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MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

College students won't be returning to school for more than a month, but Apple is getting its back to school deals going early. In anticipation of that rush of students looking to buy MacBooks for the year ahead, Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. These aren't complete overhauls buy any stretch, but they might make these laptops more tempting buys for people who were once on the fence.

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Zoom app leaves Macs vulnerable to to camera hijacking and spying

Zoom app leaves Macs vulnerable to to camera hijacking and spying

Earlier this year, Apple faced a major security crisis when its Group FaceTime was reported to have a bug that would let people spy on iOS users by simply calling them. Now its the turn of Mac users to experience the same but, fortunately, it isn't applicable to all Mac owners nor is it Apple's bug to fix. Unfortunately, the Zoom video conferencing app for Macs is so popular that this serious exploit all the more dangerous.

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iCloud on the Web will soon allow Face ID and Touch ID sign-ins

iCloud on the Web will soon allow Face ID and Touch ID sign-ins

The death of passwords is at hand, or at least that's what proponents of biometrics security would like to say. It might be a while before it becomes as commonplace as the password field but every small step takes us closer. The next small step will seemingly come from Apple who is now testing ways to more securely and more conveniently log into iCloud.com using not strong passwords but stronger fingers and faces instead.

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Snapdragon 8cx and Windows: what to expect from a new breed of PCs

Snapdragon 8cx and Windows: what to expect from a new breed of PCs

Snapdragon chips are normally associated with the processors that power our mobile devices. But Qualcomm is about to roll out its Snapdragon 8cx chips, designed for laptops – and it may just give Intel a run for its money.

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AMD slashes Radeon RX 5700 Series prices as competition heats up

AMD slashes Radeon RX 5700 Series prices as competition heats up

Following a recent leak revealing the plan, AMD has confirmed that it has slashed the prices for its Radeon RX 5700, RX 5700 XT, and the RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition graphics cards. The move is a direct response to the NVIDIA 'Super' graphics cards, with AMD saying as part of its announcement, 'We embrace competition, which drives innovation to the benefit of gamers.'

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Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease dropped some key Stranger Things details

Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease dropped some key Stranger Things details

For the past few days, Microsoft has been making a number of very curious teases all centered around Windows 1.0. It's been decades since Windows 1.0 was the operating system of the day, so these teases definitely piqued the interest of many. From the very start, multiple people have been guessing that these teases could be a tie-in with the third season of Stranger Things, which debuted on Netflix yesterday.

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MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

Apple has been lauded for its beautiful products but, for some, that design focus has a darker side as well. The company has been accused of sacrificing practicality and even usability for the sake of beauty or thinness and the 2015 MacBook's butterfly mechanism has been used as the prime example of that. At long last, the company is reportedly willing to put that behind it and, according to the famed Ming-chi Kuo, it will be switching to a new scissor switch design that, hopefully, won't have any negative side effects.

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2019 Samsung Flip digital whiteboard can also recognize paintbrushes

2019 Samsung Flip digital whiteboard can also recognize paintbrushes

While most businesses today have upgraded to computer-centric workflows, one aspect seems to still remain distinctively analog. The meeting room whiteboard, still an indispensable tool for collaboration and explanation, has barely evolved from its original design since the day it was born. Fortunately, there are a few innovations in that space, like Microsoft's Surface Hub and Google's Jamboard. Not to be outdone, Samsung has also launched its own Samsung Flip line of digital whiteboards and its 2019 model offers improved support for using any object as a stylus.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T490s Review: Slimmer than ever, X1 Carbon aesthetic

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s Review: Slimmer than ever, X1 Carbon aesthetic

Lenovo's T-Series is back with a new update: the ThinkPad T490s. This model brings the classic ThinkPad design that has proven so popular over the years, combining it with an aesthetic similar to the older X1 Carbon models. The new T-Series offering falls between the T490 and T590, offering the slimmest and lightest design of all T-Series models. The T490s brings a number of improvements, enticing customers to update from their aging business notebooks.

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One Mix 3 Review – Smaller alternative to Surface Go

One Mix 3 Review – Smaller alternative to Surface Go

Our smartphones have become so powerful these days that it’s almost possible to do everything with them. That includes not only entertainment and web browsing but also “light work”, like emailing or frantically hammering out some text in Google Docs or Microsoft Word mobile.

While it may be possible to do almost everything on a mobile device, some still prefer the traditional form of a laptop or the benefits of a larger screen. At the same time, some of those would concede wanting a smaller device they can carry with them anywhere. That fusion of portability and versatility is what the new breed of Ultra Mobile PCs is promising and the One Mix 3 is one of the first to arrive at the scene. We take it for a thorough run to find out if it delivers on that promise.

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Microsoft has a brighter future in mobile computing with Windows on ARM than x86

Microsoft has a brighter future in mobile computing with Windows on ARM than x86

Rumors about a Surface with an ARM processor has fans both excited and skeptical. That wouldn’t be Microsoft’s first dance with ARM, not even its first ARM-based Surface computer. In almost all cases since the first Surface, Windows on ARM has ended up being a disappointment.

It is almost as if the computing gods were sending Microsoft a not so subtle message to stick with Intel and ARM or, in general, the x86/64 architecture. That may be the easy way out, but it won’t last for long. For better or worse, and Intel certainly won’t like it, Microsoft needs to move heaven and earth to make Windows work perfectly on ARM because its future there will be more promising than on a hardware platform that’s showing its age and limits.

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What’s up with Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease?

What’s up with Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease?

If you've checked Microsoft's Twitter recently, then you've likely noticed something a little strange. Microsoft is teasing a Windows release, but it isn't actually a new Windows release. In fact, at this point, the release it's teasing is nearly 35 years old.

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