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Android 4.2 deletes December dates from the People app

Android 4.2 deletes December dates from the People app

If you're an Android 4.2 user who has important dates you need to remember in December, you need to be aware of an issue. Android 4.2 has some sort of flaw that is affecting the "People app" which is the default app for keeping contact information that Android devices use. The flaw is significant in the fact that the entire month of December has disappeared from the app calendar.

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Android to surpass Windows in OS market share by 2016

Android to surpass Windows in OS market share by 2016

There's no doubt about it: mobile device sales are booming, while traditional computer sales are leveling out. In fact, PC shipments dipped for the first time in 11 years. However, it's estimated that there will be around 1.5 billion devices running the Windows OS by the end of the year, compared to the just over 600 million devices running Android. In four years' time, though, that may change.

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OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date application released, quickly disappears

OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date application released, quickly disappears

It would seem that Apple is in the final stages of preparing for the upcoming launch of OS X Mountain Lion, as an application for its Up-to-Date program when live for a brief period today. The Up-to-Date program, which was announced last month, allows users who purchased a Mac after June 11 to receive a free upgrade to the new OS. However, the application was taken down shortly after it went live, so it appears that Apple isn't quite ready to roll out the program just yet.

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Windows 8 release date finally announced

Windows 8 release date finally announced

After spending what seems like eons with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has finally given us a release date for Windows 8. We already knew that the next version of Microsoft's famous OS was going to be hitting shelves in October, but now, thanks today's announcement from Steven Sinofsky during the company's annual sales meeting, we have the actual day: October 26, 2012.

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Windows 8 To Go puts new OS on old machines

Windows 8 To Go puts new OS on old machines

When you get used to a new version of an operating system, it can be very frustrating if you have to use a computer with an old version. Microsoft has been talking up a new way of bringing Windows 8 to older machines without having to actually upgrade or install software on the older machine. It's very easy to do thanks to the ability to run Windows 8 from a flash drive.

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Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has today all but confirmed that the Nook hardware will never carry Windows 8 or any version of Windows in the future. Speaking with Fortune Magazine, Lynch let it be known that the primary reason Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are pairing up is their ability to bring the Nook ebook software to "millions of screens and windows." The Nook ereader hardware, on the other hand, will continue to run the open-sourced software known as Android through the future.

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Microsoft Nook interaction only apps deep

Microsoft Nook interaction only apps deep

Though it might seem like the obvious next step in line for Microsoft to push Windows 8 to the Nook hardware after they invested millions into Barnes & Noble's newly formed NewCo for the hardware and subsequent apps, it's simply not in the cards that tablet. With Barnes & Noble having already invested heavily in the idea that their bookstore and app environment works with Android - not exactly like Google would like it, but still - they're not likely to move with Windows 8 for future ereaders any time soon. Instead it's the apps we'll be seeing integrated for Nook, the Barnes & Noble library of content, and Windows 8-toting hardware galore.

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