iPhone maker's 'anti-competitive practices'
25 Sep 2020
Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month
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Microsoft Edge will arrive on Linux next month

Preview version of the web browser aims to court developers and advanced users to Edge
23 Sep 2020
Lenovo laptops crashing after Windows 10 update, but there’s a fix
Microsoft Windows

Lenovo laptops crashing after Windows 10 update, but there’s a fix

A faulty Windows patch is forcing ThinkPads into an endless boot loop
21 Sep 2020
Switch to Linux with these top distros
Linux

Switch to Linux with these top distros

Windows 7 is dead; it might be time consider switching to a stable, secure and fast alternative
15 Sep 2020
Android 11's budget version 'Go' is now available
Google Android

Android 11's budget version 'Go' is now available

The new edition is designed to launch apps 20% faster than predecessor and works with cheaper smartphones
11 Sep 2020
Huawei to fully abandon Android by October 2021
operating systems

Huawei to fully abandon Android by October 2021

The second version of its proprietary operating system Harmony will be tested on handsets starting December this year
11 Sep 2020
Chrome OS 87 makes life easier for parents with young children
operating systems

Chrome OS 87 makes life easier for parents with young children

Parents no longer need to use their Android device to create a child account
10 Sep 2020
Android 11 introduces tighter privacy controls for apps
Google Android

Android 11 introduces tighter privacy controls for apps

Next instance of Google's OS also includes controls for IoT ecosystems and messaging apps
10 Sep 2020
Make Linux look like Windows 7
Microsoft Windows

Make Linux look like Windows 7

If you can't quite bear to let Microsoft's recently retired operating system go, Ubuntu Linux can be fashioned into a suitable substitute
10 Sep 2020
Microsoft UK appoints Clare Barclay as CEO
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Microsoft UK appoints Clare Barclay as CEO

Barclay replaces Cindy Rose, who has moved to lead the company's business across the rest of Western Europe
9 Sep 2020
What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know
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What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know

Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer now functions as a genuine alternative to Chrome
9 Sep 2020
Broadcom chip shipments indicate delayed iPhone 12 launch
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Hardware

Broadcom chip shipments indicate delayed iPhone 12 launch

Manufacturer says shipment spike won't be until Q4 this year
4 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
privacy

Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
iOS app economy creates 300,000 new US jobs
iOS

iOS app economy creates 300,000 new US jobs

Apple says iOS app economy now supports more than 2.1 million U.S. jobs
2 Sep 2020
Microsoft extends support for Windows 10 version 1803
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft extends support for Windows 10 version 1803

Enterprise users will now continue to receive security updates until May 2021
28 Aug 2020