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Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC - Computerworld

April 17, 2015 - 12:16pm

Computerworld

Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC
Computerworld
Testers running Windows 10's preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that won't boot. The first three builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview -- 9841, 9860 and 9879, all released in 2014 -- will refuse to boot at the end of April, ...
Microsoft's universal Office apps coming to Windows 10 phone preview in AprilPCWorld
Microsoft brings its new Maps app to Windows 10 preview for phonesVentureBeat
New Touch Office should come to Windows phones by month endArs Technica
TechCrunch -BetaNews -Bidness ETC
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REFILE-US FCC to open up valuable airwaves for tech and telecom companies - Reuters

April 17, 2015 - 12:06pm

REFILE-US FCC to open up valuable airwaves for tech and telecom companies
Reuters
(Corrects spelling error in headline). NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a new swath of airwaves, now controlled by the government, for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon and Google as ...

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Chrome for iOS Gets Notification Center Search and Pull to Refresh - Lifehacker

April 17, 2015 - 11:33am

Lifehacker

Chrome for iOS Gets Notification Center Search and Pull to Refresh
Lifehacker
iPhone: Google's updated Chrome for iOS with a few handy new features, including a pull to refresh gesture, a way to search from the Notification Center, and new suggested answers in the address search bar. If you want to reload a page, all you need to do ...

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What's next for Microsoft's 'universal' Office apps - ZDNet

April 17, 2015 - 11:27am

ZDNet

What's next for Microsoft's 'universal' Office apps
ZDNet
Microsoft is developing and testing simultaneously two different versions of its next release of Office: Office Desktop and Office Universal. universalwordwinphone.jpg "Office Desktop" is how company officials refer to the next full version of the Windows and ...

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Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors - Reuters

April 17, 2015 - 11:03am

Reuters

Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors
Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues. That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google (GOOGL.O) in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, ...

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Microsoft Nabs 20% Search Engine Market Share for the First Time - Android Headlines - Android News

April 17, 2015 - 9:52am

Microsoft Nabs 20% Search Engine Market Share for the First Time
Android Headlines - Android News
When you think about search engines, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Google, right? At least it should be, Google currently holds more than two thirds of the market share, at 64.4%, according to the latest comScore report. Microsoft's Bing is now ...

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Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem - Engadget

April 17, 2015 - 9:37am

Engadget

Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem
Engadget
We like Apple's 12-inch MacBook with its sleek look, high-res screen and scant mass -- but we have a big problem with the single USB-C port. For one, it doubles as the lone power connector, meaning you can't even charge your MacBook and transfer files at ...
New MacBook Review: Stupidly ThinGizmodo
Apple Fans Outraged As MacBook Shows Up At Best Buy Before Apple StoreThe Inquisitr
New MacBook Evaluation: Stupidly ThinStandard Bulletin
iClarified -Macworld -ITProPortal
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Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service - Wireless Week

April 17, 2015 - 9:24am

Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service
Wireless Week
Amazon is shutting down its TestDrive service, which allowed Amazon Appstore customers to try apps before buying them. In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant ...

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'Halo: Spartan Strike' Hits iPhone, iPad, Steam, Windows Phone 8, And Windows 8 - Tech Times

April 17, 2015 - 9:02am

Tech Times

'Halo: Spartan Strike' Hits iPhone, iPad, Steam, Windows Phone 8, And Windows 8
Tech Times
Thumbs on the ready. Halo Spartan Strike is now available and it delivers 30 more missions filled with top-down, sci-fi gun battles. (Photo : 343 industries). The sequel to the top-down, twin stick shooter Halo: Spartan Assault has been launched and is ...

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Amazon ditches TestDrive, Developers everywhere shrug - SlashGear

April 17, 2015 - 8:42am

SlashGear

Amazon ditches TestDrive, Developers everywhere shrug
SlashGear
Yesterday (April 16 — that's an important footnote for all this), Amazon blogged on their Developer site to let everyone know TestDrive was being cancelled. Corey Badcock from Amazon wrote “since its launch in March 2011, over 16,000 apps have been ...
Amazon kills off 'Test Drive' feature that let you try out apps in a browserPCWorld
You only get one day to download $105 worth of Amazon apps for free, so get to itDigital Trends
Amazon App Store Giving Away Free Games And Apps Worth $105Tech Times
Phone Arena -Android Headlines - Android News -TrustedReviews
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'Project Cars' will finally come out on May 6th, we hope - Engadget

