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The AT&T Lumia 640 XL is once again sold out in the Microsoft Store

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:44:02 +0000

After briefly having both the unlocked and AT&T models of the Lumia 640 XL back in stock, Microsoft is once again out of stock on all models of the plus-sized mid-range device. Read more...(image)

A new Office Insider Preview build is available for Android - here's what's new

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:26:01 +0000

Microsoft today released a new Office Insider Preview build for Android devices, bringing the version number to 16.0.7668.xxxx. There's only one new feature that's listed in the changelog. Read more...(image)

Microsoft releases a new Office Insider build for Mac - here's what's new

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:10:01 +0000

Microsoft today released a new build for Office for Mac Insiders on the Slow ring, bringing the version number to 15.29 (16120401). It contains new accessibility features, as well as links in PDFs. Read more...(image)

Microsoft will be holding its Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle from May 10-12

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:36:01 +0000

Microsoft today announced the dates and locations for its annual developer conference, Build 2017. It will be located in Seattle, Washington between the dates of May 10 and May 12. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is giving away a free Xbox One S with Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 in the UK

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:54:02 +0000

Microsoft is hoping to entice UK buyers to purchase one of its Surface devices, by offering a free Xbox One S worth £249 with all but the most affordable models in its Surface Book and Pro 4 ranges. Read more...(image)

Apple releases its third iOS 10.2 beta in a week

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:38:01 +0000

Apple today seeded iOS 10.2 beta 7 to developers and Public Beta testers, making 14C92 its third new build of Apple's mobile operating system to be released within the last week. Read more...(image)

Qualcomm's Adreno 540 GPU - a likely component of the Snapdragon 835 - shows up on GFXBench

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:06:01 +0000

The Adreno 540 GPU has appeared on the GFXBench website, showing what might be in store for the graphics performance of Qualcomm's upcoming flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Read more...(image)

Kantar: Windows phone market share falls further; iPhone 7 sales give iOS share a boost

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:34:02 +0000

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows significant gains for iOS sales market share in many key markets, while Android share continues to dominate - but Windows phone sales keep falling. Read more...(image)

Petya ransomware returns with new GoldenEye variant, exploiting macros

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:14:01 +0000

A new variant of the Petya ransomware has recently surfaced, called 'GoldenEye.' The program exploits macros and manipulates the boot process to further convince victims to pay up. Read more...(image)

Mophie's new battery cases bring wireless charging to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:52:01 +0000

With native wireless charging still nowhere to be seen on Apple's new generation iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, accessory manufacturer Mophie has launched battery cases that charge your phone wirelessly. Read more...(image)

It's official: Pebble shuts down, gets bought by Fitbit; active devices "will work for now"

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:10:01 +0000

The rumors were true: Pebble announced today that it has "made the tough decision to shut down the company", with Fitbit acquiring "specific assets", excluding Pebble's hardware devices. Read more...(image)

Sony has now sold over 50 million PS4s, with 10 million sales in the last six months

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:24:01 +0000

Sony has announced that sales of its PlayStation 4 have now surpassed 50 million units, having sold 10 million of its consoles - including the new PS4 Pro - in just the last six months. Read more...(image)

Save 98% off an ITIL Service Lifecycle Super Training Bundle - get it for just $25

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:08:01 +0000

With today's deal, save $2,375 off an ITIL Service Lifecycle Super Training Bundle. Master the complete ITIL Service Lifecycle in 40 hours to start delivering premium IT services for big money. Read more...(image)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) renders surface online

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:32:01 +0000

Purported images of Samsung's upcoming budget Galaxy A3 (2017) handset have been revealed by @OnLeaks. The leak also sheds light on the specifications of the smartphone from the South Korean company. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is offering up to 50% off Xbox One games; $50 gift card with Groove Music Pass

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:02:02 +0000

In the latest of its 12 Days of Deals, Microsoft is offering up to 50% off a wide range of Xbox One games, as well as a free $50 gift card with a one-year Groove Music Pass, priced at $99.90. Read more...(image)

Amazon Music Unlimited rolls out family plan in the UK

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:28:01 +0000

Competing with music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon has rolled out a family plan for Amazon Music Unlimited nearly a month after its launch in the UK. Read more...(image)

Western Digital announces helium-filled 14TB Ultrastar HDD, but you can't have it

