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Here's how Windows 10's rapid release works, and looks

Microsoft's grand plan for maintaining Windows 10 on a regular twice-a-year cadence sounds so simple. It's not. Here's help figuring it all out.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone

The Gear 360 is a cool little $230 camera that's perfect for Galaxy S8 owners who want to shoot 4K video or broadcast live.

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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Casio unveils luxurious GravityMaster watch

This week's roundup includes a new Bluetooth-enabled watch from Casio, plus cool new earbuds that can translate 40 languages, as well some snazzy new cases for your iPhone and iPad.

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Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?

Gmail and Inbox are both excellent free clients. But which is the best one for your email needs?

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Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which is better for iPhone users?

Google Assistant is now available on iOS, giving Siri new competition on her home turf. But which voice assistant is better for you?

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Google raises heat on Microsoft with new Chrome bundle for enterprises

Google has rolled out an enterprise bundle that packages Chrome, management templates and an add-on for dealing with legacy sites and apps, building on the success its browser already has on the web.

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WWDC 2017 Wish List: 4 accessibility features Apple needs to add to iOS and macOS

Apple has shown that accessibility is a top priority in iOS and macOS, but the company can go further.

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How to take screenshots in Windows 10

Taking screenshots in Windows 10 is easy if you know the right keyboard shortcuts.

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Apple's updated Android 'Switch' campaign explains why people move to iPhone

Apple has unveiled a new website and series of videos that highlight several reasons to give up your Android phone and switch to iPhone.

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Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades

Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10's inking talents every day. That's why it's offering a collection of pens that will roam with you, and coming later, the Whiteboard collaborative app.

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Is Google Assistant better than Siri? | The iPhone Show

Google has launched its powerful Assistant for iOS, but it turns out that Siri is just as good – if not better – for iPhone users.

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No, Windows XP didn't fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago affected just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said today.

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New Apple Music subscribers in some countries won't be able to rock out for free

New Apple Music subscribers in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland will now be charged 99 cents to sign up, eliminating the three-month free period.

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Windows 10 S FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's streamlined operating system

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks in schools, but you'll be able to buy it too. Here's everything you need to know.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Google Assistant debuts on iPhone

This week's roundup features a new Siri competitor from Google, new apps for kids and several "get things done" offerings for the adults.

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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: OS updates, new laptops at WWDC, glucose monitoring on the Apple Watch, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 19, 2017.

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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule

Microsoft has failed to explain to corporate customers the repercussions of its twice-a-year schedule to deliver Windows 10 upgrades in March and September.

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Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it

Though Linux is now a downloadable app within the Microsoft ecosystem, it provides access at too low of a level to work with Windows 10 S, Microsoft says.

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