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Best Android tablets for work and play: August 2015 edition

Android tablets are enjoying a big surge in activations among enterprise users, to the point that in some industries Android is now leading iOS. And it's no wonder given the quality of the tablets on offer.

Android and Windows see big enterprise tablet surge, claims report

While the iPad continues to be the top dog enterprise tablet, a new report suggests that Android and Windows are gaining significant ground as iOS activations falter.

New security vulnerability discovered in old Intel chips

A security researcher has discovered a new and potentially harmful security vulnerability inside Intel processors released between 1997 and 2010.

HTC shares crash, "brand, factories and buildings were worthless"

Shares in Android smartphone maker HTC have fallen to $1.5 billion on Monday, a ten year low and below the $1.5 billion it had in cash at the end of June.

Windows 10 cumulative update causes 'reboot loop' havoc for some users

Microsoft's first cumulative update for Windows 10 - KB3081424 - is causing havoc for some users. How do I know this? Because I spent a good part of my Sunday morning dealing with it, that's how.

Weekend Project: Repair your broken stuff with Q-Bond

I don't know if you're anything like me, but my healing bench always seems to have a never-ending supply of products on it awaiting my attention. And one item that's been helping me fix things as of late is Q-Bond.

Can the new iPhone 6s/7 top last year's first weekend sales?

Investor eyes are continually on Apple to deliver more and better products, and to repeatedly shift more units than were previous sold. But does the iPhone 6s/7 have what it takes to top last year's first weekend sales figures? And if it doesn't, will that shake investor confidence?

Check your Android device for the Stagefright vulnerability

Got an Android device? Want to know if it's vulnerable to the Stagefright bug (hint: it probably is)? There's an app for that.

Snapdragon 820 spec leak

Specs for Qualcomm's upcoming flagship Snapdragon 820 (MSM 8996) appear to have been leaked by a Chinese analyst.

Is the Galaxy Note 5 destined to repeat the mistakes of the Galaxy S6?

With the Galaxy S6 Samsung got rid of two features that fans loved; the removable battery and the microSD card slot. Leaked photos of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 suggest that this is a direction that Samsung is happy to continue in.

Windows 10 silently uses your bandwidth to send updates to others

If you've upgraded to Windows 10 then Microsoft could be using your PC - and your internet connection - to silently send Windows updates to others.

Samsung begins slashing Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge prices

Samsung promised during its quarterly earnings call that it would be "adjusting the price" of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, and we're now starting to see that happen.

These Lumia handsets will be the first to get the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade

Own a Lumia smartphone and eager to be the first to get the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade when it lands later this year? Microsoft has announced which Lumia devices will be the first to get offered the upgrade.

Best Android smartphones for work and play: August 2015 edition

There's never been a better time to buy an Android smartphone. Not only is there a huge array of different handsets from a multitude of manufacturers to choose from, but what you get for your money is simply incredible.

Weekend Project: How to make your iPhone/iPad Lightning cable last a lot longer

People love their iPhones and iPads, but that love doesn't extend to the Lightning cable that's needed to charge up the device or connect it to a computer. The problem: They break

Help! I've broken my iPhone/iPad screen

Taking some time out to answer what is probably the most commonly asked iPhone/iPad question to land in the Hardware 2.0 inbox: "Help! I've broken my iPhone/iPad screen. What do I do now?"

Running Windows 10 on a Mac: Frequently asked questions

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has been running Windows 10 on his Macs since the earliest builds were made available.

Apple drops plans for smaller iPhone 6C, claims analyst

Rumor was that Apple was working on a smaller iPhone 6C with a 4-inch display. Now the word is that the company has dropped those plans.

Want to remove the ads from Solitaire in Windows 10? That'll be $1.49 a month

Microsoft is once again bundling Solitaire with Windows, but if you want an ad-free experience then that's going to cost you.

Intel 'Skylake' spec leak: Up to 41 percent graphics boost

Skylake, the follow-on to Broadwell, looks like it will be the most important processor update that Intel has released in a decade.

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