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Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date

Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date

Microsoft is preparing to say goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile, warning hold-outs that their smartphones will no longer get support by the end of the year. The ill-fated phone platform failed to make a significant dent in iPhone and Android sales, and indeed now Microsoft is recommending that owners migrate to Apple or Google's platforms.

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Google is raising some G Suite prices by 20-percent

Google is raising some G Suite prices by 20-percent

Google is hiking the price of two of its G Suite subscriptions, its collection of apps that replace Microsoft Office, support video conferencing, and live chat. It's the first price increase for the services in a decade, the search giant says. Depending on which plan you're on, you could see the cost rise by 20-percent.

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GoPro Fusion camera beta firmware adds 5.8K/24fps capture support

GoPro Fusion camera beta firmware adds 5.8K/24fps capture support

GoPro has released a new public beta firmware update for its Fusion camera, enabling a 5.8K capture resolution resulting in 5.6K spherical footage. According to GoPro, the new support results in the most "cinematic quality" produced by the Fusion camera to date, something made even better by support for recording at 24fps.

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First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

Today Android Q begins to spill, and all of its lovely insides - Android smartphone and tablet features - begin to leak all over the place. The next version of Android comes after Android Pie, and will likely be called something like Quiche or Queijadinha, or might just be the end of desserts as names altogether. Inside the first leaks of Android Q, one of the most key features appeared - finally, after long last. It's time - or might be time - for Android's Dark Mode.

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PostmarketOS brings old Androids back to life with Linux

PostmarketOS brings old Androids back to life with Linux

This week the creators of postmarketOS came out of the shadows to show what they've been making for the past year. The software system they've created takes old Android devices - and some new - and boots an alternate operating system. This is a Linux distro that boots working software to Android devices that would otherwise be long outside their final official software update.

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64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

It's that time in the world of Android - time to pull the plug on Android apps not prepared properly for the coming of 64-bit CPUs. It's not as if these newer, faster computing processors aren't already here in Android devices. They've been here before - and they're not going away any time soon. As such, Google's announced their "TIME'S UP" marker for apps that haven't made way for 64-bit hardware - the future of smartphones in general, that is to say.

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Firefox Test Pilot program ends, spirit of experimentation lives on

Firefox Test Pilot program ends, spirit of experimentation lives on

You can say what you want about Mozilla’s attempts at earning money but you can’t criticize it for lack of trying. In fact, the non-profit open source organization has a knack for throwing out ideas and experiments and getting users to be their guinea pigs. Or brave testers, if you will. Those experiments all came from the Firefox Test Pilot garage, which is sadly now closing up shop. Mozilla assures fans of the browser, however, that experiments will stop. In fact, it promises there will be even more.

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Windows 7 support is ending next year, Microsoft urges Windows 10 upgrades

Windows 7 support is ending next year, Microsoft urges Windows 10 upgrades

All good things must come to an end, Microsoft says. It probably has no idea how poignant that is in light of recent Windows news. The company has just started the countdown timer for the end of life of Windows 7, encouraging users to upgrade to Windows 10. But in doing so, not only will users be saying goodbye to what was, until last month, the most used Windows version, they will also be saying hello to the headaches that Windows 10 updates bring.

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VLC gets Airplay soon: what 3 billion downloads mean for the app

VLC gets Airplay soon: what 3 billion downloads mean for the app

You can pretty much tell that we’re living in an app-centric world when we take note of and celebrate how many downloads they have achieved. But it isn’t just bragging rights, though there’s definitely some of that involved when you reach 3 billion downloads and you’re not Microsoft, Google, or Apple. But more than just the numbers, VLC’s milestone also speaks to its business model or, to be more precise, the lack of one that, in more than 20 years, has made the world’s most popular media player a household name.

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Windows Virtual Desktop on iPad could be the computer Apple never wanted

Windows Virtual Desktop on iPad could be the computer Apple never wanted

Ever since the debut of the iPad Pro, Apple has been talking about how its tablet could pretty much replace the long-standing definition of what computers are. But while countless of iPad Pro owners have been able to indeed do work or live completely off an iPad Pro, it’s just a fact that not all the “pro” software one needs is available on iOS. That argument might soon be moot, however, and you might soon be able to do everything on an iPad. Unfortunately, it will be Microsoft who will have the last laugh thanks to its Window Virtual Desktop.

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CyberGhost VPN fights for the open Internet you deserve

CyberGhost VPN fights for the open Internet you deserve

The Internet has indeed made the world a smaller place. Ironically, it has also made it a more restricted and less secure one. It’s bad enough that you are often restricted from content you legitimately paid for just because you went out of the country, but almost anyone and everyone seems to be out to get you or, more importantly, your location and Internet activities. And while there are tools that aim to protect your privacy, a lot of them are too complicated for regular joes and janes or ask users to sacrifice too much in exchange. Enter CyberGhost VPN, one of the latest solutions for a better and more open Internet, bringing privacy, accessibility, convenience, and affordability in a single package.

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Windows 10 to set aside 7GB “Reserved Storage” for updates

Windows 10 to set aside 7GB “Reserved Storage” for updates

Windows 10 has once again become the object of scorn in last year’s major update that ruined uses’ lives in more ways than one. Microsoft has been chided for the worsening quality of its software updates that seem to have an increasing number of problems each time. It’s solution? Throw more disk space at it. Starting with the next major Windows 10 update in Spring 2019, Microsoft will be setting aside a minimum of 7 GB of “Reserved storage” to ensure a seamless and painless upgrade. Or at least one hopes.

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