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  1. If you want Microsoft's nifty Continuum for phones, you'll have to upgradeSun, 03 May 2015 07:30:00 -0700
    Microsofts vision of using your Windows 10 phone as a miniature PC is a lofty onetoo lofty, in fact, for the current generation of hardware.Microsofts Gabriel Aul said as much on Friday, replying to a tweet from an interested Windows 10 user. And Windows uber-developer Rudy Huyn backed him up as well.Continuum for Windows phones was one of the most interesting announcements at Microsofts Build conference last week. As an overarching concept, Continuum adapts the look and feel of a Windows 10 application to the screen on which its displayed. On a PC, that means that desktop menus will become less complicated, with larger touch points if a tablet like the Surface 3 is undocked into tablet mode.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Dave Goldberg, entrepreneur and husband of Facebook's Sandberg, diesSat, 02 May 2015 12:10:11 -0700
    Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkeys CEO and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night. He was 47 years old.Goldberg, a well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, his brother Robert said in a Facebook post.In this time of sorrow, we mourn his passing and remember what an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend he was, Robert Goldberg wrote.In a statement released Saturday, SurveyMonkey said Goldbergs genius, courage and leadership were overshadowed only by his compassion, friendship and heart.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. How to customize or silence Chromebook notificationsSat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 -0700
    You already get too many notifications. Your phone, tablet, and maybe even your smartwatch are constantly buzzing with emails or news alerts.PCs are the last refuge for the notification-wearybut not for long. Google's Chrome browser is getting ready to join the chorus, as web sites and many web-friendly apps are gaining the ability to send you push notifications.Fortunately, theres a way to tame the noise on your Chromebook. With just a few tweaks, you can take complete control over the alerts you receive.It's just a few steps, so dig in with us as we show you how to put Chrome in check.Go dark with Do Not Disturb mode If you want to completely shut off the noise, open your Chromebook's notifications in the taskbar. Go to Notifications > Settings and click the bell icon with the line through it. This will put you in Do Not Disturb mode, which directs your Chromebook to leave you alone. Well, with notifications at least.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rulesFri, 01 May 2015 14:50:00 -0700
    Five telecom trade groups and two broadband providers have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to put a hold on net neutrality rules it recently approved.Seeking a partial stay of the FCCs rules are trade groups USTelecom, CTIA, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the American Cable Association and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association as well as ISPs AT&T and CenturyLink. The groups asked the FCC Friday to put a hold on its decision to reclassify broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service, but the requests do not affect the commissions rules that prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Microsoft Build 2015 recap: New Windows 10 details, holographic acid trips, and transformative Windows PhonesFri, 01 May 2015 14:03:00 -0700
    Behold, Microsoft's futureDevelopers, developers, developers. Steve Ballmer may be long gone, but new CEO Satya Nadella is just as keen to appeal to Microsofts favorite crowd as his predecessor was. The first half of the opening Build conference keynote on Wednesday was devoted to deep-level code and Azure cloud talk that would fly waaaay over the head of regular users. Were talking command lines and Docker containers here.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amendedFri, 01 May 2015 13:55:11 -0700
    The U.S. Congress should kill the section of the Patriot Act that has allowed the National Security Agency to collect millions of phone records from the nations residents, instead of trying to amend it, a civil liberties advocate said Friday.Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows the NSA to collect phone records, business records and any other tangible things related to an anti-terrorism investigation, expires in June, and lawmakers should let it die, said Neema Singh Guliani, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to approve a bill to amend that section of the anti-terrorism law. The USA Freedom Act would end the NSAs bulk collection of U.S. phone records by narrowing the scope of the agencys searches, backers of the bill said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. Microsoft woos developers with SDK for Band fitness trackerFri, 01 May 2015 13:15:00 -0700
    Theres a new software development kit out for those who want to create apps for Microsofts Band fitness tracker.With the SDK, which Microsoft previewed in February, developers can create apps that bring information from the wearables sensors or notifications from a paired smartphone to a persons wrist.The full release allows developers to create apps that support Windows, access the caloric data stored in the wearable and connect to Band from tasks running in the background. Other functions include the ability to greater customize notification tiles.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Five to Try: Meerkat's social streaming hits Android, and Marvel's brash Avengers brawlerFri, 01 May 2015 13:00:00 -0700
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  9. Xbox One-to-PC streaming is nearly hereFri, 01 May 2015 12:14:00 -0700
    Streaming Xbox One games to a Windows tablet has been one of the most anticipated features of Microsofts ecosystem. A demo Microsoft showed off yesterday at Build 2015 reveals that it looks fantastic.Microsoft tipped its plans tooffer game streaming earlier this year, as part of the Xbox app for Windows 10. The idea is simple: If you own an Xbox One and a Windows 10 tablet, youll essentially be able toplay the Xbox game on the smaller, portable screen.Microsoft hasnt said exactly when the the new streaming capabilities will roll out, but based on other demonstrations Microsoft made, its likely that it'll be enabled it in Insider build 10110 of Windows 10. (The latest public build is build 10074, which weve downloaded and evaluated.) What Microsoft showed off looked clean, polished, and ready for prime time, with little to no lag between the controller input and what appeared on the screen.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Samsung promises fixes to RAM management bugs on Galaxy S6Fri, 01 May 2015 12:03:00 -0700
    Samsung says its churning out updates to fix nagging performance problems plaguing some Galaxy S6 owners. AnXDA Developers forum threadthread is generating a lot of comments related to the phone slowing down, with speculation that RAM management could be the cause. Someone reached out directly to Samsung UK on Facebook, getting a response from a company representative about forthcoming fixes:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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