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Windows XP may be dead, but it’s still getting patched

Windows XP may be dead, but it’s still getting patched

Microsoft may have walked away from Windows XP, blinking away the tears as it refuses to look back at its old OS, but some relationships are apparently too tough to quit with news of an updated patch for the deprecated platform. "Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft," exec Dustin C. Childs reminds us today, before going on to confirm that despite that it'll still be getting some degree of support.

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Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Is the PC dead? Not according to Acer, which brought a range of form-factors - from tiny tablets through to touchscreen all-in-ones - to New York City this morning, including a magnetically-docking Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 and a potent Core i3 Chromebook. I caught up with Acer notebook chief Jerry Kao, to find out how the hybrid tablet is just the start of a new form-factor range for the company, as well as how Google dropped - and will reclaim - the ball in Chrome OS.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

We’ve got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 this morning and initial impressions are positive, with this device delivering a much finer connection that past Acer notebooks of the similar caliber. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011, the model we’re seeing here,) has great viewing angles - scarcely an angle we can’t see - and the picture is both relatively sharp (at 1366 x 768 pixels) and very bright. Coloration on the display is also fine, with not too much brightness in any one hue.

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Skype group video calling charges axed – almost

Skype group video calling charges axed – almost

There’s been an update to the way Microsoft handles Skype in the field - specifically when it comes for Group Video Calling. While the Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone versions of the app will stay the same, Group Video Calling will be free on several other platforms. Group Video Calling will be made free starting this week for Xbox One, Windows desktop, and Mac.

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Apple gains ground in smartphone sales for Q1 2014, but Android still leads by a landslide

Apple gains ground in smartphone sales for Q1 2014, but Android still leads by a landslide

The latest numbers for smartphone market share for Q1 2014 are in from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. Kantar's numbers look at the overall global smartphone market for the quarter ending in March. Apple performed strongly in the first quarter of the year and has bounced back in Europe, Japan, and Australia where it had previously lost ground to competitors.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

Among the series of laptops Lenovo has introduced over the past handful of months lies a small Windows 8.1 tablet, the ThinkPad 8. With the tablet comes a small form factor and a unique Quickshot cover, the most notable feature of the device. How does the ThinkPad 8 hold up against other Windows 8 tablets? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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