April 17, 2015 - 8:02am

Engadget

'Project Cars' will finally come out on May 6th, we hope
Engadget
Remember Project Cars, the beautiful sim racer from the team behind Need for Speed: Shift? Well, it's finally coming out, and relatively soon. Or at least that's what developer Slightly Mad Studios is promising, anyway. After three embarrassing delays, we've ...
Project CARS Goes Gold, Reveals 110 Different CoursesIGN
Project C.A.R.S. Launching First Week Of MayCrave Online
Project CARS dated for release once more after many delays, now expected to ...Neoseeker
PSX Extreme -TechnoBuffalo
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Microsoft to integrate Skype, Office with Cyanogen's version of Android - Computerworld

April 17, 2015 - 6:36am

Computerworld

Microsoft to integrate Skype, Office with Cyanogen's version of Android
Computerworld
Microsoft's mobile apps will be integrated into a future version of Cyanogen's Android-based operating system, as CEO Satya Nadella steps up efforts to make the company's software more popular on Google's platform. big data charts graphs analysis woman ...

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New device turns your thumbnail into wireless track pad - Jagran Post

April 17, 2015 - 6:28am

Jagran Post

New device turns your thumbnail into wireless track pad
Jagran Post
Washington: MIT researchers are developing a new wearable device that can turn the user's thumbnail into a wireless track pad that controls digital devices. 0 · Microsoft, Yahoo amend 2009 search deal. Photo for representation. The technology could let ...

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'Works With Google Cardboard' Badge Lets Others Know Your VR Viewer Works ... - Tech Times

April 17, 2015 - 6:21am

Tech Times

'Works With Google Cardboard' Badge Lets Others Know Your VR Viewer Works ...
Tech Times
Google has announced a new program for Google Cardboard called "Works with Google Cardboard," which will help consumers know which headsets to buy and will essentially set a standard for Google Cardboard. (Photo : Google). Google Cardboard, a ...

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French Senate Backs Bid To Force Google To Disclose Search Algorithm Workings - TechCrunch

April 17, 2015 - 6:13am

TechCrunch

French Senate Backs Bid To Force Google To Disclose Search Algorithm Workings
TechCrunch
It's been a bad week for Google in Europe, with the Competition Commission on Wednesday adopting a Statement of Objections regard its shopping comparison service — marking an escalation of a five-year long antitrust investigation. The Competition ...
Google searches to favor more 'mobile-friendly' websitesNewsday
Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-upFortune
Google goes more mobileWNAX
TrustedReviews
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Halo: Spartan Strike Released for iOS, Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam - NDTV

April 17, 2015 - 6:06am

Halo: Spartan Strike Released for iOS, Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam
NDTV
Microsoft and 343 Industries on Thursday announced a new top-down shooter that's a spin-off from the firm's Halo series of futuristic military first person shooters. Made by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games (the developers of Halo: Spartan Assault), the ...

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Whistleblowers are at risk using US gov't sites to report fraud - Computerworld

April 17, 2015 - 5:33am

Computerworld

Whistleblowers are at risk using US gov't sites to report fraud
Computerworld
More than two dozen U.S. government websites should be urgently upgraded to use encryption, as whistleblowers are potentially at risk, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. big data charts graphs analysis woman user · Survey: Big data interest ...
Most of the government's anonymous tiplines aren't secureEngadget
Whistleblowers at risk when using US government websitesPCWorld

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Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms - SlashGear

April 17, 2015 - 3:31am

SlashGear

Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms
SlashGear
Microsoft Studios is once again expanding its Halo franchise beyond genres and beyond platforms. It has just announced the launch of Halo: Spartan Strike, actually its second top-down shooter game that eschews the FPS conventions of the main titles.
Microsoft apps to come preloaded on Cyanogen OSTimes of India
Microsoft sets targets on Android againRecombu
New Halo game releasediAfrica.com
Stuff Magazine -Gamers Hell -Forbes
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EU Eager to Finalise Probe Into Google 'Market Abuse' - NDTV

April 17, 2015 - 2:02am

The Star Online

EU Eager to Finalise Probe Into Google 'Market Abuse'
NDTV
The European Union said Thursday it had filed antitrust charges against Google to speedily resolve allegations that the tech titan abuses its search engine's market dominance. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google's preferential use ...
After charging Google, EU antitrust chief declares independenceFinancial Express
EU keen to resolve Google 'market abuse' caseMalay Mail Online
Google Is Accused by EU for Abusing Dominance in Internet SearchGuardian Liberty Voice
Mashable
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Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries release Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows ... - BetaNews

April 16, 2015 - 10:49pm

BetaNews

Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries release Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows ...
BetaNews
When I was a young man, I loved video games more than anything. Not only did I play the games, but I bought magazines about them and had fun discussing them with friends. Back then -- in the 80s' and 90's -- things were much simpler. You put in your ...

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