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Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Had enough of Windows 10's hassles? Unless you plan to install Windows 7, which is going to lose support from Microsoft on January 14, 2020, or have the cash to spare for an Apple device, there aren't many other options for a computer operating system except some flavor of Linux.

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Apple Card will make you spend even more money

Apple Card will make you spend even more money

Apple’s event on Monday signaled a new strategy: in addition to tech and products, its new baby would be services. Movie streaming, publications, and perhaps most curiously, banking. It’s called Apple Card, a new credit card linked to Apple Pay that's built into the Wallet app.

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PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

Just like the larger entertainment industry, the gaming market is a rather aggressively competitive one. There are equal amounts of sometimes glorified success stories and urban legends as well as tragic drama of overtimes and turnovers. Companies, especially the big ones, are not too shy to use tactics that, on the surface, seem unfair and exploitative - and yet these are often excused as common industry practices.

For years, the PC gaming market has prided itself for steering clear of some of those practices that have become common in the console market but now it seems the culture of exclusivity is invading not just PCs but mobile as well.

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Epic Games Store is necessary but it’s tearing the community apart

Epic Games Store is necessary but it’s tearing the community apart

Epic Games is disrupting the gaming market and, just like any disruption, not everyone's too happy about it. It's easy enough to see the appeal of Epic's battle cry: better profits for developers and more choices for users. But in order to effect any significant change, Epic Games is employing some business strategies to get developers on its side. Those same strategies, however, are causing gamers and even some developers to draw the line in the sand, splitting the gaming community into sometimes very vocal camps.

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Ignore Facebook’s security advice

Ignore Facebook’s security advice

It's time to change your Facebook password. Again. The social network argues today's revelation that "hundreds of millions" of users' passwords were saved, in plaintext and unprotected, where thousands of employees could have accessed them, isn't bad enough that those users affected should be forced to update their security settings. I don't agree.

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The Cloud is empowering but it’s also a double-edged sword

The Cloud is empowering but it’s also a double-edged sword

Google just announced its Stradia game streaming service and its perhaps one of the best examples of how far "The Cloud" has come. Online games are nothing new but few aside from text-based games are able to reduce the client side to a "dumb terminal". Cloud computing has undoubtedly changed the way we work, consume content, and interact with services. While it's hard to deny how powerful and liberating the technology can be, it also pays to take a step back to understand that it is far from being the panacea that some advocates would have us believe.

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I’m so glad the iPad mini isn’t dead

I’m so glad the iPad mini isn’t dead

Sometimes the fates take away the ones you love, and sometimes - like today, and the new iPad mini 5th generation - you get a second chance. Apple's decision not to ditch its smallest tablet and instead give it a new lease of life is, frankly, a surprise in many ways, but it's one I'm pleased to see.

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Apple’s iPad range (almost) makes sense now

Apple’s iPad range (almost) makes sense now

Apple's iPad line-up had a big gap in the middle, something the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 address today. Promising to balance affordability and specifications, the new tablets slot right into the midrange, offering not one but two options for those turned off or priced out of Apple's existing iPads.

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Genius or gimmick: The crazy phone showdown

Genius or gimmick: The crazy phone showdown

"All phones look the same." Not anymore. 2018 may have been a pretty stale year for phone designs, but this year has been anything but – and it’s only March. We’re not just seeing obscure brands having the guts to introduce wild designs, but mainstream manufacturers are coming up with designs that are truly different.

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Disney’s live-action dilemma

Disney’s live-action dilemma

For many of us, Disney represented all that was great about the movies when we were kids. Glorious technicolour cartoons would be played to no end on our TVs, with unstoppably catchy tunes stuck on our minds; and Disney knows this all too well.

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Is the Tesla Model Y an SUV – and does it matter?

Is the Tesla Model Y an SUV – and does it matter?

Nobody can quite agree on what the Tesla Model Y is. Last night, at the grand unveiling of what's set to be the fourth car in the automaker's electric line-up, Tesla CEO Elon Musk referred to the Model Y as a "midsize SUV"; others, meanwhile, have argued that it's actually a compact SUV.

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The Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk’s biggest challenge yet

The Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk’s biggest challenge yet

It's almost time for another Tesla, and while you might think Elon Musk & Co. are old hands at new EVs by now, the Model Y represents a whole new level of risk for the upstart automaker. Tesla's first crossover looks set to capitalize on what has made the Model 3 so popular: healthy range, high-tech features, and competitive pricing - or at least the promise of it - all with fanboy-favorite Musk's seal of approval. Make no mistake, though, this is the company's toughest journey so far.

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