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iOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

iOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, fixing a charging bug affecting the latest iPhone XS, as well as a number of other glitches frustrating some owners. The update comes after sporadic complaints about how iOS devices running iOS 12 handled charging, with some users finding that their iPhones or iPads wouldn't recharge if the screen was off.

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Unlock Windows PCs with your Android fingerprint scanner

Unlock Windows PCs with your Android fingerprint scanner

PCs, both laptops and even desktops, are finally getting on the biometrics bandwagon. While most new laptops mostly use Windows 10’s Hello face recognition, there is a growing number that use fingerprint sensors as well. They’re still not as numerous as, say, the fingerprint scanners found on almost every smartphone (except newer iPhones). Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use your phone’s fingerprint sensor to unlock your PC? Well, you actually can, if you’re willing to play with some third-party apps on both Android and Windows PC sides.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update pulled – here’s what you should do

Windows 10 October 2018 Update pulled – here’s what you should do

Some Windows 10 users might be finding themselves in a troubled state this week after the new October 2018 Update has been discovered to be deleting personal files after installation. The problem was noticed almost immediately after Microsoft began rolling out the new Windows 10 version during this week's Surface press event. It's not yet clear how widespread the issue is, but it's significant enough that Microsoft has halted the rollout of the October 2018 Update.

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Windows 10 October 2018 update reportedly deleting users’ files

Windows 10 October 2018 update reportedly deleting users’ files

Computers have become such an integral part of both professional and personal life that people have come to expect that software, especially operating systems, will protect and at least keep their hands off their personal files. Apps and systems files may come and go especially during system updates but users’ personal files are considered sacrosanct. Someone at Microsoft, however, may have forgotten that principle because some users are not claiming that files in their Documents and Pictures folders are disappearing after upgrading to the latest Windows 10 version.

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Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex is again expanding its support for streaming content found on the Web, this time announcing the addition of Web Shows. As the name suggests, this new beta feature provides users with access to streaming videos from partners, the content itself being limited only to high-quality productions. The new feature joins the relatively new Podcasts and News options.

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Windows 10 October 2018 update now available: dark mode and more

Windows 10 October 2018 update now available: dark mode and more

Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 2018 update, the one it announced back in late August. The availability was confirmed by Microsoft today during a press event, its name referring to the month of its release, of course. Though anyone can manually update now, automatic updates will take a handful of days to start.

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Chrome extensions promised to be safer soon

Chrome extensions promised to be safer soon

With more and more people "living" on the Web these days, web browsers have become both gateways as well as points of vulnerability. As one of that major gateways, Google's Chrome browser has an even bigger responsibility to ensure users' safety. And because of its Chrome extensions system, that goes beyond just the core of the browser. With version 30 and future releases, Google will be putting its foot down to ensure that those extensions don't end up costing users their privacy and security and costing Google its credibility.

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YouTube Miniplayer now on the Web

YouTube Miniplayer now on the Web

While some like to be completely immersed in what they are watching, there are those who might need to navigate away from their YouTube vid and look for something at the same time. That's somewhat ironically easier on the limited screens of phones and tablets but not on web browsers where you'll have to make do with opening tabs instead. Those days of YouTube tabs juggling finally comes to an end with the general availability of the YouTube Miniplayer on web browsers.

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All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

The Fortnite Season 6 update is released and all players should, by now, have their updates activated on all platforms. The release date for this update meant we'd inevitably see some Halloween goodness splayed across the gameplay map and the store - and what do you know, it's all here, it's all happening! In addition to some creepy and/or spooky happenings in the landscape, there's now a puppy dog. It's a puppy dog, it's so super cute!

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Skype Classic will be discontinued in November after brief delay

Skype Classic will be discontinued in November after brief delay

In July, Microsoft unveiled Skype 8.0, a major redesign intended to replace Skype 7.0, which the company is now calling "Skype Classic." Microsoft planned to only give users a handful of weeks to make the transition before dropping support for Skype Classic, but that announcement didn't go over so well. The company backtracked in early August, promising that it would let Skype 7.0 live on for "some time" before ending support. That period of time wasn't as long as some had hoped.

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Plex is getting rid of Watch Later, Cloud Sync, and plugins

Plex is getting rid of Watch Later, Cloud Sync, and plugins

Home entertainment software Plex, which enables anyone to create their own video server, is getting rid of more features. The company likens this to housekeeping, explaining that some features need to go for various reasons. Most users won't cry over two of the losses, as the company says they were seldom used. However, there's one big change that already has some fans complaining.

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Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

While the Oculus Quest may have been the big-ticket item during today's Oculus Connect 5 keynote, Facebook still took a little time to cover the software side of things. More specifically, the company gave us a launch window for the next version of the Rift's system software. Dubbed Oculus Rift Core 2.0, this new system software is exiting beta today and launching to all Rift owners at some point next month.

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