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Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone Won’t Be Resurrected Any Time Soon

In case the lack of new phones or software updates didn’t already clue you in, Microsoft has shut down any efforts to keep Windows Mobile 10 alive. On Twitter, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore stated that the company is no longer actively developing new features or hardware for the platform, and that even he has switched over to an Android phone for his personal mobile needs. Read More >>

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Microsoft Admits That Windows Phone is Dead

We've all known it for years, what with it's dwindling market share and lack of support, but Microsoft has finally admitted that Windows Phone is dead. Deader than the Norwegian Blue. In a series of tweets Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company will no longer be actively working on Windows Phone, or its sort-of successor Windows Mobile. Read More >>

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How to Find the Specs For Any Device You Own

You probably know a bit about the laptops, smartphones, and other devices set in front of you, especially if you bought them after agonising over the choices for weeks. Even for those devices you did carefully pick and buy yourself, as the years roll by it can be easy to forget exactly how much RAM is installed or what the make and model of the processor actually is. For devices you’ve been given by someone else, you might have next to no idea about what’s inside. Read More >>

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Review: This is the Best MacBook Pro Clone For Windows Die-Hards

For more than decade, Razer has peddled aggressive, brightly coloured peripherals and PCs to people who cared more about frame rates and kill/death ratios than mainstream appeal. But when Razer launched its first ultraportable laptop last year, it was a very different, relatively game-free story. Now, the Stealth is back with an even more refined design and a slightly bigger screen, but it still isn’t any good at playing games — and there isn’t even a speck of neon green paint on it. That’s very not Razer. Our £1,349 gunmetal gray review unit doesn’t even feature the coloured RGB backlighting that Razer shoehorns into practically everything it makes (including its motherfucking coffee mugs). But you know what? That’s just fine, because the Blade Stealth is the MacBook Pro clone with Windows I’ve always wanted. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know When Switching from Windows to macOS (or Vice Versa)

So you’ve decided its time to abandon your lifelong love of Apple machines and make the jump to the Surface Laptop instead; or maybe you’ve realised you just can’t live without a Touchbar-enabled MacBook Pro and are ready to wave goodbye to Windows because of it. Read More >>

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The Next Big Windows Update Is Coming to Your Computer October 17th

Optimise your storage and back up your files because the next Windows Update is just around the corner. At the IFA Keynote in Berlin Terry Meyerson, VP of the Windows and Devices group, announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would begin rolling out to compatible PCs October 17. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to Creating More Space on Your Computer

Windows or macOS running out of room and crawling to a halt as a result? Nowhere to store your latest batch of phone photos or iTunes music purchases? Dwindling computer storage space is a problem most of us have to face from time to time, and here’s what you can do to ease the pressure. Read More >>

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20 Cool Command Line Tricks for Windows and macOS

The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and desktop wallpaper. Back when it was just you and a window full of text. Operating systems have long since evolved beyond the humble command line interface, but there’s still no better tool for quickly disseminating complex information in your operating system—and you can actually do some other pretty cool stuff with them, too. Read More >>

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All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data

You’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to backing up your data—you are backing up your data, right?—so how do you choose the best one for your needs? First, it’s a good idea to pick up some kind of external hard drive. You can go the Network Attached Storage (NAS) route if you want to access the storage from your Wi-Fi (or build your own Netflix). You can also just get a regular external hard drive from someone like Seagate or Western Digital. Read More >>

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I’m Glad Microsoft Cancelled This Surface Mini

Look at that chunky monkey above. You might be inclined to think that’s a photoshopped iPad Mini in a really thick case. But you are wrong. The photo above is supposedly a picture of Microsoft’s Surface Mini—a Windows tablet that Microsoft reportedly axed just days before its expected announcement in 2014. Read More >>

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Windows 10 S Doesn’t Appear to Be as Invulnerable to Ransomware as Microsoft Claims

Microsoft’s tall claim that “no known ransomware” will run on its Windows 10 S operating system has been weighed, measured, and found wanting. Read More >>

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How to Spot and Remove Stalkerware

As if there aren’t enough tech security threats to worry about, you also need to be on your guard against so-called ‘stalkerware’—those invasive types of programs installed by suspicious spouses, jealous exes or controlling parents without your knowledge. Here are the warning signs (on your computer) to look out for, and what you can do about them. Read More >>

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Cancelled Windows Phone Rocked Quite the Funky Physical Keyboard

So. Many. Early. Blackberry. Flashbacks. Images have just leaked of a cancelled Windows handset that's rocking a funky physical keyboard. Read More >>

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How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer

Digital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a little know-how you can get Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant up and running on your computer. Here’s what you need to do. Read More >>

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Microsoft Desperately Needs to Figure Out How to Be Cool

At Microsoft’s Build conference, the dorkiest of companies put on a big show, complete with fog machines and fancy lights, in order to show it’s a cool competitor to Apple and Google. The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish hair. “Do they have dressers backstage?” an attendee asked a group of us when it was all over. Read More >>