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OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]

HP’s Stream notebook could be Microsoft’s answer to the Chromebook

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Just a few months ago, Microsoft talked briefly of a new version of Windows, unfortunately known as Windows 8.1 with Bing. The main difference was that the apparently stripped-back copy of Windows would come pre-installed with Internet Explorer, as well as Bing search by default. Though Microsoft had just one restriction for hardware makers: the price of the device itself must be low. And while, as far as we know, the restrictions to the OS don’t cut […]

Chrome OS to use Google Drive as default download location soon

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 Despite commercials which promise users that they’ll never lose files with a Chromebook, there’s a rising number of education and business users who are complaining that, when a Chromebook is reset or replaced, that they lose their local files. And this complaint mainly stems from the way Chrome OS handles Downloaded files. By default, when saving a file from the browser, a Chromebook will default to a local Downloads folder on […]

BlackBerry 10 updated with easier Android app installs, improved lockscreen, and FM radio support

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Despite significant changes to the company, BlackBerry haven’t stopped working on updates to their BlackBerry 10 OS, today releasing 10.2.1. While the version-number may say otherwise, the new update, rolling out worldwide from today, has some interesting features for owners of the new BlackBerry 10 lineup. Update on Australian rollout below. The biggest change is the new ability to install Android apps from the device, without messing around with desktop […]

Tweetbot outs pirates by naming and shaming themselves

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TweetBot is probably the most popular and the best third-party twitter application on iOS and OS X. However, it appears some think the price tag (AU$2.99 for iOS and AU $20.99 for OS X) is a little too high for such a great application. So, Tapbots (the developers of the application) have decided to bite back at the users pirating their application. The pirated copies of Tweetbot will automatically fill the […]

Valve adds software store to Steam on Windows

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Valve is today expanding their popular Steam publishing platform from just games (and a few movies) to now offering a very small selection of software for Windows, set to expand soon. For the next week GameMaker: Studio, 3D-Coat, ArtRage Studio Pro, CameraBag 2, 3DMark Vantage, and 3DMark 11 will be available with a 10% discount from RRP. And the benefits from buying through Steam, as well as the 10% discount, includes, for some […]

Yahoo website breached – 450k usernames and passwords posted online, in plaintext

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Can we say #facepalm? Yahoo has suffered a massive data breach, with hackers attacking a service called Yahoo Voices and posting 450,000 usernames and passwords. Here’s the kicker – they are all in plaintext and it appears there wasn’t any encryption. Yahoo Voices, also known as Associated Content, has been pointed by TrustedSec where the breach occurred – though there has been some confusion because Yahoo Voices is Associated Content, […]

Windows 8 Consumer Release Preview to come in “first week of June”

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Excited about Windows 8? Well, the Consumer Release Preview – the ‘almost completed’ version of the operating system – has a release date. Microsoft has taken to Twitter to say announce that it will be released in the first week of June. Generally, if a feature stays in the Consumer Release Preview, then it’ll most likely stay. So, if you don’t like the Start Screen and can’t find a way […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Here’s how to get it!

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Microsoft has finally pushed out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, as promised, from a Windows 8 event at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Not only is this version improved from the Developer Preview, with 100 000 changes, but it also includes plenty of Metro applications not seen in the previous Preview, such as Mail, Music, Calendar, Messaging, Video and a Marketplace to get more apps. And anyone can download […]

Canonical announces ‘Ubuntu for Android’

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Canonical has announced another big step for Ubuntu, with the unveiling of Ubuntu for Android. Now, it’s not actually running on your small screen, but instead plugs into a regular computer screen. It’s a full desktop version of Ubuntu running on ARM and it’s quite impressive to see. Data and settings are synced between your phone and the Ubuntu install, with things such as SMS’s appearing in the Messaging application. […]

Microsoft extends Windows security update lifecycle for consumers

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Just when you thought Windows XP was dead, Microsoft has yet again extended its support life cycle policies to 8 April 2014 for XP. Meanwhile, Vista’s support has been extended to 11 April 2017 and Windows 7 will stop being supported in 7-8 years, which is 14 January 2020. This means that if any big security flaws are found in XP, Vista or 7 then they will be patched, until […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming to Australia on the 1st of March

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Microsoft has finally detailed the release date and some more details for the Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’, also known as a public beta. The launch will come from Mobile World Congress on February 29, US time, from between 3PM and 5PM CET, which is around 3AM AEST on March 1. Being at a mobile conference, the launch could include demos on tablets or possibly even a look at Windows Phone […]

Microsoft might be ditching the Start button in the Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’

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Since Windows 95, Microsoft has included the Start button, a button that opened a list of Applications and Folder shortcuts, in each new version of Windows. While there have been changes, such as the change from the word “Start” to a Windows ‘orb,’ the main functions of the menu have remained the same. But it now looks like the famous button and menu is on the chopping block thanks to leaked […]

Mac OS X 10.7.3 delta update pulled after problems

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Apple has finally pulled the delta update for Mac OS X 10.7.3, a release that was supposed to fix bugs and other problems but instead caused major problems to some users, such as the CUI errors and other application issues. Instead of downloading the smaller delta update, users are now made to download the combined update, meaning a bigger download of 1.34GB, almost double the original update’s size of 730.6MB […]