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Windows 10 Mobile update rolls out for some older phones

Microsoft started shipping a handful of smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile software in late 2015. But now the company is finally rolling out Windows 10 as an update for some phones that shipped with earlier versions of Windows Phone software. That includes a number of Microsoft Lumia smartphones, and a handful of phones from other […]

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How to stop Microsoft from urging you to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has been pretty aggressive at trying to get PC users to upgrade to Windows 10. Through July, 2016, the company is giving away Windows 10 as a free update for anyone running Windows 7 or later. Users have probably noticed a new icon in their system tray urging them to update. And if you’re […]

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Windows 10 is free for anyone testing Insider Preview builds (Updated)

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on July 29th. But the company’s been inviting users to test preview versions of the operating system since last October. So what happens to your computer on July 29th if you’ve been running a preview for almost a year? You can either opt to stay in the “Windows Insider” program […]

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Intel’s new NUC mini computers have upgradeable lids

The 2015 lineup of Intel NUC mini computers are available with the latest Intel chips, dual display ports, and compact designs. While they have enough USB ports to connect a few peripherals, there’s another way to add functionality to an NUC: by changing the computer’s lid. The lid that covers the top of Intel’s new NUC […]

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Windows 8 prices going up (to as high as $200) on February 1st

Microsoft’s introductory pricing for Windows 8 ends on January 31st, 2013. Up until then you can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for $39,99, or upgrade an eligible PC purchased in the last 6 months to Windows 8 standard for $19.99. Starting February 1st those prices will go up. That’s when you’ll […]

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Yes, you can upgrade the memory, HDD on Acer’s $199 Chromebook

The Acer C7 Chromebook is one of the cheapest laptops money can buy. It sells for just $199 and features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor and runs Google Chrome OS. But the hardware is virtually identical to what you’d find in a cheap Windows laptop. […]