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Windows 10’s first 24 hours nets 14 million installs

Windows 10’s first 24 hours nets 14 million installs

It's definitely been a busy few days for Microsoft. The jury, or at least most of them, is till out on whether Windows 10 has hit all the marks and early reports are as varied as the colors of the rainbow. That said, that hasn't stopped the rollout of the update to devices, both for Windows Insiders and regular users and now Microsoft is taking a quick breather just to tell how things have gone and to subtly remind everyone to get their devices ready.

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Windows 10’s bundled Solitaire includes advertisements

Windows 10’s bundled Solitaire includes advertisements

Solitaire comes with Windows 10, but it's not the Solitaire you've come to know and love. The latest version of Windows includes Microsoft's Solitaire Collection bundled, and as it did in Windows 8.1, the free version will come with a side order of advertisements. If you don't like the advertisements, you don't have to put up with them -- Microsoft will let you pay a subscription fee to drop the ads and get some relatively pointless digital coins and in-game boosts.

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Lenovo Flex 3 11 Review – small, flexible, and ready for business

Lenovo Flex 3 11 Review – small, flexible, and ready for business

Lenovo has introduced a number of low-cost laptops recently, and if you're considering getting one of them, look no further than the Lenovo Flex 3 11. This small laptop starts at $299 USD, a starting price shared by the IdeaPad 100 and some other machines, but with a couple improvements: it has a touchscreen display, for example, and a higher-end design with things like brushed metal palm rests and faux metal hinge covers. Does the performance match its business-chic design, or is it more of the same? Read our review to find out!

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Can Windows 10 save the desktop?

Can Windows 10 save the desktop?

Today Windows 10 is released to the bulk of the first wave of users that'll be running Microsoft's next desktop-based OS. It works with a variety of features that aim to make users happy they've decided to purchase a new PC - it'll also be aiming to bring Apple desktop users to the Windows PC environment. But what will Windows 10 do to stem the leaky boat that is user movement from full-time daily desktop to 60% (or more) mobile computer users? Microsoft might by trying to save their share of the desktop PC, but what's left to save?

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Windows 10 Commercial [Updated]

Windows 10 Commercial [Updated]

Earlier today, we published an opinion piece expressing dislike for Microsoft's first commercial for the upcoming Windows 10 release. As with most opinion pieces, it prompted some discussion in the comments section, some of it questioning whether the author was being myopic in how they interpreted the advert.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo IdeaPad 100

Three things to know about the Lenovo IdeaPad 100

Lenovo has rolled out its back to school offerings, and among the lineup is the IdeaPad 100, a basic laptop that meets budget needs while also covering all the basic computing bases. We recently reviewed the laptop, and you'll need to give that a look to get all of the details. If you don't have the time for that right now, however, we have three big highlights that you'll probably want to know -- the launching points from which you can shape your expectations of the machine.

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Acer’s bringing gaming PCs and tablets to IFA

Acer’s bringing gaming PCs and tablets to IFA

This week invites are going out to Acer's big event series at IFA 2015 in Berlin, complete with a teaser image. The image you see here has a big ol' power button amid some Batman-looking black swooping lines. The power button and the lines belong to one of Acer's gaming PCs, a "Predator" machine revealed at a small event earlier this year amid a few other early-view pieces of hardware, all in the gaming space. All with sharp angles and an aim for a place in your extravagant gaming PC and Android tablet-loving heart.

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E Fun Nextbook 10 2-in-1- Windows Tablet supports Windows 10

E Fun Nextbook 10 2-in-1- Windows Tablet supports Windows 10

E Fun has rolled out a new 2-in-1 Widows powered tablet that can be a notebook or a tablet for use on the go. The device is called the Nextbook 10 and it comes out of the box with Windows 8.1 as the operating system. Many people don’t care for Windows 8.1 and its weird style, the good new is that the machine will be eligible for a Windows 10 update when that OS launches soon.

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Dell’s new rugged Windows tablet is tough enough for any conditions

Dell’s new rugged Windows tablet is tough enough for any conditions

Dell has just debuted the first tablet in its Rugged line of computers built to survive drops and dirty environments: the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. The Windows 8.1-powered device can withstand drops from over 4 feet, spills in water, mud, sand, and dust, as well as temperatures from -20 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. It does all this with a 12-hour battery life, and connections for mobile broadband and GPS. If you're looking for a Surface tablet that's able to harsh conditions outside the home or office, this is it.

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Cortana on Windows 10 will support 6 more countries soon

Cortana on Windows 10 will support 6 more countries soon

Windows 10 is bringing Cortana, but only for some users. That was disappointing news for those in regions outside of where it would be supported, but, of course, Microsoft has plans to expand the number of countries where it will be available. When Windows 10 launches later on this month, Cortana will be available to those in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and China. Over the remaining months of 2015, though, it will be gradually expanded to include six additional countries.

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Cortana on Android: Q&A session

Cortana on Android: Q&A session

Over the weekend the APK (application file) for Cortana was leaked to the public for Android. This version of the app is not final, nor should it be assumed that all of its abilities are finalized. What we're doing today is taking a peek at what Cortana can do in the way of answering a variety of inane questions - just as most people do when they realize they can speak to their phone and have it speak back with a realistic humanoid voice.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 — a flexible laptop with super VOIP features

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 — a flexible laptop with super VOIP features

Lenovo has launched its ThinkPad Yoga 12 laptop, a 2-in-1 convertible offering that can be toggled between a regular laptop arrangement and other positions like tablet or a stand. This isn’t unusual for Lenovo, but marks the latest entrant of the company’s tried-and-true design that has won over many PC users. With this latest system, owners are given an integrated stylus alongside a light weight and thin body, powerful hardware, and more. Who would benefit from this latest Yoga notebook? Read our full review to find out!

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