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The Microsoft-Apple Rivalry Is Alive and Well

Microsoft is trying to rekindle a rivalry with Apple, introducing two new computers this week that are aimed squarely at the creative set of customers that Apple has long-claimed as its own. A few years ago, Microsoft was an afterthought for most in the tech world. Having all but missed …

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Google Chrome 48 With Multiple Security Fixes Released for Desktop

Google has released the version 48.0.2564.82 of its Chrome browser for Linux, Windows, and OS X. The updated version brings several fixes and improvements on both desktop and mobile devices. The Chrome v48 brings a number of bug fixes most of which were detected using AddressSanitizer, Controle Flow Integrity, and …

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Samsung made its Chromebook 3 more durable for education

After making headlines with its Galaxy TabPro S and Notebook 9 Windows products at CES 2016, Samsung quietly unveiled a new Chromebook. Designed to meet the needs of student and the education market, the Chromebook 3 comes with a reinforced metal body and a spill-resistant keyboard, making it suited for the classroom. “We’re seeing more …

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Dell gives XPS 13 a graphics upgrade and new gold option

A year after announcing what is arguably the best, if not one of the best, Windows notebook on the market, Dell is still making tweaks to the wildly popular XPS 13. Dell’s aluminum-clad XPS 13 with its Infinity Display will be getting a graphics bump. Dell will offer a variant of the …

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Windows 10 Surpasses 200 Million Installations Worldwide

At a media event in October, Microsoft announced that Windows 10, its newest desktop operating system, had surpassed 110 million installations worldwide – after its launch at the end of July. According to a new report, the install count is now well over 200 million. The achievement, if valid, comes roughly five months after the …

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Now Google’s Chrome OS with VLC Media Player

Popular media player VLC is now finally available for Chrome OS-powered notebooks. VideoLAN, the open source project behind it, noted that the free application is a ported version of its Android counterpart. You can download the app from the Chrome Web Store. Much like its client on other platforms, VLC for Chrome OS supports a large …

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