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:32:01 +0000

Western Digital has announced it's expanding its portfolio of hard drives, with the addition of two new models, currently in testing. Both use Shingled Magnetic Recording and offer 12 or 14TB. Read more...(image)

You can now download Assassin's Creed III for free on UPlay

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:08:01 +0000

In celebration of Ubisoft's 30th anniversary, you can now download Assassin's Creed III for free on UPlay right now. This is the last title made available for free in the company's 'Ubi 30' promotion. Read more...(image)

Apple's Music streaming service now has 20 million paid subscribers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:36:01 +0000

More than a year after launch, Apple's Music streaming service now has 20 million paying subscribers. While that's an impressive user base, it's still only half that of Spotify, Apple's competitor. Read more...(image)

Zenith: By 2020 more money will be spent on online ads than on radio or newspapers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:16:01 +0000

Zenith has published a new forecast which says that we can expect ad expenditure in social media to overtake the amount spent on ads in newspapers. By 2019, adspend in social media will hit $50bn. Read more...(image)

Intel might use AMD Radeon graphics in its upcoming processors

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:02:01 +0000

Intel and AMD might be entering into a patent licensing agreement, according to a credible industry watcher. If true, we may end up seeing Radeon graphics tech integrated into Intel's chips. Read more...(image)

Apple will start publishing AI research, work closer with academia

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:24:01 +0000

Apple has recently been criticized for its closed nature and lack of transparency when it comes to basic research. The company now seems to be addressing some of those issues. Read more...(image)

Fitbit close to securing Pebble's software assets for less than $40 million

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:46:02 +0000

It was reported that Fitbit was in the process of acquiring Pebble. It appears that Fitbit's aim is to secure the software assets that could be purchased for less than $40 million. Read more...(image)

Google is making the size of app updates smaller by up to 90%

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:32:01 +0000

Google has introduced a new compression technique, named "File-by-File patching", which reduces the size of app updates by 65% on average, and up to 90% in some cases. Read more...(image)

The Last of Us Part II to be co-written by HBO's Westworld writer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:16:01 +0000

The Last of Us Part II's Creative Director has announced that the game will be co-written by a writer from HBO's highly popular show 'Westworld' and will be very intense. Read more...(image)

Nintendo sheds insight on the meaning of 'Switch'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:08:01 +0000

While we wait for more details to arrive about Nintendo's Switch, it appears the company has shed some light on the naming of the console. The Switch will arrive in March of 2017. Read more...(image)

Lenovo ZUK Edge gets teased in black, could arrive on December 7th

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:06:01 +0000

Lenovo is teasing the official arrival of its next handset, the ZUK Edge. The ZUK Edge was previously seen in white but has now shown up online in black. The handset will premiere on December 7th. Read more...(image)

Google will be powered by 100% renewable energy in 2017

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:50:01 +0000

Google has announced that it will be 100% powered by renewable energy, aiming to reach this target during 2017. Google doesn't plan to stop there either, as it plans to use more green sources. Read more...(image)

Honor might release its own concept handset with a curved display and modular components

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:22:01 +0000

It looks like we could see another "concept" handset hit the market before year's end. Huawei's Honor sub-brand could announce a modular concept handset tomorrow with a curved display. Read more...(image)

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube band together to tackle ‘terrorist' content

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:14:01 +0000

Social media sites have come together to create a database of hashed terrorist content that has been removed from a participating site, making it easier for partners to delete content on their site. Read more...(image)

Could this be the Moto X destined for 2017?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:42:01 +0000

"Leaked" images are circulating the internet that supports rumors of a 2017 Moto lineup. The device appears to be in final stages of production, sporting a stylish full metal unibody design. Read more...(image)

Apple's Single sign-on feature is now available for iOS and tvOS devices

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:32:01 +0000

Apple just enabled single sign-on for the first wave of cable/satellite TV providers, allowing users to access content in various apps without signing into every app individually on iOS / Apple TV. Read more...(image)

Movies & TV updated for Windows 10 devices on the Fast ring - here's what's new [Update]

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:30:02 +0000

Microsoft updated its Movies & TV app to version 10.16112.1015 this week. Users will now be able to purchase UHD movies from directly within the app, they'll see the UHD version by default, and more. Read more...(image)

The unlocked Lumia 640 XL is once again sold out in the Microsoft Store

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:14:01 +0000

Last night, the Lumia 640 XL suddenly showed that it was in stock in the Microsoft Store, after months of being sold out. Less than a day later, it's once again showing as out of stock. Read more...(image)

iPhone 6s unexpected shutdowns; Apple investigating more devices. iOS update next week.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:00:01 +0000

