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Windows 10 Anniversary Update will require more RAM

If you're running Windows 10 on a budget PC, or a system that's a few years old, then the upcoming Windows Anniversary Update might require a hardware upgrade.

Best Windows, iOS, Android and Linux tablets of 2016

No matter whether you want iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux - yes, a Linux-powered tablet - this list of the best tablets for 2016 has you covered! There are also budget-conscious options for those who suffer from price-tag shock.

How (and why) I'm reducing my Windows PC headcount

Over the years, I've accumulated a lot of Windows PCs, and the time has come to reduce on the headcount.

Budget 1TB SSDs (May 2016)

Forget HDDs, SSDs are the future of storage! Here's how to add 1TB high-performance storage to your PC for as little as $250.

Why Uber is watching your smartphone's battery level

Yes, ride-sharing firm Uber is collecting information about your smartphone's battery life, but it promises it's not using that information to make you pay higher fares, despite the fact that it knows you probably would.

How to download and install Android N now

Here's how you can get the Android 7.0 "N" beta up and running on certain devices today.

Google piles the pressure on Apple

It's clear that Google is using its annual I/O developer conference to pile the pressure on Apple by choosing to focus on the Cupertino giant's weak spots.

Tablet shootout: iPad Air 2 vs. Fire 10 HD

Two of the most popular tablets currently in use are Apple's iPad Air 2 and Amazon's Fire 10 HD.

Apple's latest iOS update is bricking the iPad Pro

Apple's latest iOS 9.3.2 update doesn't appear to be playing nicely with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Tech essentials for the busy sysadmin

Tools, gadgets and consumables to help make the life of a busy sysadmin just a little easier.

How to fast-charge your smartphone when you're in a hurry

You're leaving your home or office in 20 minutes and your smartphone's battery is almost dead. You want to get the maximum charge into it in the least amount of time possible. What do you do?

Marine Corps battle Windows 10 migration woes

Because the DoD purchases "yesterday's technology tomorrow," the Marine Corps is having problems installing Windows 10 onto brand new systems.

Apple's R&D bill set to top 10 billion in 2016, hinting at 'largest pivot yet'

How do you know when Apple has a big "one more thing" up its sleeve? R&D spending increases.

Microsoft to remove Windows 10 Wi-Fi network sharing feature

Microsoft is removing the controversial Wi-Fi Sense password-sharing feature from Windows 10.

Why shrinking iPhone sales equals bad news for Android smartphone makers

Be careful what you wish for, Android fans. With iPhone sales starting to falter, Apple now has Android handset makers in its sights, and with profit margins already razor-thin, many won't have the stomach for a long battle.

Best high-performance storage devices for your PC or Mac

While cloud storage has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, many like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe and organized.

The iPhone feature that could help save your life during a medical emergency

Did you know that there's a "medical alert bracelet" feature built into the iPhone? No, well, now's a good time to start using it because first responders are becoming aware of it.

Free Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for your PC

Here's how you can take an ordinary PC and give it Artificial Intelligence (AI) powers for free.

Microsoft will soon stop nagging users to upgrade to Windows 10

Life is going to get a whole lot quieter for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users as Microsoft issues a statement saying that those irritating Windows 10 upgrade notification are coming to an end.

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