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Why Microsoft buying AMD would be a bad idea

Microsoft is rumoured to be interested in picking up beleaguered chipmaker AMD, with takeover talks reportedly started a few months ago.

How to photograph Fourth of July fireworks with your iPhone

The Fourth of July weekend is here, and if this one is like previous years I'm going to get a flood of people asking me how to go about photographing firework displays with an iPhone. Well, here's what you need to know to do just th...

Samsung trademarks "S6 Edge+"

Trademark filings suggest that Samsung may be getting ready to respond to flagging Galaxy S6 sales by introducing a larger version called the S6 Edge+.

Galaxy S6 sales not enough to drag Samsung back into profitability

Despite a positive response at launch, it looks like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge hasn't been enough to drag Samsung back into profitability.

Best Android tablets for work and play: July 2015 edition

It is no exaggeration to say that there are hundreds of different Android tablets on the market to choose from, but if you filter this down to "best" tablets then this list boils down to only a handful.

Samsung to stop blocking Windows Updates "within a few days"

After being caught out silently disabling Windows Update on selected systems, Samsung has committed to ending the practice "within a few days."

Java updater dumps Ask toolbar adware, replaces it with Yahoo search

Oracle and Ask may have parted ways, but Java security updates are still seen as good marketing opportunities for search providers looking to increase market share.

Microsoft responds to Samsung disabling Windows Update on selected PCs

The fallout from Samsung's ill-judged decision to block Windows Update from running on some of its notebooks continues as Microsoft issues a statement condemning the practice.

T-Mobile iPhones hit by 'blue screen of death'

iPhone users on the T-Mobile network are reporting freezes, restarts and blue screen of death crashes.

Why Apple needs to add wireless charging to the iPhone

Consumer awareness of wireless charging technology has doubled over the past year, driven in part by the Apple Watch. The rapidly changing tech landscape has left the iPhone as one of the few flagship smartphones not supporting this technology.

Trackpad++: Must-have Mac productivity-boosting utility for Boot Camp users

?One of the most frustrating things about switching between OS X and Windows is remembering which gestures you can use on which operating system, and at no time is this more of a headache than when you're running Windows on a Mac.

Apple to replace defective 3TB hard drives shipped with 27-inch iMacs

Apple has kicked off a replacement program for defective 3TB hard drives shipped with certain 27-inch iMac desktop computers.

iPhone 7 could take design cues from the Apple Watch

An analyst with a good track record when it comes to making Apple predictions claims that the new iPhone will borrow design cues from the Apple Watch.

iOS users more valuable than their Android counterparts, but the gap is closing

When it comes to mobile spending, iOS users have always been seen as more valuable than their Android counterparts. But the gap between the two platforms is closing.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active torture testing

Fancy Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphone, but feel that your active lifestyle - or rampant butterfingers - means that it probably wouldn't last the week? The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active might be the handset for you.

The seven "Prime Directives" of repairing and upgrading tech

Over the years I've built up a set of rules that I keep in mind when fixing things. I call them the "Prime Directives," not because I'm a huge Star Trek fan, but because they're important, and bad things tend to happen when I violate them.

Best Android smartphones for work and play: June 2015 edition

Choosing the right iPhone really is a no-brainer since there's only a small handful to choose from, but when it comes to Android handsets, there's a staggering array of choice.

Overheating concerns continue to plague Snapdragon 810-powered devices

Concerns that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is plagued by an overheating issue has been circulating for many months, but now one Japanese carrier has taken the step of warning potential customers about the problem.

Not seeing the 'Get Windows 10' icon on your PC? Here's a possible fix

Running a Windows 7/8/8.1 PC but can't find the 'Get Windows 10' icon in your system tray? Here's a possible fix.

New anti-theft feature coming to the Apple Watch

?Right now there's nothing stopping your Apple Watch from being swiped, wiped and sold on to someone else at a bargain price. But that's about to change.

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