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Comcast Netflix 4K video support arrives for Xfinity X1 subscribers

Comcast Netflix 4K video support arrives for Xfinity X1 subscribers

Comcast Xfinity X1 customers can now stream the entire Netflix library of Ultra HD 4K content, the service provider has announced. Though Netflix's UHD offerings are still slight at this time, the number of shows that support 4K displays are growing, as are the number of subscribers with TVs and smartphones capable of streaming such a high resolution. The feature is obviously only available to Xfinity X1 customers who have 4K-capable devices.

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Nintendo Switch Korg app proves it’s more than just a game

Nintendo Switch Korg app proves it’s more than just a game

Assuming its great post-launch momentum keeps up, the Switch is bound to get a lot of excellent titles in the years to come. Given the flexibility of its Joy-Con controllers, we'll likely see plenty of developers experiment with unique control schemes in some of those games. One of the first companies to do so isn't a game developer at all, but rather music company Korg.

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iOS 11.1 released: Bumper emoji crop and more

iOS 11.1 released: Bumper emoji crop and more

iOS 11.1 has been released, and if you're an emoji fan then you may well be delighted with the bumper crop Apple has added - among other things - to your iPhone. The update, pushed out today, also addresses some lingering issues with blurry photos and adds back one of the most popular 3D Touch gestures. However, it's the 70+ new emoji that are likely to get the most attention.

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Free Windows 10 upgrades end this year

Free Windows 10 upgrades end this year

At one point in time, Microsoft was criticized for being too aggressive and too desperate to get users on Windows 10 immediately. It seems that the desperation has died down and Microsoft is confident enough in the numbers to close the doors on those who still refuse to go from 7 or 8 to 10. Microsoft has just made it clear that its abused extension of free upgrades to Windows 10 is going to end December 31 this year, giving users about 2 months to make up their minds.

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DxOMark buys Nik Collection from Google to continue development

DxOMark buys Nik Collection from Google to continue development

There was no small amount of groaning and head-shaking last May when Google announced that it was discontinuing the development of the Nik Collection. Acquired by Google back in 2012, the Nik Collection was a popular assortment of photo editing tools and plugins for Mac and Windows. Google released the software suite for free last year, so that may have already been an omen of its doom. Luckily for fans, DxO, the company behind DxOMark, has swooped in to buy the collection from Google in order to continue the software’s development.

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Photoshop finally gets support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Photoshop finally gets support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Adobe's venerable photo-editing application, Photoshop, now supports Microsoft's Surface Dial, a literal, physical dial designed for artists. The support has arrived as part of Adobe's major Creative Cloud 2018 overhaul, though users should expect to encounter some bugs here and there as the feature isn't yet production ready.

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Lightroom CC leads huge Adobe updates ahead of MAX 2017

Lightroom CC leads huge Adobe updates ahead of MAX 2017

Adobe is getting ready to kick off its MAX conference for 2017, and in the lead up to the event, it's announced a slew of new apps and updates for existing ones. Though we're seeing a large portion of the Adobe library being updated in one form or another, they all have one thing in common: Creative Cloud. Chief among these updates is like Adobe's plan from Lightroom.

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Facebook Live starts rolling out own screen-sharing feature

Facebook Live starts rolling out own screen-sharing feature

Video live streaming is often thought of these days as a way to broadcast events, gathers, and whatnot on social media. The idea, however, stems back to the days when streamers showed off their desktop screens, either to broadcast games or content creation. Somewhat giving a nod to its roots, Facebook Live is now reported to be rolling out a feature that will let users share their screen without the need for a third-party software, taking it one step closer to becoming an all-in-one live streaming solution.

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Google Calendar on Web gets a modern design and new enterprise features

Google Calendar on Web gets a modern design and new enterprise features

Google Calendar on the Web has received a modern redesign that better resembles the mobile app, as well as new features targeted specifically at enterprises. The design has a modern color palette, says Google, while being highly responsive and able to adjust itself to match any screen size.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released today: Here’s what you get

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released today: Here’s what you get

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is here, and its a big deal for PC users, especially those wanting to dip a toe into Mixed Reality. Microsoft is releasing the latest upgrade for Windows 10 today, and as the name suggests many of the headline features are all about creating and manipulating content. That's not to say gaming has been ignored either, mind.

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Outlook desktop app is finally getting a long overdue facelift

Outlook desktop app is finally getting a long overdue facelift

Outlook, at least until recently, has been hailed as the pinnacle of Personal Information Management (PIM) software. It has, however, never really been user friendly in its interface and appearance. And even when Microsoft gave its Office suite a visual overhaul, Outlook remained inconsistent between platforms and versions. But with Microsoft trying to push its new Fluent Design language, that is slowly changing. Outlook fans will soon be treated to a whole new desktop app that won’t look out of place beside other updated Microsoft Office software, whether on Windows, Mac, and even the Web.

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Rift Core 2.0 update brings new Oculus Dash and redesigned Home

Rift Core 2.0 update brings new Oculus Dash and redesigned Home

Oculus has announced the upcoming arrival of Rift Core 2.0, its biggest Rift software update ever, according to the company. The update will bring a new Oculus Dash to the company's VR headset software, as well as a new Home user interface that enables customization with things like artwork, toys, and furniture.

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