A statement made last week by Apple has been updated, hinting that more devices may be affected by the issue than first thought. An iOS update is due next week, with updated battery diagnostic tools. Read more...(image)

Microsoft adds music video support to Groove on Windows 10 PCs and phones for Insiders [Update]

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:02:01 +0000

While Microsoft recently updated Groove on Xbox One to support music videos, the company is now rolling out an update for Windows 10 PCs and phones on the Fast ring with the same feature. Read more...(image)

Apple seeds tvOS 10.1 beta 5 to developers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:20:01 +0000

Apple today seeded its fifth Developer Beta build of tvOS 10.1, as it gears up for a public release. The news comes a day after it released new iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, and watchOS 3.1.1 builds. Read more...(image)

Microsoft outlines new IT tools that are coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:24:01 +0000

Microsoft today outlined new features that will be coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update that are designed for IT professionals, some of which were announced at earlier events. Read more...(image)

GLOBAL GIVEAWAY: Win a Huawei Honor 8 Android flagship phone + 128GB SanDisk microSD card!

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:20:01 +0000

In our latest festive giveaway, we're offering you the chance to win the Honor 8, with an octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, dual-SIM support, dual 12MP rear cameras, USB-C, and more, plus a 128GB microSD card! Read more...(image)

Oculus Touch controller finally makes its way to retail and online stores

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:06:01 +0000

After months of waiting, the Oculus Touch controller for the Rift is finally available. The motion-based controller will be made available on the Oculus online store and retail locations for $199. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn has been cleared by the European Commission

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:49:58 +0000

Microsoft today announced that its deal to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion has been approved by European Union regulators, but there is a list of conditions that the company must comply with. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's HP Elite x3, Desk Dock and Lap Dock bundle is here to stay, now costs $1,298

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:12:01 +0000

After offering the Elite x3 Holiday Bundle for $999, Microsoft is selling a new bundle for $1,298, which still includes the Desk Dock and Lap Dock, but now excludes the screen protector and cover. Read more...(image)

Samsung will reportedly kill the headphone jack in the Galaxy S8

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:42:01 +0000

According to a new report, Samsung will not be featuring a headphone jack on its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. The device might get rid of its physical home button, creating a thinner bezel. Read more...(image)

Uber can now track passengers after being dropped off, and some aren't happy about it

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:20:01 +0000

Uber has pushed out a new update for its ride-hailing app, where it can track passengers five minutes after being dropped off. The company allegedly will use the data to improve its services. Read more...(image)

Save 80% off a 3-Pack of 10-Ft Samsung-Certified Micro-USB Cables - get for just $24.99

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:04:01 +0000

With today's deal, save $105 off a 3-Pack of 10-Ft Samsung-Certified Micro-USB Cables. Sync and charge your Micro-USB devices without getting up with these enormous cables via Neowin Deals. Read more...(image)

Microsoft brings back support for music videos to Groove app on Xbox One

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:00:01 +0000

Support for music videos disappeared from Groove on the Xbox One when Microsoft launched the UWP version of the app. That feature has now returned, but the implementation isn't exactly perfect. Read more...(image)

Apple Watch sales in free fall according to report, but Tim Cook says otherwise

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:44:01 +0000

Recent statistics by IDC state that sales of the Apple Watch have seen a notable drop, with negative year-over-year growth. A shift towards simpler wearables is seen as one of the reasons behind it. Read more...(image)

New Nokia phones won't focus on specs, but will offer "premium quality, competitive pricing"

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:20:01 +0000

HMD's CEO says its new Nokia-branded Android smartphones will deliver "premium execution in each and every price point", but adds that "we're not going to be highlighting the megapixels or gigahertz". Read more...(image)

Drone Assist app to help UK drone pilots steer clear of no-fly zones

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:58:01 +0000

After an escalating number of drone-related incidents in the last couple of years, NATS has created a new app in partnership with Altitude Angel to help improve awareness of legal airspace in the UK. Read more...(image)

Lenovo Ideapad Windows 10 laptop drops to $199 in Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:10:08 +0000

For the second of its 12 Days of Deals, Microsoft has slashed a third off Lenovo's Ideapad 110, a 15.6-inch Windows 10 notebook with 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Miracast support, DVD-RW drive, and more. Read more...(image)